Perfection all year round!
Why cruise the Bahamas?
This tropically situated archipelago comprised of over 700 tiny islands (some inhabited, some not) offers travelers beautiful weather just about 365 days in a year. With a Bahamas cruise, you can't be beat for value. It's one of the most sought after cruising locations worldwide, because of it's easy going atmosphere, friendly locals, heavenly beaches, crystal clear warm waters and abundance natural charm.
Bahamas Cruises - Laid back and lively.
Only 50 miles from the U.S., a cruise to the Bahamas is a bonafide paradise that can fit into any budget. With a short 2 - 3 day excursion out of Miami to a more extravagant week long cruises from various East Coast embarkation points like New York, Baltimore, Galveston and New Orleans, a Bahamas cruise offers an affordable getaway. There is no low season in the Bahama cruise industry as the temperatures hover right around 80 degrees year round which is perfect for shopping, beaching and water sports.
A Bahamas cruise offers something for all and does not disappoint one bit. Picturesque beaches for all sorts of water activities and well as lounging in the sand with a tasty rum beverage in hand. Shopping at duty-free straw markets for hand-crafted locally made trinkets and souvenirs in the capital city of Nassau. Popular on-shore activities include hiking through national parks on Grand Bahama, a Vegas-like casino gambling in Freeport or enjoying care-free days on man-made resorts away from the hustle and bustle of the other travelers discovering the Bahamas.
Popular Bahamas cruise destinations.
Bahamas cruises can be completely enjoyed as a sole destination, as well as, a feature in most Caribbean cruise itineraries. So whether you want to enjoy the Bahamas in their own glory or catch a cruise to the Caribbean with highlights of the Bahamas, here are some of the more traveled ports of the Bahamian islands:
Freeport/Lucaya: Teaming with bountiful boutiques and marketplaces, ample oceanfront bars, reef courses for majestic golf games and views and marvelous beaches that are rich with inviting diving, snorkeling and jet-skiing experiences this Bahamas cruise port has it all including a gambling casino on the Isle of Capri.
Nassau/New Providence: The capital city encompasses both West African and English influences and is one of the most traveled ports on Caribbean cruise and Bahama cruise lines. From shopping in the Straw Market for duty-free wares to one-of-a-lifetime dolphin encounters to a rum-filled island booze cruise this Bahama cruise port will tantalize all your senses and then some.
Private Islands - Castaway Cay, Half Moon Cay, Princess Cays: These mostly man-made islands are usually utilized by the big cruise ship lines that travel the Caribbean and the Bahamas. Private islands offer secluded beaches for swimming and sunning, private cabanas for lounging, rental equipment for various water sports, bars with tropical delights for your taste buds as well as free buffets galore.