The Caribbean is a fantastic place for a cruise. It is one of the most popular cruise destinations in the world and travelers from all over the planet flock to the Caribbean every year. The great weather and carnival atmosphere are what most travelers are visiting for.
The Western Caribbean is a popular location and nearly all cruise operators run some kind of cruise vacation in the area. The Western Caribbean includes most of the locations that you would expect in a cruise of this area.
Belize and Cozumel are two of the most popular locations in the western Caribbean cruise itineraries. Both destinations boast the same fantastic weather as the rest of the Caribbean and both destinations offer something unique to their area.
Belize is the only country in Central America without a coastline on the North Pacific Ocean. Belize was British Honduras and its native spoken language is English. It has a diverse society and a massive range of different cultures. Belize considers itself to be both Caribbean and American.
Cozumel is a Mexican paradise, an island just off the coast of Mexico. Being in the Caribbean seas the island has influences from both Mexico and the Caribbean. Cozumel is famous for its coral reefs and water sports. It is a great port of call for many cruise ships.
Each cruise operator will offer something different in the way of cruises but most will offer cruises ranging from 3 days to 8 days and will likely depart from Miami, New Orleans or Texas.
As well as Cozumel and Belize other destinations may include Playa del Carmen, Mexico; Grand Cayman; Key West, FL; the Dominican Republic; Jamaica or Costa Rica.
A western Caribbean cruise will often include longer sailing times due to the distances involved. The extra days at sea will not be wasted because the aim of a cruise is relaxation.
Because of the extremely varied ports the shore excursions throughout the western Caribbean cruises are usually extremely varied and there probably will be something for everyone. Everything from rain forests to scuba diving will be on offer.
The Caribbean seas are a cruise lover's paradise and the western Caribbean is a great location for your cruise and is one vacation you won't forget in a hurry. The days at sea will be spent relaxing, eating and drinking and the days at port will be spent in an exciting and exotic location.