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Best Seasons to Plan Your Cruise to the Caribbean

Best Seasons to Plan Your Cruise to the Caribbean

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Cruising in the Caribbean is an experience unlike any other. When you are on the crystal blue waters on one of the Grand Caribbean Cruises, you’ll have the fresh scent of the sea in the air, and warm sun on your skin. It’ll be a time when you’ll forget any worries in the world and just relax as the sea cleanses your soul.

But what is the best time to head out on a cruise to the Caribbean? Truthfully, any time is the best time for a cruise to this beautiful section of the world. Of course, there are a few times of the year that are better than others when you’re interested in cruising to the area.

The spring for example, is considered a great time. When April arrives, you have the fewer crowds, lower prices, and moderately good weather. As the month progresses into May, just note that you are more likely to encounter rain. By July, you enter Hurricane season and it is possible for your Grand Caribbean Cruises to be delayed as a result. When you are able to make it out to sea, you’ll experience things like tropical fish, flamingos, turtles, and so much more in the area.

From mid July until early September the crowds and travel thins out considerably. While rates are very low, you’ll find delays and annoyances are higher during this time.

Post-hurricane season, the fall is an incredible time to travel. Around the start of September, you have incredible blue skies, and calm waters to enjoy. While the rest of the United States is starting to cool off and change over to pumpkin spiced flavored treats, the Caribbean remains active with plenty of warmth and incredible outdoor opportunities to experience.

At night, it is still warm enough to walk out on the deck as you are cruising along the waters, and to share a romantic evening under the stars with your beloved. The fresh air and incredible experience will be unlike anything else you’ve experienced. With temperatures hovering around a warm 75 degrees, you won’t find it an uncomfortable outdoor experience by any means. Business does pick up on the ships cruising in the area this time of year, and it will continue to get crowded from this point forward, as more people try to escape the cold winter storms.

Around Labor Day, you’ll note there are quite a few people traveling, but the area is relatively calm with crowds, until people escape for the holiday season.

From Christmas on, you’ll have the busiest crowds of the entire year, and you’ll need to plan on booking well in advance to travel on these dates. Temperatures remain warm during the winter months and are a welcome change for those who are in below freezing temperatures back home.

Now is the perfect time to start planning your cruise to the Caribbean. Keep these seasons in mind, and be careful to avoid putting off your booking until the last minute. The earlier you book the more money you can save, and even find a flight that will work within the budget you have. That way, you can focus more on the things you want to do on your cruise, rather than stressing over the cost.


Yvonnie Favinger

I have never been ona cruise nor anything else, I have no idea how to plan this or what I can or can’t do. I don’t even know how to make sure I’m set up

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Jessica Quertermous

I think I know what to bring. However I am such an over packer. My goal is to down size like crazy! I may need a tip or two on this.

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