Cruising With Carnival
The Caribbean was made for cruising. This evidence is all around you — you’ll find in the Caribbean air, the sand and the water. And with more than 5,000 islands and cays spread across this amazing region, there’s a lot of paradise to see. So how do you choose where to visit on a Caribbean cruise? We recommend you just go and see for yourself! Best of all, the mild climate means it doesn’t even matter what time of year you go. A Carnival Caribbean cruise takes you to some of the coolest little hotspots… stretching across the world’s designated hotspot.
Set sail from a historic jewel in the Gulf of Mexico on Carnival cruises out of Galveston, Texas, which forty-five minutes from Houston (or your choice of several other ports throughout the United States) to the Caribbean. Perched on the Gulf Coast, Galveston was a major commercial port in the late 1800s and has the restored architecture and proud history to show for it. Galveston’s long seawall stretches from beach to beach and offers gulf views the whole way. Sprinkle in a few museums, amusement parks, attractive beaches and tasty seafood restaurants, and you’ve got a great start to your cruise from Galveston.
Sailing Through the Caribbean
The Caribbean may be small in size, but it packs a major punch when it comes to things to do and see. Let us start with the weather – it honestly does not get better. We’re talking about 80 degree days where the sun shines and you get a cool breeze from the coast. When you sail through the Caribbean on your Carnival cruise you can expect to have lots of fun options for excursions, like zip lining through rainforests or snorkeling above coral reefs. You can also choose to simply relax on some of the world’s most acclaimed beaches. Your ship may sail to the Southern Caribbean, a more secluded set of islands with amazing natural wildlife, the Western Caribbean, which includes spots like Cozumel and Jamaica, or the classic Eastern Caribbean – known for its beauty like Saint Lucia. No matter the itinerary, we can guarantee a splendid sailing with Carnival Cruise Lines.
Eastern Caribbean cruises are everything you see when you close your eyes and picture paradise. An almost perfectly scattered arc of islands, ringing sparkling tropical waters — this is what awaits you on cruises to the Eastern Caribbean. For a taste of the local flavor you can expect to enjoy on Eastern Caribbean cruises, check out a sampling of this delicious island menu: Martinique, La Romana, San Juan… plus saints aplenty: St. Thomas, St. Kitts, St. Lucia and St. Maarten... With a lineup like that, it’s hard to imagine a better way to spend your precious vacation days than on one of our cruises to the Eastern Caribbean. Go on, take a look at a few more of those turquoise-water-filled photos. Isn’t it time you booked your Carnival cruise to the Eastern Caribbean?
Don’t spend a day at port during your Southern Caribbean Carnival cruise without a stupendous shore excursion. There’re tropical delights at every port-of-call, whether you’re looking for a cave exploration or island day of serenity. Try the Harrison’s Cave Tour in Barbados and enjoy a subterranean journey or a Taste of Barbados to sample some of the amazing cuisine. Enjoy Pigeon Island in Saint Lucia or De Palm Island in Aruba. Match your interests to the perfect excursions by using one of our Caribbean experts today.
Fun, sun and cruising
Cruises to the Western Caribbean are the very picture of paradise — the kind you see when you close your eyes and imagine a tropical nirvana. Everybody loves a good island, but that’s only half the vacation story… especially in the Western Caribbean. Sure, with a Western Caribbean cruise, you can start your daydream with offshore favorites like Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Cozumel and Mahogany Bay, but you can also mix in mainland mainstays like Belize, Costa Maya and Progreso. A vacation platter of these sunny selections is far more flavorful than a simple continental breakfast. And these are just some of your choices on a cruise to the Western Caribbean!
Get ready for the shining Caribbean sun, delicious tropical cuisine, and exciting activities that go hand-in-hand with a Carnival Cruise Lines Southern Caribbean cruise. Leave the ordinary behind, and step into the extraordinary. Have some real family fun in the U.S. Virgin Islands and uncover the mystery behind Blackbeard and his fearless band of pirates who terrorized St. Thomas for years. Or snorkel the crystal clear waters and interact with the marine life in Barbados. From Creole cuisine tasting and visits to a rum distillery in Saint Lucia to architectural sightseeing in St. Kitts, your Southern Caribbean cruise with Carnival Cruise Lines will leave lasting memories you’ll cherish forever.