Rent a car or a golf cart and explore on your own.
Visit some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean.
Snorkel and discover new underwater creatures.
Say yes to adventures: ziplining, ATVing, kayaking, sailing, and more!
Discover Mayan Ruins.
Take a food tour.
Enjoy a local cooking class.
Taste local liquors and treats.
See how we planned out and spent our time cruising the Western Caribbean. We provide real experiences, cruise tips, travel tips, and guides tohelp you plan your cruise vacation.
Western Caribbean Cruise Ports
Plan your cruise vacation to these Western Caribbean cruise ports? See how to spend your time at each one of these destinations. Be your town tour guide, book an excursion, go beach hopping or simply spend your day at the beach.
Are you wondering if you can be your own tour guide at the Costa Maya cruise port? You absolutely can! We have done guided tours and we have rented a golf cart to explore on our own. Either way, you’ll have a great time exploring Costa Maya.
Harvest Caye, Belize is one of Norwegian Cruise Line’s private islands. As we spent our day enjoying what this resort-style island has to offer, we wondered, who doesn’t like a resort? If your cruise is docking in Harvest Caye and it’s your first time, don’t stay on the ship.
Is Cozumel a port-of-call on your cruise itinerary? The island is a paradise with plenty of beautiful beaches and things to do. Looking for a day of fun in the sun? Spend a day at Paradise Beach in Cozumel, Mexico. Looking for more than a day at a beach? Check out these tours.
Santo Tomoa de Castilla port on your cruise itinerary? In this post, I give you some guidance as to what to expect when your cruise ports in Santo Tomás de Castilla and tell you about our Rio Dulce Guatemala Tour with lunch in Livingston.
Is the Roatan, Honduras port-of-call on your cruise itinerary? We spent our day at Daniel John’s hanging out with monkeys and sloths before we heading out to snorkel the 2nd largest reef in the world that goes from Mexico to Panama.
Is Grand Cayman Cruise Port on your cruise itinerary? Did you know one of the most popular attractions is swimming with Stingrays? Read all about booking an excursions and all other things to do in Grand Cayman.
Did you know that some cruises depart from New Orleans to the Western Caribbean? If you cruise's home port is in New Orleans, plan a few days before or after the cruise to explore this fantastic city. See how to spend 3 days in New Orleans.
Western Caribbean Cruises
Booking the right cruise itinerary is just as important as booking the right cruise ship.
We sailed on the following cruise ships to the Western Caribbean. Here are full cruise ship reviews.
After a terrible cruise 8 years ago, we vowed never to cruise again, so it did come as a shock when we finally agreed to give it another try. See what is there to love about the NCL Getaway and what it's like to stay in The Haven.
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