If you’re after a holiday experience that could easily qualify as your new holiday of a lifetime, how about a Caribbean cruise? It might sound like the ultimate luxury, and it certainly is.

Let’s take a look at some of the Caribbean itineraries on offer. With P&O Cruises’ 14-night itinerary on the Azura, you can set sail from Southampton and enjoy a stop-off in the beautiful Azores, before heading on to the delights of Antigua, St Kitts, St Lucia and Barbados. Or, take a 7-night fly-cruise itinerary with Royal Caribbean International from Florida, and take in the sizzling sights and sounds of the Bahamas, the U.S. Virgin Islands and St Maarten.

The destinations are by far the most spectacular part of your Caribbean cruise, but another perk is the onboard lifestyle of your chosen cruise operator. Let’s say you travel with Royal Caribbean, otherwise known as RCI, which is one of the best-known and most innovative cruise operators in the industry.

Their spectacular ships are like huge floating hotels, or even floating villages! Onboard, don’t be surprised to find over a dozen different restaurants and cafes, some serving cheerful classics and child-friendly dishes, while others serve up cutting-edge cuisine from all over the world, often utilizing fresh ingredients bought at the day’s port.

Restaurants aside, these ships are like vast playgrounds. From cinemas to Broadway-style theatre productions, surfing simulators to rock-climbing walls, ice skating rinks to spa treatments, there’s always plenty to keep you entertained both on and off shore. As you can imagine, a Caribbean cruise is an unforgettable experience, and the only difficulty you’ll face is deciding which one to choose…