With dozens of islands to choose from, it’s no wonder that the Caribbean is the most popular cruise destination in the world – and here are the top 50 Caribbean cruises, chosen by Deborah Stone

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Caribbean beach cabanas. Image credit: iStock

Mouse magic

Meet Mickey Mouse and friends on Disney Magic’s round-trip from Florida’s Port Canaveral to duty-free shopping and beach paradise St Thomas plus Disney’s private Bahamas island Castaway Cay.
Departs March seven for seven nights, from £1,142pp including flights (0800 408 6228/cruise.co.uk).

National parks of Panama

See Costa Rica’s lush national parks, the old Dutch capital of Willemstad on Curaçao and unwind on Aruba’s white sand beaches, plus transit the Panama Canal on board Azamara Journey.
Departs 9 March for 12 nights, from £2,743pp cruise only (0844 493 4016/azamaraclubcruises.com).

Caribbean transatlantic

Visit one of the greatest collections of British naval buildings in the world at Antigua, where you can also snorkel and see hummingbirds on this great-value P&O cruise on Azura from Barbados.
Departs 21 March for 13 nights from £849pp including flight to Barbados (0208 544 6612/iglucruise.com).

Las Vegas and  puerto rico

Fly to Las Vegas and explore the city for two nights, then fly to Miami and embark on your cruise to the Caribbean and back, with highlights including colourful Puerto Rico, St Thomas and incredible snorkelling at St Maarten.
Departs 1 April for 11 nights from £1,799pp, on Celebrity Reflection, including internal flight only (0800 082 2186/jetlinecruise.com).

Tampa round-trip

Complete your Florida holiday with a breath of fresh sea air sailing from Tampa on board lively Brilliance of the Seas plus a day on Cozumel island for excellent water-based sports.
Departs 2 April for four nights, from £1,359pp including flights (01246 819819/bolsovercruiseclub.com).