Grenada, the Isle of Spice, is showing up on more and more to-do lists of cruising fans who want to experience a new destination and a new culture. With historic forts to visit, hiking trails to wander through and chocolate and nutmeg treats to enjoy, it’s easy to see why. But traveling here isn’t just about the destination – it’s also about the journey.
Each cruise line goes to great lengths to make sure you’re never bored or without something to do while onboard. From on-ship restaurants and live entertainment, including comedy shows, each ship is tailor-made to ensure each of its guests are having a good time. Here’s our list of the best cruises to Grenada.
Windstar Cruises – Star Legend
Windstar Cruises’ Star Legend will take you on its seven-day “Windward Islands Surf & Sunsets” round-trip itinerary from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to five other ports, including St. George’s, Grenada. Your first stop is Philipsburg, St. Maarten; you’ll then hit Les Saintes, Guadeloupe; Pigeon Island, St. Lucia; Grenada and Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines before a day at sea separates you from your return to San Juan.
When in Grenada, try one of the many shore excursions available. They include clear-bottom kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, river-tubing, nutmeg-and-chocolate tours, among others.
Oceania Cruises – Riviera
Cruise to Grenada aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera, as this 14-day voyage will take you from Miami, Florida, to nine ports before returning to the Sunshine State. After leaving Miami, you’ll hit Key West, Florida; then, you’ll hit Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire, Grenada, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua and St. Barts.
In Grenada, do anything from hiking, exploring and clear-bottom kayaking, to name a few activities.
Princess Cruises – Crown Princess
The Crown Princess sails a 10-day “Southern Caribbean Medley” itinerary that departs from Fort Lauderdale and includes stops in the Bahamas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Bonaire and Curaçao. Grenada options onboard this itinerary include tubing the rapids of the Balthazar River and a trip to the waterfall cascades of Annandale Falls.
Royal Caribbean – Vision of the Seas
Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas has plenty of bling to offer guests, including a live orchestra, art auctions, game shows, cooking classes, an arcade, multiple bars, lounges and restaurants, among many other fantastic amenities. Its seven-night Southern Caribbean itinerary leaves from San Juan, Puerto Rico, before hitting Barbados, Grenada, Dominica, St. Maarten and St. Thomas, ultimately returning to San Juan, making this one of the best Grenada cruises.
Go snorkeling when you get to St. George’s to discover hidden, underwater landmarks you’ll only see there. Learn why Grenada is called the Isle of Spice by visiting the Dougaldston Estate to experience and learn the craft behind harvesting, processing and exporting nutmeg. You also can’t visit St. George’s without trying its food.