Carnival Cruises to the Bahamas

The Bahamas – a chain of 700 islands and 2,000 cays in the Atlantic – sits a short boat ride away from the United States. The location makes it perfect for travelers looking to get away to the sand and surf for a few days, and as a result, Carnival Cruises runs several trips from many Eastern Seaboard ports throughout the year.

Escape from the cold of New York City or the stifling heat of the South to lounge around on pink sands in a tropical setting. Open-air bars and clubs are frequently nearby, and the aquamarine waters just beg for a swim. And once you’re looking to explore, 18th century colonial architecture in bright pastels presents a quaint setting for dining, shopping, and tours.

Couple all of this with Carnival’s “Fun Ship” experience, and a quick getaway becomes a vacation you’ll remember.

Traveling There

Carnival essentially dominates all eastern U.S. ports. Ships depart from Jacksonville, Baltimore, Charleston, New York, Miami, Norfolk, Port Canaveral, and Tampa to spend at least five days sailing round trip to multiple locations in the Bahamas.

A range of Carnival ships, with varying sizes, features, and accommodations, make this voyage: • Carnival Fascination • Carnival Ecstasy • Carnival Sensation • Carnival Fantasy • Carnival Liberty • Carnival Paradise • Carnival Pride • Carnival Splendor • Carnival Sunshine • Carnival Victory


Although much of the Bahamas features soft pink sands alongside clear aquamarine waters, each port has its own unique characteristics, in terms of activities, history, and attractions:

Freeport: This stop on Grand Bahama Island marks the center of it all, especially when you’re looking to explore. There, you’ll have the opportunity to spend time in the casinos, clubs, and bars after lounging around on the beach all day, or try a slower pace with some duty-free shopping.

At the beach, however, don’t just get a tan – get to know what this area of the Bahamas has to offer. See ancient caves and mangroves at Lucayan National Park, snorkel underwater, or try the UNEXSO’s Dolphin Experience.

Grand Turk: The windmills are easy to spot in this port, but once you look around, a landscape of beaches, coral reefs, and greenery emerges. While many decide to swim at Governor’s Beach, go over to Gibbs Cay to see stingrays or take a tour of historic Cockburn Town.

Half Moon Cay: Why just relax when you can ride on horseback over the beach? Try out this exciting activity, or as you spend time by the water, snorkel, see Stingray Cove, lounge in an open-air bar, or stop by the water park.

Little Stirrup Cay: This half-mile long island is packed with several outdoor activities: snorkeling, kayaking, nature walks, a water-playground for kids, parasailing, and several hammocks to relax for a few hours.

Nassau: This destination marks one of the world’s most popular cruiser ports – and also one of the most varied. While Nassau’s home to the Atlantis Resort, why stop there? Get ready for extensive duty-free shopping in the city’s outdoor markets, or explore history with a walk or tour of its 18th century-style streets. And, of course, Cable Beach isn’t far off.

Enter a new dimension of relaxation and enjoyment with a Carnival Cruise to the Bahamas. To start scheduling your trip, begin with reservations through Direct Line Cruises.

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