Goodbye sweater weather, hello sunshine — summer is just around the corner. For many New Yorkers, the change in weather usually heralds the beginning of a season of rooftop parties, live music in Central Park, longer days with plenty of blue skies and swiftly rising temperatures. But it’s also the ideal time of year to get out of town and check some new vacation destinations off your bucket list on the perfect summer getaway, whether you’re a parent with kids who are out of school, a student in between semesters, or just someone who’s craving a little change in scenery.
This year, add a well-deserved Caribbean getaway to your summer agenda. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to plan a week-long family vacation to exotic southern shores or a last-minute sun-soaked island hop with your besties. You don’t even have to board an airplane — there are plenty of tropics-bound cruises to choose from sailing out of the New York Area.