The Caribbean is seeing new ports and new facilities built all the time to deal with the larger ships, and in a greater volume. We see that there are at least 30 to 35 new ships planned for the next 3 or so years. The early saver deals are up.

Here is a look at our destination guide menu or ports and tours.

ANTIGUA ARUBA BAHAMAS BARBADOS BERMUDA BONAIRE CANAVERAL 

COSTA RICA COLUMBIA CURACAO CUBA DOMINICAN REP – AMBER COVE

GRENADA GUADELOUPE JAMAICA KEY WEST MARTINIQUE MEXICO

NEW ORLEANS PANAMA St THOMAS St KITTS St LUCIA Sint MAARTEN

St VINCENT (& Bequia) TORTOLA TRINIDAD & TABAGO

Click here for the special CARIBBEAN SEASON destination menu. Each major Island and Caribbean Season Destination has a guide or film about the tours here !

The fish are swarming in St Vincent – see here – ChiChi fishing, filmed Nov 2017 

The short answer is that ships where possible avoid bad weather or putting their passengers to any discomfort and few ports are now off limits. In brief most of the ports you will stop at will be unaffected or have been repaired. Officials from the cruise operators are working with the islands to see how they can get back to the affected ones. Some of the islands that are being used like Guadeloupe need a look at to plan, because you may well need to find a beach or a tour, the port is not a wonderful attraction.

St Thomas and St John are badly hit as are Anguilla. Puerto Rico and parts of Cuba were hit hard. Cruise ports will be closed where the countries still have no water and electricity, or where roads have disrupted supplies such as food. To see devastation we filmed first hand, see the film we made in Fiji just a few years ago and you will understand (below).

For example Britannia Christmas Cruise has a slight alteration and is avoiding St Maarten.  Whilst TUI ships have been using Jamaica as a replacement and shifting schedules, the Azura used Martinique and Guadeloupe. However, these arrangements were made and set and from 2018 I feel St Maarten, a firm cruise favourite, will be back.

So if you are travelling to the Caribbean, have fun and support where you can though we are sure you will not be at the ports that have been hit for a while yet. Our films on Caribbean destination ports are broken into three groups.

  • The north from Charlestown down, Florida ports and Cuba – menu
  • The Caribbean Islands – main area.
  • ABC Islands, South Caribbean & the west, Mexico and other main land – menu.

Have a look around because now is the time to get a great deal there and maybe help by spending some money that they will use to rebuild.

CRUISE INSURANCE – WE ADD NOTHING ON, JUST CLICK HOLIDAY EXTRAS – OR OUR INSURANCE BLOG    &    CAR PARKING DEALS – WE ADD NOTHING ON, JUST CLICK HOLIDAY EXTRAS – OR OUR PARKING & AIRPORT BLOG

Our thoughts and good wishes go out to the islands where people are trying to rebuild, we were in Fiji when the worst cyclone in history hit and the people were amazing. See here.