Beautiful view of Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Caribbean Cruise Holidays

Immerse yourself in the colours and cultures of each captivating island
The Caribbean epitomises idyllic holidays: white sand, crystal-clear waters, swaying palm trees. But there’s plenty more to see beyond the blissful beachfronts. On your Caribbean cruise you can hike to a volcanic summit, dance to a vibrant street parade, visit the last surviving community of Carib Indians… On a P&O Cruises holiday, you can get to the heart of each colourful island.

It's official!

Our newest ship has been formally named at a beachside ceremony in beautiful Barbados.

Whether you want to re-live the event or see it for the first time, you can watch the whole amazing show on the P&O Cruises YouTube channel.

Our favourite Caribbean cruises

Escape on a Caribbean cruise

Experience the good life and enjoy a blend of discovery, relaxation and exceptional service with our Caribbean cruise holidays. Enjoy these dynamic destinations that offer so much more than winter sun or beach-based breaks.

A Caribbean fly-cruise will get you there, pronto. Flying into Barbados or St Lucia, you’ll hop aboard and before you know it, you’ll be sailing to the Caribbean Islands. Choose from seven or 14-night cruise holidays.

Reasons to sail or fly to the Caribbean

Fly to the sunshine in no time

In around 8½ hours, you will find yourself in paradise, sipping a mojito in the sun and embarking on a Caribbean adventure. On a chartered flight, once you have checked in your luggage at the airport, we’ll handle everything from there.

Experience the best of each Caribbean island

You can meet the locals, kayak through mangroves, take a 4x4 adventure across the rugged landscapes, descend to the colourful ocean floor on a submarine, hike a volcanic peak, journey back in time at a 17th century plantation. Each island has plenty in store.

Delve deeper

Each Caribbean island offers its own charms, waiting to be unlocked. With us, you can venture beyond the beachfronts and immerse yourselves in the cultural heartbeat of the Caribbean.

Reasons to visit the Caribbean on a cruise holiday

Breathtaking beaches

Life doesn’t get much better than when you’re relaxing on the beach with a warm ocean breeze on your skin and the sea lapping at your toes. On a cruise to the Caribbean, the first thing you should do is take a deep breath. Close your eyes and picture the perfect beach, and you’ll likely conjure an image of ultramarine waters lapping powder-soft white sand.

Caribbean food

Conch chowder, fried jackfish, tania fritters, soursop ice cream and, of course, rum punch: exotic flavours abound in the Caribbean, and few parts of the world can match it. Found all along North America’s Atlantic seaboard, chowder is somewhere between a soup and a stew. Get a taste of island life with local dishes that’ll tickle your tastebuds.

Magnificent scenery

The twin peaks – Gros Piton and Petit Piton – that dominate St Lucia’s landscape are a true Caribbean landmark. Rich vegetation, geothermal fields and hot springs, coral reefs and a wonderful variety of wildlife make this an area of superlative beauty. Colourfully painted shacks selling fried fish and rum punch. There really is something to suit my every mood in the Caribbean.

Explore ashore our favourite Caribbean cruise ports

Take a look at some examples of our curated shore experiences, offering you the chance to try something new, connect with local culture and discover a different side to the Caribbean.

Frequently asked questions about the Caribbean

Sail the Caribbean on board your favourite ship

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Inspired by our past. Designed for the future. There has never been a more stylish way to see the world! Whether you're new to cruising, or a veteran of the high seas, your moments on board Britannia are sure to be truly memorable.

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Azura is one of the largest cruise ships in the P&O Cruises fleet. Azura offers an incredible choice of bars, restaurants, sports and spa facilities, entertainment, plus lots of other exciting and unique features.

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Combining the chic with the classic, Arcadia offers a relaxed pace, stylish surroundings and more than a hint of extravagance.

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There’s always something happening on Ventura, enjoy delicious fine dining, a tranquil spa, many quiet spaces to unwind, great sports facilities and four pools.

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Iona’s eagerly-anticipated sister ship, Arvia is heading for the sunshine. Like Iona, Arvia is another Excel class ship, with even more freedom, innovation and variety in store than ever before. So get ready for your ultimate P&O Cruises holiday.

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