Cruise the Caribbean

The Caribbean Islands are a lively and intoxicating melting pot of people and places spread over 7000 islands (fewer than 10% of which are inhabited) and includes 13 sovereign nations and 12 dependencies.
They share in common the colourful townships, idyllic beaches and coral-reefs that are synonymous with these beautiful islands, but each has its own unique style and character. Some islands suit beach goers, looking to relax and unwind while others are made for adventure. A cruise lets you enjoy a taste of each.

The lush Piton mountains of St Lucia are not only an iconic site, they are a call to climbers everywhere, with spectacular views on offer to those who take on the challenge. The far north of the island has an intriguing history, you will find the ruins of Fort Rodney on Pigeon Island, built by the British in the 18th century it was converted into a US signal station in the Second World War.

Barbados is the ultimate Caribbean destination and doesn’t need much of an introduction, but there is more to this island than it’s turquoise bays and fantastic beaches. The capital of Bridgetown and its Garrison is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and filled with historical importance.

The coral-reef fringed island of Bequia is a perfectly formed piece of paradise, a top spot for snorkelling fans. For that real desert island feeling  Mayreau Island is a must-see; the smallest inhabited island of the Grenadines it can only be accessed by boat, a pristine and private paradise.

The ‘spice isle’ of Grenada boasts gorgeous soft-sand beaches, mountains and lush rainforests, it takes its moniker from the numerous nutmeg plantations that populate the hilly main island.

Martinque is full of Gallic joie de vivre, the blend of West Indian and French cultures making it one of the most sophisticated islands of the volcanic Lesser Antilles. The capital Fort-de-France is famed for its colonial architecture, tropical flowers and beaches and was the native home of the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, Joséphine de Beauharnais.

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Weather & Climate

There is a hot, tropical climate tempered by trade winds throughout most of the year with temperatures ranging from 21°C (70°F) to 32°C (90°F). 

When to go

The driest period is from December to May and there is increased rainfall in summer and towards the end of the year (June to November).