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8 Reasons Why You Should Cruise the Caribbean During Spring Break

Why You Should Cruise the Caribbean During Spring Break

  1. One Vacation, Multiple Destinations
  2. Shore Excursions Galore!
  3. The Best Bars at Sea
  4. Great Dining
  5. Outdoor Fun
  6. Indoor Entertainment
  7. Relax at Cloud 9 Spa
  8. Save on Travel Expenses
  9. Ready For Spring Break in the Caribbean


It’s safe to say most spring break dreams feature sunshine, beautiful scenery and spending time with family, friends or your own special someone. The best vacations also hit that perfect sweet spot between action-packed adventures and relaxing down time, promising a balance between fun and refreshment while discovering new destinations and reconnecting with your loved ones.

There are few better places to enjoy all of those enticements than the Caribbean, and no better way to experience them than a spring break cruise. And if you need another reason to cruise to the Caribbean, consider the great savings available to help you go on vacation without busting your budget.

father carrying his son into the resort’s beach during spring break

One Vacation, Multiple Destinations

Can’t decide which Caribbean destination is best for you? With a cruise vacation that’s not a concern, because you get to visit multiple amazing ports all within a single journey. Perhaps the biggest benefit of a Caribbean cruise is the chance to explore several different islands, each with their own distinct culture and range of attractions.

There’s Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas and a one-time pirates’ haven where crumbling colonial forts overlook white sand beaches. Perhaps you’ll fall in love with Amber Cove, a port in the Dominican Republic bursting with historic landmarks and pristine tropical beauty.

Grand Turk with its windmills, white-sand beaches and turquoise seas concealing coral reefs could become your own personal paradise, or maybe it’s a fiesta on Cozumel, Mexico’s charming Caribbean port, that appeals to your wanderlust.

Shore Excursions Galore!

When you’re cruising to the Caribbean, it’s tempting to just lie back, soak up the sun and do nothing more energetic than cool off with a dip in the pool or sea. You can certainly do just that, but we suggest you check out the wide range of shore excursions offered at every port of call.

There’s something for everyone, from sightseeing tours to horseback rides and dolphin encounters to rum-tasting tours.

friends kayaking in the caribbean during spring break

Among the most popular options are snorkel excursions, which reveal the kaleidoscopic marine life around the Caribbean’s extensive coral reefs, and beach breaks that might take you to a private island for a day of cool cocktails and laid-back luxury.

Got an adrenaline junkie in your family? Send them soaring down a mountainside or racing across the waves. On the more sedate side of the shore excursion spectrum are submarine rides and sailing trips complete with Champagne.

The Best Bars at Sea

For most of the over-21 crowd, spring break in the Caribbean will certainly feature some tropical cocktails, frosty beers or clinking wine glasses as you toast to your unforgettable vacation. Carnival cruise ships all feature a range of great bars on board where you can hang out, make new friends and enjoy the festive atmosphere that lasts well into the night.

You can even save money while enjoying your favorite adult beverages with the Cheers! drink package. Pay just once (on board or in advance for the best deal) and you’ll never see a bar tab. Cheers to that!

Great Dining

Regular cruise-goers will tell you one of the best things about a cruise vacation is the unlimited food on board. With a diverse array of cuisines across dozens of restaurants, you’ll never run out of new dishes to try and will certainly discover favorites that keep you coming back.

You might be on your way to the Caribbean, but as you cruise you can taste the delicious flavors of Asia at Mongolian Wok, Mexico at BlueIguana Cantina and Italy at Pizzeria Del Capitano. There’s also good old American comfort food at Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse, and sweet soft-serve ice cream available 24 hours a day at Swirls.

chef stacking lobster tail for a delicious dish at chef’s table

Outdoor Fun

With the sun shining down on Caribbean-bound cruises all year around, you’ll definitely want to take part in all the outdoor fun available on board. Swimming, soaring down water slides, putting your way around a mini golf course and balancing high above the decks on the ropes course are all unforgettable ways to spend your days at sea.

You can keep up with your fitness regime at the gym and challenge each other to games of volleyball, basketball, foosball and more at SportSquare.

Indoor Entertainment

The fun on board doesn’t stop when the sun goes down or you’re ready for a break in the shade. Among many amazing indoor entertainment options, you might catch a comedy show or IMAX movie, or show off your own talents at karaoke or on stage at Lip Sync Battle: Carnival.

There are also Broadway-style stage shows, dive-in movies and a Nightclub where you can dance the night away.

Relax at Cloud 9 Spa

It’s not difficult to relax during a cruise to the Caribbean, but why not take it one step further by booking a massage or beauty treatment at Cloud 9 Spa. Maybe a hot stone massage to recover from a long day of sightseeing, or a facial to rejuvenate your skin after spending time in the sun.

But you don’t need a reason to pamper yourself – it’s all part of the spring break cruise experience. Another amazing place to unwind is the Serenity Adult Only Retreat, a peaceful haven with its own bar and plenty of sun loungers calling your name.

friends laying in cloud 9 spa thermal suite with amazing views of the ocean

Save on Travel Expenses

With many great ways to save, such as the Cheers! drink package, WiFi plans, ground transportation deals and more, a spring break vacation is within reach. There’s no other way to see so many great Caribbean destinations in one vacation, for such an affordable rate, as a cruise.

Ready for Spring Break in the Caribbean?

Fun, sunshine, beautiful beaches and amazing activities on board and on land – what more could you want from a spring break vacation? Check out the great deals available on cruises to the Caribbean this spring, and you’ll soon be celebrating the season at sea.

Note: Onboard activities, shore excursions, and dining options may vary by ship and destination.