One of the island chains immortalised in The Beach Boys song “Kokomo”, the Bahamas bridges the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea with more than 2,000 islands off the coast of Florida. With so much to see and do, or for more opportunities to relax onboard and onshore, a cruise can get you from island to island easily for a stress-free holiday in the sun.
Feel the breeze in your hair as you lounge around multiple pools onboard your cruise, cocktail in hand, of course. Then disembark to feel the trade winds as you party or sun yourself at exciting port stops like Nassau - the capital, hidden pirate coves, clear cays and even an island called Paradise Island. The Bahamas is a mecca for watersports enthusiasts, hedonists and fun seekers with plenty of hotspots and opportunities to indulge in what you want to do.
Most cruises will depart from Miami or Fort Lauderdale in Florida, as well as New Orleans and New York for longer trips. Plenty of cruise companies ply the waters of the old trade routes through the Bahamas and the Caribbean, and you can set sail for 3-night, 4-night or 7-night round trips, depending on how many islands you want to cram in on your holiday.