Summer is coming and if your summer dreaming is filled with visions of beaches and ocean vistas, then make sure this summer is the time you take advantage of those dreams.

West coasters often live within driving distance (sometimes walking distance!) of gorgeous beaches bordering the powerful Pacific Ocean. However, when you live by the beach, you don’t always get to take advantage of that beautiful coastline, right? Instead, your weeks are filled with your normal day-to-day activities like work and kid activities and mindless errands. Before you know it, summer has passed you by and you never got those hot beach days you were dreaming about.

This summer, make sure you don’t miss out on beach time by planning a Caribbean cruise vacation that will transport you to gorgeous beaches around the Caribbean while you sail on a luxurious and modern ship.

Planning a beach vacation to the Caribbean when you’re a west coaster has the added bonus of getting to appreciate warm water. Yes, you may have sandy beaches to walk along at home and the water those beaches border may get warmer in the summer months, but it still feels frigid when compared to the Caribbean Sea. Summer water temperatures in the Caribbean often reach over 80 degrees Fahrenheit, depending what part of the Caribbean you are in. Combine that with a pina colada or some snorkeling gear and you’ll truly feel like you’ve escaped the hustle and bustle of work and time commitments, and can just enjoy the scenery – both above the water and under it.

Here are some top beaches to visit on a Celebrity Cruises vacation to the Caribbean.

Cemetery Beach and Reef in Grand Cayman

The water surrounding Grand Cayman is known for its high visibility and sea life that makes it a prime place for snorkeling and scuba diving. At Cemetery Beach, you can wade in right from the sand to snorkel out by Cemetery Reef, which is located about 100 yards away from the shore. Cemetery Reef is home to an abundance of tropical fish and other sea creatures. You’ll see an abundance of tropical fish and other sea creatures about 75 yards out. The beach itself is peaceful and relaxing, with fewer crowds than beaches closer to George Town (the cruise port of call for Grand Cayman).

Summer Cruise Sailing That Visits Grand Cayman

7-Night Caribbean Cruise: Sail off to the Western Caribbean from Miami, Florida, on board the gorgeous Celebrity Equinox cruise ship and visit the ports of call for Key West, Florida; George Town, Grand Cayman; Cozumel, Mexico; and Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico; and then enjoy a second day at sea before finishing your cruise back in Miami.

Eagle Beach in Aruba

Find one of Aruba’s interestingly shaped Divi trees to place your beach towel by or rent one of the beach lounge chairs available on parts of Eagle Beach and truly settle in to tropical relaxation. Eagle Beach is located about six miles from the cruise port of Oranjestad, Aruba’s capital city.

Summer Cruise Sailing That Visits Aruba

Southern Caribbean Cruise: Sail roundtrip from Miami, Florida on Celebrity Equinox and visit Key West, Florida; Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curacao; and Kralendijk, Bonaire. The island ports of call are sandwiched in between four blissful days at sea with two on each end.

Magens Bay in St. Thomas

This is an excellent beach to visit when in port in St. Thomas because of its incredible setting. Magens Bay curves along the coastline in a crescent shape with lush green hills forming the perimeter on each end against the calm turquoise water of the bay. The beach itself is long and sandy and ideal for a relaxing day of lounging by the water’s edge.

Maho Beach in St. Maarten

This beach has gorgeous coastline close to lively beach bars, but its real claim to fame is what happens above it. Maho Beach is located close to Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten, and every day airplanes fly over it so close you feel like they’re going to land on you.

Summer Cruise Sailing That Visits St. Maarten and St. Thomas

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise: Get three fun days at sea to spend on board the ship and also visit the ports of San Juan, Puerto Rico; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten, on this summer Caribbean cruise that sails roundtrip from Miami, Florida.

Book Your Summer Caribbean Cruise and Save

To book your cruise, visit Celebrity Cruises and browse the Caribbean cruise itineraries to find your perfect sailing, or speak with your travel agent. Then start dreaming about the warm water and laidback island life that you’ll get to enjoy this summer!

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