How to choose the best Caribbean cruise line?
Hi there! Searching for the best Caribbean cruise line? Well the fact that you are here tells me two things. One, you are planning a Caribbean cruise; and two, you trust me to help you in selecting the best Caribbean cruise line for your trip. Thank you, I feel flattered!
If this will be your first cruise to the Caribbean, get ready to have the most wonderful experience of your life! If you are a returnee, then you already know that we are addictive.
OK, enough of my bragging, let’s get to it. Choosing the best Caribbean cruise line for your cruise vacation is serious business; because having saved, and sacrificed, and waited, and then waited some more, you really deserve to get the best value there is out there.
But wouldn’t you agree that the decision making process can become quite overwhelming?
The fact is, there are many cruise ships sailing the Caribbean waters and to complicate matters; most offer similar cruise packages. So how do you make that final choice?
Here’s what I did.
First, I conducted a personal brainstorm and wrote down exactly what my primary requirements were.
Issues such as my budget, actual cruise fare, amenities (Complimentary and paid), gratuity and alcohol policies, cruise ports, shore exursions and departure ports were some of the factors on my list.
Next I did a thorough research of the offerings of the top Caribbean cruise liners, based on my requirements. Talk about information overload! I felt like my poor brain was in a tizzy.
Anyhow, I needed a cruise that was also adult themed so time of year and ship class were important deciding factors as well. The first cruise liner that popped up on my radar was Royal Caribbean Cruise Line; there's a sneek peek on the top right corner of this page.
Eventually after diligent internet search, emailing and telephone calls, I narrowed down my choice to the cruise line and select ship that best fitted my needs.
By now, you must be saying to yourself, well why didn’t you just use a travel agent Karrie? The simple answer is I prefer to do all the ground work myself, so that I can weigh all my options appropriately.
Now believe me when I tell you that this decision making process was not as easy as it sounds. On the contrary, it took a lot of time and effort in sifting through all that information.
Quite frankly, with the balancing of kids, school, work and love life (or the lack thereof), many of us simply do not have that much time to conduct vital vacation research.
So what do we do? Yep, it’s true we simply settle for the first feasible option. Only to later discover that had we spent a little more time in deciding, we could have gotten a much better deal.
Settling is never a good idea and sometimes a little extra probing does go a long way. As your very excited cruise specialist, I have gone ahead and compiled a comprehensive profile of the top cruise liners that sail to the Caribbean for you.
By narrowing down the major features of each, I hope that you will be better able to choose the Caribbean cruise line and ship that best meet your needs.
Do bear in mind that most cruise liners offer a wide choice of ships within their fleet, so as a guide, you should look to newer model ships for the most spacious staterooms and the best variety of state-of-the-art facilities.
One advantage though of older vessels is that because of their age, they also offer a greater percentage of cruise discounts.
Please feel free to explore my top picks for the best cruise liners sailing to the Caribbean, shown over in the right hand column of this page.
You can explore all and then based on the attributes of each, decide which one is your perfect Caribbean cruise line.
Once you've gone on your best Caribbean cruise, please return to my site and tell me all about it on my cruise reviews page.
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