5 Great Cruises to Grenada

Grenada, the "Island of Spice," is showing up on more and more to-do lists of cruise fans who want to experience a new destination. With historic forts to visit, hiking trails to explore and chocolate and nutmeg treats to enjoy, it's easy to see why. Here are five great cruising options that include a stop in Grenada.

Best Cruises Grenada
Grenada is a country that includes Grenada itself and six smaller islands. It's at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea.Shutterstock
Grenada Best Cruises Windstar
Windstar Cruises' Star Pride Windstar Cruise's Star Pride will sail a 7-day "Best of the ABC Islands" itinerary in 2016. The trip departs from Bridgetown, Barbados, and includes stops in St. George's (Grenada), Man-O-War Bay in Charlotteville (Tobago), Isla Margarita (Venezuela), Willemstad (Curacao), Kralendijk (Bonaire) and Oranjestad (Aruba). Grenada excursions include a visit the Grand Etang National Park and a nutmeg factory.Courtesy of Windstar Cruises
Grenada Best Cruises Oceania
Oceania Cruises' Insignia Oceania has a dozen itineraries that include Grenada, beginning at 10-day trips but also including voyages that last 25, 35, 71 and even 180 days. The luxury line's trips are destination-packed. The 684-passenger Insignia's 10-day cruise from Miami to Barbados includes stops in Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, St. George's in Grenada, St. Lucia and Martinique. The Grenada stop includes an excursion where guests can take a ferry trip to its sister island Carriacou.Courtesy of Oceania Cruises
Grenada Best Cruises Royal Princess
Princess Cruises' Royal Princess The Royal Princess sails a 10-day "Southern Caribbean Medley" that departs from Fort Lauderdale and includes stops in Aruba, Bonaire, Grenada, Dominica, St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Turks & Caicos. Grenada options onboard this itinerary include tubing the rapids of Balthazar River and a trip to the waterfall cascades of Annandale Falls.Courtesy of Princess Cruises
Grenada Best Cruises Disney
Disney's Wonder How would the family like to snorkel Grenada's Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park? If you want the kids to experience Grenada, Disney's Wonder is a ship to consider. The Wonder sails a 7-day itinerary from Puerto Rico that includes stops in St. George's in Grenada as well as Barbados, Martinique, Antigua and St. Kitts. Guests of all ages will probably beg for a trip to Grenada Chocolate Company, where dark chocolate (produced organically from the cocoa of nearby farms) is the specialty.Photo by Kent Phillips/Disney Cruise Line
Grenada Best Cruises Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas might get all the press these days for sheer size, but Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas still has plenty of bling to offer guests, including an ice-skating rink, rollerblading track and its Royal Promenade shopping mall. Its 7-day Southern Caribbean itinerary departs from San Juan, Puerto Rico, and includes stops in St. George's in Grenada, St. Thomas, St. Croix, Antigua and St. Lucia.Courtesy of Royal Caribbean