Set Sail for the Southern Caribbean

Set Sail for the Southern Caribbean with our own Vera Kelly

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Gander, NL

Ask Vera

“Visiting Southern Caribbean islands like St. Lucia, Curacao, Antigua or Barbados on their own can be expensive. A cruise therefore an ideal and affordable way to experience these wonderful places. An added bonus is getting to sample both French and West Indian cultures.”

Gentle Trade Winds, sugar-sand beaches, impossibly blue turquoise waters… Crisp chardonnay sipped on your balcony overlooking the shores of yet another gorgeous island gem. Yes, cruising the Southern Caribbean provides all this, and more. 

But are all Southern Caribbean cruises made equal? Not necessarily, according to our Caribbean cruise expert Vera Kelly. “For me, it’s all about the itineraries and ports of call.  The cruise experience can vary depending on which you choose.” Here are two contrasting itineraries handpicked for your consideration by Vera.

Cruise Pick: 5-night Southern Caribbean Cruise with Royal Caribbean
Family Friendly!

Itinerary highlights: Antigua, Barbados and Castries—the capital and main cruise port of St. Lucia. Part of the British Commonwealth, but formerly a French colony, St. Lucia offers a winning blend of culture and adventure among verdant mountaintops and pristine coastal backdrops.

Cruise Pick: 14-day Southern Caribbean Gems with Oceania Cruises (Miami to Miami)

Itinerary highlights: An expansive two-week sailing, this cruise visits lesser-known island-gems like St. Vincent, Bonaire, St. Barts and Grenada, as well as such popular Southern Caribbean ports as Aruba, Antigua and St. Lucia.