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Cruises to the Eastern Caribbean

Your first Caribbean cruise is likely to visit the islands of the Eastern Caribbean, which includes the U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, St. Maarten and Puerto Rico. Enjoy shopping in popular ports such as St. Thomas, or explore Spanish history in old San Juan. And of course, there are plenty of places for beach bums to grab sun and a cocktail.
Eastern Caribbean Cruise Basics Eastern Caribbean Cruise Basics
U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten: Nearly every cruise line sails these islands, See what's the best.
Best Eastern Caribbean Shore Excursions Best Eastern Caribbean Shore Excursions
Skip shopping and crowded beaches: the Eastern Caribbean also offers more authentic thrills.
Best Beaches: Eastern Caribbean Best Beaches: Eastern Caribbean
Popular public beach or tawny spit of sand: Here are 9 places from Bahamas to St. Maarten to get a jump on your tan.

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76% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Miami -> Half Moon Cay -> Cruising -> St. Thomas -> San Juan -> Grand Turk -> Cruising -> Miami
84% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Orlando (Port Canaveral) -> CocoCay -> Cruising -> St. Thomas -> St. Maarten -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Orlando (Port Canaveral)
96% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Orlando (Port Canaveral) -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Tortola -> St. Thomas -> Cruising -> Castaway Cay -> Orlando (Port Canaveral)
77% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Baltimore -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Grand Turk -> Half Moon Cay -> Freeport -> Cruising -> Baltimore
Amber Cove
Amber Cove, a new $85 million port purposely developed for cruise ...
Grand Turk
In many Caribbean ports, active excursions such as zip-lining, ...
Jost Van Dyke
Part of the British Virgin Islands, Jost (pronounced Yost) Van Dyke ...
Key West
Key West, the southernmost city in the continental U.S., is the last ...
La Romana (Casa de Campo)
La Romana ranks as the Dominican Republic's youngest, smallest and ...
Samana and Cayo Levantado
The Dominican Republic lies on the eastern side of Hispaniola, an ...
San Juan
As an anchor on Eastern and Southern Caribbean itineraries -- not to ...
St. Croix
The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Croix is perhaps the ...
St. John (U.S.V.I.)
Less is more on St. John. It's the smallest, quietest, least ...
St. Kitts
In 1493, Christopher Columbus was allegedly so smitten with this ...
St. Maarten
St. Maarten is busier than ever, as cruise lines call on Philipsburg ...
St. Martin
Perhaps the most oft-quoted bit of Caribbean cruise port trivia is ...
St. Thomas
If you cruise regularly to the Caribbean, chances are you'll end up ...
Tortola
Tortola and most of the British Virgin Islands are mountainous, and ...
Virgin Gorda
Virgin Gorda ranks as a popular cruise destination because of its ...
P & Oh dear!!! maynich
12/15
After 15 cruises with Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Princess and even Thomson I feel that I have something to compare this cruise with. As we had done a cruise in September with Ventura but had already booked the New Year Cruise we were very aware ... Read more
First Time Cruisers Ladyfriday
07/15
Our cruise was everything we expected and more. We were a family of 5, ages 12 through 58. We flew up 3 days before our cruise and enjoyed Universal studios and Downtown Disney. Embarking was easy and fast. We were on the ship around 11:00 so we ... Read more
Excursions Poor remilme
07/15
The ship and all amenities were great. Loved the freestyle eating. Plenty of different restaurants to eat at with variety of food. Plenty to do on ship. Stops were St. Thomas, Tortolla and finally Nassau. Onboarding and disembarkation were ... Read more
07/15
This was our second time sailing with Carnival and our last. This ship really needs an overhaul and it was supposedly in dry dock prior to our departure?! I have bed bug bites and I noticed another reviewer mentioned the same thing. The deck ... Read more
When the reviews say crowded, they are RIGHT. I don't know where they found any quiet spots on the ship for more than 5 to 10 minutes. It seems like everywhere you go there is crowds of people and loud music playing all over the ship. I guess ... Read more
07/15
We have sailed with other cruise lines before but our first time on oasis of the seas. Ship is amazing. the crew was great except for casino staff. We like to play slots but on this ship it is all give and nothing in return. Other guest figured that ... Read more
Getaway to "get home" Maggiemae67
07/15
We just returned from our cruise and I must say disappoint is my key word. We are veteran cruisers (20+) and have been on Ncl, Royal,Carnival and Princess. We go way back with NCL and cruised on the Norway a beautiful ship. The last few years we ... Read more
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