Travel deeper into the Caribbean on the road less traveled to discover exotic landscapes brimming with natural, unspoiled beauty and unique plant and animal species native to the region. Here you’ll venture further into the Caribbean to more remote islands like Dominica, teeming with lush rainforests, waterfalls, rare birds and wildlife as well as the spice island of Grenada, one of the world's major producers of nutmeg, mace, clove, cinnamon and cocoa. Imagine aquamarine seas ablaze with brightly colored coral reefs and schools of technicolor fish, breathtaking national parks, botanical gardens and world-renowned beaches in places like Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. With 7- to 20-day sailings roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale, plus one-way cruises options from New York, a Southern Caribbean cruise offers a rich and unique port variety balanced by peaceful, relaxing days at sea.
Southern Caribbean Cruise Highlights
The Southern Caribbean is perhaps best known for its "ABC Islands": Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, though Dominica and the spice island of Grenada are equally beautiful as they are popular.
History & Culture
Dutch influence and native culture live side by side in this diverse region. Grenada is famed for its historic spice plantations, Bonaire's former slave huts and salt pans share a trying past, and Curaçao's celebrated Willemstad district — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — boasts traditional Dutch architecture infused with the color and spirit of the Caribbean.
Relax in Dominica's hot springs, swim amid Grenada's remarkable Annandale Falls, explore the reefs of Bonaire — a world-class diving and snorkeling destination with several marine life preserves — and gaze in awe at the twisted divi-divi trees of Aruba's Arikok National Park.
Discover the tranquility of Princess Cays (pronounced "KEYS"), our exclusive Bahamas playground and your own private island for the day. From snorkeling to kayaking, sport fishing and paddle boating, shopping for island keepsakes, steelpan bands, tropical cocktails and an island-style barbecue, the activities are endless. Or perhaps simply unwind within your own private cabana for a secluded retreat! View Details
Award-winning Shore Excursions
Delight in Aruba’s butterfly and ostrich farms, admire the stalactites and stalagmites in Curaçao's Hato Caves, ride the Balthazar River rapids in Grenada and snorkel in Dominica, where several scenes from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
were filmed. And on itineraries with More Ashore Late Night calls, we stay until at least 9 p.m. in port so you can also experience some of the fabulous nightlife.
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Southern Caribbean Cruises
Sailings from New York
A leading global metropolitan city, New York City has a major influence over worldwide commerce, finance, culture, fashion, and entertainment. Sail to the Caribbean aboard our newest ships one-way from New York to Ft. Lauderdale on select cruises.
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Extending Your Caribbean Cruise Vacation
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