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Cruises to the Bahamas

Feature a long day docked at a private Bahamas island. This one of the favorite days for many cruise ship passengers.

The Bahamas is an ideal cruise ship destination with its hundreds of small islands, the beautiful and crystal clear sea around the islands and the wonderful sandy beaches offers exactly what cruise ship passengers are looking for.

You find on this website the main Bahamian cruise destinations at a glance, but you can also book your cruise vacation directly and cheap cruise packages here through our trusted partner.

The Bahamas Cruise Destinations

Bahamas Cruises
The main cruise destinations are still the capital Nassau and Freeport on Grand Bahama islands. Almost every cruise line has either Nassau or Freeport on its schedule, some have even both.

You can find more information about both cities on the Nassau, capital of Bahamas and Freeport, Grand Bahama websites.

In advance to your arrival you can book Nassau Sightseeing Tours here. Freeport tours can be booked on the Freeport Tours and Things to Do website.

However, the main attraction for cruise passengers are the privately owned and operated small islands which are for the exclusive of the cruise line guests. These islands offer really a hassle-free and beautiful experience because only passengers of one ship are on an island.

The Bahamas has several of those small private islands which are owned and operated by the main cruise line such as Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Carnival Cruise Line.

Disney Cruise Line: Castaway Cay

Bahamas Cruise Castaway Cay
Disney Cruise Line operates Castaway Cay in the Abaco islands, which is the only private island where the ships docks at the island.

Castaway Cay offers a long white sandy beach, snorkeling, jet ski tours, kayaking, miles of bike paths, walking trails or just a relaxing day at the beach.

Disney's characters like Mickey, Minney and the gang are also on the island.

The 12 acre snorkeling course close to the island is for beginners and experienced snorkelers alike.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line: Coco Cay

Coco Cay operated by Royal Caribbean Cruise Line is an 140 acre island located in the Berry Island chain of the Bahamas, originally known as Little Stirrup Cay.

The island offers very good snorkeling, an aqua park where you can jump on an in-water trampoline, a floating castle for the kids and extensive trails on which the guest can explore the islands nature.

Norwegian Cruise Line: Great Stirrup Cay

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Great Stirrup Cay operated by the Norwegian Cruise Line is part of the Berry islands chain, too.

It is the first private cruise island since the year 1977.

The Cays white sandy beaches are fringed by coral reefs and are an ideal spot for snorkeling.

The island offers lush tropical vegetation, a straw market, water sports, volleyball courts, a food pavilion as well as parasailing, hiking and Ping-Pong. There are also massages available at the beach.

Carnival Cruise Line: Half Moon Cay

Half Moon Cay, originally known as Little San Salvador, is operated by Carnival Cruise Lines. The islands is close to the Bahamas Out Island San Salvador.

Half Moon Cay is really an unspoiled island and a Bird Preserve.

Excursions on the island include a guided kayak adventure as well as horseback riding at land and sea. You can ride a horse while its swimming in the ocean.

The island has also a water park with water slides, private cabanas which you can rent for your own beachfront retreat with or without butler service.

Cruise Offerings and bookings

You can book your Bahamas cruises or any other cruise destination directly here through our travel agent partner Cruise Direct.

Select your destination, the month and year and your preferred cruise line in the box and you will get more information, prices and direct booking possibilities for your dream cruise to the Bahamas or other interesting destinations.

All major cruise lines like Royal Caribbean Cruises, Carnival Cruises, Norwegian Cruises, Disney Cruises and Celebrity Cruises have the Bahamas as a top destination in their schedule.

The cruise lines offer a 2-7 night cruise only to the Bahamas from several ports in the US. Longer cruises include sometimes also Key West in Florida.

Nassau, Freeport and the private islands are often part of broader East Caribbean cruises together with other Caribbean destinations such as Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. The most are departing from Florida ports.

The most Bahamas only cruises start in Florida ports. Examples include 2, 3 or 4 night cruises from Miami, 2 night cruises from Ft Lauderdale, 3, 4 or 5 night cruises from Port Carneveral, which is close to Orlando, as well as 5 night cruises from Jacksonville.

The cruise lines offers also longer journeys from ports like the 7 night cruise from Baltimore or New York, the 7 night cruise from Galveston, Texas, or New Orleans or the 6 night cruises from Charleston and Norfolk, Virginia.

There are plenty of choices to experience the islands of the Bahamas through a cruise. You can choose your favourite in the booking box above.

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