Board the Celebrity Equinox in Miami, Florida, for an 11-night cruise to the Southern Caribbean. Head first to Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, a city known for its Danish colonial architecture and a history entangled with pirates. Continue to St. Croix, the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Then, stop
in St. John's, Antigua, home to 365 beaches — enough to explore a new beach every day for a year.
The next day, dock in the hub of Bridgetown, Barbados, a vibrant and charming capital city and UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy a snow cone as you walk downtown, shopping for local mementos and taking in the mix of historic and modern architecture. From Barbados, you’ll cruise to Castries, St. Lucia, so beautiful it has earned the nickname “Helen of the West Indies.” Spend a day in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, exploring the landscaping and architecture indicative of its Dutch heritage, before returning to Miami.
What we love:
• St. Thomas is home to Blackbeard’s Castle, a 17th-century Danish watchtower now dedicated to the area’s storied pirate history.
• Learn about Tortola’s history and shop for local art, handcrafted jewelry, and homemade jams and rums along Main Street in Road Town, the capital.
• As you get close to Castries, you may recognize the Pitons, 2 striking volcanic peaks off St. Lucia's southwestern coast.
• Called the “crossroads of the Caribbean,” St. Maarten is located near the place where the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean meet.