Caraïbes, Bahamas, Bermudes
The Caribbean is one of the most coveted destinations for all cruisers. It covers an area of almost 2.754.000 km² and is made up of numerous islands that separate the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean Sea, and this last one from the Atlantic Ocean. It has a population, estimated in 2019, of almost 44.42 million inhabitants. All the countries that are touched by the Caribbean Sea are part of this area. Therefore it includes all the Antilles islands and all those found off the coasts of the countries of Central and South America that overlook this sea. The Caribbean has two main seasons: dry and wet. The dry season is from November until halfway through May, with very little rain and temperatures that are between 29 and 30 degrees. The wet season, instead, goes from the end of May to October or the beginning of November, with temperatures above 30 degrees and with high humidity and heat. These months are usually not recommended because it is a period of cyclones and hurricanes with frequent and heavy rains. This is why the cruise ship companies send most of their ships in the period between November and April, although there are some which operate year-round. The following islands are part of the Caribbean: Antilles, Antigua and Barbuda, Dutch Antilles, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands (which is the point where the maximum depth of 7,686 meters below sea level is reached), Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Grenada, Guadalupe, Haiti, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, British Virgin Islands and the US Virgin Islands.