Destination:

Caribbean

Destination:

Caribbean

Cruises throughout the Eastern, Western and Southern Caribbean

Music and dance as colorful as the reefs, tranquil waters just a shade deeper than the sky, and a rich history as diverse as the breathtaking landscapes make Caribbean cruises one of the most popular vacations to find both discovery and relaxation. The stories of the Caribbean are captivating, the beaches mesmerizing and the carefree charm intoxicating. With Princess Cruises you can experience it all.

The culture and colors of the Caribbean come to life the moment you step onboard. Take a steel-pan drum lesson, get your heart pumping to the Caribbean-infused beat of Zumba, and enjoy live island music from local performers that will have you dancing all day...and all night long.

Experience The Energy and Excitement

Discover all the color, pageantry and passion of the tropical culture with high-tech production shows like our popular "Caribbean Caliente," which combines sizzling numbers from the Caribbean and Mexico to the Miami nightlife. And while you're relaxing under the Caribbean sun on deck poolside, you'll also enjoy local bands that come aboard to entertain you with the laid-back sounds of calypso, reggae and steelpan.

From the Ancient to the Adventurous

Walk in the footsteps of the ancient Maya, Native Indians, Christopher Columbus, African slaves and swashbuckling pirates, even super spies like James Bond and more. Every island in the Caribbean has its own, unique story to tell, from captivating history to unbelievable natural wonders and exotic wildlife. And we’ll help you get more out of your travels with onboard presentations by destination experts, port lecturers and in-stateroom documentaries designed not just to entertain, but to give you a greater understanding about the fascinating places you'll visit.

Let The Kids Make Memories of Their Own

Our Youth Centers & Teen Lounges are staffed by fun, experienced counselors that offer discovery programs like making a real shark tooth necklace and dissecting a squid, plus environmental activities like Pete's Pals Endangered Species and California Science Center programs that focus on wildlife preservation in the Caribbean oceans. Our supervised centers are the perfect place for kids to chill with new-found friends with Pirate theme nights, video games, music and dance parties, movies, arts & crafts, sports contests, group dinners and much more.

Soulful Sounds and Infectious Rhythms

Born in Trinidad & Tobago, steel drum (or steelpan) music has grown throughout the Caribbean and even on board Princess ships. You'll have an opportunity to learn to play this iconic percussion instrument made of metal oil drums hammered out to different depths to give it a variety of notes. Calypso is the most popular style of music played on it, but you may also hear reggae, ska, jazz, European classical, and who knows, perhaps your favorite top 40 hit.

Taste Island Fare with Flair

Like everything in the Caribbean, the cuisine is a colorful mix of cultures, infused with African, Amerindian, European, East Indian, and Chinese influences. On board, you’ll savor our zesty Jamaican Jerk Chicken or join friends for a "lime" (get together) over some spicy hot Trinidad Chicken Pilau. You'll find delicious red snapper expertly prepared – caught in the very same waters you’ll be sailing – as well as Creole Black Mussels, Arawak pork stew and more. For dessert, local fruits take center stage, from Pineapple Crème Brulee to Crusty Banana Tart and Cuban Coffee Mousse. Or you may opt for a decadent chocolate creation by master chocolatier Norman Love as part of our Chocolate JourneysSM premium onboard experience.

Toast the Carefree Vibe

Whether relaxing on your balcony, watching a movie by the pool, or dancing to a calypso beat, the tropical tastes of Caribbean are never far from reach with Princess. From chilled pineapple juice at breakfast to a colorful cocktail at the bar or a tasting of Caribbean rums, you'll be able to sample the very best of the region, from Bahama Mama Rum Punch to Caribbean coolers, colorful coladas, mojitos and even exquisite chocolate cocktails, like a chocolate salted caramel rum shake.

Cruises

Eastern Caribbean

Laid-Back Vibe

  • Enjoy top rated white-sand beaches and laid-back vibe
  • A shoppers paradise! Spectacular duty-free shopping districts
  • Sea turtles, stingrays & butterfly farms
  • Visits Princess Cays on most itineraries
  • British, French, Dutch & Bahamian cultural influences
  • Available on Weekend Getaways, 7-Day, or 10 and 14+ Day Caribbean cruises

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Southern Caribbean

Remote Unspoiled Islands

  • Explore more remote, secluded and unspoiled islands
  • Lush rainforests, waterfalls and diverse natural wonders
  • Flamingos & incredible underwater sea life
  • Visits Princess Cays on select itineraries
  • European, African & Native American cultural influences
  • Available on 8, 10, and 14+ Day Caribbean cruises

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Western Caribbean

Mystery and Adventure

  • Discover mysterious Mayan ruins and eco-adventures
  • Something for everyone: beaches, adventure & history
  • Iguanas, monkeys & dolphins
  • Visits Princess Cays on select itineraries
  • Mayan, Hispanic, Spanish & African cultural influences
  • Available on Weekend Getaways or 7-Day Caribbean cruises

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Ports

Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda

The largest of the British Leeward Islands, Antigua (pronounced an-tee-ga) boasts one of the Caribbean's most spectacular coastlines with secluded coves and sun-drenched beaches. The island's rolling hills are dotted with stone sugar mills, relics from the bygone era when sugar was king.

