Bahamas Cruises from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The key to a quick getaway is a Bahamas cruise leaving from Fort Lauderdale.

Depending upon where the itinerary takes you, the trip may last just two days – enough time to take in the warm sands and beautiful weather of a Caribbean paradise.

Because of Fort Lauderdale’s proximity to this group of 70 islands, multiple cruise lines depart from this Florida port, offering a choice of itineraries throughout the year.

Cruise Lines

Several cruise lines, including both contemporary and luxury companies, depart to the Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale:
• Celebrity Cruises
• Royal Caribbean
• Princess Cruises
• Holland America
• Carnival Cruise Line

Trips start at two nights in length. Shorter itineraries take you directly to the Bahamas, spend time in Nassau, and then return back to the States. Longer trips encompass a stay in Coco Cay, as well as stops in Key West and Turks and Caicos Islands.


During your cruise, you’ll have a chance to explore:

Half Moon Cay: This 2,400-acre island, not far from Nassau, attracts travelers with its 2.5-mile crescent-shaped beach and beautiful lagoons. Excursions focus on both types of terrain, so prepare to spend time outdoors – relaxing or exploring.

Nassau: The Bahamas’ cultural center stands out with its melting pot of English, African, and Caribbean influences. Located on New Providence Island, the city is the country’s commercial center and most populated point. As a result, casinos and duty-free shops abound. As the city’s also close to Paradise Island, your opportunities for exploration open up, so, outside of the city’s center, consider an excursion to the reefs, Predator Lagoon, or Blackbeard’s Cay.

Coco Cay: Coco Cay presents the ultimate Caribbean resort experience, complete with private beaches, dining by the water, and chances to explore the natural surroundings.

Start your Bahamas cruise from Fort Lauderdale the next time you travel. Browse itineraries today and plan your trip through Direct Line Cruises.