What can you expect from a Caribbean Cruise with Virgin Holidays?
First of all you will be rest assured that you are travelling with one of the U.K's best known travel companies. We have specalised in Caribbean holidays for over 30 years and adding a cruise to our choice of spectaclar holidays seems to us; making the most of a Caribbean Holiday and making it an even more spectacluar and unique holiday experience.
You may not know; but the Caribbean has some 7000 islands, many of which you will sail by, and some of which you will be able to stop off and enjoy, such as Barbados, Antigua, Bahamas, and Jamaica. to name but a few. By day you may stop off in Bridgetown, Barbados and explore the Bajan energy and lust for life, the next you could be on one of the cruise lines many private islands such as Castaway Bay, in the Bahamas, which you can sail to with Disney Cruise lines, or Cococay which is also in the Bahamas, and you can sail there with Royal Caribbean International, who is one of our most popular cruise lines.
When not visiting a port or Private island, you could be at sea exploring the clear waters of the Caribbean as a "Sea Day" or maybe partaking in one of the many excursions that are available, Such as water sports, culture visits, or revelling in the beauty of the island visited, such as Dunn's River falls in Jamaica, which is a popular attraction.
This of course is a small taster of what may be available off the ship, but what about onboard one of the many luxury Liners, such as Royal Caribbean International, Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Norweigan Cruise Lines and Disney Cruise Lines to name but a few, these "Resorts on the Water" have a huge amount of facilties in which to compete with the onshore excursions and ports of call. These Ships, are fully equipped with Spa's, Swimming Pools, various and plentiful restaurants from Fine dining to grab and go, sporting activities, deck activitites, room service, culinary sessions, kid's clubs and more, bring your energy and we are sure the ships will leave you feeling completley spent or relaxed, depending on what you are after.
What can we offer?
Whether you are a seasoned cruiser or a first timer, let Virgin Holidays take you on your cruise journey to the Caribbean, we offer a variety of of holidays which feature a cruise, some of our more popular are:
1. "Fly Cruise" - For the cruiser who wishes to fly into a resort and board the cruise the same day, like wise on the return, disembark your selected cruise and jump on a plane back to the U.K. explore our website for these simple to book holidays.
2. "Cruise + Flight + Hotel", otherwise known as a "Cruise and Stay" - Imagine flying into Orlando, spending 7 days, exploring the theme park capital of the world, whilst enjoying a hotel either in the parks or close by in International Drive, then take a trip down to the coast and board the next part of your holiday on board a cruise liner of your choice, when you return simply transfer to the airport for your onward trip home. These are some of our most popular packages, and can be catered to your individual needs. You can see a small selection of our Cruise and Stay packages below, go on treat yourself and take a look.
Ports of Call on a Caribbean Cruise
The Caribbean islands offer a paradise for everyone who steps foot on their sandy shores, and there’s a cruise that visits every destination you’ve ever dreamed of visiting. The best-known islands of Barbados and Jamaica are a given, while the lesser-known but still incredible Grenada, Tortola, Mayreau, Antigua and St Kitts are just a sample of the other ports on offer.
The places you can stay
There are thousands of islands throughout the Caribbean and your Virgin Holidays Cruise invites you to experience a few of these. Visiting a different island each day, you’ll explore the beautiful coral reefs in Barbados, enjoy the fantastic food in Jamaica and relax on the white sandy beaches of Puerto Rico.
Things to do on a Caribbean Cruise
The Caribbean offers the ultimate Mojo indulgences in every destination. The white sands and blue waters of Caribbean beaches are universally famous, but there’s so much more to the islands than sun-soaking.
Alternatively, indulge your romantic side soaking up the scene in Fort Lauderdale, the ‘Venice of America’ where you’ll enjoy fine dining in world-class restaurants and watching the sun set over the canals and waterways.
Best time to go on a Caribbean Cruise
You’ll enjoy hot and sunny weather pretty much all year round in the Caribbean. More moderate temperatures are prominent between November and May, which is the favoured time to vacation for seasoned Caribbean holidaymakers.
The summer months (between May and November) boast particularly sizzling temperatures thanks to the bright Caribbean sunshine, making it a particular favourite time of year for sun-worshipers. It’s also a great time to snorkel towards the coral reefs and unwind on the white sandy beaches, but it’s worth keeping in mind that it’s hurricane season between 10th June and 30th November.