If you´re looking to enjoy your own little piece of paradise, there´s a great choice of Thomson Caribbean cruises for you to choose from, whether it’s a shorter, 7-night taste of Tropical Delights or a full, 20-night Caribbean Crossing.
Offering a perfect taste of the Caribbean, Thomson´s round-trip Tropical Delights cruise begins blissfully in Bridgetown, Barbados. There are all the beautiful beaches you´d expect from the idyllic island but another highlight is actually underground, where you can take a fascinating tram ride through the cool natural beauty of Harrison´s Cave.
Then it´s onto Margarita Island, Venezuela, with its laid-back charm and Scarborough, Tobago´s historic hillside capital, which are sure to enchant you. If variety is the spice of life, then Grenada offers plenty of it, combining diverse landscapes with colonial beachside towns. The Spice Island is a real assault on the senses.
Then you´ll be won over by the seclusion of St Vincent and its cultural hub, Kingstown before heading to one of the Caribbean´s most beautiful islands, St Lucia. With its banana plantations, lush rainforests and colourful markets, it´s the perfect place to find a duty-free bargain before heading back to Barbados.
On this most glittering of Thomson Caribbean Cruises, you can uncover your very own horde of Caribbean Treasures.
Sailing from and returning to Bridgetown, Barbados, you´ll visit St Vincent before docking in Philipsburg, St Maarten. The island is part Dutch, part French, so expect a blend of cultures and a taste of Europe in the Caribbean sun. From boutiques and bistros to beaches and butterfly farms, there´s something for everyone.
Then it´s on to Road Town in the British Virgin Islands, where a trip to the islands´ highest point, Sage Mountain National Park, is sure to leave you breathless. At your next port, you may just reach the end of your quest for the perfect beach, as Antiguans like to boast that they have one for every day of the year. St John´s is the capital of Antigua and the island´s shopping hub, but its cultural highpoint has to be the Baroque cathedral.
Next stop Dominica. This exotic, lush green paradise is known as the island of waterfalls, meaning that there are some truly memorable rainforest treks and falls walks to enjoy. The Trafalgar Falls are a must-see, as is the view from the top of them.
Out of all the Thomson Caribbean Cruises on offer, the 20-night Caribbean Crossing is hard to beat when it comes to bringing you the best of both worlds. You´ll travel from Bridgetown, Barbados and visit Dominica, St Kitts, British Virgin Islands and Antigua before spending six relaxing days at sea on the way to Santa Cruz de la Palma, in the Canary Islands.
Full of authentic charm, it boasts some stunning natural wonders too. La Caldera de Taburiente National Park is real feast for the eyes and is actually the biggest volcanic crater in the world, with a circumference of 28km.
From there, it´s on to Tenerife, Morocco and some of the coastal highlights of Spain, for some sizzling Mediterranean sun. Witness Spanish history first hand in Cadiz, with its medieval walls and awe-inspiring cathedral, and Cartagena; a city which enjoys a fascinating maritime history and panoramic views from its must-sea castle.
This truly memorable cruise will end in Palma, Majorca, where you can explore shop-lined boulevards, secluded tapas bars and of course, the city´s iconic cathedral; basking in culture as you reflect on a cruise to remember.