Caribbean


Carnival cruise ship, Nassau, Bahamas
Carnival cruise to Nassau/iStock

Cheap cruises aren’t hard to find; the real trick is finding one that’s worth the money. Trust us, you don’t want to snap up a $200 cruise only to find you’re on an old ship, bound for a not-so-exciting itinerary. We found five amazing cruises — all under $500... Read More

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MSC Divina/MSC Cruises
MSC Divina/MSC Cruises

Sure, April showers bring May flowers, but the month also ushers in a seriously good cruise deal from MSC. Now through May 31, you can snag two-for-one fare on select Caribbean, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, and United Arab Emirates cruises through November, with 50 percent taken off the regular fare. (Prices... Read More

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Azamara Club Cruises, Îles des Saintes, Guadeloupe
Azamara Club Cruises ship in Îles des Saintes, Guadeloupe

Azamara Club Cruises has about 3,000 reasons why you should book a cruise right now. The upscale line of mid-sized, elegant ships (known for spending more time in port than the average cruise line) is offering a deal worth $3,000 in value for cruises in 2017 and 2018, depending on... Read More

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Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Sky, cruise ship exterior
Norwegian Sky – Norwegian Cruise Line

We searched high and low for the best cruise deals of the week and found seven with incredible value, starting as low as $199 (yep, you read that right). So, whether your sights are set on the palm-fringed islands of the Caribbean, the towering glaciers of Alaska, or any... Read More

Royal Caribbean, Labadee
Royal Caribbean zip lining in Labadee

If you’re thinking about booking a cruise, now is a seriously good time to do it. The months of January, February, and March (known as Wave Season) always come with great discounts and offers from cruise lines — and this year that includes a sweet deal from Royal Caribbean. The family-friendly... Read More

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Oasis of the Seas
Oasis of the Seas/ Royal Caribbean

Pools can get hectic on a cruise ship. Think about it: up to 6,000 passengers, free flowing alcohol, and no formal supervision. But this past weekend, one cruise line took steps to quell the chaos — and hopefully the risk of injury. Oasis of the Seas became the first Royal... Read More

Norwegian Escape
Norwegian Escape

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip. There seems to be no slowing down when it comes to Cuba cruises. Carnival Cruise Line is the latest mainstream line to be approved to sail to this hot new destination... Read More

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Channel Islands National Park
Channel Islands National Park/Flickr/National Marine Sanctuaries

Scuba diving is a thrilling and exciting sport to learn. However, once you’ve done dozens of dives — as amazing as they are — the usual coral and aquatic wildlife can become repetitive. Fortunately, there are scuba destinations across the globe that offer submerged scenery unlike any other —... Read More

 Fishing boat returning to Big Corn Island, Nicaragua, at sunset/Mark Orwoll
Fishing boat returning to Big Corn Island, Nicaragua, at sunset/Mark Orwoll

The less-visited Caribbean side of Nicaragua is another world, where Creole English trumps Spanish, fresh seafood is more common than the traditional corn-based cuisine, and the relative isolation has produced a culture of its own. Nowhere is that more true than on the remote Corn Islands — two of... Read More

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Rum smoothie Anegada Reef Hotel in the British Virgin Islands
Rum smoothie/Facebook.com/AnegadaReefHotel

As most travelers to the Caribbean know, the issue of where and what to drink is just as pressing as choosing a place to stay. Fortunately for those visiting the British Virgin Islands, we’re making that decision a bit easier with our picks for the best bars on the archipelago. Soggy Dollar... Read More

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 Princess Cruises/Facebook
Princess Cruises/Facebook

From Australia and New Zealand to the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, cruise ships large and small are hosting big-time holiday celebrations.  We’re talking traditional meals, elaborate decorations, and extravagant Christmas trees. And, depending on the cruise line, there may be visits from Santa, carolers strolling, religious services, giant gingerbread houses... Read More

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Lobby at Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa in Jamaica
Lobby/Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa

If your idea of Caribbean all-inclusives includes rowdy spring breakers and bland buffets, think again. A new wave of refined offerings and exclusive properties is transforming the all-inclusive landscape. The traditional appeal of affordable packages for hotel, food, and travel is still the focus but on a more sophisticated... Read More

Suite at Queen's Gardens Resort & Spa on Saba
Suite/Queen’s Gardens Resort & Spa

Saba, the Netherlands’ smallest municipality at five square miles, lies just off St. Maarten and can be accessed from there via a twelve-minute plane ride. You’ll find no white sandy beaches in Saba, as the island consists largely of the potentially active volcano and lush rainforest — but that’s... Read More

Sonesta Ocean Point Resort in St. Maarten
Sonesta Ocean Point Resort

Most people know St. Maarten because of Princess Juliana International Airport. It’s here that airplanes land on Maho Beach, blowing sand above the bikini-clad bathers, making it one of the most photographed runways in the world. The Sonesta Ocean Point Resort lies just below the action and is where guests are treated to the... Read More

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 Jetty Pavilion/Huka Lodge
Jetty Pavilion/Huka Lodge

What does “affordable” mean when you’re Richard Branson? We sifted through some of the world’s priciest properties and looked at a resort’s or hotel’s lowest rates (not necessarily the penthouse or presidential suite, of course, which are always more expensive than standard rooms) to see what the most “basic” overnight stay in one of these... Read More