The island of St Maarten / St Martin is a co-inhabited island (Dutch on the St Maarten side and French on the St Martin side) of pure Caribbean bliss with lapping sea waters at its shores to prove it. Most cruise ships dock in St Maarten, though both sides of the island can easily be visited while in port. While St. Maarten / St. Martin has colorful seaside towns and lush vegetation inland that help to make it a popular cruise port, you’ll find some of the most idyllic parts of the island off its shores with these water activities on fun shore excursions.
St Kitts and its small neighboring island Nevis are two of the most gorgeous islands in the Caribbean. Sandy beaches, turquoise waves and stately beach towns greet you when you arrive in St Kitts and Nevis for a cruise. However, it’s not all relaxation on the island – you can also find a lot of action-packed activities that are ideal for adventurers to do while spending a day in St Kitts and Nevis.
When your cruise ship docks in the port of San Juan, Puerto Rico, be prepared that you’re not going to be stepping onto a typical beach-centric, carefree Caribbean island. Yes, Puerto Rico has lovely beaches, but steps away from the ship harbor is the busy city of San Juan. Within San Juan are some of the Caribbean’s most impressive historic sites, including two famous battle forts.
The island of St Lucia is a shopping mecca in the Caribbean. If you have a day in port in St Lucia while on a cruise and you love shopping, you’ll probably want to make sure you carve out some time to pick up some souvenirs – or, if you’re really looking for a memorable shopping experience, some fine jewelry.
Thanks to calm, clear waters, the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda are ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving. The many coral reefs surrounding Antigua and wreck dives that can be found off the shores of both islands also make it a prime place for visitors to spend time underwater. Here are the best spots to snorkel and scuba dive in Antigua and Barbuda.
Jamaica is the land of reggae, surf, and a lot of sand. That sand lays claim to some prime Caribbean real estate. When traveling to Jamaica, a visit to these sandy beaches is a must. Here are the best beaches in Jamaica you can’t miss while visiting the island.
Road Town, located in Tortola, is the capital of the British Virgin Islands. Located in the Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands are a chain of over 60 islands, of which Road Town is its main hub for cruisers. Once cruise ships dock in Road Town, cruisers can easily explore the city, which is full of history and culture.
St Maarten is made for romance with its Caribbean blue waters, meandering downtown area and relaxing beaches. If visiting St Maarten via cruise, you can depart your ship for a day in port full of romance and fun.
Montego Bay is a popular cruise port in Jamaica and is an easy gateway to some of the most popular things to do on the Caribbean island. Families visiting Montego Bay will find that there are a host of fun and educational shore excursions on Montego Bay that they can partake in. Here are some […]
Hamburg is becoming one of the most popular cruise destination in northern Europe, and with so much to do and so much history to explore, it’s no wonder more people are visiting the second largest city in Germany. For cruise visitors spending the day in Hamburg, there are many options to get a taste of […]