Top picks for a luxury cruise in this popular destination

The driest time in the Caribbean tends to be mid-December to mid-April – a good guideline for those seeking the most sun.
Island hopping through the turquoise waters of the Caribbean can be relaxing, adventurous, cultural, or just about anything else you could want from a cruise vacation. Whether it’s your first time cruising the Caribbean or your fifth, these luxurious itineraries are sure to deliver the trip of your dreams.

SeaDream Yacht Club offers a 6-night Eastern Caribbean itinerary onboard the 112-passenger SeaDream I. The cruise departs from Bridgetown, Barbados, and includes stops in the Grenadines, Guadeloupe, St. Barts, Nevis, St. Thomas, and the British Virgin Islands.

To see a different side of the Caribbean, consider this 7-night Silversea cruise departing out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Guests sail aboard the newest and largest member of the Silversea Family, the Silver Spirit, to visit destinations including Cozumel, Belize City, Costa Maya, and Key West, Florida.

For an intimate cruising experience, Paul Gauguin Cruises takes guests through Tortola, Virgin Gorda, St. Kitts, St. Barts, and Guadeloupe on the yacht-like Tere Moana. Serving only 90 guests with 54 crew members, this 7-day itinerary departs from St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles.

Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Symphony, on the other hand, offers large ship convenience served up with small ship service. Highlights of the ship include the [email protected] Internet Café with classroom instruction and a 1,500 title library, as well as a large ocean-view spa. A 7-night Caribbean itinerary on Crystal Symphony leaves from Miami, Florida and makes its way to Turks & Caicos, the West Indies, St. Barts, and St. Kitts.

Various departures are available for most of the itineraries, so that cruisers can choose the time of year that suits them best.