20 Best Caribbean Cruises for 2016

  • From the big cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Disney and Princess to the smaller luxury ships, these are the cruise trips with the best vacation itineraries for seeing the Caribbean in 2016. We reviewed every Caribbean cruise itinerary from 20+ cruise lines to create this list of cruise ideas for your next vacation.

  • 20 Best Caribbean Cruises - Windstar Cruises
    Windstar Cruises
    Barbados to Barbados, 6 nights
    Ship: Windstar
    Terminal: Barbados
    Stops: St. Lucia; Grenada; Mayreau, Grenadines; Tobago Cays, Grenadines; Bequia, Grenadines
    Starting dates: January through March, December 2015
    Starting price: $1,599 This is an easy way to hit Grenada and see the Grenadines. Find out more on the Windstar Cruises website about this cruise trip.
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  • Best Caribbean Cruises Holland America
    Holland America
    Western Caribbean Holiday, 6 nights
    Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam
    Terminal: Fort Lauderdale
    Stops: Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Cozumel, Mexico; Key West, Florida
    Dates: January-March 2015
    Starting prices: $399 See Half Moon Cay, Cozumel, plus totally unwind on Key West. All for a great starting price! Find more on the Holland America website for this cruise trip.
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  • 20 Best Caribbean Cruises - MSC Cruises
    MSC Cruises
    St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, 7 nights
    Ship: MSC Divina
    Terminal: Miami
    Stops: St. Maarten, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Antigua, Tortola, BVI, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    Dates: January-March 2015
    Starting price: From $449 The Caribbean's mainstay ports are popular for a reason. And this cruise hits 'em, with ample sailing time on a ship inspired by Sofia Loren. Find more on the MSC Cruises website about this cruise trip.
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  • 20 Best Caribbean Cruises - Costa Cruises
    Costa Costa
    Florida - Mexico, 10 Nights
    Ship: Luminosa
    Terminal: Miami
    Stops: Bahamas, Jamaica, Cayman Islands and Honduras
    Date: January-March 2015
    Starting price: $424.50 On the Costa cruise line, this itinerary is a quick greatest-hits circular tour. Find out more on the Costa website for this trip.
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  • 20 Best Caribbean Cruises - Oceania Cruises
    Oceania Cruises
    Mayan Mystique, 10 nights
    Ship: Riviera
    Terminal: Miami
    Stops: Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Belize, Guatemala, Roatan, Costa Maya, Mexico, Key West
    Dates: January-April 2015
    Starting price: $2,499 Interesting mix of classic and coastal Caribbean, including Guatemala. Find out more on the Oceania Cruises website about this cruise trip.
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  • 20 Best Caribbean Cruises - Seabourn
    Seabourn
    Exotic Caribbean In-Depth, 13 nights
    Ship: Seabourn Spirit
    Terminal: Bridgetown, Barbados
    Stops: St. Vincent and the Grenadines; St. Lucia; Guadeloupe; Antigua; Saba; Prickly Pear, BVI; Jost Van Dyke BVI; St. Barts; St. Kitts; Guadeloupe; Martinique; Grenadines
    Dates: Jan - Mar, 2015
    Starting price: $5,699 This cruise lives up to the itinerary's name, hitting a lot of memorable islands off the beaten path. Find out more on the Seabourn website about this cruise trip.
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  • 20 Best Caribbean Cruises - Regent Seven Seas
    Regent Seven Seas
    Miami to Miami, 10 nights
    Ship: Seven Seas Navigator
    Terminal: Miami
    Stops: Nassau, Bahamas; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Gustavia, St. Barts; Tortola, BVI; La Romana, Dominican Republic; Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
    Dates: February 6, 2015
    Starting price: $5,299 Hits Nassau and other popular stops, but then have a full day with midnight departure in St. Marteen, plus a full-day stop in the Dominican Republic. Sweet. Find out more on the Regent Seven Seas website about this cruise trip.
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  • 20 Best Caribbean Cruises - Cunard
    Cunard
    The Caribbean, 20 nights
    Ship: Queen Mary 2
    Terminal: New York
    Stops: St. Thomas, USVI; Antigua; St. Kitts; St. Maarten; Tortola, BVI
    Dates: Nov. 5-25, 2015
    Starting price: $3,198 It's a sweet experience to be on the famous Queen Mary 2, especially if you pack your tux and evening gown for a high-class 20-day experience on the high seas. Find more on the Cunard website for this cruise trip.
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  • 20 Best Caribbean Cruises - Celebrity
    Celebrity
    Bermuda and Caribbean, 8 Nights
    Ship: Summit
    Terminal: San Juan to New Jersey
    Stops: St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Bermuda
    Dates: April 25, 2015
    Starting price: $549 Start in Puerto Rico to explore there, then to St. Maarten and a fairly rare itinerary that goes on up to Bermuda. Find out more on the Celebrity Cruises website for this trip.
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  • 20 Best Caribbean Cruises - Azamara Club Cruises
    Azamara Club Cruises
    10 Night Temple, Jungles and Beaches Voyage
    Ship: Azamara Journey
    Terminal: Miami
    Stops: Playa del Carmen, Mexico; Cozumel, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala; Falmouth, Jamaica; Labadee, Haiti
    Date: March 26, 2015
    Starting price: $2,699 This cruise itinerary is unusual all the way around, from rare stops in Haiti and Guatemala to welcome mainstays like Jamaica and Cozumel. Find out more on the Azamara Club Cruises website for this trip.
