We love a winter sun cruise. And we especially love winter sun Caribbean cruises. Why? Well, for two reasons:
If you want almost guaranteed winter sunshine, even in these days of unpredictable weather, the Caribbean is definitely the place to find the sun from November to March. For instance, in December, the Caribbean enjoys average temperatures of 28 degrees centigrade (82F).
Also, the Caribbean region is definitively one of the most beautiful places on earth making it an excellent spot to enjoy the warm weather. Indeed, the Caribbean is one of the few places where the reality lives up to the brochure photos and descriptions!
No two Caribbean islands are the same. They have different characters, different natural attractions and different delights but what they all have in common (beyond winter sunshine, that is) are superb soft-sand beaches, turquoise seas and gently swaying palms.
On board ship, there will be tropical-themed party nights with dancing under the stars, while ashore you can visit bustling local markets; hike hills or lush tropical forests to reach hidden waterfalls; tour historic harbours; shop in charming historic towns; swim with the stingrays; snorkel around coral reefs, or just take in the sun on deserted beaches.
The locals are as welcoming as the islands. Their laid-back outlook on life will help you unwind, especially after a freshly prepared cocktail or two. The Caribbean really is made for cruise holidays and with so many beautiful islands, no matter how often you visit, there is always somewhere or something new to explore. P&O Cruises offer a dazzling variety of shore excursions to ensure you experience the best of the Caribbean – from leisurely sightseeing to exciting activities.
P&O Cruises has two of its biggest and most iconic ships in the Caribbean this winter – Britannia and Azura – ensuring that every voyage provides optimum luxury and comfort.
Inspired by P&O’s past, the 143,000-ton Britannia, combines the excitement of cruising with the sophistication of a five-star hotel. Britannia isn’t just the biggest ship ever built exclusively for the British market, she’s the most glamorous, too. Among Britannia’s amenities are: more than 10 places to dine, more than 10 places to unwind including a luxurious spa and gym, and 8 bars. She also offers activities including yoga, pilates and dance classes, and a chance to dress up with black-tie evenings.
Azura also offers an incredible choice of bars, restaurants, sports facilities, activities and entertainment, plus many other unique features such as adults-only pool and a spa with an al fresco spa terrace. Like Britannia, Azura offers activities such as yoga and pilates and black-tie evenings.
With all those amazing amenities you might not care which islands you visit, but P&O Cruises have some enticing Caribbean fly-cruise itineraries ranging from 7 to 21 nights. These are just a few of the ones we found especially tempting.
14-night cruise aboard Britannia, departing Barbados on 19 November and calling at Curacao, Aruba, Grenada, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Dominica, Antigua and St. Maarten returning to, Barbados for the flight back to the UK. 19 Nov to 03 Dec 2016 Britannia B634A
14-night cruise aboard Azura, departing Barbados on 25 November and calling at Antigua, St. Maarten, Amber Cove, Tortola, St. Kitts,
Martinique, St. Lucia and Grenada returning to Barbados for the return UK flight. 25/11 25 Nov – 09 Dec 2016 Azura A632
14-night cruise aboard Britannia, departing Barbados on 2 Dec and calling at Curacao, Aruba, Grenada, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, St. Thomas, San Juan, St. Maarten, returning to Barbados for the return UK flight 2 Dec – 16 Dec 2016 Britannia B635 NB THIS IS DIFFERENT FROM NOV 19 CRUISE
7-night cruise aboard Britannia, departing Barbados on 3 December, visiting Curacao, Aruba, Grenada, St. Vincent and St. Lucia for your flight home. 03 Dec – 10 Dec 2016 Britannia B635B 7nights
Swerve Christmas with a 14-night cruise aboard Britannia, departing Barbados on 17 December, calling at Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Dominica, Antigua and St. Maarten and returning to Barbados for the UK flight. 17 Dec – 31 Dec 2016 Britannia B636A
Enjoy a leisurely cruise holiday instead of running yourself ragged stuffing the turkey, with this 14-night USA-Caribbean voyage aboard Azura, departing New Orleans on December 23rd. Visit Key West, Port Everglades, Port Canaveral, San Juan, St. Thomas, Dominica, St. Lucia, Grenada and fly home from Barbados. 23 Dec 2016 – 06 Jan 2017 Azura A633C 14nights
Kick off 2017 in sensational style with this 14-night cruise aboard Britannia departing Barbados on Dec 31st and visiting Curacao, Aruba, Grenada, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Dominica, Antigua and St. Maarten before flying back to Britain from Barbados. 31 Dec 2016 – 14 Jan 2017 Britannia B637A 14nights Barbados
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