A Caribbean Cruise Itinerary

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					A Caribbean Cruise Itinerary
Choosing where to sail is one of the first decisions made when planning a
cruise vacation. Most cruise travelers select a 7-day Caribbean cruise
for their first experience at sea. When you search the Internet or read
cruise brochures, the most common itineraries offered are Eastern
Caribbean and Western Caribbean. Which is better? The answer is either!
It all depends on what your interests are, so in addition to selecting
the right ship, you need to research the ports of call before you book.
Both itineraries will provide cruisers with opportunities to sail, swim,
snorkel, and shop. But there are differences. Let's take a quick look at
the two most popular Caribbean cruise itineraries.
Eastern Caribbean Cruises
Most cruise ships sailing to the eastern Caribbean on 7-day itineraries
board from Florida. Ports of call on an Eastern Caribbean schedule
regularly comprise the Bahamas, St. Thomas, St. John (USVI), Puerto Rico,
and perhaps St. Marten/St. Martin. If you want minus sailing (i.e. time
at sea) and more shopping and opdocksunities to go to fantastic
seaside's, then an Eastern Caribbean schedule might grab more to you. The
islands are relatively close together, slighter, and seashore detours
lean to be more geared to seaside or water activities.
Western Caribbean Cruises
Cruise ships sailing to the western Caribbean board from Florida, New
Orleans or Texas. Ports of call on a Western Caribbean schedule regularly
comprise Costume or Playa del Carmen, Mexico; excellent Cayman; Key West,
FL; the Dominican state; Jamaica; Belize; or Costa Rica. If you look at a
map, you will see that while the docks of call are foster distant, more
sailing is regularly intricate on a western Caribbean cruise. So you may
have more time at sea and minus time in docks or on the seaside. The
docks of call in the western Caribbean are sometimes on the mainland
(Mexico, Belize, and Costa Rica) or at superior islands (Jamaica,
Dominican state). Thus, the seashore detour options are more various. You
can explore obsolete Mayan ruins, tramp the shower forests, or go
snorkeling or SCUBA diving in some unforgettable locations.
If you are now thoroughly perplexed, that's approve! The Caribbean Sea is
a cruise lover's heaven--sapphire seas, sunny seasides, and interesting
docks of call. You will get all of these whichever path you cruise. East
and West are both great--and then there's the Southern Caribbean and
Northern Caribbean, but that's for another day!
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