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Bonaire, Eastern Caribbean

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Puerto Rico

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St Lucia

St Lucia

St Lucia

St Lucia

Cruise the Eastern Caribbean by Booking Online for the Best Deals

Eastern Caribbean cruises are filled with beautiful tropical ports and are the favorite itineraries of many guests. If you choose one of these itineraries, you can look forward to excellent island food, warm blue waters, and amazing beaches.

Relax and enjoy the journey with our Eastern Caribbean cruise deals. Popular cruise ports in the Eastern Caribbean include Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, St. Maartin, St. Thomas, Antigua, and so many more. Typically disembarking from port cities within the Southeastern U.S., many major cruise lines feature Eastern Caribbean cruises out of Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Galveston, and New Orleans. CruiseDirect can help you book a trip with the best cruise line for Eastern Caribbean vacations and get the best price, thanks to our low price guarantee. Our Eastern Caribbean cruise packages include stays ranging from three nights to 15, and we never charge booking fees. Book with us and you can set sail on the best Eastern Caribbean cruise for less!

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St. Thomas Island Overview
St. Thomas Island Overview

This quick Island Overview is a great way to see this scenic island and leave time for shopping.

St Maarten Sights, Shopping and Sand
St Maarten Sights, Shopping and Sand

See parts of the island usually not seen by cruise guests on this island drive and beach tour with a twist.

San Juan Old and New Tour
San Juan Old and New Tour

Escape the mob tours and see an overview of old and new San Juan with an experienced guide.

Soufriere Sail
Soufriere Sail

Climb aboard a beautifully equipped 55 foot catamaran for a sail around St. Lucia you will not soon forget.

Barbados Harrisons Cave Tour
Barbados Harrisons Cave Tour

No visit to Barbados would be complete without a tour through Harrison Caves. This shorter tour focuses solely on the caves.

Antigua Kayak, Snorkel & Beach
Antigua Kayak, Snorkel & Beach

Take this amazing combination tour through the lush tropical rainforest and fishing villages of Antigua.

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Eastern Caribbean

What Is Considered the Eastern Caribbean?

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Anguilla
  • Montserrat
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Guadeloupe
  • Martinique
  • St. Barthelemy
  • St. Maarten
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curacao
  • Puerto Rico
  • Bahamas

Where Do You Go on an Eastern Caribbean Cruise?

These Eastern Caribbean cruises often include stops at Grand Turk, Antigua, St. Lucia, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, and/or St. Kitts. Some cruise lines even have their own private ports, such as Royal Caribbean's Labadee, on the coast of Haiti, and Amber Cove, Carnival's port in the Dominican Republic.

U.S. origin ports are mostly located in the southeast U.S., and departure cities include Tampa, New Orleans, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Galveston.

What Cruise Lines Go to the Eastern Caribbean?

Eastern Caribbean cruises are offered by several popular cruise lines, such as:

  • Royal Caribbean
  • Celebrity
  • Norwegian
  • Princess
  • Carnival
  • Holland America

Best Time to Travel to the Eastern Caribbean

When you travel to the Eastern Caribbean, you don't have to worry so much about the time of year you travel because you will experience lovely, warm weather all year. The high season is between December and April, and the best time to get Eastern Caribbean cruise deals is late summer and fall.

Eastern Caribbean Cruise Itineraries and Ports

These are some of the most popular stops included in the best Eastern Caribbean cruise itineraries:

  1. Bahamas: Nassau is home to the Straw Market, full of shopping opportunities and souvenirs. Paradise Island is famous for its beaches and has plenty of rentals for water sports.
  2. St. Thomas: This island has loads of duty-free shopping opportunities and one of the most-loved Caribbean beaches, Magens Bay.
  3. St. Maarten: You'll find both Dutch and French culture here along with many chances to buy duty-free jewelry and liquor. There are also plenty of fine dining opportunities.

Eastern Caribbean Cruise Tips

  • Consider renting a car while in port; it's usually affordable and will give you more freedom to take your own excursions. You may want to plan in advance of your cruise because cars can go quickly if several cruise ships are in port.
  • Don't worry if a port seems tourist-y: You can always find more secluded areas and beaches with a little planning. This is where a rental car can help you get off the beaten path.
  • Look out for pickpockets while you're in port. A cross-body bag can help deter theft.
  • Realize that the culture is different on the islands, and go with the flow. For instance, some beaches may allow beachgoers to be nude or topless. If you want to avoid these, a little research goes a long way.