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Bahamas Cruises

Nassau, Bahamas (Photo: Ruth Peterkin/Shutterstock)

About Bahamas Cruises

Calm beaches and relaxing ambiance make The Bahamas a classic cruising favorite. This is where most cruise lines have their private islands, and water sports -- such as snorkeling, sailing and Jet Skiing -- are also popular shore excursions.

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Adventure of the Seas
Adventure of the Seas
Adventure of the Seas

9 Night
Cruise to BahamasDetails

2,269 Reviews
Leaving:Bayonne
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Freedom of the Seas
Freedom of the Seas
Freedom of the Seas

3 Night
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Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Enchantment of the Seas
Enchantment of the Seas
Enchantment of the Seas

8 Night
Cruise to BahamasDetails

Leaving:Baltimore
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Oasis of the Seas
Oasis of the Seas
Oasis of the Seas

7 Night
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Leaving:Bayonne
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Carnival Liberty

4 Night
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Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Carnival Legend

7 Night
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Leaving:Baltimore
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Carnival Ecstasy

6 Night
Cruise to BahamasDetails

1,118 Reviews
Leaving:Jacksonville
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Crystal Serenity

7 Night
Cruise to BahamasDetails

Leaving:Bimini
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Carnival Liberty

4 Night
Cruise to BahamasDetails

Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Disney Dream

4 Night
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Cruise Line:Disney Cruise Line
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Disney Wonder

6 Night
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Leaving:Galveston
Cruise Line:Disney Cruise Line
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Disney Dream

3 Night
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Cruise Line:Disney Cruise Line
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Disney Fantasy

3 Night
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Cruise Line:Disney Cruise Line
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Disney Magic

4 Night
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Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Disney Cruise Line
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Disney Magic

5 Night
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Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Disney Cruise Line
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Carnival Ecstasy

5 Night
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Leaving:Jacksonville
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Carnival Elation

4 Night
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Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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MSC Divina

4 Night
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1,756 Reviews
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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MSC Armonia

4 Night
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Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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Disney Dream

4 Night
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Cruise Line:Disney Cruise Line
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Disney Fantasy

5 Night
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Cruise Line:Disney Cruise Line
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MSC Armonia

3 Night
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Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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MSC Divina

10 Night
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Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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MSC Armonia

3 Night
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Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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Disney Magic

4 Night
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Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Disney Cruise Line
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What is the best time to cruise to the Bahamas?

The Bahamas is a year-round cruise destination, but the winter months (namely January) are prime time to see the islands with fewer crowds. Hurricane season can affect the summer and early fall months. For more: Best Month to Cruise to the Bahamas.

Which cruise lines go to the Bahamas?

A huge variety of cruise lines visit The Bahamas for short weekend cruises or as part of longer, warm-weather itineraries. Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean and Bahamas Paradise are just a few of the cruise lines who routinely stop in Nassau or Freeport. Most of cruise lines' private islands are located within The Bahamas.

What are some things to do in the Bahamas?

Beyond sun and sand, The Bahamas is home to incredible snorkel and dive sites, the opportunity to swim among wild pigs and even culinary walking tours. For more ideas: Best Bahamas Shore Excursions.

Do you need a passport to take a cruise to the Bahamas?

You can visit The Bahamas without a passport on a closed-loop sailing (one that begins and ends in the same U.S. port). Examples include sailings that depart and return to New York or Miami.

What should I pack for a cruise to the Bahamas?

In addition to your swimsuit, shorts and tanks, pack sunscreen, a hat and a reusable water bottle to stay cool and hydrated in the Bahamas heat.

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