Ah, the Caribbean is calling! Book your ticket on one of the many cruise ships that make their way around the Caribbean and prepare to set sail for a kaleidoscope of turquoise waters, sun-kissed beaches, and adventures that’ll leave your soul dancing like salsa under the stars.

We’re not trying to oversell a cruise around the Caribbean, but it’s definitely my preferred way to travel the islands! Imagine waking up to the gentle rhythm of waves lapping against your ship, the salty air tingling your skin like a tropical cocktail. Picture days spent soaking up the Caribbean sun on pristine white sands, the kind that make “island life” seem less like a cliché and more like your new reality. 


Cruise ship evenings are where it’s at, a non-stop parade of party tunes pumping from every pore of the vessel. Musical performers in the many bars and lounges on board belt out everything from Beyonce to The Beatles. Laugh muscles get a workout with stand-up that’s sharper than the ship’s bow, while magicians bend minds faster than a rogue wave. Come sundown, the curtain rises on epic productions that’d make Broadway blush. Think dazzling costumes, pyrotechnics hotter than the equator, and enough choreography to put Michael Jackson to shame. All this while you’re sipping a tropical concoction on your unlimited drink package, feeling like a high-roller who just won the jackpot…of pure entertainment. So ditch the deck chairs and dive into the vibrant, sequin-strewn nightlife – your cruise ship has more beats than a drum solo in a hurricane!

Food & Dining

Mealtimes on a cruise are a kaleidoscope of culinary adventures. Craving a sweet treat after the sun has gone down? Bam, the buffet’s open all night long! Feeling fancy? Swirl into the main dining room, where crisp tablecloths and attentive waiters whisk you away on a multi-course mystery of flavors. Think prime rib that melts like Sinatra after a love song, and crème brûlée that explodes with the sunshine of a Caribbean beach. But wait, there’s more! Specialty restaurants beckon with the siren song of sizzling steaks, melt-in-your-mouth sushi, and teppanyaki theatrics that’ll leave you clapping for more (and maybe the fire extinguisher, just in case). So, whether you’re a burger-and-fries buccaneer or a fine-dining foodie, this floating feast has a plate for your palate. Prepare to set sail on a sea of culinary delights, where every meal is an adventure and the only thing lighter than your heart is your wallet (thanks, all-inclusive packages!).

Private Ports

You’re likely to be docking at one of the many private islands that dot the blue seas, whether it be in the Bahamas, Haiti, Jamaica, or elsewhere. Many cruise lines bring cruises to quiet beaches near Bimini, the crown jewel of the Bahamas. Their laid-back island paradises aren’t just a port of call, they’re a playground designed for pure, unadulterated fun. Your ship will dock right at the doorstep of the beach, a vibrant oasis where the party never sleeps (or at least not until the sun sets, painting the sky in fiery hues). Think lounge chairs overlooking the rolling ocean waves, relaxing pools and lazy rivers, delicious Caribbean delights and snacks, and a soundtrack of island beats that’ll get your hips swaying even before your first rum punch.


Excursions are the cherry on top of the cruise sundae, adding a burst of adventure and discovery to your already epic voyage. Forget rushing around on your own, wondering if you’ll miss the last tender back to the ship – these planned trips are meticulously organized by the cruise line, so you can explore with peace of mind knowing your floating home awaits. Dive into the crystal-clear waters and discover shipwrecks teeming with colorful marine life. Or, grab a kayak and explore hidden coves and mangrove forests, where the air is thick with the scent of salt and possibility. 

Back on Board

And then, after a long day taking in the island lifestyle, as the sun dips below the horizon, share stories and laughter with your newfound shipmates under a sky dusted with a million stars. The party on board is just beginning and a glance at the daily planner will guide you to the best party and show the Caribbean has to offer.

Trust me, cruising is an experience that’ll have you saying “bon voyage” to your landlubber ways and “ahoy matey!” to a great vacation in foreign lands.