Monday, November 13, 2006

Getting to the Caribbean


Getting There

There are several ways to travel to the Caribbean-For simplicity sake, I'm going to assume you're either coming from Europe or the US. If you're up for the adventure you can hope on a boat leaving from Florida or Antibes or just about any other big boating city, but these are most likely to have boats doing deliveries to the Caribbean. You can either get paid as crew or you can pay for room and board (on a smaller type boat). Lots of people are looking for travel mates on their private boat. Sometimes you can just pay for your own food. Check out Crew File. They have classified listings for boat captains looking for crew (paid and unpaid).

You can also fly, or course, to the Caribbean. American Airlines, Caribbean Sun, Continental, Delta, Northwest, United and U.S. Air, I know for sure fly to the Caribbean from the States. From Europe, you have just as many options: Air France,
British Airways, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, and Virgin Atlantic all fly through. Check around and you can find some great deals on these airlines. There are also smaller, puddle jumpers that fly from island to island. I know Winair the best. I think I use to date on of their pilots, unfortunately not long enough to get a free ticket anywhere...

Last, but not least, you can take a cruise. You don't get nearly as much freedom and time to explore once you get to the island, but you do get to see more islands quicker. All the major cruise ships go to the Caribbean and you can get some nice deals on ships leaving from Ft. Lauderdale.

More later on about where to stay once you get to the islands and what to spend your money on and what is a waste.

1 comment:

Karinaxoxo said...

It looks amazing!!!