This time it’s all about our favorite destinations where you’ll find the fun just a hop and a skip from your ship!

You might call Half Moon Cay the smile island… so you can imagine what a day on this Bahamian hidden gem might have you feeling. Whether your style’s more the privacy of a shady-cool cabana, or all the sun and fun of splashing around with stingrays or riding horseback, this private island — voted the best one for the last 20 years! — knows how to keep the smiles coming.

Amber Cove is your gateway to the Dominican Republic’s natural beauty and fun. Discover what’s good around here on an ATV or swimming with dolphins and stingrays. Or go for the creature-comforts of hammock lounging, pools and waterslides, zip-lining, duty-free shopping and more.

Now here’s a great little spot in the Turks & Caicos islands that’s as scenic as it is historic. Natural beauty like a pristine coral reef and local stingrays comes, well, naturally to Grand Turk… but old Cockburn Town also charms with its boldly-colored houses and more incredible sights.

This place was designed to be classic cruising perfection. You’ll find Princess Cays — a private resort on the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas — packed with amenities from beach bungalows to an adult-only retreat. Plus definitely enjoy all the nature you’d like from atop a kayak, dune buggy or sailboat!

Your Carnival cruise takes you straight to Mahogany Bay, one of those spots on Isla Roatán whose natural beauty simply encourages exploration. Go for a dive to check out the world’s second-largest coral reef, or explore wildlife preserves on land.