There are year-round cruises to the Bahamas from Jacksonville, Florida. The Bahamas are part of the most popular cruising grounds in the world. Natural wonderlands and recreational opportunities make the cruises appealing to vacationers of virtually every age and interest.
Nassau is a primary port of call in the Bahamas. Popular shore attractions include beaches, golf, nightlife and casinos. Nassau is on New Providence Island, neighbor to Paradise Island. This island pair blends international glamour and tropical ease, giving you the freedom to do everything or nothing at all.
Nassau is famous as a shopper's paradise offering everything from designer fashions and jewelry at duty-free prices to locally produced arts and crafts. Join in the fun of bargaining at the famous Straw Market or be entranced by the fashionable elegance of Bay Street's international boutiques.
Princess Cays is a private resort on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, and a destination of many cruises out of Jacksonville. It features a half-mile beach, observation tower, beach barbecue, local craft market, stringray encounter, adult-only retreat, volleyball and water sports.
About 100 miles southeast of Nassau is Half Moon Cay, a private island owned by Carnival Corp. Take a stingray snorkeling adventure, a glass bottom boat tour, or a horseback ride on the beach.