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When you consider all that The Caribbean has to offer, you can easily see why the region is so popular among travelers. Its tropical climate offers a toasty respite from cooler climates, its white-sand beaches are unsurpassed, and its brilliant blue waters are idyllic. Together, these characteristics may explain why, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization, the region saw over 28 million registered tourist visits in 2022, a figure that Travel Markets Insider projected would be surpassed by several million in 2023.

In 2025, you can count yourself among the lucky millions with one of Norwegian Cruise Line's cruise vacations in The Caribbean. Let's look at what beauty and thrills await you in the Bahamas, Barbados, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic.

Ready to start planning? Explore all 2025 Caribbean cruises.

Cruise departing from Miami Beach
Cruise departing from Miami Beach

2025 Caribbean Ports of Departure

Norwegian's 2025 cruises to The Caribbean range from five to 15 days, originating from a variety of major North American, Caribbean, or European ports. Depending on the cruise itinerary you choose, your port of departure may be in any of the following cities:

Canon overlooking the Caribbean Sea near Colon, Panama
Canon overlooking the Caribbean Sea near Colon, Panama

Norwegian's 2025 Caribbean Ports of Call

Every itinerary with Norwegian includes numerous ports of call, allowing you to experience the culture, cuisine, and attractions of multiple nations during your cruise vacation. Here are just some of the major ports of call in Norwegian's 2025 cruises to The Caribbean, including cities in Central and South America:

Highlights of 2025 Cruises to The Caribbean

Many of Norwegian's Caribbean cruises have the same ports of call on their itineraries. These destinations are among the most desirable in The Caribbean, so you can experience some of the best the region has to offer. Let's take a closer look at the highlights of Norwegian's 2025 cruises to The Caribbean to give you a better sense of what to expect on your journey:

  • Cartagena, Colombia: Featured in the 14-day cruise on Norwegian Jewel to the Panama Canal, which sails in January 2025, Cartagena is a historic Colombian city that's rich in natural beauty and urban splendor. Some must-see attractions are Old City Cartagena, Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and the Palacio de la Inquisición.
  • Cabo Rojo, Dominican Republic: Located just southeast of the border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti, Cabo Rojo is a beloved beach destination because of its unspoiled nature and extraordinary coastal views. The azure waters are also home to some of The Caribbean's best-preserved coral reefs, offering sightings of fauna such as manatees and hawksbill sea turtles.
  • Cozumel, Mexico: Cozumel is an island situated off the eastern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. Here, you have ample opportunities for water activities, such as fishing, snorkeling, and diving, as well as explorations of wilderness at Punta Sur Ecological Park or the island's east side.
Cruise terminal in Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Cruise terminal in Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • George Town, Grand Cayman: Though only around 22 miles long, Grand Cayman has abundant offerings for beachgoers, culture and history buffs, art lovers, and families alike, and George Town provides easy access to it all. Some of the most popular destinations are Seven-Mile Beach, the Cayman Farmers Market, and the Cayman Islands National Museum, which features over 8,000 items.
  • Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas: Norwegian owns a 268-acre private paradise known as Great Stirrup Cay and offers it exclusively to our guests. In addition to beaches and water sports, the island offers opportunities for ziplining, shopping, and splashing alongside the famous Bahamian swimming pigs.
  • Puerto Limón, Costa Rica: Puerto Limón, bursting with natural beauty, is well-suited to a broad range of cruisers. Adventure seekers may want to go ziplining amid the rainforest canopy or rafting down the Río Pacuare, and water lovers can go snorkeling at Cahuita National Park. If you're looking for a quieter time, relax on the beach or look for sloths near the port or in Vargas Park.
  • St. George's, Grenada: St. George's, the capital of Grenada, is rich in distinctive experiences. One of the most unique sights is the haunting Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park, accessible via snorkeling or scuba diving. Other special activities to consider are rum distillery tours, tasting tours, and hiking to the Seven Sisters Waterfalls.

2025 Caribbean Cruise Vacation Shore Excursions

Norwegian shore excursions present convenient ways to experience ports of call without overthinking your day-to-day itinerary. Here are some featured shore excursions to consider for getting the most out of your days at port during your next Norwegian Caribbean cruise vacation:

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