The Eastern Caribbean is the most popular cruise destination in the Caribbean and a great place to visit for your 2017 summer cruise. Major cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Disney, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Carnival and many others frequent these beautiful locations where beaches seem to hop out of the pages of your favorite travel magazine, springing to life before you. Those cruise vacation fans headed to the Eastern Caribbean who end up in one of these great locations will find more than just great beaches. From San Juan to St. Thomas you’ll find amazing scuba and snorkeling opportunities, excellent local cuisine, duty-free shopping and memorable excursions like tours through the rainforest or ziplines through paradise.
Virgin Islands: Cruise ships headed for the Virgin Islands visit one of three major ports: St. Croix, St. Thomas or St. John. St. Thomas is the most popular cruise port in the area and home to some of the most impressive beaches in the area. St. Thomas is also a popular destination for ecotourism. Visitors to St. Croix will find 84 square miles of paradise with spots like Buck Island Beach and Cane Bane among the most popular sandy beaches in the Virgin Islands. St. John is the home of Cruz Bay, the main town and a huge attraction in the area.
Bahamas: Freeport and Nassau are the most popular ports in the Bahamas and it’s likely one of the two will be on your Eastern Caribbean Cruise itinerary. Freeport is just 70 miles off the coast of Florida but the beaches, resorts and atmosphere really do transport you half a world away. Visit Port Lucaya in Freeport for lots of shopping and dining options. The pirates and dungeons tour in Nassau is very popular and recommended for families as are the dolphin encounters offered by various cruise lines. Check with Cruise.com for all available excursions and make sure you make the most out of your cruise stop in the Bahamas.
Puerto Rico: San Juan is one of the hottest cruise ports in the Eastern Caribbean and far beyond. The piers at the port of San Juan are often full of the latest and greatest cruise ships from your favorite cruise lines. Be sure to make your way to Old San Juan to soak in the colorful landscape and visit historical hot spots. Visit the Bacardi Rum distillery, try the unforgettable bioluminescence kayak adventure and see the rainforest – all in one day. This and much more add up to make Puerto Rico a must-visit destination for your Eastern Caribbean cruise.
These are just a few of the amazing Eastern Caribbean locations you could visit on your summer 2017 cruise. Research our Caribbean cruise page now for more information.