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Western Caribbean Cruises

Snorkeling in Cozumel (Photo: Brian Lasenby/Shutterstock)

About Western Caribbean Cruises

If you're looking for adventure, the Western Caribbean should be your choice. Visit ancient ruins near Cozumel and Progreso in Mexico, snorkel around the reefs in Belize or Roatan, Honduras; or simply soak up the sun in the Cayman Islands and Jamaica.

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Norwegian Breakaway
Norwegian Breakaway
Norwegian Breakaway

7 Night
Cruise to Western CaribbeanDetails

3,612 Reviews
Leaving:New Orleans
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Carnival Glory
Carnival Glory
Carnival Glory

7 Night
Cruise to Western CaribbeanDetails

1,788 Reviews
Leaving:New Orleans
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Liberty of the Seas
Liberty of the Seas
Liberty of the Seas

7 Night
Cruise to Western CaribbeanDetails

Leaving:Galveston
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Mariner of the Seas
Mariner of the Seas
Mariner of the Seas

4 Night
Cruise to Western CaribbeanDetails

Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Seven Seas Navigator

30 Night
Cruise to Western CaribbeanDetails

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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Celebrity Constellation

11 Night
Cruise to Western CaribbeanDetails

Leaving:Tampa
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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Explorer of the Seas

6 Night
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Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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MSC Meraviglia

14 Night
Cruise to Western CaribbeanDetails

468 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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Celebrity Equinox

7 Night
Cruise to Western CaribbeanDetails

2,128 Reviews
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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MSC Divina

11 Night
Cruise to Western CaribbeanDetails

Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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Odyssey of the Seas

6 Night
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Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Disney Wonder

6 Night
Cruise to Western CaribbeanDetails

Leaving:Galveston
Cruise Line:Disney Cruise Line
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Disney Magic

5 Night
Cruise to Western CaribbeanDetails

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Disney Cruise Line
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Disney Wonder

4 Night
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Leaving:Galveston
Cruise Line:Disney Cruise Line
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Disney Magic

5 Night
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Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Disney Cruise Line
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Disney Fantasy

6 Night
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Cruise Line:Disney Cruise Line
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Disney Fantasy

5 Night
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Cruise Line:Disney Cruise Line
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Disney Wonder

6 Night
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Leaving:New Orleans
Cruise Line:Disney Cruise Line
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MSC Seashore

14 Night
Cruise to Western CaribbeanDetails

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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Harmony of the Seas

7 Night
Cruise to Western CaribbeanDetails

Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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MSC Seashore

14 Night
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Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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MSC Divina

18 Night
Cruise to Western CaribbeanDetails

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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Jewel of the Seas

6 Night
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Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Symphony of the Seas

7 Night
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Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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MSC Seashore

7 Night
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Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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What is the best time to cruise to the Western Caribbean?

Western Caribbean cruises -- calling on ports like Cozumel or Progreso in Mexico or Falmouth, Jamaica --  are available year-round with the winter months being the busiest. Great deals and lighter crowds can be found in the summer months, but hurricanes can be a serious threat from May through October.

Which cruise lines go to the Western Caribbean?

Most cruise lines including Carnival, Celebrity, Princess , Disney, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Norwegian Cruise Line and Viking Ocean Cruises all feature Western Caribbean itineraries. Luxury cruise lines like Regent Seven Seas and Silversea also frequent the region.

What are some things to do in the Western Caribbean?

From beautiful beaches to incredible Mayan ruins there are tons of shore excursion options in the Western Caribbean. Try snorkeling and diving in Belize City, ziplining or kayaking in Roatan, or unwinding in a cabana on the private island of Harvest Caye (in Belize). For more: Exotic Western Caribbean Cruise Tips.

Do you need a passport to take a cruise to the Western Caribbean?

U.S. citizens do not need a passport if their cruise starts and ends in the same U.S. port (like Galveston), but it is highly recommended to still travel with one in case of emergency.

What should I pack for a cruise to the Western Caribbean?

Lightweight, breathable clothing, beachwear and sun protection are musts. If you're planning on more active excursions, be sure to pack sturdy, comfortable shoes as well. Bug repellant might also be a good idea, especially in the summer.

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