The Caribbean is the most popular destination for cruises, with more passengers opting to enjoy a voyage in this region than anywhere else in the world. So how do you make it even better? By making your holiday last even longer as part of a Caribbean cruise and stay package, with a hotel booking either at the start or end of your cruise. Here are the top five locations to stay as part of such a deal.
A true tropical paradise, Barbados conjures images of white sands, palm trees, exotic cocktails and absolute relaxation, and it’s all real. You can spend days in absolute serenity, with your only concern being whether to close your eyes in heaven or keep them open to soak in the landscape that is the definition of perfection. Try your hand at surfing, or give a beach party a go with reggae music, barbecue food and plenty of drinks.
Antigua reportedly has 365 beaches, one for each day of the year. So you’ll need plenty of time to explore and see how many you can find. Stunning reefs are ideal for snorkelling, or just spend your stay exploring the numerous quaint villages with friendly locals. There are also a number of fascinating historic sites around the harbours, from the times when the English navy was based here, ideal for any travellers with an interest in bygone times.
Your cruise and stay deal can include a hotel in the US, if you choose, and Miami is one of the most versatile locations. Families will love the proximity to the famous theme parks in Florida, while adult travellers can enjoy the lively Miami beach as well as the thriving night life that the city is known for. For something a bit different you can visit Zoo Miami, or see wildlife in the natural environment of the Everglades.
Las Vegas is the home of show. You could spend weeks exploring the city, never staying in one place for too long, and you’d constantly find new things to do and acts to see. A hotel stay in Las Vegas before or after a cruise holiday is a fantastic way to extend your holiday, with so much to see and do. Beyond the ever-popular casinos there are world famous shows like Cirque du Soleil, phenomenal restaurants, nightclubs, theme parks, luxury spas, aquariums, art galleries, shopping…It’s impossible to be bored in Las Vegas, the perfect foil to a tranquil Caribbean cruise.
Another great contrast for a cruise around the peaceful luxury of the Caribbean is a stay in New York City. Catch a show in Broadway or see the lights of Times Square. Tour the sights including the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty or experience the amazing range of restaurants, bars and clubs that the city has to offer across the boroughs. See a huge number of fascinating museums, or you can while away the hours exploring arguably the best shopping area across the world.