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Southern Caribbean Cruises

Unique flavors, diverse cultural history — immerse yourself in hidden island gems

Top-rated Southern Caribbean Large Ship Cruise Lines

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A Southern Caribbean Cruise will spoil anyone with its natural beauty that leaves even the most seasoned traveler speechless. Find vibrant green rainforests teeming with life, coral reefs that buzz with hundreds of aquatic species and a people whose kindness is as deep as their cultural history is diverse. Take those extra steps, travel a little farther, and allow yourself to discover the heart of the Caribbean.

Map of Southern Caribbean cruise ports
* Port order and/or content may vary by sailing date.

What Will You Do on a Southern Caribbean Cruise?

See what adventures await you off the beaten path, whether it’s exploring a Dutch-style city or kayaking through a mangrove forest.

Top-Rated Caribbean Beaches

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Eagle Beach, Aruba

Perfection might be the best word to describe the picturesque Eagle Beach. Aruba cruises offer soft white sand, shimmering turquoise water and a quiet atmosphere make relaxation easy. Take in the surroundings from a lounge chair, swim the calm warm waters, and enjoy local cuisine right near the beach.

Seaside bluffs and anchored boats at Kenepa Beach

Kenepa Beach, Curaçao

A picturesque beach, sheltered between two rock outcroppings, makes for calm azure waters and relaxing beach days. The sand is soft, white and warm, and everything you could want to complement the beautiful scenery is right at your fingertips.

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Mambo Beach, Willemstad, Curaçao

Grab a lounger and relax on the soft white sands, rent snorkel equipment, and swim through the pristine blue waters observing magnificent sea life, or grab a snack at the many eateries on the boardwalk as you indulge in some luxurious shopping.

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Island shore excursions

Experience the best the Southern Caribbean has to offer with award-winning shore excursions that immerse you in thrilling experiences, unique culinary delights and peaceful rejuvenation. Explore the quaint Dutch-inspired capitals of the ABC islands, snorkel in a dormant volcanic crater teeming with life, or immerse yourself in ancient, rejuvenating sulfur mud baths.

Late night departures

The Caribbean has a different feeling at night. Revel in its warm evenings and enticing music with our More Ashore program. Later stays in ports such as Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten and Bonaire let you soak up the full Caribbean experience, like a fresh-caught seafood dinner on the beach or street fair full of local crafts and flavors. With More Ashore, you get more time to enjoy the vibrant island nightlife.

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Ship Activities for Every Cruise to the Caribbean

Caribbean Cruise Articles and Videos

Read about colorful cultures, breathtaking landscapes, must-see attractions and preparation advice for cruising the Caribbean.

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