The Luxury Caribbean cruises can enter dangerous waters in late summer since this is the peak of hurricane season. The ABC islands, close to Venezuela, however fall south of the storm belt, and are typically a safe bet for cruises. Itineraries including all three islands are rare, yet this seven-night Royal Caribbean cruise aboard Adventure of the Seas calls on two: Aruba and Curaçao (Bonaire is excluded.) Aruba is a tourist's playground of sprawling beaches and flashy casinos. Curaçao exudes a different vibe, with pastel-painted homes and coastal cliffs. This cruise also stops at Dominica and St. Thomas.The Value Rates begin at $1,249 for suites or $749 for balcony cabins on sailings in early September. This is a savings from the original rates of $1,699 and $1,149, respectively.
The Catch The ship sails from and returns to San Juan, Puerto Rico, but airfare is not included.
The Details 866/562-7625, www.royalcaribbean.com.
From the summer issue of Shermans Travel magazine.