White powder sands, crystal blue waters, warm weather and clear skies are just a handful of reasons why the Caribbean maintained its popularity as a destination for cruisers. Whether you want to relax on the beach whilst sipping a cocktail, explore the local culture or discover the marine life; you will not be disappointed on board any of the many Pullmantur Caribbean cruises.
28 different nations make the Caribbean what it is today and each has something different to offer – so your cruise will be packed full of variety and flavour.
A Tropical Caribbean Cruise will take you to Pointe-a-Pitre on the island of Guadeloupe – otherwise known as the Butterfly Island. On this French island, you will travel to Pointe-a-Pitre where you will be able to experience a true Creole atmosphere at the market place. There is also the Schoelcher museum where you can gain deeper understanding into the abolition of slavery in the French colonies.
After enjoying the Creole atmosphere in Guadeloupe, you will travel to the historical Fort de France in Martinique. It is worth noting that Christopher Columbus travelled here in 1502 but did not like the snakes or the hostile reception from local the inhabitants at the time. No danger of that today, though, as the locals welcome tourists with open arms. Located on a peninsular within the Fort-de-France harbour is Fort Saint-Louis which was constructed to during the reign on Louis XIII; with certain parts being opened as a museum, which is open to the public.
The now dissolved Netherlands Antilles was once formed of many small islands including Aruba and Curaçao – both of which are visited on board the Antilles and South Caribbean Cruise.
Curaçao displays a strong level of passion and colour through Caribbean architecture and over 50 different nationalities have come to call this country their home. On arrival to the capital, Willemstad, you will receive a warm welcome. Here you can take a gentle stroll around the island or try your luck at one of the casinos.
With so many islands, locations, colours and flavours to explore; a cruise is the perfect way to visit the Caribbean. Pullmantur provide several opportunities to experience these beautiful lands of pure white beaches surrounded by turquoise waters.
Dominican Republic represents the east side of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean; whilst the west side represents Haiti. As part of the Tropical Caribbean Cruise you will visit the Dominican Republic, which is surrounded by pristine turquoise waters and pure white beaches. Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic, is steeped in history with notable points including the arrival of Christopher Columbus and the building of some of the first structures to be built in the New World.
Aruba is home to Oranjestad and the vast array of bright colours displayed in the architecture is instantly noticeable and make this place vibrant and exciting. A trip to the Schooner Market is definitely recommended, where you will be see merchants selling a vast collection of exotic fruits and fresh fish direct from their boats.
Sint Maarten, or St Martin to all but the Dutch, is an island full of intrigue and has been divided between France and the Netherlands since 1648. Both sides have different cultural characteristics but both will offer some of the finest food available in the Caribbean with a wide selection of seafood and Creole spice, often polished off with rum.