Nearly every cruise company offers Caribbean itineraries these days, but let's face it, some just do it better than others. Whether they have their own private islands or craft shore excursions just for you, the ten cruise lines we've chosen for this list are among the very best.
Disney Cruise Line
From the Grand Caymans to the Virgin Islands, Disney cruises hit all the usual ports, but they also include Castaway Cay, Disney's private Bahamian island.
Holland America Line
In addition to their Culinary Arts Centers, exceptional art collections and full-service spas, Holland America voyages also offer privileged access to the cruise line's private island, Half Moon Cay.
Norwegian Cruise Lines
Norwegian Cruise Lines features nine ships, four departure ports and outstanding shore excursions - highlights include opportunities to search for green monkeys on Barbados, tour Puerto Rico's historic Fort San Cristobal and explore the world's second-largest barrier reef off the coast of Honduras.
P&O Cruise Line
P&O Cruise Line features shore excursions designed to showcase the British, French, Dutch and Spanish cultural influences of the region as well as the history, architecture, markets and natural wonders of such popular destinations as Antigua, St. Lucia and St. Kitts.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Being all-inclusive, Regent Seven Seas Cruises offer unlimited shore excursions, including submarine adventures, photo safaris, swimming with stingrays, cave tubing, jungle walks and history tours.
Royal Caribbean International
Guests aboard one of the Royal Caribbean's luxury ships might spend a day communing with stingrays in Grand Cayman, exploring Puerto Rico's El Yunque Rainforest or discovering the Mayan ruins of Cozumel.
Seabourn Cruise Line
With all-suite accommodations and no more than 225 suites per ship, Seabourn cruises offer intimate escapes at sea. Because of their smaller size, Seabourn's ships are able to explore harbors off the beaten cruise path.
SeaDream Yacht Club
With more than 22 yachting coves and harbors in the Caribbean, SeaDream voyages offer unique small-vessel experiences along with their exclusive-to-the-Caribbean "Champagne and Caviar Splash," a gourmet barbecue served on bone china on a secluded white sand beach.
Silversea Cruises pampers guests with all ocean view suites (more than 85 percent with private balconies), butler service and Relais & Châteaux-inspired dining.
Windstar Cruises offers accommodations like candlelit dinners under starry skies and a water sports platform where you can swim, as well as voyages to Martinique and St. Lucia's Pigeon Island.
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