The Caribbean is a veritable paradise for ship lovers, and my two recent Caribbean cruises were no exception. First up was the Eastern Caribbean aboard MSC Divina, followed by Carnival Freedom in the Western Caribbean from Galveston.

Here’s a look at some of the unique cruise ships that made the journey along with us!

Ship-spotting in the Caribbean! The lovely Thomson Celebration - ex-Noordam - departs Philipsburg, St. Maarten on the evening of Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Ship-spotting in the Caribbean! The lovely Thomson Celebration – ex-Noordam – departs Philipsburg, St. Maarten on the evening of Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Vision of the Seas and Carnival Elation in Cozumel, Mexico on Wednesday, February 18. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Vision of the Seas and Carnival Elation in Cozumel, Mexico on Wednesday, February 18. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Costa Luminosa departs Costa Maya, Mexico on February 17, 2015. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Costa Luminosa departs Costa Maya, Mexico on February 17, 2015. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Norwegian Getaway sails from Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Norwegian Getaway sails from Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Disney Fantasy, left, joins MSC Divina in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Disney Fantasy, left, joins MSC Divina in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Thomson Celebration alongside in Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Thomson Celebration alongside in Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

The unique "Grand Class" stern of Princess Cruises' Caribbean Princess, as seen in Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos, near sunset. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

The unique “Grand Class” stern of Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Princess, as seen in Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos, near sunset. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Celebrity Reflection speeding across the Atlantic on Friday, February 13, 2015. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Celebrity Reflection speeding across the Atlantic on Friday, February 13, 2015. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Navigator of the Seas carefully eases her way out of Galveston on Sunday, February 15, 2015. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Navigator of the Seas carefully eases her way out of Galveston on Sunday, February 15, 2015. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Carnival Liberty towers over Cozumel, Mexico. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Carnival Liberty towers over Cozumel, Mexico. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Caribbean Princess and Carnival Conquest bow-to-bow in Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Caribbean Princess and Carnival Conquest bow-to-bow in Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Carnival Elation prepares for a sunset departure from Progreso, Mexico. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Carnival Elation prepares for a sunset departure from Progreso, Mexico. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

After spinning around in the turning basin, Carnival Victory makes her way out to the Atlantic from Miami. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

After spinning around in the turning basin, Carnival Victory makes her way out to the Atlantic from Miami. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Ship-spotting in the Caribbean! Princess Cruises' Caribbean Princess arrives in Philipsburg, St. Maarten on the morning of Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Ship-spotting in the Caribbean! Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Princess arrives in Philipsburg, St. Maarten on the morning of Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

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