best cruise southern caribbean

I am looking to go on cruise in summer 2018 to southern Caribbean. I Want to go to st Lucia. What is the best cruise line for this?

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I've been to St. Lucia on a Princess Cruise ... note that "summer" is not cruise season for the Caribbean due to Hurricane Season ... cruises usually end in April and start back up around October for the Caribbean....

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Tonya, I can not tell you the best cruise line because I do not know what you want out of a cruise line, Each line has its good and bad and targets a different demographic.

Tell us more about you and what you like in a cruise line.

I don't think there is any best cruise for the Carribean. They pretty much all go there and dock in the same. You have to pick the cruise line based on what you like. My opinion.. Norwegian is more contemporary and has a lot for kids. Carnival is generally considered a party ship. Royal is more conventional as is Princess. Royal send to have more to do on it than Princess.. But I've heard the food is great in Princess and they have neat extras like popcorn at their outside movies.. And little tables between their lounges, that Royal doesn't. Then there's the size. We love Royals Freedom class..Mid size..Alot to do, but not huge and crowds distribute well. Our best Caribbean excursions​ have been booked through trip advisor, going off research and reviews

I agree with Ckmoss. Any cruise line that goes to St Lucia will be fine and will offer similar excursions once you are there. The independent outfitters meet all the ships if you want to do sightseeing on your own. So which cruise line to book is up to your personal choice. Each cruise line has its own personality. HAL attracts an older crowd and is known for its service & food. Princess is close to what you might expect on HAL. Carnival & RCCL have entertainment & pricing that attracts families. MSC offers kids cruise free so you will see more kids on board too. In fact, all cruise lines see more kids in the summer months. This is not peak season in the Caribbean. If Celebrity goes to St Lucia in the summer months, that might be a good choice. I suggest that you read the reviews here of ships that stop at St. Lucia in the summer months and then make your decision.

We've only cruised with Carnival, and found it to be a fun Cruiseline, not a "party" cruise line as some people call it. It suits families, young, middle age and older cruisers alike. The atmosphere is more relaxed than other lines, from what we have learned, and we like that. There's a lot of things to do, and it fits our budget. We are semi retired, hubby is "senior", we don't drink or gamble, are definitely not party animals, and we have a great time.

Read reviews about various lines to see which will suit your budget and lifestyle.


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