Welcome to Sea Times. We do things a little different here in the
Caribbean, slow and easy. This site was made to help inform
vacations to the Caribbean and offers destination information.
Since we take our time and try to do it right, we have not
included all islands yet, but more will be added later. Please
find information about the Caribbean region in general.
try to be everything to everyone, we only try to inform the people
that find small, unique out of the way places appealing to them.
Once you discover the Caribbean the chances are good that you will
return time and time again. The Caribbean is like a dream
come true for many of us the first time we see any of the islands.
Visitors to the Caribbean will find many things and that
includes, beautiful islands, white and black sandy beaches,
friendly people and plenty of sunshine.
Caribbean Sea is the connection with the Atlantic Ocean and is partially
enclosed on the north and east by the islands of the West Indies,
and bounded on the south by South America and Panama, and on the
west by Central America. The Caribbean is both large and
small, deep and shallow and beautiful throughout.
The Caribbean holds some of the deepest water in the world around
the Cayman Islands.
The US used to train submariners in this area. The Caribbean is
one of natures playgrounds for both young and old travelers.
The vision of its sands and water makes it a popular land and
cruise destination for millions each year.
The Caribbean is a NOT a destination to be
The name of the Caribbean sea came from the Carib natives, who
inhabited the area when Spanish explorers arrived there in the
15th century. The Caribbean is 1,500 miles long east and west and
400 to 1,400 miles wide. It has an area of 1,049,000 square miles.
Some islands are flat and some have tropical rain forests.
The variety of landscape in the Caribbean is tremendous.
So much has been written and said about this lovely region of
the world that one of the best ways to see this wonderland is by
cruise ship, and the smaller the better. When you experience the trade winds and the soft
pounding surf, you will understand why it is so important to treat
this region as a treasurer.
Caribbean sea is connected with the Gulf of Mexico by the
Yucatán Channel, a passage 120 miles wide between Cuba and the
Yucatán Peninsula. The Windward Passage between Cuba and Haiti
is a major shipping route between the United States and the
Panama Canal. The Caribbean is central to major shipping
and cruising lanes throughout North America.
Many gulfs and bays indent the coastline of South America, notably
the Gulf of Venezuela, which carries tidal waters to Lake
Maracaibo in Venezuela. With a few exceptions the entire Caribbean
Basin is more than 6,000 feet deep. Large areas of the sea exceed
12,000 feet in depth; the greatest depth measured thus far is
Cayman Trench at 25,220 feet deep, between Jamaica and Cayman
Navigation is open and clear, making the Caribbean a major trade
route for Latin American countries. The main oceanic current in
the Caribbean Sea is an extension of the North Equatorial and
South Equatorial currents, which enter the sea at the southeastern
extremity and flow in a generally northwestern direction. A
popular resort area, the Caribbean Sea is noted for its mild
The Caribbean is home to many different types of people and
cultures. The Carib Indians are most famous
followed by freeman or generations of descendants from slaves.
Caribbean islands offer a wide selection of landscape,
amenities, cultures, activities, attractions, lodging, beaches,
dining and nightlife. Some great Caribbean cruises can be
Caribbean Cruises 2016 for most
of your favorite cruise lines. Another site for luxury
Caribbean Cruise information can be seen at
Silversea Caribbean Cruises 2016
for the latest sailings and prices. Another fast growing
part of the cruise industry is the
River Cruises 2015 area where
you are now seeing new ships, new itineraries being offered that
include Europe, Asia, Africa and others.
Please use this guide as an overview
of some of our favorite places in the Caribbean. We do not ask for advertising or
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Silversea Cruises are a great
way to see the Caribbean basin. For some up to date cruise
voyages and other cruise sailings you may want to check out
Cruises 2016. Believe it
or not, we are now booking
Cruises 2015 sailings and these
can be found here. Some of the longer cruises will take you from one continent to
the next and these are called
Transatlantic Cruise voyages and they offer relaxing time on
the seas as you cruise from one port of call to your next
destination. Ready to step up to luxury cruise sailings
Regent 2for1 Cruises may be the
perfect place to find the best luxury cruise deals and savings
today. Great news for Caribbean Cruise travelers is that
we now find some of the new
Caribbean Cruises 2015 voyages
here and they are ready to book for your next Caribbean Cruise
voyage holiday. Wonderful cruise news, the
Crystal Cruises 2015 sailings
and voyages are now ready for your cruise review and planning.