Aruba

Dutch influence still lingers on this balmy Caribbean island, part of the former Netherlands Antilles until its independence in 1986. Aruba is a contrast: the island's arid interior is dotted with cactus and windswept divi-divi trees while secluded coves and sandy beaches make up its coast.

Belize City, Belize

Located at the base of the Yucatan Peninsula, Belize offers travelers a wealth of attractions. The country's dense rain forest is dotted with Mayan ruins. The forest is also home to a wide range of tropical wildlife, ranging from jaguars and ocelots to keel-boated macaws and howler monkeys.

Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands

Bonaire is without a doubt a "diver's paradise." Its license plates even state the same. But there is much more to this small Dutch country of 17,500 residents. "Bon Bini," as you will hear the friendly locals say, means "welcome to the island of Bonaire."

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

The sleepy fishing village of Mahahual is your gateway to Costa Maya. Here in the dense tropical forest and mangrove thickets of the southern Yucatan flourished the great Mayan civilization.

Dominica

Lying between Guadeloupe and Martinique is the island of Dominica--an unspoiled Caribbean paradise. The vibrant, rich rainforest is home to rare birds, including Sisserou and Jacquot parrots. Streams tumble down mountain slopes and thread fertile valleys on their short route to the sea.

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

When Columbus made his landfall in the Caymans in 1503, he found tortoises and sea turtles in such profusion that he promptly named the islands Las Tortugas. But the name that stuck for the islands was the Carib word "Caimanas."

Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

Grand Turk, the capital of the Turks and Caicos Islands, is a small island bursting with turn-of-the-century Caribbean charm, retaining the look and feel of the Caribbean 40 years ago. Grand Turk was founded by Bermudan salt rakers some three centuries ago and its Bermudan-British-colonial architecture surrounded by colorful local dwellings make the island a treasure to visit.

Grenada

Grenada is the Caribbean's "Isle of Spice" -- one of the world's major producers of nutmeg, mace, clove, cinnamon, and cocoa. Indeed, the fragrant aroma of spice seems to envelop the island's emerald hillsides, tropical forests, and sun-drenched beaches. Grenada is truly a feast for the senses.

Island of Cozumel, Mexico

Mayan myth claims that Cozumel was home to the gods. Truly Cozumel is a place fit for the gods, with its dazzling white-sand beaches, ruined Mayan temples, exotic jungle wildlife, and crystalline waters teeming with tropical fish. Just offshore lay Palancar Reef, considered one of the most spectacular coral formations in all the Caribbean.

Island of Roatan, Honduras

Roatan, the largest of the Bay Islands of Honduras, is noted for its pristine coral reefs, beautiful beaches, lush tropical foliage, and friendly people. Christopher Columbus discovered the islands in 1502 while on his fourth voyage and over the years it has been controlled by both the British and Spanish, as well as pirates and traders.

Nassau, Bahamas

For a taste of Europe with Caribbean flavor, look no farther than Nassau. The main city on New Providence Island in the Bahamas, Nassau offers everything from British-influenced cricket games and bewigged judges to Riviera-style casinos.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Ocho Rios (Spanish for "Eight Rivers") is located on the northern coast of Jamaica--67 miles east of Montego Bay. Blue-green mountains, white-sand beaches, lilting breezes wafting across flower-adorned hillsides - Jamaica is a sensual feast.

St. Kitts, St. Kitts and Nevis

Jagged volcanoes soaring above azure and turquoise seas, dense rainforests in myriad shades of green, rolling fields of sugarcane--welcome to St. Kitts. Along with its neighbor, Nevis, St. Kitts presents an exotic landscape more common to Polynesia than the Caribbean.

St. Maarten

St. Maarten offers a delightful case of split personality. Legend has it that a Frenchman and a Dutchman divided ownership of the island through a walk-off: Standing back to back, the two headed in opposite directions, walking around the island until they met. Perhaps the Dutchman paused for a refreshing brew.

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

The US Virgin Islands are America's paradise, offering an easygoing blend of island ways and American practicality. St. Thomas, capital of the island group, offers every imaginable sport: snorkeling, golfing, hiking, and sailing.