The Ultimate Cruise Destination For First-Time Cruisers

Cruise ship at night.

Cruise ship at night. Credit: Creative Commons/Citking

Are you ready to soak up the sun as you set sail on your cruising vacation? If you are cruising for the first time, then there are plenty of things which you need to consider. Here is a brief overview for first-time-cruisers.

There are myriad cruise destinations, and you may consider the Caribbean for your first-cruising-vacation. The Caribbean cruise makes a great value for money and you can visit multiple scenic islands. However, should you consider the Eastern Caribbean cruises, the western cruises, or southern cruises? Here are some differences:

Western Caribbean

The western side of Caribbean is more spaced out giving more time for cruise ships at sea. You may consider leaving from ports in Texas or New Orleans instead of Florida to reach the western side. The destinations on the west are Jamaica, Mexico, Grand Cayman, Dominican Republic, and more. The western side is featured with rain forests, more tropical climates, and ancient ruins.

Eastern Caribbean

The eastern Caribbean cruises are featured with more time on islands and lesser time at sea. The islands on the eastern side include St Thomas, St Martens, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and more. You can plan water activities like water skiing, snorkeling, parasailing, and more.

Southern Caribbean

The southern side includes Aruba, Curacao, Barbados and other islands. This will make a longer trip and as a first-time cruiser, you may find it to be an extended cruise.

Cruise Length

First-time cruisers may prefer a shorter cruise, so try a 3-4 day trip, instead of a 7-10 day. The trip cost would be cheaper and ideal as a quick-check on whether the cruise makes you sea-sick.

Try Newer Ships

First-time cruisers can try out the newer ships which have better stability, modern amenities, and are more enjoyable.

Summertime Sailing Destinations Around the World

Catalina Island

Credit: Public Domain/tpsdave

Sailing in the summer is always a pleasant experience as the weather is generally predictable, winds are gentle and there is a very less chance of raining. We have listed some great sailing destinations that you can enjoy in the summers. Continue reading

Sailing the Charming Seychelles

Credit: Creative Commons/Martin120

Credit: Creative Commons/Martin120

If you want to experience sunny heaven on earth then the fascinating island nation of Seychelles is just the place that you should go. It is an idyllic place where you can enjoy the warm beaches, eat freshly caught seafood and gaze at the never-ending expanse of the stars. Continue reading

Popular Sailing Destinations in the Caribbean

Credit: Creative Commons

Credit: Creative Commons

There are very few things in life which will give you as much pleasure as sailing in the sea. The feeling of the sea breeze in your hair, the vivid expanse of blue sea water and the sense of freedom is something that you cannot get anywhere else. Let us now explore some of the most popular vacation destination in the Caribbean which will give you the same feeling of tranquility.

  • Grenadines

The Grenadines is a place where all your fantasies about the sea will come true. It is a group of small islands which belongs to the island nation of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This island is a literal heaven full of powder white sands and free from the swarming tourists. The place has so much to offer from exotic food to secluded hiking trails and also an active volcano to explore.

  • Saint Martin (Island)Moonbeam-Brest (Creative Commons/Ludovic Peon)

The Saint Martin Island is made up of two countries- Saint Martin(French Side) and the Sint Maarten(Dutch Side). The island is famous among the travelers for its beach resorts, colorful nightlife, duty-free shopping, beers and scrumptious food that is an amalgamation of different cultures. Sint Maarten is also a famous spot for clicking pictures and various water sports activities like snorkeling, sailing, etc.

Visit these places for a truly satisfying experience of the sea with you near and dear ones.