If you’ve been following our Destination of the Month feature, you’ll have seen how The Bahamas is the perfect cruising destination – and now you’re wondering which cruise line and itinerary to go for! Well, we’ve picked out three of our favourites – so here’s the run-down on why these itineraries should definitely be at the top of your cruise calendar.
Bahamas & Florida from New York – Norwegian Cruise Line
- Day 1 – New York City, USA
- Day 2 – At sea
- Day 3 – Orlando
- Day 4 – Great Stirrup Cay
- Day 5 – Nassau
- Day 6 – At sea
- Day 7 – At sea
- Day 8 – New York City, USA
Nassau is a hotspot that should be on everyone’s bucket list! The capital of the Bahamas offers a wide range of restaurants, luxury shopping outlets and the largest casinos in the Caribbean. If you’re with (or without) the children, the world’s largest water park Aquaventure is one stop you just can’t miss! Nassau was once a pirate hotspot – don’t worry they’re all gone now, but make sure you check out the Pirates of Nassau Museum! For sports lovers, Ocean Club Golf Course is recognised as one of the top 10 courses in North America and plays host to some big events each month. Cable Beach is a must – known for its beautiful stretches of white sand bordered by swaying palms and cerulean waters. In one word? Paradise.
Named best new Ship by Cruise Critic editors, Norwegian Breakaway combines the best of New York City with the most magnificent amenities at sea. Breathe in the fresh ocean air and connect with the sea like never before along The Waterfront, a quarter-mile oceanfront promenade lined with restaurants, bars and spectacular views. Indulge in more than 25 dining experiences, including three new dedicated seafood venues. Enjoy dazzling Broadway performances – Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor and Cirque Dreams & Dinner Jungle Fantasy just to name a few!
South East Coast and the Bahamas – Royal Caribbean®
- Day 1 – Baltimore, USA
- Day 2 – At sea
- Day 3 – Port Canaveral, Florida
- Day 4 – Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
- Day 5 – Cococay®, Bahamas
- Day 6 – Nassau, Bahamas
- Day 7 – Miami, Florida
- Day 8 – At sea
- Day 9 – At sea
- Day 10 – Baltimore, USA
Grand Bahama Island
With miles and miles of white-sanded beaches, fantastic shopping, two casinos and underwater adventures in the clearest water in the world, it’s not surprising that Grand Bahama Island is the one of the most popular destinations in the Bahamas. From newlyweds to families, sport enthusiasts to nature lovers – there’s something for everyone on Grand Bahama Island. Go swimming with dolphins, treat yourself to a romantic dinner overlooking the ocean and try your luck at the casino during your stay. No matter who you are or where you come from, you’ll love the island spirit and culture—especially during the annual festivals, local events. Plus with this itinerary, you’ll also visit the private island of Cococay!
Grandeur of the Seas®
This newly refurbished ship is so well-appointed, you wouldn’t be sorry if you stayed onboard your whole trip. With so many things to do, each day is different – try rock climbing on the vertical cliff face high above the ocean, test your luck in the Casino Royale and enjoy good food and drinks in one of the ships seven bars and lounges. Don’t forget to have a dip in the open-roofed Solarium Pool, or a splash in one of six hot tubs! Families can definitely enjoy the shops in the breathtaking Centrum, all in between age-specific activities organised by the Adventure Ocean programme.
Western Caribbean – Princess Cruises
- Day 1 – Fort Lauderdale, USA
- Day 2 – Princess Cays, Bahamas
- Day 3 – At sea
- Day 4 – Falmouth, Jamaica
- Day 5 – Grand Cayman, Cayman Island
- Day 6 – Island of Cozumel, Mexico
- Day 7 – At sea
- Day 8 – Fort Lauderdale, USA
Princess Cays is a beautiful private Bahamian port, exclusive to Princess Cruises’ guests. On the island of Eleuthera you’ll enjoy fascinating unspoiled beaches with over 2 miles of white-sanded shoreline. The resort boasts outstanding amenities while carefully preserving this natural paradise – take in the views from the observation tower, enjoy a complimentary beach barbecue and sip a cool drink while you browse the shops of the local craft market. All of Princess Cays’ facilities are linked by walkways, so it’s easy to get from A to B. Enjoy volleyball and a full range of water sports, or simply relax on the beach – it’s all up to you.
Princess restaurants are amongst the best at sea – or anywhere! Dining on this ship is a joyful celebration and each speciality restaurant delivers an extraordinary experience. With original musicals, feature films and nightclubs to get you movin’ and grovin’, you’ll not be short on entertainment. Make sure you catch a Movie Under the Stars® at the ship’s open-air poolside amphitheatre – it’s definitely the place to be to munch on popcorn with your favourite flick or live sporting events on. You’ll create everlasting memories onboard this beauty – and you’ll certainly come away feeling like royalty.
If you just can’t wait for your next sailing to the Bahamas, give us a quick call on 0800 0278302 – our cruise specialists will find you your perfect sailing in a flash!
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