It’s plan a cruise month this October 2017. Each week will have a different destination theme, week 2 is Americas & Caribbean, so please read on and discover Cruise Club UK’s top cruise tips, including staff top tips too.
For those who are yet to cruise it can be a challenge on where to start looking and what suits your needs. Here we aim to provide you with the best tips to get the most out of your dream cruise:
Check you’re not booking during American Spring Break, sailings and destinations will be full or school and college students wanting to party, party, party!
Good months to travel the Caribbean are March/April – weather is lovely and hot. Can be very humid, but your outside of the hurricane season (June to November)
With regards to hurricane season it’s hard to know when one will hit, but it is easier to guess where. The dividing line between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean is the most common path. The hardest hit Islands tend to be the Bahamas and the British Virgin Islands.
The southern Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao are outside of the hurricane belt, and very beautiful
STAFF TOP DESTINATION TIPS:
Alaska – find out in advance what you want to get from your experience, is it wildlife spotting, whale watching, or maybe salmon fishing? This will help you decide what month to travel to get the best from your Alaskan dream cruise
Dunns river falls, Jamaica is a must do
If you want to see more islands, or more Southern Caribbean Islands you are best to fly to an island that offers the itinerary. ie: Barbados, San Juan
Sailing from Florida will have a minimum of one day at sea before getting to the Caribbean Islands.
Most cruise lines will have you disembark off the ship by 10am at the latest, whilst most flights to the UK won’t depart until 5pm. It’s definitely worth extending your stay after the cruise to avoid the all-day wait.
Caribbean sailings are much more laid back than sailing in Europe. The sail away is always good fun on top deck with the steel bands playing, really brings home that you are in the Caribbean
Air conditioning on ships always seems very cold after a day in the Caribbean heat, take a cardigan for the evenings!
Want a regional flight from the UK??? Most airlines will fly indirect, so why not make the most of the long flight and do a stay and cruise. Some of our most popular destinations include Las Vegas and Orlando.
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