A Eastern Caribbean cruise will allow you to do all kinds of activity and discover beautiful beaches and islands that each have their own personality. The choice of ports departing from the United States is impressive for this destination, which explains its popularity with Americans.

This itinerary is a very good choice for those who are on their first cruise. Indeed, the itineraries are very varied, whether it is a 3-day weekend or a two-week journey including other destinations. Prices for Caribbean cruises are also very wide and you can find trips at very good prices.

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When to go on a cruise in the Eastern Caribbean?

It’s a great place for a getaway, anytime of the year, with temperatures that vary very little. Temperatures are between 20 and 30 degrees and humidity around 70% throughout the year.

The high season is of course the period that extends from the Christmas holidays to the spring break.

The hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. August, September and October are particularly at risk for many storms. If you don’t get seasick and you don’t have any objections to your itinerary being changed completely, you can save money during this time.

Departure ports for eastern Caribbean cruises

Home ports for eastern Caribbean cruises are easily accessible. Very popular, the Port of Miami, [Fort Lauderdale] (/port/fort-lauderdale-florida) and Port Canaveral, are the most frequent home ports for itineraries in the Eastern Caribbean. Other departures from New York or New Jersey are also very interesting. Celebrity and Royal Caribbean offer several departures from San Juan.

Ports of call

Technically, the Eastern Caribbean region encompasses the British Virgin Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and St. Martin and St. Maarten. We also include the Bahamas - which is technically not part of the “Caribbean” - because much of the many eastern Caribbean itineraries stop there.

Companies and itineraries

Short cruises: Carnival and Disney and Norwegian offer short stays to the Bahamas throughout the year.

Traditional routes in the Eastern Caribbean: A wide range of ships serve the region with seven-night journeys from Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Port Canaveral (near Orlando) and San Juan. Options abound throughout the year.

Other routes for Eastern Caribbean cruises. Itineraries vary widely, from seven nights to more unusual trips that have 8, 9, 10 and 11 nights. These atypical cruises typically have more days at sea to reach the most exotic places in the Eastern Caribbean.

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See also: Bahamas