When thinking about vacation, many tend to list Carribbean cruises as one of the options. However, there are quite a number of Carribbean cruises lines to choose from. It would be time consuming to pick the very best that meet your need. The following tips can save your time.

1. Determine where you want to go. This will help you to choose from Eastern, Western or Southern Carribbean cruises. Each cruise line has its own itinerary. The Western Carribbean routes include Cozumel, Mexico, Grand Cayman, Belize, Jamaica and Costa Maya, Mexico. The Eastern routes normally include San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Tortola and Labadee, and Haiti. Whereas the Southern routes may include St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Antiqua, Dominica, Barbados, Aruba, and Curacao. If you have specific locations that you must visit, then that cruise line should be the priority.

2. Check what kind of activities or excursions that the cruise line offers at each port. Are the activities more towards families, or for couples or singles? Those for families will have children facilities on board and excursion that all family member can participate, whereas adult only cruises normally offers more time for them to spend on their own. Thus, pick the one that meet the kind of vacation you are planning.

3. Check the dining preferences. Do you want a scheduled dining times or alternate dining options? If you care about your meal schedule, then this factor too can help you to pick the best cruise lines for you.

4. Gather someone else experience. It can be from families and friends or from other sources like printed materials or the internet. I bet there are so many shared experiences on the net, you just need to look them up. From all these experiences, you should be able to make up your mind.

5. Determine your budget. Some cruise lines are more expensive and luxurious than others. So pick the one that within your budget. Take into consideration extra money you will need like for entertainment, excursions, food, drinks, taxi fares if you stop at port-of-call and plan to visit around the place, or things you might purchase at the stops.

Cruising on the Carribbean could be your once in a lifetime experience. Therefore, it is essential to determine which Carribbean Cruises lines to go with. You can't go wrong by choosing Carribbean cruises, but your vacation is dull if you choose the wrong cruise line.

Carribbean cruises are not only for couples or singles, but also for families. There are so many options for families available nowadays. As more and more families can afford and tend to choose a vacation with a cruise ship, the cruise industry has adapted to accommodate this group's demand and preferences. If you are looking for any Carribbean cruises that meets the requirements of your family, here are some tips you can apply

1. Look for Carribbean Cruises ship that is tailored to families needs, how much activities they have for children of all ages. This is important because without a handful of activities, your children will easily get bored. These activities may include on board activities and also the excursions at the ports of call. Cruise like Royal Caribbean offers award-winning Adventure Ocean (R) Youth Program or you might want to wait for Carnival Dream cruise ship which will be launched around September 2009, where this cruise ship is reported to have the most extensive children facilities of any cruise ship.

2. If you want to do activities together with your kids, look for Carribbean Cruises that offer activities or entertainment for the entire group such as miniature golf, arcades or rock walls. This will enhance your family bonding and each member will not feel left out.

3. Check how they handle infants or toddlers (if you bring them along) and whether they have babysitting facilities or services offered. Check their website to gather complete information about kids program available and you can ask for photos too to make sure the facilities are safe for your children. This is useful, because once in a while you need some time to be alone or with your partner alone to enjoy the enchanting views of the Carribbean.

4. Check the dining accommodations. The Carribbean Cruises that are family friendly ship will have dining options for families and they serve food that children will eat. Most probably with a buffet style dining with menu options for everyone, adults, teens and kids. Some cruises offers services to take care of your kids at one dining hall, whereas you and your partner can enjoy peaceful dining at another hall.

The bottom line is, always do some research, so that you will end up choosing the right destination with the right Carribbean cruises that fits into each member of the family. Hence, each member will share unforgettable once in a lifetime experience.

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