The best Caribbean cruises embody picturesque views, lush landscapes, and historic sites and sounds. White sandy beaches and dormant volcanos can also give one Caribbean cruise a leg up on other destinations. Onboard activities and luxurious accommodations don’t hurt either. An exciting itinerary and an impressive ship are the ingredients that separate the best Caribbean cruises from the rest.

1. Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas

The Anthem of the Seas sails from Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey to the Caribbean each week. Onboard activities include roller skating, simulated surfing and skydiving, bumper cars, and acrobat classes. The Anthem of the Seas is one of the most technologically advanced on the open waters with wifi that allows you to stream TV shows, and post photos and comments on social media.

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