Plan your Caribbean cruise by understanding the itineraries offered in each region. Southern Caribbean cruises venture deep into the chain of islands that make up the West Indies. Ports of call are on islands like Aruba, St. Lucia and Curaçao where you’ll experience spectacular rainforests, Dutch architecture, and underwater exploration. Western Caribbean cruises typically visit countries like Belize, Mexico, and Honduras where you can explore ancient Mayan ruins, snorkel the second-largest reef in the world and see exotic animals in the wild. The Eastern Caribbean islands are generally considered to be the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, and Puerto Rico. Visit the oldest Spanish fort in the New World, El Morro, in San Juan; climb to the top of Blackbeard’s Castle on St. Thomas and seek out the North Atlantic humpback whales that migrate to these warm waters every winter. Domestic departure points in states like Florida, Louisiana and Texas allow your trip to the vibrant Caribbean to start closer to home, perhaps even within driving distance. With nearly two decades' worth of accolades, Norwegian Cruise Line was voted “The Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line”, 8 years in a row by the World Travel Awards.
Meet Norwegian's exclusive private island, Great Stirrup Cay, an idyllic spot where you can do it all, or nothing at all. The must-do experience is visiting the Swimming Pigs of Treasure Island. You’ll get tons of likes on social media for that snap of you with a pig! Another prime spot for your perfect vacation photo is the overwater swing beautifully positioned above the crystal-clear Caribbean water. Thrill seekers will want to book a ride on the zipline or take a jet ski or kayak out on the open water. Have an underwater encounter with a stingray or snorkel above the sculpture garden in the placid lagoon. Chill out completely on a floating raft where you can take relaxing to another level. Private villas offer air conditioning, access to special dining options and private restrooms, all with unobstructed views and access to the beach. Build your own taco at the Abaco Taco Bar and treat yourself to a freshly muddled mojito or a refreshing margarita while you siesta under the swaying palms.
Breathe freely on a cruise that’s completely mask-free! All guests and crew are required to be 100% fully vaccinated so you can get back to vacationing safely. Everyone on board will be vaccinated so you can dine in any restaurant and enjoy all entertainment without a mask requirement. You can book shore excursions without restrictions and appreciate the peace of mind that comes from confidence in your health and safety. Get the full Norwegian experience — all venues and experiences are entirely open and limited occupancy on each ship means more space per guest. New check-in systems offer a streamlined process for guests by allowing documents to be signed electronically. Only Norwegian Cruise Line gives you the freedom to dine, relax, and explore on your own schedule.