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Exploring 5 Cruise Ports of the Eastern Caribbean

The Eastern Caribbean, with stunning landscapes and crystal-clear waters, offers some historic and vibrant cruise destinations.  Let's explore five popular Eastern Caribbean cruise ports!

Castillo San Cristóbal in San Juan Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico

This capital of Puerto Rico is a city where old-world charm meets modern vibrancy.

As you dock in this historic city, you're immediately greeted by the colorful facades of colonial buildings. 

Head up the hill and purchase a ticket to tour the imposing walls of San Felipe del Morro, a 16th-century citadel that offers panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. 

You can also tour the other fort, Castillo San Cristóbal, without having to pay a separate entrance fee (and vice versa). 

Consider a tour to the El Yunque National Forest. 

This lush rainforest is home to waterfalls, hiking trails, and diverse wildlife.

St Thomas Skyway

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

The port of Charlotte Amalie, the island's capital, is a bustling harbor filled with yachts, cruise ships, and waterfront shops. 

St. Thomas offers a mix of relaxation and adventure. 

Find the famous 99 Steps, constructed by the Danes in the 1700s, and find yourself at Blackbeard’s Castle, one of the island’s three National Historic Landmarks. 

Interested in a beach day? 

Check out Magens Bay, which ranks among the world's most beautiful beaches. 

There are hiking trails and vendors selling local foods. 

If you want a simpler excursion, try the St Thomas skyway.  Ride to the hilltop and enjoy a meal or snack with breathtaking views!

Boardwalk in Tortola British Virgin Islands

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Tortola, the largest of the British Virgin Islands, is a paradise for nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts.

Its lush green hills and secluded beaches provide a serene escape from the hustle and bustle. 

Head to Sage Mountain National Park and hike to the highest point in the British Virgin Islands and enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding islands. 

There are fourteen trails through the forest! 

Find a beach that rivals Magens Bay at Cane Garden Bay!  Spend the day swimming in the turquoise water, renting kayak or snorkeling.

Aviary in Puerto Plata Dominican Republic

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a country rich in culture, history, and natural beauty.

The Amber Cove cruise port has recently developed a wonderful port area with swimming, shopping and fun aviaries. 

Head out into the city and enjoy a tour of Puerto Plata where you can visit the San Felipe Cathedral and Fort San Felipe.

Southern most point in Key West Florida

Key West, Florida

Walk along the sidewalks past colorful cottages and shops of Key West to get a picture at the southernmost point of the continental United States.

Tour this quirky island city on the conch train and see the unique blend of Caribbean charm and American history. 

Visit the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, the former residence of the legendary author, now a museum showcasing his life and works. 

Don't forget to eat some key lime pie!


The Eastern Caribbean offers an array of enchanting ports that captivate visitors with their unique charm and beauty that promises a memorable adventure.

Bon Voyage


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