Caribbean Fly Cruise

If you want to broaden your choice of destinations for luxury holidays, it is well worth considering fly cruises as well as ones that depart from the UK.

As the name suggests, a fly cruise involves jetting off to a foreign country to board a liner, rather than sailing from a British port. Thinking about this option will give you a much greater range of cruises to choose from, but also has a number of other advantages.

One of them is that you will have a better chance of getting a great deal on your luxury holiday. Most operators have a range of cruise offers and promotions available and by being flexible about your departure port you will be in a perfect position to take advantage of them.

Fly cruises are also likely to be a particularly good choice if you are hoping to enjoy some sunshine on your holiday. If you book a Caribbean cruise, for example, you will spend more time sailing around the islands if your voyage begins in Florida rather than Southampton.

Should you only have a week or 14 days available for your luxury cruise, departing from Barcelona or New York will mean you have time to visit more places than if you sail from the UK. A fly cruise will also allow you to begin the holiday from your local airport, rather than having to cruise from southampton

Among the popular departure ports for fly cruises are Miami and New York. Many people enjoy exploring the east coast cities before boarding a liner for a few days in the Caribbean. From Florida you can choose itineraries that include the Bahamas, St Thomas and San Maarten or Hispaniola, Jamaica and Mexico.

After a day hitting the Big Apple’s shops or visiting its world famous galleries, you can board a luxury liner for a tour of the island paradises of Bermuda, St Thomas, San Maarten and Puerto Rico.

Barcelona is one of the most popular starting points for Mediterranean cruises, while taking a flight to Venice will enable you to choose from a relaxing voyage around the Adriatic or a tour of Italy’s historic cities.

Alternatively, you could travel by air to Oslo, from where you will be able to sail up the stunning Norwegian coastline or explore the Baltic region.

Whether you are after sunshine, scenery, culture or a mixture of all three, there is bound to be cruise deals for you

why choose a caribbean cruise

Caribbean cruises are all the rage these days. When you consider the range of amenities and facilities, the varied ports of call, and the range of activities on offer, Caribbean cruises are pretty good value. They offer much more than any one Caribbean resort can offer, and can be great fun no matter what the weather is like. Modern cruise liners are huge and can usually handle rough weather in stride without the passengers on board even noticing. The popularity of   Caribbean Cruises has resulted in several cruise lines operating in the region, as well as several different routes to choose from. So how do you decide which cruise line and route. Firstly, let us take a look at the Caribbean cruise lines on offer. The big names are Royal Caribbean, Princess and Norwegian, and it makes sense to look at these three first. They have made their names based on their reputation of reliability, service and range of amenities, services, activities and routes. The pick of these would have to be Royal Caribbean. They have the largest and most modern fleet of cruise ships in the Caribbean, and, despite normal fares being a tad expensive, have some surprisingly cheap Caribbean cruise package deals especially in the off season. However if you are planning your vacation for a high season, book well in advance as Royal Caribbean is often sold out months beforehand. Norwegian is also a great cruise line and a little cheaper than Royal Caribbean, while Princess is another good option for those looking for a deal. There are several other Caribbean cruise operations that work on theme-based cruises, such as Celebrity, which may suit certain travelers’ tas

Now, on to Caribbean cruise routes. Generally cruises take place in a certain area of the Caribbean, visiting the ports of call particular to that region. Basically, the Caribbean Sea can be divided into Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern areas. Depending on the length of the cruise, one or a few of these regions can be explored. There are also cruises just to one destination, such as Bermuda cruises, cuba cruises, or Bahamas cruises. Personally, I think the Eastern and Southern routes are the most interesting. The Eastern routes usually stop in at fantastic places such as Antigua, St Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla, all of which are steeped in history and have the friendliest people. These routes may also take you through the French and Netherlands Antilles, which have their own distinctive cultural atmosphere and magnificent sights. The Southern cruises also take you to magical islands such as Trinidad, Tobago, Curacao, Aruba, Barbados and Bonaire. Those with enough time and money can easily combine these two regions into one cruise, seeing what I consider to be the best of what the Caribbean has to offer!