More and more people are drawn to an unusual type of holidays and decide to spend their free time cruising through the seas and oceans and visiting a variety of locations during one trip. They are encouraged to do it again by collecting cruise miles, which they can spend to go on cruise holidays again. One of the most popular cruise destinations at the moment is the Caribbean. Here are some of the Caribbean islands that people are visiting when travelling on a cruise ship in that part of the world.
Cuba is the biggest island in the Caribbean. This island is full of Latin rhythms and joy of life, at the same time combined with strict Communist rule. All those factors have led Cuba to have its individual character that lures people from all over the world. One of the examples of the impact of the Communist rule is the suspension of imports by the government, which resulted in a huge number of old cars running through the streets of Cuba and it feels like the time stopped there in the 50s. At the same time many projects has been developed in the western part of Havana that represent the modern investment.
Aruba is a synonym for the sun and beautiful coastline. The island is characterized by low rainfall due to its location in the equatorial climates. Aruba’s capital is Oranjestad and primarily known for the pastel houses and luxury shops. The island belongs to the Netherlands so Aruba’s residents speak Dutch. But don’t worry as they also speak more common language, which is Spanish.
This is an archipelago of islands that belongs to France, and therefore also to the European Union. Two largest islands are connected by a bridge. West Basse Terre is characterized by an active volcano Soufriere and tropical forests, while the East European Gran Terre has mainly plains and sandy beaches. Daily temperature never drops there below 25 Celsius. The official language on the islands is naturally French.
This island is a republic, which is approximately two-thirds of the island of Haiti. The Dominican Republic is one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean. This is a perfect island for people looking for a tropical luxury and comfort. The capital of the island is San Domingo and the official language is Spanish.
Barbados is part of the Lesser Antilles and one of the hottest places on Earth. Name of the island comes from the Portuguese language. Portuguese explorers, who discovered the island, drew attention to the local varieties of fig tree, which they called ‘os barbados’, which literally means ‘bearded tree’. The best time to vacation on the island of Barbados is the time from December to April when the dry season lasts. The capital of Barbados is Bridgetown and the official language is English.
Curacao is one of the three famous Caribbean islands called ABC islands: Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao. The island is a part of the archipelago of the Lesser Antilles and the Kingdom of the Netherlands and at the same time the largest of the Netherlands Antilles. The capital of the island is Willemstad, called the small Amsterdam. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.