Make the Most of Your Caribbean Vacation aboard Princess Cruises

by Jessica Zijlstra

With thousands of islands, multiple independent countries, and diverse cultures and languages throughout, the Caribbean is a fascinating region of the world. If you're interested in delving into island life and getting more than just a brief overview on your next Caribbean vacation, consider a nine-day Caribbean cruise. Then, not only will you visit more ports, but you'll have more time to enjoy the wide range of cruise activities available to you while you're on board. Here's a look at some of the many ways you can make your next vacation the most meaningful yet:

Pamper Yourself

To make the most of your downtime, head to The Sanctuary, an exclusive, adult-only, outdoor retreat where you can indulge in open-air spa treatments, enjoy fresh, regional fruit and delicacies such as Jamaican jerk chicken and pineapple crème brulee, and listen to relaxing music through noise-canceling headphones. You can also relax or get energized at the Lotus Spa and Fitness Center, which offers diverse spa facilities including fitness classes and a full-service salon.

Be Entertained

Cozy up under a blanket on the deck for a fun night watching the latest films out of Hollywood with Movies Under the Stars. Complimentary popcorn and specially themed cocktails create the perfect magical atmosphere under the backdrop of the night sky. Once you've finished your film, you can stop by the casino to try your luck at the slots, table games, or even a round of Bingo. For a more Caribbean take on the fun, you can enjoy popular onboard shows such as "Caribbean Caliente," which brings the music of the islands to the stage. Don't miss the calypso, reggae, and steel bands by the pool — the perfect way to enjoy that Caribbean sun.

Enjoy the Nightlife

Your Caribbean vacation isn't complete until you've experienced the energy of the onboard nightlife. Catch lavish showings of classic Broadway hits, guest entertainers, and a large assortment of bars and clubs for all age groups. "Cruise Cult Classics" parties are long-time favorites of returning guests, with fun themes such as rock 'n' roll and western hoedown.

Escape to Island Paradise

On a Caribbean vacation, you'll have the unique opportunity to enjoy Princess Cays, a remote paradise reserved just for Princess Cruises guests. Located on the tiny Bahamian island of Eleuthera, Princess Cays is the ideal escape for water sports, shopping, or simply sipping exotic cocktails on the beach. You won't need to leave the ship to enjoy island life, however. Regional favorites such as fresh pineapple juice at breakfast and Bahama mama rum punch ensure you'll always be in the Caribbean state of mind.

With so many ways to make your Caribbean cruise meaningful, it is easy to see why guests return again and again to experience the fun of a Caribbean vacation with Princess Cruises.

Interested in a trip to the Caribbean? Booking a cruise is the perfect way to explore the islands.

Enjoy your Caribbean cruise with Princess Cruises
A Princess ship docked in Ocho Rios, Jamaica on a Caribbean cruise