The Caribbean is a beautiful place to go cruising, but for the past few years it seems like the same destinations would pop up when doing a search for a cruise to this area. After all, it’s the allure of the pristine waters of the Caribbean that have made Miami’s cruise port one of the most popular departure points in the world.
There is nothing wrong with ports of call to Cozumel, Nassau, Freeport, or Grand Cayman. In fact, these ports are only popular because they offer an amazing experience. But once you have been back to the same islands over and over again, it’s time to try something new.
More cruise lines are now offering more exotic locations to visit. Some of these Caribbean cruises have to travel further south to reach these exotic places, so if you are only looking at 4-5 day cruises you can miss these great destinations.
Some 7-8 day cruises out of Miami can take you to La Romana, Dominican Republic; St Kitts, Aruba, Curacao, Antigua, and even the Virgin Islands.
You will find that some of the less visited islands in the Caribbean are some of the best places to visit. You can get away from the hustle and bustle of vendors and heavy foot traffic, and just enjoy the natural beauty of the Caribbean. And I dare say that’s why people go cruising to begin with: to get away from the craziness of their lives and enjoy a relaxing time at sea.
It will always be cheaper to visit those popular destinations like Nassau and Cozumel, and ponying up some extra cash so you can find a remote location in the Caribbean might seem like a hassle in itself. But once you are able to relax on a sandy beach with no in sight but your family, it will be well worth it.
There are still many places I would like to visit that are considered gems of the Caribbean, and when I do visit these places I will be sure to let our readers at CruiseFever.net know all about it.
But tell us your favorite “exotic” or more “remote” location as a cruise destination in the comment section below.