Norwegian Cruises to the Bahamas

See the Bahamas just the way you want to on board Norwegian Cruise Line. Define your trip, even if it’s just for three days. While theme parks, excursions, and beaches beckon travelers in each Bahamian port, NCL offers a second layer to travel – that is, its unique freestyle cruising combination.

Norwegian Cruise Ship sailing to the BahamasEssentially, this means that everything on board isn’t done according to schedules and limited possibilities but, rather, is all on your own terms. Dine when you like, and select your own entertainment options, from piano bars to Broadway-style shows, all while complimentary room service enhances the experience. Before you make your own experience taking Norwegian, be sure to consider the following points for your trip.

Departure and Ships

Norwegian cruises to the Bahamas typically depart from two ports:

New York and Miami, essentially providing a convenient location for most on the East Coast.

Throughout the year, multiple Norwegian ships make this voyage, which consists of up to three Bahamian ports and a stop in Cape Canaveral:

Norwegian BreakawayNorwegian GemNorwegian Sky. Out of these, the Breakaway is NCL’s latest, most advanced vessel.

Travelers looking to experience the cruise line’s latest accommodations and features can take it from either port. The ship holds more than 4,000 passengers and, as of 2013, is the largest cruise ship departing from New York City. A sports complex, Aqua Park, well-known stage productions, and a wide range of dining options await all on board.


Family at the Beach in the BahamasGrand Bahama Island: This stop closest to the United States captures the quintessential Caribbean character of white sandy beaches and blue water. From here, travelers have the opportunity to engage and participate in a range of activities by the surf and sand: Relaxing to soak up some sun, water sports, nature tours, or exploring the area’s cafes, casinos, and shopping destinations. Highlights:
• Swimming with the Dolphins
• A Deserted Island beach and snorkel
• The Lucayan National Park Kayak Experience

The Bahamian capital attracts many with duty-free shopping extending from the waterfront area to Bay Street. Yet, there are still many sights to see and experiences to have, be it scheduling a snorkeling excursion, stopping by the casino. Highlights:
• Blue Lagoon Island Beach Day
• Seahorse Sail and Snorkel
• The Atlantis Aquaventure
• Seeing dolphins and stingrays

Couple at the Beach in the Bahamas
Great Stirrup Cay: The highlight of an NCL cruise to the Bahamas is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. Water activities abound: Snorkeling, playing in the waves, a waverunner adventure, kayaking, paddle boarding, and parasailing are just some of the possibilities. For dining, go to the 8,500 square foot beach buffet, and if you’re looking to relax, rent one of the private cabanas.

Just a short trip away from the U.S., a cruise to the Bahamas makes the perfect chance to getaway and relax, or soak up the sun and see underwater life. No matter your vision, Norwegian Cruise Line has a way to make it happen. To get closer to your vacation, start making reservations today through Direct Line Cruises.

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