Escaping the cold of winter with a Caribbean cruise is how many first time cruisers get hooked on the convenience, enjoyment, and value of cruising. The Caribbean and Bahamas are known for their tropical temperatures, turquoise blue waters, idyllic islands, and pristine beaches. It’s also perfect for kids of all ages.

Choose from an array of shore excursions or independent exploring that includes touching stingrays in Stingray Bay in Grand Cayman, feeding green monkeys in Barbados, snorkeling in Cozumel and Dominica, visiting a butterfly farm in St. Thomas, watching jumping dolphins in St. Lucia and swimming in the safe, shallow waters of Aruba.

Families can choose from a number of different ports of departure, making the cost of a cruise vacation very reasonable. Here is a listing of the numerous ports of departure as well as the cruise ports offered on various Caribbean and Bahamas cruises.

Ports of Departure for Caribbean and Bahamas Cruises

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Charleston, SC
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Galveston, TX
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Miami, FL
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York, NY
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Port Canaveral, FL
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Tampa, FL

 

Cruise Port Profiles of the Caribbean and Bahamas

  • Antigua (St. John’s)
  • Aruba (Oranjestad)
  • Bahamas (Castaway Cay)
  • Bahamas (Coco Cay)
  • Bahamas (Freeport)
  • Bahamas (Great Stirrup Cay)
  • Bahamas (Half Moon Cay)
  • Bahamas (Nassau)
  • Bahamas (Princess Cays)
  • Barbados (Bridgetown)
  • Bonaire (Kralendijk)
  • Costa Maya, Mexico
  • Cozumel, Mexico
  • Curacao (Willemstad)
  • Dominica (Roseau)
  • Dominican Republic (Samana)
  • Dominican Republic (La Romana)
  • Grenada (St. George’s)
  • Grand Cayman (Georgetown)
  • Jamaica (Falmouth)
  • Jamaica (Montego Bay)
  • Jamaica (Ocho Rios)
  • Key West, FL
  • Labadee, Haiti
  • Martinique (Fort de France)
  • Progresso, Mexico
  • Roatan (Mahogany Bay), Honduras
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • St. Kitts (Basseterre)
  • St. Lucia (Castries)
  • St. Maarten (Philipsburg)
  • St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
  • Tortola, British Virgin Islands
  • Turks and Caicos (Grand Turk)