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Arrange your shared, round-trip airport transfer in advance and skip the hassle of booking a service when you’re in Jamaica. This convenient form of transport takes you from Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay to your hotel and then back again in a climate-controlled shuttle vehicle. It means you spend more time enjoying your trip and less time puzzling out the logistics.
Carnival brings the party to the Caribbean with its "Fun Ships" cruising to a handful of hot spots, including Turks and Caicos and the Dominican Republic. Families in particular enjoy Carnival's affordable and flexible itineraries: Caribbean cruises range from four to 14 days, and y ou'll often find trips for less than $200 per person, per night.
Celebrity's diverse Caribbean itineraries make it a star in the eyes of many cruisers. You can sail to spots like the U.S. Virgin Islands and Aruba, or boat around the Bahamas and other islands. Wherever you choose, you'll find a bevy of exciting shore excursions, ranging from swimming with stingray s to rum tasting adventures.
Compared to its Mediterranean itineraries and most of the other lines on this list, Costa is somewhat limited in its Caribbean sailings. Still, it manages to attract sun-hungry travelers thanks to its kid-friendly onboard programming (including separate clubs for different age groups) and affordable cabin rates.
Disney's ships sail to a variety of ports across the Caribbean, including Barbados, Jamaica and St. Lucia. Plus, most of Disney's Caribbean cruises stop at Castaway Cay – the cruise line's private island in the Bahamas. In addition to offering character greetings and waterslides, the exclusive isl and boasts less-congested beaches and prime snorkeling.
Sailing to destinations like Bonaire, the Bahamas and St. Lucia, Holland America's ships offer a host of onboard amenities and activities to keep you entertained at sea. Once you dock, you'll be able to participate in fun excursions like sea trek helmet diving and rainforest drives.
MSC doesn't tout as many Caribbean itineraries as other lines in this ranking; just five of its ships (Divina, Meraviglia, Armonia, Preziosa and Seaside) are sailing to the region in 2019. However, its routes stop in popular ports of call like Jamaica, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico and Cuba.
With 13 of Norwegian's ships sailing to dozens of popular isles in the Caribbean – from Aruba to Curacao to the Cayman Islands – the cruise line boasts a variety of itineraries to suit your fancy. Plus, Norwegian's extensive list of excursions includes offerings like cave tours, swimming with do lphins and submarine rides.
Oceania's Caribbean cruises last between 7 and 19 days, giving you ample time to explore locales like Antigua, Guadeloupe and Trinidad and Tobago. For days spent at sea, Oceania's ships feature a pool, a casino, a driving range and various enrichment activities, such as painting workshops, wine tast ings and cooking classes.
Princess caters to all kinds of cruisers, from families to couples to solo travelers. The cruise line also entices passengers with its variety of itineraries, covering popular eastern, western and southern Caribbean destinations like the U.S. Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos, as well as smaller s pots such as Dominica and Grenada.
Royal Caribbean is known for its varied island itineraries – popular stops include Barbados, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. What's more, shore activities arranged through the cruise line cater to all types of travelers. You could zip line through the jungle, strap on scuba equipment and scour the deep-blue sea or just relax on the beach.
Although only two of Seabourn's five ships visit the Caribbean in 2019, itineraries feature stops at a variety of locales, such as Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Cruisers will enjoy Seabourn's high-end atmosphere and luxurious onboard amenities (think: gourmet restaurants and traveler -approved spas) while sailing between destinations.
Silversea's 2019 Caribbean itineraries include stops at luxurious destinations – Aruba, St. Lucia and St. Barts, to name a few – that match the upscale atmosphere on each ship. When you're not unwinding at the spa or savoring dishes concocted by Relais & Châteaux chefs, head ashore to hike wate rfalls, golf at championship courses or go horseback riding.