Jesse Taylor expresses an understandable bias toward the Caribbean
. The region is a hop, skip, and a jump away from Fort Lauderdale
, Florida, home base for many ships headed to the islands. “The Caribbean is a fantastic destination,” Taylor says, ticking off a list of reasons why: rain-forest zip lines and volcano treks for adventurers, a slew of water activities on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and a dynamic culture with historic towns and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Cruising is the way to go, he continues: “You can see and do it all while only having to unpack once.”
Families find plenty of onboard activities to keep everyone entertained day and night while traveling between the islands. The advisor recommends cruise lines with the most engaging children’s programs so the adults have some time to kick back and relax. Likewise, a Caribbean cruise just for big kids offers upscale dining experiences and a chance to recharge, reconnect, and enjoy some downtime with your partner or friends, Taylor says.