After working hard all year, and looking forward to your much deserved break, nothing beats cruise holidays. Island hopping between Caribbean islands such as Aruba, Antigua and the archipelago of British Virgin Islands sounds like a luxury few can afford. However, you’d be wrong!

The surprisingly affordable trip of a lifetime is perfect for families, romantic couples, or simply for those looking for something a little different from their holidays. And it’s the simplicity of a cruise holiday that attracts many, into the bargain. After boarding your cruise liner, unpack once, and relax as you set sail to your first destination. The liner acts as your hotel for the entire trip, so you don’t need to hop on and off, unpacking your belongings at each stop on your itinerary. Additionally, with many packages, the entire trip is all-inclusive. Food, drink entertainment and accommodation are all often part of the deal, leaving you to sit back, and relax, knowing you don’t need to spend extra.

For others, it’s the multiple destinations on an itinerary which attracts them to a holiday on the open sea. If you always longed to travel the world, a cruise holiday is the perfect way to see many countries quickly and in style. The Caribbean has a diverse range of islands to choose from, each offering something more exciting and astounding than the next.

Marvel at Aruba’s history and culture, with historic architecture and landmarks dating back to the Conquistadors. The capital of the island, Oranjestad, has an archaeological museum which is particularly engaging, with exhibits dating from 4000 BC.

If it’s a heaven-on-earth experience you’re after, the British Virgin Islands are for you. Miles of palm-fringed beaches, powdery white sand and cocktails await you on this archipelago.

Pink Sunset

Caribbean Yacht

Meanwhile, Antigua provides you with the best of both worlds, making it a backpacker’s dream. The island is infused with Creole culture, and boasts the most wonderful beaches. What more and you ask for?

If you’ve never experienced what it’s like to set sail on a holiday of a lifetime, you really owe it to yourself to give it a try. Many of us who try are hooked for life. You never know until you try, so take a deep breath and embark on a Caribbean cruise adventure you’ll never forget.

Images by D-Stanley and kansasphoto, used under Creative Commons license


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  1. It’s funny, as cliche as it is to go via cruise to the Caribbean, my wife and I have yet to do it. We thought about it once or twice, even priced out a catamaran but never ended up going. We want to do it, but in a way that isn’t so heavily traveled and packed with people. The fact that, as you pointed out, there’s many islands to choose from is probably exactly what we need in order to get away from everyone and everything. Caribbean here we come!

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