Bahamas Cruises from Miami, Florida
What could be a better antidote to the winter blues than an escape to the sunny Bahamas?
You can go on a Bahamas cruise from Miami at any time of the year, but these short sunny breaks are most popular in the winter months when snow-weary North Americans flock to Miami for a little dose of sunshine and to embark on a Bahamas cruise. The beautiful Bahamas are situated off the south eastern coast of Florida and are close enough to visit even if you only have a couple of days to spare for your cruise from Miami, the closest departure port. The Bahamas (meaning shallow water in Spanish) consist of more than 700 islands, cays and islets and boast some of the most beautiful beaches and marine life in the world.
Cruise Lines offering Bahamas cruises from Miami
The Bahamas cruise market is pretty much dominated by Royal Caribbean Cruises who offer year-round Bahamas cruises from Miami. This is their home territory, they know it well and specialize in making your Bahamas cruise a memorable experience. They even own a private little slice of paradise at CocoCay, a playground reserved for their Bahamas cruise passengers, where you can snorkel in the azure waters, parasail, kayak or do nothing at all! At Nassau you can book a once-in-a-lifetime swimming experience with the dolphins at Blue Lagoon or at the incredible Atlantis resort where you can also experience a sting-ray encounter and many other amazing marine adventures.
Due to the close proximity to mainland USA, most Bahamas cruises from Miami are short – typically 3 nights, but there are also a few 2 night weekend breaks and 4 night Short-Break cruises to choose from. Most itineraries from Miami will visit Nassau, and either CocoCay, Key West or both of these.
A Bahamas cruise is ideal for young and old alike, but is probably one of the very best cruises to take the family on, with the exception of very young children who will not be able to join in all the wonderful marine adventures.
Caribbean cruises from Miami
If you just have to have more time at sea, look into a longer 7 night Eastern or Western Caribbean cruise from Miami which will take you to exotic destinations such as Mexico, Cayman Islands and Jamaica or San Juan, Charlotte Amalie and Philipsburg. There are many itineraries to choose from and you are guaranteed a great sunshine cruise.