Caribbean holidays

Explore these islands in the sun with us, flying to Barbados or Antigua to meet your ship or sailing from Southampton.

Where can you go?

Our Caribbean holidays take you to incredible countries such as Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Grenada and St Lucia to name a few.

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Immerse yourself in paradise.

 

Top things to do in the Caribbean

Unwind on the white sand beaches in Antigua

Antigua is made up of sparkling bays, beautiful beaches and colourful rows of buildings. Its magnificent coastline has 365 beaches, which are overlooked by historic forts and Shirley Heights, the place for famous 'jump up' parties in the south. From the tropical rainforest to the shops of St John's, Antigua oozes easy-going Caribbean spirit.

Snorkel with turtles in Curaçao

Visit paradise beaches and enjoy some of the Caribbean’s best snorkelling. Curaçao is undoubtedly a place of great natural beauty with its impressive caves, perfect beaches, sparkling blue waters and spectacular diversity of maritime life. The island also has a fantastic culinary and bar scene, with many spots where the sun and relaxed atmosphere can be enjoyed with delicious food and cocktails.

Make your own chocolate in Grenada

This black and white sand 'spice island' at the bottom of the Caribbean chain is truly a top destination. At the Tri-Island Chocolate Factory, make your own chocolate with pure Grenadian cocoa during a hands-on experience, or just buy some to take home.

 

Each unique island has its own wealth of charm
just beyond those perfect beaches.

 

Spend the day at a Nature Reserve in St Maarten

Spend the day at Lotorie Farm, a unique hideaway where you can wine, dine, climb, hike and glide over the treetop canopy on a zipwire. Shared by the French and Dutch, this dual island is seven by seven miles of pure sophistication. Playground of the rich and famous, it's also a hot spot for yacht racing and partying.

Indulge in Tortolan cuisine in the British Virgin Islands

Tortolan cuisine celebrates local seafood, skilfully blending age-old traditions with international flavours. The surrounding seas make for rich culinary offerings, and no visit to Tortola is complete without a taste of fungi and saltfish, a Virginian speciality. Tortola has all you'd expect in the colourful capital of the British Virgin Islands: stylish shopping and mouth-watering dining, all laid-back Caribbean-style.

Sip on a rum punch at Mount Gay Rum Distilleries, Barbados

As well as time spent on the stunning beaches of Barbados, there's an experience that many like to try. Discover how Mount Gay Rum is made here on its home island and savour the sweet, warm taste of Barbados.
 

There's plenty to do, whether you decide to explore ashore by yourself or pay a little extra for a shore experience.

Good to know

Fly-cruise or sail from Southampton

Jet straight to the sun and join your ship on a fly-cruise holiday or sail straight from Southampton.

Duration

Enjoy a Caribbean dream holiday from 7 or 14 nights up to 17 nights and more.

Time of year

Our Caribbean cruises are from October to March, the perfect winter sun getaway.

Best for...

Picture-perfect beaches, snorkelling, foodies, paradise.

Shore experiences

Enjoy the freedom to explore ashore independently, join an adventure with a group or even hire your own private guide.

Our digital port guides

You'll have local recommendations at your fingertips thanks to our new digital port guides (sent by email before your holiday). They're packed full of information and tips for all of the destinations on your itinerary, including local cafes, bars and restaurants – saving you time researching before you go!

 

Crystal-clear, warm waters lapping soft white sands.

 

Soak up the local Caribbean culture with evenings and overnight stays in port

What you do with more time ashore is up to you. So will it be a horseback safari, a swim with sea turtles or a sizzling cookery class?

Articles: Read up on the Caribbean

Top tips, treats and tales to get you in the Caribbean mood.

Five must-try Caribbean dishes

With its mouth-watering mix of exotic local flavours and historic influence, Caribbean cuisine is a melting pot of culinary cultures.

Start exploring sooner with a fly-cruise holiday

When your holiday time is limited, a fly-cruise can make it work harder for you. We answer your questions about hitting the sunshine the speedy way.

Four fabulous Caribbean islands

On a P&O Cruises holiday, you can get to the heart of each colourful island. Here’s just a taste of four of them…

Recommended ships for Caribbean holidays

Choose from our flagship favourite, Britannia, or the fleet's newest Excel class star, Arvia, arriving December 2022. Britannia and Ariva are the best ships to help you get the most out of your first Caribbean holiday. Both ships encompass a friendly atmosphere matching those of the ports you'll visit.

Have we tempted you?

Take a look at our 2022 and 2023 Caribbean holidays.

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Caribbean 2022 and 2023 holidays