It’s Not Just About the Cruise, Choosing the Right Caribbean Island to Visit

Caribbean vacations

Out of the thousands of islands that make up the Caribbean, few more than a dozen are destinations that cater for cruise ships.

While the scorching sunshine, azure sea, and white sand beaches can be found at all of the Caribbean islands, you might be surprised to know that each island has its own distinct culture and range of activities to enjoy.

Some are quiet and isolated, and others bustling and energetic. Some islands are best for scuba diving, while others have excellent golf courses. Depending on what you are interested in, you can probably find a Caribbean island that offers you just what you are looking for. Then all you have to do is make sure you get a ticket for cruise liner that stops off there!
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Disney’s Fantasy cruise ship maiden voyage this weekend

Disney's Fantasy cruise ship voyage

It’s been a long time coming, but Disney’s Fantasy cruise ship maiden voyage will finally be this weekend, March 30th! That’s not to say that it has just been sitting at dock all this time.

Disney’s newest cruise ship was christening in New York City on March 1. Since that time it has been undergoing many practice runs with Disney families and travel-industry associates.

making sure everything works on a giant cruise ship like this takes a lot of time and work. Disney’s Fantasy cruise ship is much like it’s sister ship, the Disney Dream.
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Cruise ship vacations, fun for the whole family

Family fun on cruise ships

One of the best types of family vacations you can take is a cruise. Many don’t think about a cruise for their family vacation, yet it’s one of the best ways to make sure the whole family has a good time.

If you have never been on a cruise ship, you’ll be amazed at how big they are and how many things you can do and see on them. Cruise lines know they need to offer a lot of different activities to keep people of all ages happy.

As a result today’s cruise ships are very family friendly. Family cruises are much in demand and they put a lot of planning and effort to make sure there is something for everyone. For the little toddlers you can find great day care centers on board.
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Disney cruise ship Fantasy stage shows revealed

Stage shows for the new Disney Fantasy cruise ship

Disney has given us a tiny peek at what stage shows they will be having aboard their new Disney cruise ship, the Disney Fantasy.

Disney has been famous for a lot of things – movies, theme parks, unforgettable characters, and cartoons. Beginning in 1995, a new dimension was added with the Disney Cruise Line.

The first Disney ship, Disney Magic, made its maiden voyage in 1998. The second ship, Disney Wonder, first sailed in 1999. A third ship, Disney Dream, began operating in 2011. Disney cruises have become so popular that starting in 2012, a new Disney ship will be setting sail.
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Compare top Orlando travel deals with Trip Mama!

Orlando vacation travel deals
Compare Orbitz, Priceline, Cheapo air and dozen more with one click here!

It’s no secret that everyone wants to save money when they take an Orlando or Disney vacation. Often the best way to save the most is to get a package deal. That includes your airfare, hotel, rental car and even theme park tickets and more.

Every travel agent and company says they can get you the best deals. Well, if they all claim that then someone is not telling the truth! Actually each one has it’s own deals that they can get better prices with different airlines, hotels and so on.

So getting the very lowest deal depends on where your going and what your doing. It’s very time consuming to go to each travel site and find out their best deals. That’s where Trip Mama comes in!
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Disney Dream Cruise Ship 5 Night Bahamas Cruise

Disney Dream 5 night Bahamas cruise

Disney Dream 5 Night Bahamas Cruise offers a memorable holiday that you will remember for years to come. Enjoy fabulous entertainment and daily shows, first class accommodations and international cuisine. The cruise caters to people of all ages, offering a family-friendly environment and lots of activities for children.

Here’s the Disney Dream 5 Night Bahamas Cruise Itinerary:
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Norwegian 7 Night Easter Caribbean Cruise

Norwegian 7 night cruise

This is an awesome cruise for an amazing price! The cruise is aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Sun. it departs from Port Canaveral, Florida at 4 p.m. on day 1 and arrives in Nassau, Bahamas at 9 a.m. the next morning.

