Ahh, the Caribbean… Sun, sea, sand and cocktails are just a few of the things we associate with this world-famous region of relaxation that consists of more than 700 idyllic islands. A favourite amongst holidaymakers from all over the world, the Caribbean is perfect for those who are looking to get away from it all and recharge their batteries in seaborne serenity.
With so many islands and beautiful locations, choosing where to go may seem a little daunting at first. Well, to be honest you can’t go wrong! Beaches, blue waters, vibrant culture and good times are plentiful wherever you go, but if you’re looking for some inspiration, here’s what we would recommend:
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Hop on board Braemar and embark on a two week cruise that treats you to a selection of beautiful Caribbean islands, including Grenada, St. Lucia, Barbados and Cuba. From the familiar feel of Bridgetown and its miles of beaches through to the world-famous markets of St Lucia, there’s so much to see and do. If you want to experience something truly special, take a trip to Havana, Cuba – a privilege not awarded to most cruise ships!
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Take a trip down the world’s largest river and experience one of the planet’s most diverse ecosystems, featuring over half the world’s flora and fauna in dense rainforests. This trip is one for the adventurous and takes guests through four river ports where they will partake in journeys through dense forest trails,wildlife spotting and tours around local communities. Guests also have the opportunity to witness the Boi Bumba folk festival – the second largest in Brazil after Rio Carnival - where they can shop at the floating market and experience the vibrant and colourful party atmosphere.
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If rainforests and festivals aren't your thing, the Mayan Temples and Panama Canal cruise is perfect if you're looking for a good balance between culture and relaxation. For two weeks you will cruise the waters around Jamaica, Mexico, Belize, Colombia, Panama and more, exploring shrines, temples, ancient Mayan ruins and natural splendour. Shop in the bustling markets of Belize, visit the walled city of Centro Amurallado in Columbia and kick back on the beautiful beaches of Aruba.
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What better way to celebrate Christmas and end the year than on board Braemar as she makes her way from Tenerife towards the Caribbean. Visit seven different ports over fifteen nights of cruising perfection, stopping off at the award-winning markets of St. Lucia, the tropical rainforests of Dominica and the old towns of St. Kitts before welcoming 2016 on Antigua’s incredible beaches.
The above is just a glimpse into what you can experience on one of our fantastic Caribbean Cruises. Whatever you choose to do, we have no doubt it’ll be the trip of a lifetime, and we will do everything we can to make that happen. For more information, visit our Caribbean Cruises page, or get in touch with our staff who will be more than happy to answer any questions. See you soon!
by Ben Williams