A bevy of destinations with exotic names and cultures
comprise what is known as the West Caribbean. Take West
Caribbean Cruises to travel grace and ease on your way
to discover some of these hidden gems.
West Caribbean Cruises
A number of West Caribbean cruise lines maintain an armada
of ships year round in the Caribbean - this is a sought
after destination world wide, 365 days a year. Whether
you plan ahead or are open to unexpected new experiences,
you can relish memories unforgettable trip to this tropical
A ship departing on West Caribbean cruises is easily
accessible from a number of southern ports, such as Galveston and Houston
Orleans, Louisiana, and Miami, Orlando,
Jacksonville, or Tampa,
Florida. If you don't have a week to spare, you a
4 or 5 day West Caribbean cruise is every bit as enjoyable.
There are a number of different West Caribbean cruise
itineraries with varying destinations, however most will
commence with and would not be complete without a stop
at Cozumel, Mexico.
Off the western coast of Mexico 's Yucatan Peninsula,
this 26 by 11 mile island has a fascinating combination
of nature and history to enhance your travel experience.
Clear, warm waters, brightly colored tropical fish and spectacular coral reefs make this island a top spot for diving and snorkeling. Inhabited for 12 islands by the Mayans civilization, Cozumel is home to Tulum a magnificent ancient walled city. Only one third of this island has been developed, despite its world wide popularity. Once you're done enjoying the silence and majesty of the walled ruins, you can make your way back to down for a candlelit Mexican dinner under the glittering stars of the warm Caribbean dusk.
The Cayman Islands,
between Cuba and Honduras,
is made up of three islands, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman,
and Brac Cayman. Your ship will call George Town on Grand
Cayman home when you arrive here. From the Rum cakes at
the Tortuga Rum company to the interesting old coins for
sale in George Town, the shopping experience here is varies
No West Caribbean cruise to this island would be complete
without the recharging experience of strolling casually
through the 300 native species that makes up the Queen
Elizabeth II Botanical Gardens. Natural wetlands, turtle
farms, and black rock formations are natural highlights
unique to this oasis in the West Caribbean.
Top image: Danny Lehman