Less than 60 miles off the east coast of Florida, The Bahamas are a popular cruise choice for experienced cruisers and novices alike. Proximity to the U.S. mainland means you can fit a Bahamas island cruise into a long weekend, though longer itineraries are available.
Best Time To Go:
Any Time of Year
- Beach Lovers
- Watersport Aficionados
Major Ports of Call:
Nassau, New Providence Island
- Enjoy beautiful white sand beaches and great shopping.
- Browse Festival Place (next to the cruise ship dock) for handmade crafts, conch shell jewelry and straw hats.
- Visit the Straw Market on West Bay Street.
- Shop charming and elegant boutiques for leather goods, jewelry, perfume and watches.
- For history buffs, don’t miss Fort Charlotte, where the ramparts and dungeons date from the 18th century.
- Swim, snorkel, and get acquainted with sea life.
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
- Ride a horse across the sandy beaches, take a catamaran to a prime spot for snorkeling or simply log some sunbathing time.
- Tour the town and its colorful colonial-era buildings.
- Dive down to explore a shipwreck or a limestone cavern, hike through a nature center, or swim with friendly dolphins.
- Several cruise lines own private islands in The Bahamas, where you can enjoy a day of sun and fun.
- Have fun doing a variety of beach activities.
- Most cruise lines provide an island buffet for lunch, with everything tasting delicious in the fresh air and tropical surroundings.
To learn more about your options for a cruise to The Bahamas, just contact Janet Leggat and Barry Fisher.