The Caribbean is OPEN for Business

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The islands of the Caribbean were made for relaxation, and cruises were made to help you explore this inspiring region in comfort and style.

Which island do you visit, which shade of paradise do you embrace? You have many itineraries to choose from, featuring islands that are still vibrant and engaging after the 2017 hurricane, which only damaged 15% of the islands.

Visiting any of the unaffected islands in the Caribbean gives an economic boost to the entire region, so vacationing there is a powerful way to show support for these friendly destinations.

While many great islands are open for business—including Antigua, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Martinique and The Bahamas, just to name a few—you’ll find three fan favorites listed below.

JAMAICA

Home to many of the island’s luxury hotels and resorts, Seven Mile Beach and Ocho Rios lure visitors with some of the best beaches in the Caribbean.

And while these elegant destinations are popular for good reason, the interior of the island is equally captivating. Inland, lush rainforests, gently cascading waterfalls, and the majestic Blue Mountains provide ample opportunity for outdoor adventure. Zipline and ATV tours, hiking trails and rafting trips are all available in abundance and are the perfect complement to the island’s bounty of sun and sand.

ARUBA

Barely 20-by-6 miles, Aruba is nothing if not accessible. Rent a car for a day and discover some of the island’s many secluded beaches, visit the 18th century Chapel of Alto Vista perched high above the sea, or explore the ancient cave paintings in Arikok National Park.

Of course, Aruba also has all the requisite water sports, and thanks to the near constant trade winds, offers world- class kitesurfing and parasailing. With so much to see and do, it’s no wonder Aruba is one of the most revisited islands in the Caribbean. One Happy Island indeed.

SAINT LUCIA

Visitors from all over the world flock to Saint Lucia for the big game fishing and spectacular dive sites, but the island has plenty of allure beyond the sea as well. The lush landscape of tropical rainforests and majestic mountains offer endless opportunities for adventure.

Among the most popular: climbing the volcanic spire Petit Piton, hiking the scenic Tet Paul Nature Trail and horseback riding along the island’s sandy shores. For those looking for relaxation, the island has long been famed for its ultra-lux hotels and eco-resorts where verandas beckon with stunning views and the promise of cocktails made from the prized local rum.

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