Family Cruises Mexico and the Caribbean
Travellers who decide for a cruise on the other side of the ocean usually want to see and experience as much as possible. In addition to visiting the beautiful Caribbean islands, many thus also decide to visit the east coast of Mexico. Unlike American families that prefer to cruise to Mexico and the Caribbean regardless of their children’s age, the British and other Europeans usually wait for their kids to grow older before booking a cruise to the Caribbean Sea.
Quick Facts About Mexico
Mexico is the fifth largest state in the Americas, located south of the United States and southeast of Belize and Guatemala. Discovered and conquered by the Spanish conquistadors in the early 16th century, the territory of modern Mexico was soon incorporated into the Spanish Empire. It was a Spanish colony until 1821 when it won independence but soon lost a considerable amount of territory including Texas that later joined the United States. Besides dramatic landscape, visitors of Mexico can thus also admire beautiful examples of Spanish colonial architecture but they can also admire the remains of the pre-columbian civilisations including the Maya and Aztecs.
The Caribbean Islands
Outstanding natural beauty, diverse flora and fauna, and unique culture make the Caribbean Islands one of the most popular cruise destinations in the world. There are over 700 islands, islets and reefs in total and it’s impossible to visit them all during a single cruise. But you can visit at least some of the greatest gems of the region: The Bahamas, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, …
Choosing the Right Itinerary
With so many things to see and experience in Mexico and the Caribbean, it is highly important to choose the right itinerary. As mentioned earlier, Mexico and the Caribbean are among the most popular cruise destinations in the world and for that reason, there are also many cruise lines operating in the region. This gives you the ability to choose between a wealth of itineraries and of course, a number of family-friendly cruises that welcome children of all ages. You are therefore recommended to take some time to compare the offers between different cruise lines or ask a travel agent to help you pick a cruise that meets your family’s requirements and preferences the most.