Trinidad and Tobago is a two-island nation situated at the south-eastern end of the Caribbean, just 7 miles off the Venezuelan coast. Less than 2000 sq. miles in total, it is one of the most biodiverse areas in the region with over 500 species of birds and animals calling it home.
The people of Trinidad and Tobago are laid back and friend in the typical Caribbean manner, and the island nation is the birthplace of the addictive beats of steelpan music and even the limbo!
Trinidad is the cosmopolitan center of commerce and industry, albeit in a gorgeous natural setting while nature is the essence of less developed and more serene Tobago. Both are popular cruise destinations serviced by some of the biggest names in the business including Princess, Holland America Line (HAL), Oceania, MSC Cruises and Regent.
Cruises touch a number of the most popular destinations on the two islands. For example, a Princess cruise to Trinidad and Tobago offers eight destination activity choices on Trinidad and six on Tobago.
These are Port of Spain (the capital), 400-acre Queen’s Park Savannah, the Caroni Bird Sanctuary, Asa Wright Nature Center, Maracas Bay and beach, Maracas Waterfall, Mount St. Benedict’s Monastery and the Royal Botanical Gardens on the former.
On Tobago, Tobago Rainforest Reserve, Fort King George, Buccoo Reef and Nylon Pool, Tobago Cocoa Estate and Pigeon Point, the shimmering white beach of fine sand hold the greatest appeal.
Together, these destinations offer a perfect combination of a glimpse of nature’s flora and fauna amidst immaculate surrounds and a look into the rich tapestry of history of a nation that has changed hands over twenty times.
Although the nation falls outside the hurricane belt, the June to December period is characterized by almost daily rainfall. March and April are typically the driest and warmest months and the best time – in terms of weather – to take a cruise to Trinidad and Tobago. Of course, this peak tourist season is also marked by the highest cruise and entertainment costs.
January and February are also an ideal time to visit as the Trinidad Carnival gears up and gets into full swing.
Whether your idea of a perfect vacation is a return to the simplicity of island living or an introduction to the hypnotic beats and sinuous dance styles that reverberate through the air and in the hearts of the people of this wonderful nation, a cruise to Trinidad and Tobago will always have something for you.