Located at the southernmost tip of the Florida Keys, Key West is a vibrant destination for those enjoying a cruise around the Caribbean; with a number of the major cruise lines operating trips that include a stop in its main city.
Despite its small size, Key West is packed with a wide selection of attractions that will cater for all tastes, allowing visitors to fully appreciate the charm of the island.
For those with an interest in history, the Harry S Truman Little White House was the winter White House of former president Harry Truman and is now a 'living museum' that looks back at Truman’s presidency and also examines American history from across the years.
Also worth a visit on a cruise around Key West is Hemingway House, which is now a memorial to the life and works of Ernest Hemingway having been his home in the 1930s, and the impressive Lighthouse that dates back to the 1820s.
Tropical gardens and an impressive Butterfly and Nature Conservatory cater for those with an interest in nature, while there is ample opportunity to indulge in some retail therapy for those seeking souvenirs of their trip to take back home.
Key West is also popular with those who like to transfer to a smaller vessel to explore the marine life in the surrounding waters, with diving and snorkelling available off the coast and cruises by glass-bottomed boat for those who prefer to keep their feet dry.
Add into the mix the chance explore the charm of the Old Town, to watch the sun go down against the picturesque backdrop of the pier or to relax with a cocktail in one of the many bars and it’s easy to see why a Key West cruise is such a popular addition to any Caribbean break.