Our Favorite Caribbean Cruise Ports for Small Ships
Cherish the sun-kissed sand and idyllic beachscapes of the Caribbean from the intimate atmosphere of a small ship cruise as you visit our favorite Caribbean cruise ports.
1. Fort-De-France, Martinique.
Delight in the magnificent bay and postcard-perfect coastline at Fort-de-France on Martinique, where many of our Caribbean cruises start or end.
2. Port Elizabeth, Bequia Island
The second-largest of the 32-island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Bequia Island invites visitors to enjoy the white sand beaches and lively atmosphere in the town of Port Elizabeth before journeying into the tropical rainforest for an exhilarating exploration.
3. Tobago Cays
The cays of Petit Rameau, Petit Bateau, Baradal, Petit Tabac, and Jamesby entice Caribbean snorkelers and divers to marvel at the myriad of underwater life that call this marine park home.
4. Saint Georges, Grenada
Wander the colonial streets of Saint Georges on the “spice island,” where you can see the lively commercial fishing harbor of Carenage or travel just a short way south to one of the Caribbean’s finest beaches at Grand Anse.
5. Puerto Ordaz, Orinoco
Just over half a century old, Purto Ordaz - founded as the administrative center of the Orinoco Mining Company - has evolved beyond its iron-producing roots. Cachamay Zoological Park, the Rio Caroni, and La Llovizna are tropical jungles where you can see caimans, jaguars, howler monkeys, sloths, turtles, otters, and countless species of colorful birds.
6. Bridgetown, Barbados
Expansive fields of sugar cane border this centuries-old town which reflects three hundred years of British rule with distinct colonial architecture and even the Trafalgar Square.
7. Pigeon Point, St. Lucia
The popular National Park at Pigeon Point hosts incredible birdlife and makes for an exciting marine expedition for those who want to scuba dive or snorkel.
8. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Harken back to the days of Columbus’s first established Spanish colony in the Americas here in Santo Domingo of the modern-day Dominican Republic. As a UNESCO World Heritage site, its colonial stone buildings are well preserved and representative of the European vision for the “New World.”
9. Basseterre, Saint Kitts
Golf, beaches, and water sports are the modern draw to the laid-back islands of St. Kitts and Nevis, but the colonial architecture contrasting with the lush tropical vegetation that can be seen in Basseteterre reminds visitors of the time when this area was under British rule. Hikers will enjoy treks through the Central Forest Reserve National Park, a tranquil national park, and the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a national park that includes an old British fort surrounded by natural beauty.
10. Road Bay, Anguilla
Fine sandy beaches, creeks, caves, prehistoric petroglyphs, former colonial houses, natural reserves, and the famous golf course designed by Greg Norman are just a few of the attractions visitors will witness on the island of Anguilla, not far from the popular snorkeling sites Prickly Pear and Dog Island.