The Best Caribbean Cruise Packages for Fall 2019
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The Best Caribbean Cruise Packages for Fall 2019

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale.Sea and be seen this fall.Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty ImagesIf you’re not keen on the chillier days or the shorter hours of daylight, fear not, sailing to the tropical paradise of the Caribbean will cure any woes that ail you. When opting for a cruise vacation, you take the worry out of logistics planning and other travel headaches. Moreover, expect to capitalize on a more peaceful retreat (because the kids are back at school and the majority of people are back at work). And even better, the temperatures are plenty balmy at this time. Best of all, fall is considered a shoulder season (right before the big winter holiday break), so expect better prices and deals. Bear in mind that these deals are also spurred on by the fact that it’s still technically hurricane season in the Caribbean—however, travel overall remains safe. Regardless, it is best to check the weather advisory and directly with cruise lines, which monitor conditions frequently and inform their guests of any issues. Here are a few of the best Caribbean Cruise packages to take advantage of right now:Crystal CruisesHoliday Sojurn with Crystal Cruises. Crystal CruisesCrystal Cruises is offering a 12-day Holiday Sojurn aboard Crystal Serenity with a Wine & Food Festival themed cruise that will allow you celebrate Thanksgiving season in epicurean style. Feast upon Michelin-level and award-winning dining options that include Umi Uma Sushi and Bar by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, or experience a multicourse tasting menu inside the Vintage Room with exclusive varietals selected by acclaimed sommelier Eugenio Jardim. Guest mixologist Mary Barranco will also be on board to present drink forecasts and presentations to cocktail enthusiasts. The cruise begins in Fort Lauderdale, with stops that include Turks & Caicos, St. Barthélemy, French West Indies, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua & Barbuda, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These destinations are best enjoyed with their cultural deep-dive excursions, which include everything from fishing off St. Barth to cooking classes in Martinique. On the journey back to Fort Lauderdale, guests are encouraged to take advantage of the ship’s entertainment programming, which includes the Crystal’s Magic and the Crystal on Broadway series. Book NowNorwegian Cruise LineThe Norwegian Encore sails to the Eastern Caribbean from Miami, starting on November 24, 2019. Norwegian Cruise LineEmbark on a Caribbean vacation with Norwegian cruise line’s new ship, the Norwegian Encore. The 7-day round trip from Miami makes stops in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands. Enjoy a cultural tour that includes excursions to El Morro and Blackbeard’s Castle, in San Juan and St. Thomas, respectively. Passengers can also take advantage of a wealth of innovative activities and programming that includes a racetrack on the ship’s deck, the Galaxy Pavilion (immersive virtual and augmented-reality gaming experiences), and interactive laser tag in a 10,000-square-foot-arena complete with a Lost City of Atlantis theme. Music and entertainment is also given the star-studded treatment, especially since Kelly Clarkson was recently named the godmother to the ship. Onboard, find Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots and U.K.-hit Choir of Man in the evenings. Lastly, when booking oceanview rooms and higher category levels, you’ll save on round-trip flights with their Free & Reduced Airfares or Free Short Excursion bonus credits at each port.Book NowVi
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