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.

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 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 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.

Take a look at some of the Caribbean ports you can visit


Bajans are well known for their charm, cheerful personalities and warm welcomes. Wandering around the lively UNESCO-listed capital Bridgetown, you’ll be greeted like an old friend. Or why not take a seat in a rum shop where you can shoot the breeze with the locals? Along with the wonderful people, Barbados has plenty to boast about. The island is awash with coral reefs, tide pools, cliffs, underground lakes, mysterious caves and a wide variety of wildlife.


Say hello or bonbini to Aruba. The Caribbean’s sunniest island is home to permanently warm temperatures, miles of picture-perfect beaches and a fun-loving people. For a real taste of cloud nine, why not relax on Eagle Beach – voted in a TripAdvisor poll as the world’s third best beach! On top of blissful beaches, Aruba has a wealth of hidden wonders. Visit the dramatic natural pool in Arikok National Park or gaze in awe at the 1,000 year-old cave painting in Fontein Cave. It’s all yours to discover.


A nature-lover’s paradise, Dominica has it all. You can hike through rainforests, ascend mountains and dip your toes in 365 rivers – although perhaps not the famous boiling lake in Morne Trois Pitons National Park. You’ll encounter landscapes so impressive, you may think you’re gazing upon a movie scene – and you’d be right!

Our favourite Fly Caribbean cruise holidays

Our favourite Caribbean cruises from Southampton

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 extravangance.

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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.