Destinations: Cuba Ship size: 46 passengers Known for: 10 day people to people program, includes events and excursions, charter flight from/to Miami included; board ship in Havana, casual atmosphere aboard ship.
Pearl Seas Cruises (Pearl Mist)
Destinations: Cuba (round trip from/to Miami) Ship size: 210 passengers Known for: 10 day Cuban cultural cruise, large cabins, all are outside with balcony, all events and excursions in Cuba are included.
Destinations: Cuba (Havana, Cienfuegos) Ship size: 170-227 passengers Known for: Square-rigged tall ships; casual; 7 to 10 night itineraries.
Destinations: St. Thomas, San Juan, Bridgetown homeports Ship size: 112 passengers Known for: “its yachting, not cruising”; inclusive of gratuities, wine, etc., 5 star cuisine, onboard watersports marina.
Destinations: cruises from San Juan, Bridgetown & Fort Lauderdale Ship size: 296-540 passengers (Silver Wind/Silver Spirit) Known for: all–inclusive luxury cruises, includes shore excursions
Destinations: Barbados & St. Maartin Ship size: 170-227 Known for: Square-rigged Tall Ships; casual atmosphere; older ships.
Destinations: Phillipsburg, St. Barts, Bridgetown, Culebra Ship size: less than 300 passengers Known for: Romantic, luxury yacht-style voyages, watersports platforms, complementary private island experiences.
If you prefer cruise lines with larger ships sailing in the Caribbean, choices include: Carnival, Celebrity, Crystal, Disney, Holland America, NCL, Princess, Regent Seven Seas, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn (458 passengers)