You’ll have seven hours to enjoy the charm of the capital city before getting back on the ship by four that afternoon, when it departs. Day 3 is spent at sea – but don’t think you’ll be bored! The Sun is an adventure all by itself.

If you’ve never been aboard a modern cruise ship, you’ll be surprised at all the entertainment and activities provided. These huge vessels are like floating cities. The Sun has numerous bars, lounges, dance clubs, and teen clubs.
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Norwegian Sky-3 Night Bahamas cruise

Norwegian Sky 3 night cruise

Norwegian Sky cruise ship is part of the international NCL (Norwegian Cruise Line) fleet. The ship was built in 1999, featuring the latest “Free-style 2.0 enhancements,” including an award-winning cuisine, welcome aboard “bubbly” and premium bedding. If you are planning to go on a 3 night cruise to Bahamas, this 2,002-passenger ship is an excellent option.

The Norwegian Sky-3 Night Bahamas cruise package includes recreational activities, shipboard accommodations, on-board meals and ocean transportation. There are six different restaurants, bars, nightclubs, casinos and lounges.

Norwegian Sky has “Free-style 2.0 enhancements”, so guests can dine when they want, where they want, and participate only in those activities they are interested in.
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Carnival 3 Night Cruise to the Bahamas

Carnival 3 night Bahamas cruise

If you wanted to take a 3 night cruise to the Bahamas, Carnival cruise lines is offering a fantastic deal right now through Orbitz, the travel website.

Orbitz is running an awesome deal right now for three-night cruises to the Bahamas, with savings of up to 76%. The cruise sails from Miami to Nassau aboard Carnival’s beautiful ship, Imagination.

The 2011 departure dates covered with the special deal include sailing days during March through December. If you want to book the special rates for 2012, you can choose dates in any month from January through April.
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Southern Caribbean cruises, Caribbean cruise deals

Southern Caribbean cruises

Featuring clear warm waters and sandy beaches, the Southern Caribbean is an excellent destination for those who are planning to go on a cruise. Tourists have the opportunity to explore tropical islands, dive in Aruba, watch flamingos and feed reef sharks.

Southern Caribbean cruises cater to the whole family, offering a variety of attractions for people of all ages. As one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Southern Caribbean, Aruba features many restaurants and cafes, as well as sun drenched beaches, tropical beaches and water sports.

Visitors can test their luck at different casinos, shop for deals on cigars and jewelry, go on submarine tours or play mini-golf. Bonaire cruises are perfect for those who are passionate about snorkeling and scuba diving.
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Royal Caribbean cruises, Allure of the Seas 7 Night Western Caribbean cruise

7 night western Caribbean cruises

Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas cruise ship is the largest passenger ship ever built. It’s 1,184 feet long, with sixteen decks and accommodations for 5,400 passengers. Allure boasts several firsts.

It features the first Starbucks Coffee shop at sea, the first opportunity for cruise passengers to enjoy being entertained by DreamWorks personalities, the first amphitheater on a ship, and the first seagoing Britto Store.


Allure of the Seas cruise ship makes cruises in the Eastern and Western Caribbean for five, seven, and nine nights. Ports of call in the Eastern Caribbean include Nassau, Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas, Philipsburg on St. Maarten, Bassaterre on St. Kitts, and Labadee, Royal Caribbean’s private island.
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Eastern Caribbean cruises, Caribbean cruise deals and packages 2011

Eastern Caribbean cruise deals and packages

Also known as the cruising capital of the world, the Caribbean features romantic retreats, breathtaking landscapes and family-friendly attractions. The Eastern Caribbean is one of the most popular tourist destinations, offering a diversity of activities for both young and old.

There are many Eastern Caribbean cruise deals and cruise packages for 2011 you can find. All the major cruise lines have great Caribbean cruise packages you can choose from.

Tourists can go shopping for artisan-crafted gifts in Puerto Rico, enjoy the culinary delights of French St. Martin or visit Harrison’s Cave in Barbados. If you decide to go on a Eastern Caribbean cruise, you should know that there are several options to choose from.
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