We absolutely love cruising the Caribbean. You just can’t go wrong taking a Caribbean Cruise! Today we are sharing our Caribbean Cruise Travel Tips. These tips come from traveling to the Caribbean and experiencing the good, the bad, and seeing the ugly at times. We want to make sure everyone has the best vacation possible!
If you have other tips please feel free to comment on this post so we can add them! We want to make sure you can enjoy the gorgeous weather, tropical water and sunshine without dealing with anything crazy.
Caribbean Cruise Travel Tips
~Don’t mark yourself as a target, Leave the bling on the boat
~Don’t wear your cruise card around your neck. This makes you really easy to pick out of a crowd for pickpockets, street sellers and well anyone.
~If you buy something wait to show it off until you are in your room
~Hold onto your stuff, Make sure you don’t set it down and forget it
~Look around for the best prices
~Walk down the beach a couple of minutes to save money on beach chairs
~If you are looking for free wi-fi watch where the crew walks to
~Make sure and pack sunscreen! It is hot and the sun can fry you without you realizing it
~Pack a light jacket or windbreaker. It can get chilly on deck in the evenings after spending the afternoon in the sun. Rainstorms are not uncommon in the Caribbean and having a light cover will make it a little easier to handle.
~Carry a variety of small bills if you plan on purchasing from beach sellers and small stores. Having change will make it easier to bargain and not worry about how much change you are due.
~The cruise ship bag with their name across it is great when you get home but remember using it in port marks you as a cruise passenger.
I hope that our security tips are not scaring you from taking a Caribbean Cruise. We have just seen a difference in peoples experiences when they are wearing their cruise cards or carrying a cruise branded bag. These passengers quickly gained the attention of street sellers and tour guides. Other passengers who were dressed casually and just walked off the boat were able to wander the streets without to much interruption.
When is Hurricane Season in the Caribbean? – Hurricane season officially runs from June 1st to November 30th.
What happens if there is a hurricane? – The ship may miss a port based on the weather. The ship will manuever to a safer area to miss the hurricane whenever possible.
When is the high season for Caribbean Cruises – The high season is generally mid-December until mid-April. During the high season the weather is amazing but prices are higher and the beaches will be packed with people.
What are the most expensive times to take a Caribbean Cruise? – The holidays! Christmas, New Years, Presidents Day and Easter are normally the busiest and most expensive times to take a cruise!
What months are considered low season and have great deals? – September, October and early November are considered low season. Some years there is a lull mid-January after the holidays.
Do I need to pack a beach towel? No! Most ships provide you with beach towels in your room and will change them out daily for you. This is good and bad. The great thing is you don’t need to think about packing a towel. One thing to note is the beach towels also easily mark you as a ship passenger. The positive thing is taxi drivers will hopefully stick around to take you back to the ship. The negative thing is you can become an easy mark for theft. Make sure and only bring what you need for the day off the ship. Use a Waterproof pouch to carry your phone, ship card and cash on you at all times.
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