Booking a cruise can be difficult. You want comfort, entertainment and a relaxing environment. Equally important, you want to visit brilliant destinations with plenty to see and do for everybody. The Caribbean and Bahamas are excellent places to visit on a cruise as there’s so much to see and do. Norwegian Cruise Line offer some great cruises to that part of the world. Here are some of the best places to visit in the Caribbean and Bahamas.
Costa Maya, Mexico
This port has the perfect mixture of relaxing activities and cultural sites to appeal to everybody. Head to the beautiful beaches to catch some sun and go for a swim in the clear waters. To avoid the crowds, get a water taxi to a more secluded beach. Yelapa is a sweet little village, out of the way from the more tourist-centric parts of Costa Maya where you can spend your day relaxing in a little bit of paradise.
Another option is to visit the Mayan ruins and pyramids. These amazing structures are truly unique and breath-taking. Once the centre of the Mayan world, Costa Maya is steeped in a history that dates back to the time of the Ancient Egyptians. Get yourself on a guided tour and learn more about Ancient Mayan culture.
Aruba has one of the largest shipwrecks in the Caribbean just off its coast. A German WWII freighter, it is now home to plenty of sea life. Explore it yourself by diving down with a guide.
Do you want to see the ocean floor but you’re not a keen scuba diver? In Aruba you can go on a submarine tour, allowing you to explore the depths of the deep blue without the need for a wetsuit.
Back on land, visit the Alto Vista Chapel. Built in the 18th century, this chapel is known as ‘Pilgrim’s Church’ and marks the beginning of a beautiful coastal walk back to the port. This is a great way to relax, stretch your legs and see some stunning views of Aruba’s coastline.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan is split into an Old Town and a New Town. One offers all the modern amenities you’d expect in any other city around the world. If you’re looking to do some shopping, relax in a spa or have a delicious meal, head to New San Juan.
Old San Juan’s cobblestoned streets date back to colonial times. Here, you can visit forts that are over 100 years old and explore the history of San Juan’s yesteryear in one of the many museums across the town. You will be transported back to the days of yore as you wander round the city, looking at the old houses which are kept brightly-coloured, as they were when first built. It’s the perfect destination for any history lover.
Cruises are the perfect way to visit many places in one fun-filled holiday. The key to fitting so much into your holiday comes from good planning and a decent initial knowledge of the ports you’ll be visiting.