Going on a cruise is a fantastic way to see the world; though you’re traveling, you’re staying in the lap of luxury on board some of the most amazingly kitted-out moving hotels. If you want to get the most you possibly can out of your vacation time in the US, a cruise is the way to go – but what are the best cruises around America?
Cruises around Central America are some of the most interesting for those who want to get a taste of different cultures and great sense of history. Cruising at this part of the globe means you can take onshore excursions around lush rainforests, as well as visit pristine beaches, sample delicious food, and delight in the offerings of each of these diverse and beautiful countries:
The barrier reef in Belize is second only to Australia’s, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
See Mayan ruins with your own eyes.
La Tigra National park is a feast for the eyes as well as a great place for outdoor activities.
Visit some of the most impressive volcanic landscapes in Central America.
- Costa Rica
Get a chance to see endangered wild sea turtles and visit the volcanic hot springs.
See the Panama Canal and the bridge that connects the Americas.
The Caribbean is so rich with diversity in all its thousands of islands. From the biggest Caribbean islands like Jamaica and Cuba, to the smallest, like Monserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis, you’ll see a huge diversity of landscape, language, history and culture.
Of course, you can’t see each of the thousands of islands in one trip; find the nations that really interest you and pick your cruise. Most cruises run either Western or Eastern Caribbean routes. In the West, you’ll often find cruises running from Florida to Haiti, Jamaica, and even Mexico. Over on the East side, you’ll get to visit the smaller islands of St. Maarten, The Bahamas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Kitts, and St. Thomas. An Eastern Caribbean cruise is great for first timers as you get to see so much.
If these tantalizing details weren’t enough to awaken a new-found wanderlust in you, then check out the destinations in more detail to really get you hungry for new experiences.
We’d love to know…have you ever taken a cruise? Where to, and what was your experience like.
Jessica Tiare Bowen lives in the juicy Big Apple with her adorable pink-nosed chihuahua, Gillman. He’s the inspiration for her first published children’s book, “Park Avenue Pound Puppy.” The book is the combined result of her two greatest passions: pooches and penning stories.
Her passions include art, urban hikes through Manhattan, drinking coffee with 3 creams and 6 sugars, making extremely detailed itineraries and traveling to far away places, singing along to Broadway shows, Netflix movie nights, discovering incredible treasures at Goodwill and thrift stores, and listening to stories from little people under 7 and big people over 70.
She started her career as New York City Teaching Fellow, teaching elementary school and theater arts at a special education school in the South Bronx for 6 years. She is now a Special Education School Improvement Specialist working in public schools throughout New York City. She is the Editor-In-Chief of the online New York City travel magazine, Used York City. The magazine focuses on finding the best of New York…as used by New Yorkers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and an ASPCA Ambassador.