Escape to the Bahamas, a tropical paradise offering white-sand beaches, crystal clear water and countless water activities such as kayaking, snorkeling and waterskiing.
From a quick, three-night escape to Nassau or one of the cruise lines’ private islands in the Bahamas -- to seven or eight nights at sea, the major cruise lines sail to the Bahamas year-round. Depart from ports such as Miami, Jacksonville, Port Canaveral, Baltimore, Charleston, Galveston or New York City aboard Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Princess Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, MSC Cruises and more.
The island of Bermuda sits 600 miles off the coast of North Carolina but feels worlds away. Known for soft pink sands, colorful buildings and the warm Gulf Stream, the climate stays summery for months on end.
Ships dock in either Hamilton or King’s Wharf – often for overnight stays which allow travelers to spend more time on the island. Home to well-manicured golf courses, hiking trails and the St. George colonial settlement, there is no shortage of activities to pursue on land. Below sea level, colorful schools of fish accompany snorkelers to coral reefs and underwater ruins. Cruises depart from New York City, Boston and occasionally, Miami. Bermuda cruises depart April-October, but the best Bermuda cruise deals can be found in the spring and fall months.