One of the highlights of a cruise to the Bahamas or the Caribbean is a stop at a cruise lines private island. Almost all of these islands are located in the Bahamas and are everything you could possibly want for a full day of fun in the sun crystal clear waters, sugar-white beaches, great water sports, tropical drinks, beachside service, and plenty of hammocks nestled among palm trees.
Cruise Lines & Their Islands
These islands are owned by the cruise lines and are for the exclusive use of their guests for the day. Since there is never any more than one ship in port at a time, the islands are not crowded so each guest can go off and relax in their own private piece of paradise.
A cruise line private island is its own little city with full-time inhabitants, a power plant, water treatment facilities and even a post office. The islands have bars, restaurants, restrooms, shopping, first aid stations, and water-sports and tour huts.
What is your idea of the perfect day in paradise? Whether its strolling barefoot on a white-sand beach, relaxing on floating beach mat, or doing something a bit more active, youll find it on the private island. These activities include:
Kids and Adults
Kids will find plenty to things to keep them busy during the Private Island experience. Most cruise lines bring their on-board kids programs to the beach so they continue to participate in age specific activities. This can include beach sports, dino and whale digs, treasure hunts, and exploration hikes.
All cruise line private islands include Open Air Dining areas so you dont have to go back to the ship for lunch. These all-you-can-eat buffets include everything youd want in a tropical buffet. Youll enjoy:
Of course, all this is included in your cruise fare. The only thing you have to pay for is bottle water, sodas, beer and tropical drinks all of which you can put on your shipboard account. You do not need to bring cash with you to the private island.
Take Over the Ship
Experienced cruisers may want to take a "Been There, Done That" attitude and stay on board the ship while everyone else is on the Private Island. Instead of playing volleyball on the beach and dancing in the Congo line with 2,000 other guest, you can have the ship and the pool all to yourself your own, 100,000-ton private yacht. While youre on board, food and bar service will still be available and you may even find special discounts in the spa. Enjoy it while you can, passengers can return to the ship anytime they want but everyone will need to be back on board before the ship sails at 4 or 5 pm.
You can learn more about each cruise lines private island experience by visiting their private islands pages in our Cruise Line Section:
Terms and Conditions: All fares are in U.S. dollars, cruise-only (unless otherwise specified), for new bookings only, per guest, double occupancy, and subject to availability. Fares may vary by sailing date, are capacity controlled (not applicable to groups) and subject to change without prior notice. Port charges are included; however Government Taxes & Fees are an additional charge to be determined at the time of booking. Cruise Lines reserve the right to charge a fuel supplement without prior notice even if the cruise fare has been paid in full. WMPH Vacations will at all times pass this additional cost to our Clients. WMPH Vacations, its subsidiaries and partners are not responsible for last minute changes to price or itinerary by the Cruise line, or any errors or omissions in the content of this ad. Additional restrictions and penalties may apply.
Airfare, when advertised (inclusive or otherwise), is subject to availability at all times. WMPH Vacations reserves the right to select air carrier and routing at all times; multiple connections may apply. Full payment for airfare is due and payable at time of cruise deposit/payment and is non-refundable. Air schedules are released approximately 14-business days after final payment for entire booking has been received and processed.
Cruise Combo® offers are available on a first come first served basis and can sell out at any time. This is a special promotional rate and it cannot be booked online. You must call and speak with a live agent or submit a quote request to take advantage of this rate. Additional discounts may be available for groups of eight or more cabins. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and America Express are accepted. WMPH Vacations charges a $20 Processing Fee on all of our exclusive Cruise Combo land and cruise packages. Final payment is due 90 days prior to travel. Cancellation penalties applicable to your package may vary from the Cruise Line's penalties. Contact WMPH Vacations for specifics.