17 Photos Proving That Cruising in Autumn is Awesome.

By Posted in - Caribbean & Islands & cruise & Travel Blog on January 13th, 2016

When’s the best time to take a Caribbean cruise? Seasoned cruisers suggest April and July. The islands aren’t as crowded during those months and the weather is gorgeous, they say. With that in mind, I’d like to add late autumn to the list of best times for a Caribbean cruise, in particular November and the first two weeks of December.

Sure, it’s the tail end of hurricane season, but the likelihood of actually being affected by a hurricane or even a tropical storm is relatively low. In fact, we had sensational weather during our November cruise last year. (Keep in mind: western Caribbean islands generally have better weather during November than eastern Caribbean islands.) Add the holidays into the mix, and you can often find good deals on island cruises in November.

Now, instead of laying down a hefty 17,000-word story to further substantiate my claim that cruising in colder months is awesome, I’ve decided to let the photos from our trip do the work for me—a picture is worth a thousand words, right? So, here are 17 of our favorite images from our cruise last November on the Carnival Dream.

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The lido deck and pool on the Carnival Dream.



Man, looking through these images made we wish I was back on the cruise ship. It’s such a good time. We definitely need to look into doing another one in 2016. But where?

Do you have a favorite month to cruise in? Let us know about it in the comments below!

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  • Jub Bryant -

    January 22, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Blah, am seeing more and more stuff about cruises lately but just can’t seem to justify going on one myself. I guess there is opportunity to do day hikes at ports? Hmmmm

    • Bethany Salvon -

      January 25, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Hi Jub! Thanks for commenting and yes you can definitely do hikes at all the ports. I think you would just need to do a little research on the different stops and then find what is the best place to hike. You might be able to go right from the port or maybe take the local bus or a taxi to the best spot. Most of the destinations are beautiful and usually have a big draw for tourists so you can usually find a little of everything, just need to pick what interests you – snorkeling, hiking, etc. 🙂