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Five of the best Caribbean itineraries for 2019

This sun-kissed area of the world is synonymous with so many things that make us feel good. The very mention of the Caribbean conjures up images of azure waters, silky sands, colourful cocktails and unparalleled relaxation.

If you’re seeking the feel-good factor for 2019, then look no further. Fran Hayden, from ROL Cruise, has picked her top five Caribbean cruise itineraries for 2019 so all you need do is pack your best swimwear, choose your holiday reading and prepare yourself for paradise.

Best for British – P&O Cruises’ Britannia

From pound sterling on board and a Great British Gin Menu, to a traditional Afternoon Tea and British celebrity chefs, P&O Cruises offers a quintessentially British cruise experience. If you want to sail the Caribbean seas but not forgo any of your home comforts, then this 14 night Barbados roundtrip on board Britannia, built exclusively for the British market, is the Caribbean cruise for you.

Visiting exquisite destinations such as Willemstad, St. George’s, Castries and St. John’s – plus many more – this itinerary takes Caribbean highlights to a whole new level. P&O Cruises also offer a host of cruise enhancing shore excursions (at a supplement) so you could find yourself enjoying a guided Caribbean cuisine tour, experiencing the best of Barbados rum or snorkelling with stingrays! Endless opportunities abound in the Caribbean and P&O Cruises can take you there in traditional British comfort.

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Best for Luxury – 6★ Seabourn

Experience ‘The Seabourn Difference’ with this immersive Caribbean itinerary. Little can compare to cruising in the lap of luxury, and you can experience all that 6★ Seabourn have to offer as you sail to lesser-known Caribbean Islands, as well as some well-known favourites. Soak up Caribbean history in Charlestown and enjoy a tour of the island’s sugar estates; dive in the crystal-clear waters of Terre-de-Haut and revel in the breath-taking beauty of Mayreau.

Back on board, you can take advantage of Seabourn’s exceptional, intuitive service, stunning suites that are all ocean-facing, complimentary drinks on board, world-class dining and immersive lectures. They also offer their exclusive ‘Caviar in the Surf’ experience where you will be served caviar and champagne by Seabourn officers, from the beauty of the Caribbean Sea itself.

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Best for Innovation – Modern Luxury Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises set the standard for modern luxury cruising and offer a rich variety of on board innovations to take your cruise experience to the next level. Join Celebrity Equinox on an incredible itinerary which features an overnight hotel stay in Miami, as well as the chance to visit St. Thomas in Charlotte Amalie, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and Philipsburg, St. Maarten plus so much more. On board, head to the Lawn Club to sunbathe under the Caribbean sun on real grass or toast to an unforgettable holiday at the renowned World Class Bar.

If unique dining experiences tantalise your taste buds, then it’s well-worth visiting Qsine or Tuscan Grille. After a busy day exploring ashore, head to the Canyon Ranch Spa for an indulgent treatment before spending the night enjoying a jaw-dropping circus show or rock concert. Alternatively, you could head to the Rooftop Garden for acoustic live music or a cinema experience under the stars.

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Best for Adventure – Star Clippers

Star Clippers offer an adventure on the high-seas unlike any other. For all the characteristics that she possesses from the grand age of sail, Royal Clipper is as new as tomorrow, and boasts state-of-the-art navigation systems to prove it. She also combines beauty with comfort by offering every on board luxury you could wish for.

For passionate travellers and sailing connoisseurs alike, the 439ft Royal Clipper offers a sea-going experience like no other; finding an undeniable balance between the grandeur, adventure and tradition of classic sailing and the superb facilities, cabins and conveniences associated with the finest modern yacht.

Your tall ship sailing experience with Star Clippers combines exceptional Caribbean destinations with the excitement of Colombia, and a transit of the iconic Panama Canal. Awaken your inner-adventurer and don’t miss this unforgettable sailing experience.

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Best for Cuisine – Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises unrivalled culinary expertise is evident from the first time that you dine on board. Proudly holding the accolade of ‘The Finest Cuisine at Sea’ you can enjoy a Caribbean sailing which encompasses gourmet dining experiences in a range of speciality restaurants, culinary creations from distinguished chefs and exclusive Culinary Discovery Tours which bring you an insider’s experience of the local culinary culture. 

Embarking on this exciting Caribbean cruise with Oceania Cruises will enable you to delve into the Caribbean’s culinary world and discover treats from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Gustavia, St. Barts and many more exceptional destinations.

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