Dobson - Answered a Question by Sharp (01 Jan 09 14:50)

Princess and P & O are probably best. They sail in the Caribbean October to March/April every year. They also offer 14 night cruises, which I find best as 7/10 night cruises (many other cruise lines) are not long enough when you've been on a plane for 8-10 hours! Sea Princess does a 14 night round trip Caribbean cruise from October/November to April every year. You can embark at either Montego Bay or Barabdos for a 14-night cruise, embarkation being on Saturdays. For example; we sailed from Montego Bay on 22nd March 2008. There were passengers already on board who had embarked at Barbados the previous Saturday. 7 days later, half way into our cruise, we pulled into Barbados where some passengers ended their 14-night cruise and new passengers beginning their holiday got on! 7 days later we were back in Montego Bay where we (sadly!) ended our cruise. Sea Princess caters mainly for British passengers (9/10 were British when we were on). It's enjoyed by all ages but mainly the 35+. (We were young 'uns at only 29 and 31). We sail during the Easter break (I'm a Primary School teacher) and found that the children who were on board were very polite and extremely well behaved. If you want an adults only go with P & O, I think the Artemis is adults only, I may e wrong! Hope this helps! (We're off again on Sea Princess during Easter 2010!).

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Wilba - Answered a Question by Sharp (01 Jan 09 14:47)

It's difficult to understand 'best'. Do you mean the most expensive, cheapest, liveliest, quietest, oldest, newest, kids/no kids? Many will respond with what is best for them, but will it be best for you? There are many cruise lines in the Caribbean, all offering different experiences, & if you can expand your question, you will get a far better & guided response......Regards Wilba.

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Carnegie - Answered a Question by Sharp (01 Jan 09 21:28)

We have just been on a Cruise to the Caribbean flying from UK to Barbados and return. We sailed on Ventura P&O's new ship and had a fantastic time, The ship is huge and beautiful with plenty to do on it. The ship berthed at 10 different Islands sailing through the night 4 days were sea days. Although it is a family ship there were only about 70 kids on the ship and we seldon if ever saw them. As long as you dont go on School Holidays there wont be a lot of children. The food was lovely and staff were excellent. We had a balcony cabin which I would recommend having breakfast delivered to cabin and enjoying it on the balcony or having a drink on balcony with the stars above and moon shining down on the water was absolutely great. Ventura to start with had quite a few negative reviews but it seems to have sorted them out and we found nothing to complain about apart from sunloungers at pools being too close together.

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