There are many reasons why people like to go on a caribbean cruise vacation. Not just because they like the idea of ​​going on a cruise ship which in itself is a vacation without even setting foot on any kind of caribbean soil. No, the main reason is that the Caribbean has just so much to offer when you leave board, making it a truly memorable vacation that you will never forget.

So what are the best places to go and visit when you leave your cruise. Well, this really depends on the package that you choose but here is a selection of some of the more popular destinations which most cruise liners include in their itinerary.

Jamaica – this is the largest island in the Caribbean. Big in size and character. Every year many visitors go there and not only by cruise ship. Montego Bay is a renovated resort that is famous and joins holiday makers from all round the world with its beautiful big beaches and activities, not to mention the fact that this is the birth place of reggae music.

Yucatan Peninsula – part of Mexico this is the pick of the mainland stop overs. It boasts busy beaches and plenty of fun for all the family. Cancun is famous for its electric nightlife but if it is the underwater activities that you are really interested in, then Cozumel is the place to explore.

Virgin Islands: Split between the US and British, the Virgin Islands are one of the highlights of anyones caribbean cruise vacation. On the one hand the US side offers plenty of scope if you like underwater activities, while the British Virgin Islands give out a nice on land experience
due to its British character.

The ABC islands – or the islands of Aruba, Bonair and Curacao. These are also known as the dutch Antilles just off the coast of Venezuela. Aruba in particular is famous as its beaches are rented to be the most beautiful in the Caribbean.

There are many other islands not mentioned like Bermuda, Cuba, Cayman Islands, St Lucia, Dominican Republic and so on. All are also very beautiful places that are included depending on what caribbean cruise vacation package you choose. Information for those places and what they offer can easily be found surfing the web or asking a travel agent. One thing that should be said is that the best way that you can enjoy a Caribbean vacation, is not limit yourself to just visiting the beaches and obvious tourist attractions, but to also go and see areas outside the resort to get a real feel of what the life and culture of the Caribbean is like. That is probably what really will make your caribbean cruise vacation the best experience ever.

Source by Graham Grant

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