Stuck for somewhere new to go on holiday this year? Well by booking yourself onto a Caribbean cruise with Royal Caribbean this summer, you can make sure you have a holiday that’s truly memorable, with multiple destinations, and where no day needs to be the same as the last. Caribbean cruises enable you to get beyond the stereotypical sand-and-snorkelling of the islands, to really discover the individual cultures, history, wildlife and identity of the islands.
Better yet, unlike an uncomfortable and cramped aircraft, moving between destinations on a cruise ship doesn’t need to be a chore, but instead is part of the fun! The Independence of the Seas cruise ship is perfect for those who want to be able to take all of the best features of their holiday with them, rather than leave them in the resort when they move from place to place.
Here are the Top 5 must see places for any Caribbean cruise:
Located below the eastern end of Cuba, in the heart of the Spanish Main, Jamaica was the perfect base for pirates intent on plundering Spain’s New World treasure ships as they sailed the high seas bound for Cadiz. Visit Port Royal, and see where some of the most famous (and original!) pirates of the Caribbean plundered!
Stingray City Trips lets travelers can get up close and personal with up to dozen stingrays. On the tour you can feed and pet the stingrays or opt to view them from the glass-bottomed boat.
Lush, vibrant, and utterly captivating, St. Lucia’s rainforest can be explored via the adrenalin charged method of a zip line tour, or a more sedate hike.
By taking a monster truck safari along the back roads of the countryside around Punta Cana, you can get well off the tourist trail and discover the real Dominican Republic for yourself.
Built between 1912 and 1926, the St Kitts Scenic Railway was used to transport sugar cane from field to factory. Visitors can now take the train for a unique tour of the island that opens a window into a forgotten past.
It all sounds tempting doesn’t it? Check out Thomas Cook for available cruise deals, and book your own voyage of discovery.