As summer 2017 rapidly approaches, more and more cruise fans are headed to the Caribbean. Those looking for the best 2017 Caribbean cruise deals will find that there are many offerings and doing research for your cruise vacation is incredibly important. You’ll want to decide on your bucket list Caribbean destinations, favorite cruise lines and even types of shore excursions as these can all influence your choice cruise deal. Read up on the top summer destinations in the Caribbean below and then visit our Caribbean cruise deals page to book your summer cruise!
Western Caribbean: Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Cozumel and Belize are the most frequented stops in the Western Caribbean. Some cruise lines have their own private islands that you may see in your itinerary as well. For instance, Harvest Caye is an island just off Belize that is owned by Norwegian Cruise Lines. These islands vary in size but are generally located close to another well known port of call.
Jamaica has three cruise ports at Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Port Antonio. Larger ships will head for Montego Bay or Ocho Rios, both of which are less than a 20 minute walk from town. Ocho Rios has a large shopping center with various stores, bars and restaurants. Ocho Rios Bay Beach is a great spot for those looking to enjoy the view and soak up some sun.
The main port for the Cayman Islands is in Grand Cayman. Grand Cayman offers some spectacular snorkeling and diving options. Visit Stingray City for an up-close look at the marine life in the area, browse a wide variety of shops and check out some amazing restaurants to get the complete Grand Cayman experience.
Cozumel is a popular port of call in the Western Caribbean as well as Mexico’s largest Caribbean island. This busy port isn’t just home to some of the most amazing beaches on the planet, it’s also where you’ll find incredible restaurants and deals in the large marketplace. Diving and snorkeling fans will truly appreciate some of the spots that Cozumel has to offer while everyone else onboard just marvels at how clear the water is in this Mexican cruise port.
Belize may be a small country when compared to neighboring countries but watersports fans know just how stunning the diving is here. Shore excursions to Mayan ruins are incredibly popular tours with amazing photo opportunities along the way. Beautiful, colorful buildings greet visitors to this port with a wide variety of shopping, dining and entertainment venues.