One popular spring break option for families are cruises, especially in the Caribbean. Makes sense. Unpack once. Kid’s clubs. Someone else does the cooking, someone else does the cleaning – and multiple ports. If you’re thinking of doing the same with your family – here are some children’s books set on Caribbean cruises. Scroll to the bottom for links for specific destinations within the Caribbean that are popular stops on cruises.
Children’s books about Cruises
While there are some books specific to CARIBBEAN cruises, I want to expand your choices and offer some general cruise books. Enjoy!
Peter: The Cruise Ship
by Hans Mateboer (Author), Capt. Hans Mateboer (Editor), Michael de la Duca (Illustrator)
This series of books is by a sea captain and includes various types of cruising books for kids.
Hey Kids! Let’s Visit a Cruise Ship: Fun Facts and Amazing Discoveries For Kids
by Teresa Mills (Author)
One of the reasons I like reading books about a place before traveling with the kids is to help set expectations. This book is definitely a good one pre-cruise.
Walter the Farting Dog Goes on a Cruise
by William Kotzwinkle (Author), Glenn Murray (Author), Audrey Colman (Illustrator)
My kids LOVE Walter the Farting Dog. Glad they have a cruise version that I’m sure is absolutely hilarious and worth picking up even if you aren’t planning a cruise.
Related: The Family Cruise Companion’s Guide to Cruising with Kids, The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line
Children’s books set on a Caribbean Cruise
Where to Next?: Cruising the Caribbean with Marley
by Kelly R Nance (Author), Alexandria Rochford Editor), Cameron Wilson (Illustrator), Kelly Nance
Join Marley on her Caribbean Cruise.
Courtney’s First Cruise
by Janice Lynne (Author)
Courtney is a parrot who lives on a cruise ship. The author worked on cruise ships for 20 years.
“Hare” ‘N There Adventures of Rosie Rabbit: Caribbean Cruising
by Diane Herak (Author)
In this book Rosie Rabbit goes on a Caribbean Cruise and visits Princess Cays Island, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and then to Sint Maarten.
Children’s Mystery Books set on Cruiseships
There’s something about mystery books on cruises. If you think your kids will enjoy it, here are a few options.
The Caribbean Cruise Caper
by Franklin W. Dixon (Author)
The Hardy Boys books are classic for a reason. This one is set on a Caribbean Cruise.
The Mystery Cruise
by Gertrude Chandler Warner (Creator)
The Boxcar Children is another popular and loved children’s book series. Join them on this cruise.
Related: Bloggers share their favorite Caribbean Island and Cruise trips for spring break
Children’s books set on Caribbean Islands
The cruise is only part of it. The ports, though, are my favorite part. Here are links for places your cruise may be taking you.
- Cuba children’s books
- The Dominican Republic children’s books
- Haiti children’s books
- Puerto Rico children’s books
- Jamaica children’s books
- Trinidad and Tobago children’s books
- The Bahamas children’s books
- Barbados children’s books
- St. Lucia children’s books
- Antigua and Barbuda children’s books
- Dominica children’s books
- Saint Kitts and Nevis children’s books
- Dutch Caribbean children’s books