Dutch Caribbean

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The Caribbean Constituent Countries of the Netherlands

The Dutch Caribbean is the territory which includes the Caribbean Islands being part of the Kingdom of Netherlands. In particular they are the islands of Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten. In addition they comprehend also the Caribbean Netherlands. These are the special municipalities of Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius. The three Caribbean western-most islands are also called ABC Islands: Aruba-Boanaire-Curacao. They are in the southern part of the Caribbean, just few miles off the Venezuela's coast. Cruisers especially love and know Aruba and Curacao, the most beautiful and famous. The majority of the cruises start from United States. Due to the long distances, only 7 and more days cruises visit the ABC islands. Sint Maarten is instead in the northern part of the Caribbean, being more accessible also to shortest routes. For example, many itineraries reach Sint Maarten also departing from San Juan.

Best Dutch Caribbean cruise destinations: (more coming soon)

Which home ports to sail from?

Sint Maarten is mostly reached from all the Florida ports. Curacao, Aruba and Bonaire are the most distant from USA. So they are reached mainly from Miami with 7/10 days cruises.

Which Cruise Lines to get there?

All-year-round cruises to Caribbean by Companies like Royal, Carnival, Norwegian and MSC Cruises. During summer months more companies relocate ships from Europe like Aida, Costa, Tui.

What is the best time to visit?

Due to the tropical weather, warm climate allows to enjoy beaches all year round. The best time usually is from December to March/April. Generally from July to November most of the Caribbean destinations experience the wet season, with more rain and hotter temperatures.

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