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  • 20 Best Caribbean Cruises - SeaDream
    SeaDream Yacht Club
    San Juan to St. Thomas, 6 nights
    Ship: SeaDream I
    Terminal: St. Martin
    Stops: Anguilla; Saba; St. Barts; Virgin Gorda, BVI; Jost Van Dyke, BVI; San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Dates: Jan. 31-Feb. 7, 2015
    Starting price: $2,399 Significant time in BVI and out to Anguilla and Saba, all uncommon cruise stops. Find out more on the SeaDream website about this cruise trip.
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  • 20 Best Caribbean Cruises - Sea Cloud
    Sea Cloud
    Santo Domingo to Bridgetown, 10 nights
    Ship: Sea Cloud
    Terminal: Santo Domingo
    Stops: La Romana, Dominican Republic; Virgin Gorda, BVI; Jost Van Dyke, BVI; St. Barts; Iles de Saintes, Guadeloupe; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Barbados
    Date: Feb. 16-26, 2015
    Starting price: N/A Great-looking itinerary, with time in the DR, the BVI and Iles des Saintes. Find out more on the Sea Cloud website about this cruise trip.
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  • 20 Best Caribbean Cruises - Crystal Cruises
    Crystal Cruises
    Gems of the Caribbean, 14 nights
    Ship: Crystal Serenity
    Terminal: Miami
    Stops: Grand Cayman; Aruba; Porto Limon, Costa Rica; Colon, Panama; Santa Maria, Colombia; Cartagena, Colombia; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
    Dates: Nov. 28-Dec. 12, 2015
    Starting price: $4,520 Great mix of classic and new, including Crystal's fresh stop in Santa Maria, Colombia. Plus mainstays like Ocho Rios and Grand Cayman. Find more on the Crystal Cruises website for this cruise trip.
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  • 20 Best Caribbean Cruises - Star Clippers
    Star Clippers
    Windward Islands, 7 nights
    Ship: Royal Clipper
    Terminal: Barbados
    Stops: St. Lucia, Dominica, Antigua, St. Kitts, Iles des Saintes, Martinique
    Dates: January through March, monthly; Nov. 21, Dec. 5, 19, 2015
    Starting price: $3,120 These islands off beaten path are must-sees. Find out more on the Star Clippers website about this cruise trip.
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  • 20 Best Caribbean Cruises - Princess Cruises
    Princess
    Eastern Caribbean, 6 nights
    Ship: Regal Princess
    Terminal: Fort Lauderdale
    Stops: Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Maarten; St. Thomas, USVI; Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
    Dates: January, February, March, April, November, December 2015
    Starting price: $574 Includes Princess Cays plus popular St. Maarten, St. Thomas and editor favorite Grand Turk. Find out more on the Princess website about this cruise trip.
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  • 20 Best Caribbean Cruises - Disney Cruise Line
    Disney Cruise Line
    Western Caribbean Itinerary B, 7 nights
    Ship: Magic
    Terminal: Port Canaveral
    Stops: Grand Cayman; Cozumel, Mexico; Cozumel; Castaway Cay, Bahamas
    Dates: January through March
    Starting price: $1,448 Gets you to Cozumel and Disney's own Castaway Cay for the most family-friendly vacation you can imagine. Find more on the Disney Cruise Line website for this trip.
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  • 20 Best Caribbean Cruises - Norwegian Cruises
    NCL
    Eastern Caribbean, Round-trip from New York, 10 nights
    Ship: Norwegian Gem
    Terminal: New York City
    Stops: San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Maarten; St. Thomas, USVI; Tortola, BVI
    Dates: January-March, October 2015
    Starting price: $699 For U.S. northerners, you get four total days at sea to enjoy the ship, plus you hit two Caribbean meccas: Puerto Rico and St. Thomas. Find out more on the NCL website about this cruise trip.
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  • 20 Best Caribbean Cruises - Carniva
    Carnival
    7 Days Western Caribbean Ship: Carnival Legend
    Terminal: Tampa
    Stops: Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Grand Cayman
    Dates: January through March, 2015
    Starting price: $644 Make the most of Carnival's "fun days at sea" with popular spots and Islands favorites Belize and Roatan. Find out more on the Carnival website for this trip.
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  • 20 Best Caribbean Cruises - Royal Caribbean
    Royal Caribbean
    Western Caribbean Cruise, 6 nights
    Ship: Independence of the Seas
    Terminal: Ft. Lauderdale
    Stops: Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Haiti
    Dates: January through April 2015
    Starting price: $442 See Grand Cayman and Jamaica at an unbeatable price. Find out more on the Royal Caribbean website about this cruise trip.
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  • 20 Best Caribbean Cruises - Paul Gauguin Cruises
    Paul Gauguin
    Roundtrip St. Martin, 7 nights
    Ship: Tere Moana
    Terminal: St. Martin
    Stops: Tortola, BVI; Jost Van Dyke, BVI; Virgin Gorda, BVI; Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis; Les Saintes; St. Barts
    Starting dates: March 28, 2015
    Starting price: $4,745 Luxury cruise line Paul Gauguin, known for its epic itineraries across the Islands of Tahiti, has recently brought its newest ship and its world-class know-how to the Caribbean. Find out more on the Paul Gauguin website about this cruise trip.
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