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Set sail on a blissful luxury vacation on one of our 5-day Caribbean cruises. These stunning itineraries visit some of the region’s most coveted destinations, including the Bahamas, Mexico, Grand Cayman, and the Dominican Republic.
Our 5-day cruises combine visits to beautiful beaches in ports like Nassau, Cozumel, and Key West, with two serene days at sea, where you’ll have the chance to revel in all of the spectacular venues and luxuries available on our award-winning ships. Spend your days exploring tropical islands and festive beach towns. Later, unwind onboard and enjoy world-class dining, unlimited entertainment options, and impeccable service throughout your journey.
Before departing on your 5-day Caribbean cruise, explore the vibrant city of Miami. Lounge under the sun and admire the pastel Art Deco buildings of South Beach. Sample delicious Cuban cuisine and practice some salsa dancing in Little Havana. Discover the artsy neighborhood of Wynwood and its photo-friendly murals. Or take a walk around the manicured gardens of Vizcaya Museum, where you’ll be surrounded by lovely views of Biscayne Bay.
Discover the beauty of Florida’s Gulf Coast at the departure port of Tampa. In this exciting city by the water, you’ll find something for all types of interests. Sports fans can head to one of Tampa’s world-class stadiums to watch a baseball or football game. Foodies will love exploring Y-Bor City, the city’s historic neighborhood, where you’ll find delicious Cuban sandwiches and authentic cigars. While art lovers can head to the nearby Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, where you’ll find the largest collection of works by the surrealist artist outside of Europe.
Set sail on your 5-day Western Caribbean cruise from Fort Lauderdale, home to one of the largest cruise ports in the world, Port Everglades. Spend a few days before your cruise visiting its white-sand beaches and natural parks. Squeeze in some shopping and have lunch with a view of the ocean at Las Olas Boulevard. Spot local wildlife on an airboat tour around the Everglades. Or take the kids on a fun and informative outing to the Museum of Discovery and Science.
Experience tropical bliss in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, where white-sand beaches and turquoise waters are found at every turn. Spend your day in port exploring the city’s bright colors, mouthwatering cuisine, and heavenly beaches. Go snorkeling in shallow coral reefs, where you’ll be surrounded by tropical fish and sea turtles. Shop for gifts in the famous Straw Market, where artisans sell unique, handmade goods. For an indulgent day, head to the Atlantis Resort, a sprawling complex with an aquatic park, eleven pools, and several beaches.
You’ll find it easy to relax on the island Cozumel, an untouched slice of paradise just off the coast of Mexico. Lounge under the sun in pristine beaches with powder-soft sand like Playa Palancar and El Cielo, which fittingly translates to “heaven.” Dive into crystal-clear waters and spot starfish, sea turtles, and dazzling coral reefs. Or embark on an unforgettable day trip to the nearby ruins of Tulum or Chichen Itza, where you’ll walk on the former grounds of an ancient Mayan citadel.
Embrace the laid-back lifestyle and gorgeous nature of Grand Cayman during a stop in George Town. Explore its many pristine beaches, like the idyllic Seven Mile Beach, where the sand stretches as far as the eye can see. Dive into the water at Starfish Point, where you’ll be surrounded by dozens of these magnificent sea creatures. Stroll through the bucolic Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, an oasis of tropical flora and fauna. Or step inside the breathtaking Crystal Caves, where thousands of stalactite and stalagmite formations await.
Explore quirky Key West, a tiny Florida town that packs a large punch. Key West is known for its laid-back attitude, which is in full display at its famous Duval Street, where you can dip in and out of festive restaurants and bars. It’s also the home of Ernest Hemingway’s former Spanish Colonial house, which is now a museum dedicated to the celebrated American writer. During your day in port, you can also snorkel around pristine coral reefs and don’t leave without trying a slice of its namesake Key Lime pie.
Nature lovers will find much to do at the Dominican Republic’s Puerto Plata, where impeccable beaches and outdoor adventures await. Go hiking around a protected jungle. Discover the 27 Charcos, a system of waterfalls, lagoons, and cool swimming holes. Spot manatees while paddling on a kayak, swim with dolphins at a marine park, and play with adorable squirrel monkeys at Monkeyland, where you can also sample local coffee and cocoa.
Located on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Costa Maya is an ideal destination for both families and sun-worshippers. Spend your day lounging on its sandy beaches, where you can unwind underneath a palm palapa or hit the water on a kayak. Walk around the ruins of Chacchoben and marvel at ancient Mayan pyramids and structures. Or visit the picturesque Seven Colors Lagoon and go river tubing in this lovely body of water that lives up to its name.
There’s no better way to experience the Caribbean Sea’s vibrant underwater treasures than on an exciting snorkeling excursion. During a 5 day Caribbean cruise, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to grab a mask and fins and make your way around the region’s colorful coral reefs, where you’ll find endless tropical fish and exotic marine species, like sea turtles, starfish, and stingrays along the way.
Go on an unforgettable swim with the ocean’s friendliest mammals during a trip to a dolphin center, where you’ll learn all about these intelligent creatures. Get up and close with these gentle marine animals and play and interact with them during a once-in-a-lifetime excursion.
Spend your 5 day Caribbean cruise unwinding on one heavenly Caribbean beach after another. Bury your toes in impossibly soft sand. Drink a rum punch under the shade of a palm tree. Go on a gentle swim in warm and inviting turquoise waters. Regardless of where you are sailing within the region, you can rest easy knowing that a spectacular beach is found at every port stop.