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Scrub Island Resort

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Bonaire, Eastern Caribbean

Bonaire, Eastern Caribbean

Plum Bay St Maarten

Plum Bay St Maarten

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

St Lucia

St Lucia

St Lucia

St Lucia

Cruise the Eastern Caribbean by Booking Online for the Best Deals

Eastern Caribbean cruises are the perfect way to explore breathtaking tropical ports, including Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Antigua. Most cruise lines offer Eastern Caribbean cruises out of southeastern cities, including Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami, FL, Galveston, TX, and New Orleans, LA. And it's even easier to enjoy an Eastern Caribbean cruise when you book one of our featured itineraries and save a bundle on your vacation. We have the best Eastern Caribbean cruise deals, guaranteed!

Our featured cruises to Eastern Caribbean ports vary in duration, but no matter which Eastern Caribbean cruise you pick, you're sure to have a great time at a great price. We never charge booking fees, and we do everything that we can to keep our Eastern Caribbean cruise deals as affordable as possible. Book with CruiseDirect and sail off on the best Eastern Caribbean cruise for less!

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St. Thomas Island Overview
St. Thomas Island Overview

This quick Island Overview is a great way to see this scenic island and leave time for shopping.

St Maarten Sights, Shopping and Sand
St Maarten Sights, Shopping and Sand

See parts of the island usually not seen by cruise guests on this island drive and beach tour with a twist.

San Juan Old and New Tour
San Juan Old and New Tour

Escape the mob tours and see an overview of old and new San Juan with an experienced guide.

Soufriere Sail
Soufriere Sail

Climb aboard a beautifully equipped 55 foot catamaran for a sail around St. Lucia you will not soon forget.

Barbados Harrisons Cave Tour
Barbados Harrisons Cave Tour

No visit to Barbados would be complete without a tour through Harrison Caves. This shorter tour focuses solely on the caves.

Antigua Kayak, Snorkel & Beach
Antigua Kayak, Snorkel & Beach

Take this amazing combination tour through the lush tropical rainforest and fishing villages of Antigua.

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Eastern Caribbean

What Is Considered the Eastern Caribbean?

East Caribbean cruise destinations include:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Anguilla
  • Montserrat
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Guadeloupe
  • Martinique
  • St. Barthelemy
  • St. Maarten
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curacao
  • Puerto Rico
  • Bahamas

Popular Eastern Caribbean Cruise Ports and Destinations: Where Will You Go on an Eastern Caribbean Cruise?

Eastern Caribbean cruises sail to many different ports, including stops in Antigua, Grand Turk, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and St. Kitts. Many of the top cruise lines offer cruises to the Eastern Caribbean, including CarnivalCelebrityHolland AmericaNorwegianPrincess, and Royal Caribbean. Some cruise lines even have their own private East Caribbean cruise ports, such as Royal Caribbean's Labadee, on the coast of Haiti, and Amber Cove, Carnival's port in the Dominican Republic.

These are some of the most popular stops included in the best Eastern Caribbean cruise itineraries:

  1. Bahamas: Nassau is home to the Straw Market, full of shopping opportunities and souvenirs. Paradise Island is famous for its beaches and has plenty of rentals for water sports.
  2. St. Thomas: This island has loads of duty-free shopping opportunities and one of the most-loved Caribbean beaches, Magens Bay.
  3. St. Maarten: You'll find both Dutch and French culture here along with many chances to buy duty-free jewelry and liquor. There are also plenty of fine dining opportunities.

U.S. origin ports are mostly located in the southeast U.S., and departure cities include TampaNew OrleansFort LauderdaleMiami, and Galveston.

Best Time to Travel to the Eastern Caribbean

When you travel to the Eastern Caribbean, you don't have to worry so much about the time of year you travel because you will experience lovely, warm weather all year. The peak season for East Caribbean cruises is between December and April, and the best time to get Eastern Caribbean cruise deals is late summer and fall.

Eastern Caribbean Cruise Tips

  • Some vacationers choose to rent a car when their East Caribbean cruise stops at a port. Doing so gives you the freedom to explore freely, and it's usually very affordable. It's advisable to book your car rental in advance, as they go quickly.
  • Less touristy and secluded beaches can be found with a little planning. This is where a rental car can help you get off the beaten path.
  • A cross-body bag is always a good idea and can help deter theft no matter where you are.
  • Caribbean island culture is different than what you may be used to; go with the flow and enjoy the unique experiences as they present themselves.