The good, bad and ugly sides to Caribbean cruises: excellent island-hopping, but what about the waste?

The good

Cruising is the fastest-growing sector of the tourist industry and the Caribbean is the world’s most popular cruise destination. Two dozen lines ply West Indian waters during the peak months, from December to April. Vessels range from vast floating resorts equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities to boutique boats that carry a handful of well-heeled hedonists. The Caribbean Sea covers 2.75 million sq km and ships drop anchor in at least 60 ports, usually on week-long itineraries…

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