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Thinking about taking a Caribbean cruise? There are so many choices to make and the decision making process can become a bit overwhelming. There are a few things you should consider when taking a cruise. Here is a list of things that will help you decide which cruise is best for you.
• When to go
• Where to go
• What kind of cruise
Answering these three questions is a great start to planning a cruise. However, these are not easy questions to answer and with so many options for each question it is easy to understand how someone could become overwhelmed. So I have provided some information that might help make answering these questions a bit easier.
For this article we are going to address the question "Where to go on a cruise"
The Caribbean is a sea with over 5000 islands and cays. Picking a cruise destination can be a daunting task, especially if you have never cruised before.
Most of the Caribbean will have tranquil turquoise waters and soft sandy beaches, so that alone will not help you narrow down your choices.
Decide what you want to do, then do a search for what islands have the best choices for those activities that you would like to do while in your ports of call. For instance, if you want to snorkel and dive your destination of choice might be Saba, The Cayman Islands or Cozumel. Cozumel is known throughout the world as one of the best diving and snorkeling destinies in the world.
If you are looking for a tropical rain forest with lush greenery, beautiful views from a mountain top or a rushing waterfall, you may want to visit Jamaica, Honduras or Puerto Rico.
If whale watching is something you desire to see then you might want to find a cruise heading to Dominica, Grand Turk, or the Caicos Islands.
Another thing that might help you narrow down your options is searching for the climate you desire. Just like the US the Caribbean has different climates. Although the temperatures do not vary much when deciding where to cruise the climates does. The southern Caribbean is a great area to cruise if the humidity is something you are trying to escape. Some Southern Caribbean islands include Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. The Eastern Caribbean, Barbados, Dominica, and St. Louis Kitts for example will be less humid than a Western Caribbean cruise.
If the only times you can travel are the months during hurricane season, then you might want to consider the islands in the Southern Caribbean. Tropical vacations should be a time to relax and have a good time, and there's nothing relaxing about hurricanes. Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao are a few islands that have seen very little hurricane action, over the last 50 years but they had their fair share of tropical storms. Trinidad and Tobago are also two islands that have seen very few hurricanes
I hope this article as given you a few ideas on how to narrow down your cruise destination choices.
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