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Caribbean Cruise Tips & Travel Advice

The Caribbean is a vibrant tapestry of 7,000 stunning islands draped across the sapphire sea. No two are exactly alike. Experience the rich contrasts between lush St. Thomas and desert-like Aruba, or lively Puerto Rico and serene Half Moon Cay. Dive deep into the Caribbean with our cruise tips and advice. Find out what to pack, when to go, and which itinerary best caters to your wishes. All you need to plan your dream trip to paradise.

Plan Your Cruise to the Caribbean

Plan a 7-day warm-up to the islands or a 21-day sojourn to the region’s distant reaches with our Caribbean cruise advice.

When To Go On a Caribbean Cruise

Time your cruise perfectly with the best cruise tips on when to go.

Best Month To Cruise the Caribbean

When is the best time for a Caribbean cruise? It depends who you ask! Learn about the best months for uncrowded beaches, blue skies and festivities.

Caribbean Weather By Month

The Caribbean has two types of weather: gorgeous and gorgeous with a chance of showers. Read about seasonal temps and rainfall.

Best Things To Do In the Caribbean

See our lists of the best things to do in the Caribbean. Uncover hidden beaches, thrilling shore excursions and local secrets.

25 Things To Do On Half Moon Cay

Your playground in paradise awaits. Kayak across the crystalline waters of Bonefish Lagoon, get a massage in a cooled cabana, even get hitched.

7 Must-Try Caribbean Dishes

Caribbean food is full of flavor and color. Taste your way around the islands with this list of must-try Caribbean dishes.

5 Best Caribbean Destinations

Find out where you can dive an underwater wall or meet wild donkeys.

10 Best Caribbean Beaches

From the wind-sculpted trees on Aruba’s Eagle Beach to Bonaire’s rosy shores, a short list of the best beaches in the Caribbean and likely, the world.