Are you heading out on a Caribbean Cruise or dreaming of taking one?
These are our best Caribbean Cruise Vacation Tips! We have been lucky enough to take multiple Caribbean Cruises and wanted to make sure we shared our best Caribbean Cruise Vacation Tips with everyone.
Trust me we have done all the wrong things so you don’t have to! 🙂
My biggest tip is to make sure you are ready to have fun, relax and soak up the Caribbean sun!
1. Pack your sunscreen, aloe, sunglasses, swimsuit and beach accessories as soon as you can to make sure you don’t forget anything!
I made the mistake of not using enough sunscreen on a cruise and ended up looking like a raccoon for the majority of the cruise. You can pick up extra sunscreen in the ship store but it is going to be a lot more expensive than buying it at your local store.
2. If you plan on buying alcohol during your trip make sure and check prices in your home town.
Some of the alcohol is priced great others are only a $1 or $2 cheaper and it may not be worth packing it home.
3. Bring cash with you
Pack low denomination cash with you for tips and taxi rides. This also gives you the chance to buy something in town and not have to worry about getting a large amount of change back from the vendor.
4. Bring a bag for your purchases.
Depending on the area some street/beach vendors may not have bags for their products. Bringing a carry bag with you will make it a lot easier to transport your purchases back to the boat.
5. Choose the right ship for you!
Each cruise line offers a variety of entertainment and options. It is well worth checking out each cruise line before booking your cruise. Some ships are party ships while others are retirement ships. Make sure the ship you choose is perfect for your cruise vacation.
6. Research the port you plan to visit
Some ports like Grand Turk are super easy and you just walk off the ship and you are at the beach. Other ports take more effort to reach a nice beach or shopping area. Definitely check out the cruise ports to make sure they offer what you are looking for on your cruise. (check out the right sidebar and click any of the pictures to learn more about Caribbean ports)
7. Have fun!
Visiting the Caribbean on a cruise is an absolutely fantastic way to travel! You get the chance to explore multiple destinations during one cruise.