Caribbean cruises

The Caribbean islands have captivated visitors for centuries with their natural beauty and year-round warm climate. A myriad of influences shine through in the cuisine, language and buildings from island to island; all while retaining the same friendly, laid-back spirit.

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Our guide to the Caribbean

We round up the highlights to see on shore, the islands to visit and the best time of year to travel, along with expert tips about where to eat, how to dress, and what to pack for your Caribbean cruise.

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Caribbean destinations

Explore the Caribbean ports we visit, each with their own influences in cuisine, language and architecture, but all with the same friendly, laid-back spirit.

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Cruises to Barbados

Immaculate white sand beaches. Historic UNESCO world heritage sites. Delicious local cuisine and world-class rum. Discover all of this and more on a Cunard cruise to Barbados.

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Caribbean Shore Experiences

Explore steamy jungles, sapphire waters and white sand beaches on these varied colorful islands, with recommendations to suit all types of travelers.

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Caribbean cruise inspiration

Colorful cuisine and fun-filled activities aren't just for visits to shore: on a Cunard cruise, your on board experience is sure to be just as magical. Read our articles for inspiration from on board and on shore, and start planning your future Cunard adventure.

Top ten things to do in the Caribbean

It can be difficult to know where to start when planning your Caribbean cruise. We’ve narrowed down our top experiences ashore to help you discover the very best of this vibrant archipelago.

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When is the best time for a Caribbean cruise?

The Caribbean is known for its sun, sea, and sand, but when is the best time to visit by cruise ship?

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What to pack for a Caribbean cruise

The Caribbean conjures up images of white sand beaches, brightly colored shirts, and green palm trees. Ensuring your cruise wardrobe is perfectly packed is the key to enjoying this vibrant region to its fullest.

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Caribbean culture guide

The chance to step ashore in several destinations on the same vacation is one of many reasons our guests love to cruise with us. Discover the different Caribbean cultures you could encounter to make the most out of your visit to these vibrant islands.

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Caribbean cruise routes: East vs West

The Caribbean includes 700 islands spread over a million square miles, so it can be daunting to decide where to visit. Fortunately, our itineraries cover two popular routes: East, and West, so you only have to pick between two.

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Hidden depths

The Caribbean has so much more to offer than pristine white-sand beaches. Join us as we discover four exciting islands you could visit on a Cunard cruise, along with some culinary delights to tickle the tastebuds.

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Caribbean cruises special offer

Enjoy our limited-time offers on our Caribbean cruises. White sand and turquoise sea may be the Caribbean’s calling card, but with bustling markets, candy-hued houses and ancient garrisons a Caribbean cruise with Cunard offers an equal dose of exploration and escapism.

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Transatlantic Crossings

Experience an ocean journey unlike any other. A chance to escape the real world and indulge in life’s greatest pleasures.

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South Pacific

Anticipate stepping onto island paradises defined by turquoise lagoons, green mountains and Polynesian traditions.

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Mediterranean

Follow in the footsteps of philosophers and poets and tread where Roman Emperors once roamed, as you sail the Mediterranean Sea on a voyage that will feed your imagination and ignite your soul.

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Frequently asked questions about the Caribbean