If you are looking for a cruise that is the best bang for the buck, look no further than one of the Western Caribbean cruises from New Orleans or Tampa, Fl. 7 night Western Caribbean cruises can be found for under $400 a person and it isn’t uncommon to find balcony rates as low as $500. This is an amazing deal considering the Western Caribbean features several of the top 10 Caribbean cruise destinations and many of the top cruise excursions. Now to get these rates you are probably going to have to set sail in either the fall or spring when rates or the lowest. Don’t worry though even cruising in the summer doesn’t mean you have to pay an arm and a leg either. We have taken several Western Caribbean cruises during the summer and typically pay around $800 each for a balcony. That’s several hundred dollars cheaper than other cruises offered at the same time.
|Western Caribbean Destinations|
- Grand Cayman
- Cozumel, Mexico
- Costa Maya, Mexico
- Ocho Rios, Jamaica
- Falmouth, Jamaica
- Progreso, Mexico
|Western Caribbean Cruise Lines|
Many of the major cruise lines including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Disney, Norwegian and Holland America offer cruises to the Western Caribbean with all of the cruises being somewhat cheaper than other cruises offered by each line. The Carnival Western Caribbean cruises tend to be much cheaper and can be found more often due to having year round ships cruising from Tampa and New Orleans.
While the Royal Caribbean Western Caribbean cruises do tend to be more expensive they do offer cruisers a chance to experience the worlds best cruise ships with both the Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas sailing various Western Caribbean excursions.
Even though our family prefers Royal Caribbean we have always chose the Carnival cruises out of Tampa for our Western Caribbean trips due to the fact that it has always been the best deal and we love visiting Tampa. Because the ship is in port almost every day it isn’t as important to have a great ship like the Oasis because you are touring ports more than you are on the ship.
|Top Western Caribbean Cruise Excursions|
One of the most appealing aspects of a Western Caribbean cruises is the variety of excursions available. These excursions go way beyond your typical beach days and snorkeling trips. You can find yourself tubing down rivers, swimming with stingrays or zipping through the jungle making for one unforgettable vacation. Here a few of the best Western Caribbean cruise excursions.
- Swimming with stingrays in Grand Cayman
- Cave Tubing in Belize
- Mayan Ruins of Tulum, Mexico
- Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, Belize
- Dunn’s River Falls, Jamaica
- Zip-lining in Roatan