Bahamas Cruises

2 - 21 nights starting from $179 per person
Bahamas Cruises

Popular with first-time cruisers, families traveling during school holidays or anyone looking for a break, a cruise to the Bahamas is the perfect choice for a quick, close and affordable vacation.

Bahamas Cruises

Water lovers and beach bums alike will love the Bahamas. Just miles off Florida's coast, it is the perfect quick getaway: warm year-round and easily accessible for a long weekend, holiday or school break. Snorkel in the crystal blue waters, go fishing, lounge on a private island and soak in the history - before Christopher Columbus reached Plymouth Rock, he landed in San Salvador, an adventure-filled Bahamian island.

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Bahamas Cruise Highlights

The Bahamas is a destination known for its sun and sandy beaches, but there is so much more to do than meets the eye. You can bird watch on Grand Bahama Island or relish in nature on Andros Island, home to the world's third-largest fringing barrier reef. Festivals and nightlife reign on Nassau and Paradise Island, while book- and fishing-lovers alike will appreciate Bimini, Ernest Hemingway's favorite escape and the Big Game Fishing capital. On every island, vacationers can snorkel through reefs, relax on pure sand beaches, paddleboard atop the waves and delight in delicious Bahamian seafood. With hundreds of islands making up the Bahamas, most cruise lines have their own private islands for cruisers to stop at. Lounge in luxury while the kids take part in activities designed just for them and supervised by cruise line staff.

Popular Bahamas Cruise Ports

There are two main ports in the Bahamas, though its more than 700 islands are easily accessible once there. The two ports are:

  • Nassau: Both the colonial seat of government and the modern capital of the Bahamas, Nassau is a bustling city with a large cruise ship port. Its culture comes from a mix of influences, including the West Africans, English, Haitians and Americans who have lived in or ruled over the Bahamas. Paradise Island connects to Nassau via a bridge, and boasts many resorts and casinos.
  • Freeport: Freeport is located on Grand Bahama Island, a mere 70 miles from Palm Beach, Florida. It is the fourth-largest isle in the Bahamas chain, and is a favorite for many cruisers thanks to its bounty of snorkeling, diving and deep sea fishing opportunities.

When is the Best Time to Go to the Bahamas?

Sail to the Bahamas year-round, with average temperatures ranging from 70 to 85 degrees during most months. Ideal for winter or spring breaks, cruises depart for the Bahamas regularly and most commonly last 3 to 7 days. Summers can be warm and rainy, with temperatures up to 95 degrees, and hurricane season lasts from July to October, so November to April is ideal. Sail from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, or Port Canaveral in Florida, or further up the East Coast from New York.

What Cruise Lines Go to the Bahamas?

While many large cruise lines venture to the Bahamas, here are a few to explore:

  • Norwegian Cruise Line: Live on island time with Norwegian, which takes 3-, 4-, and 7-day trips to the Bahamas and Florida. Norwegian's private island, Great Stirrup Cay, is the perfect place to enjoy an island cocktail, kayak, and unwind.
  • Royal Caribbean: Royal Caribbean visits CocoCay and Nassau in the Bahamas, as well as nearby ports like Key West and Orlando. Anyone looking to have a little fun will love sailing on one of Royal Caribbean's imaginative and innovative ships.
  • Carnival Cruise Line: Known as having "the fun ships," Carnival trips to the Bahamas are no exception. Chase waterfalls in Freeport, go horseback riding through the sea in Half Moon Cay, and get your dance on in Nassau - all in one long weekend.

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Month Number of Cruises From Price
Jan 2017 33 cruises $219
Feb 2017 123 cruises $219
Mar 2017 146 cruises $239
Apr 2017 115 cruises $224
May 2017 95 cruises $274
Jun 2017 97 cruises $319
Jul 2017 107 cruises $332
Aug 2017 91 cruises $242
Sep 2017 91 cruises $204
Oct 2017 103 cruises $209
Nov 2017 117 cruises $194
Dec 2017 142 cruises $184
Jan 2018 118 cruises $189
Feb 2018 130 cruises $219
Mar 2018 156 cruises $199
Apr 2018 118 cruises $249
May 2018 72 cruises $239
Jun 2018 56 cruises $279
Jul 2018 57 cruises $339
Aug 2018 58 cruises $239
Sep 2018 47 cruises $199
Oct 2018 51 cruises $189
Nov 2018 53 cruises $179
Dec 2018 67 cruises $179
Jan 2019 55 cruises $189
Feb 2019 60 cruises $189
Mar 2019 70 cruises $249
Apr 2019 55 cruises $239
May 2019 9 cruises On Request

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