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The second edition of this popular guide to cruising in the Caribbean has been significantly updated with the addition of the ABC islands, Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. More illustrations have been included and the formatting vastly improved to give a superior reader experience and better navigation, thanks to the latest technology introduced by Kindle.This book can be downloaded onto your tablet or smartphone which makes it so easy to carryThe Caribbean is one of the most exciting cruise destinations in the world and this book aims to make it a more rewarding the experience. This book sets out with clear objectives, to:1. Outline the history of the region by considering the forces with shaped the Caribbean to the area we know today; the trade winds, European colonisation, disease environment, pirates, sugar and rum.2. Detail the most regularly visited cruise destinations. 18 destinations are described in this book; Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire, Barbados; Antigua; Bahamas; St Barts; Dominica; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Martinique: Nevis; St Kitts; St Lucia; St Vincent; Tortola, Trinidad & Tobago and Turks & Caicos.3. Describe the tours typically offered by cruise companies for each destination with some detail. Shore excursions are an integral part of the cruise experience and many cruisers are happy to join a ship's organised tour, especially in an unfamiliar location, but they are expensive and sometimes very slow depending on numbers.4. Describe similar or alternative tours which you can do on your own at considerable saving and often with a better experience. Just following one of these alternatives tours could easily save the cost of this book. Where the ship's excursion is the best option we say that too.