Cruises To Turks and Caicos – Which Cruise Line To Choose?
Finding cruises to Turks and Caicos can be a little trying at times, some folks don’t even know how to pronounce it, let alone find them on a map. This is also true for most cruise lines, sad, but true. Many don’t even include a stop here on their itineraries.
However, for the travel wise, booking cruises to Turks and Caicos is more than an adventure. It shows that you are well rounded and looking for a place to relax that is somewhat off the radar.
Just for clarification, Turks and Caicos Islands are grouped together between North and East Caicos. Their neighbors are the Bahamas and Dominican Republic. Direct cruises to Turks and Caicos are virtually non-existent, so if this is your destination place, be prepared for a few more stops along the way, or maybe in between.
Most cruises to Turks and Caicos include stops in the Bahama Islands, the Cayman Islands and sometimes, the Dominican Republic. This is how you can tell if you have selected the proper cruise line. It is also important to know the difference between Eastern, Western and Southern Caribbean Islands to prevent you from looking like a novice, of course.
For further clarification, Turks and Caicos, also known as Grand Turk is in the Eastern part of the Caribbean, so you would need to look for Eastern Caribbean cruises when you begin your research.
Geography lesson is now over.
You should be able to find at least 3 major cruise lines that offer Grand Turk excursions, including Carnival Cruise Lines. The Carnival Caribbean cruise offers an 8-day Eastern Caribbean cruise on their Valor ship. They depart in Miami and sail directly to Grand Turk, then San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Thomas.
Of course, a Carnival Caribbean cruise is always welcome, but take care not to put all of your eggs in one basket. You should always look for alternative cruise lines, just to make sure you get a comparable rate.
Princess Cruises, specifically the Ruby Princess, also offers some of the best Caribbean cruises so it makes sense that they include a stop here. Their 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruise begins in Fort Lauderdale and visits Grand Turk, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and Half Moon Cay.
And of course, there’s always Costa Cruises and their spectacular 15-Night Costa Mediterranean Cruise, which departs from Savona and continues to Malaga, St. Johns, Catalina Island, Grand Turks, Nassau, Ocho Rios and Cozumel.