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Bahamas Cruises

Explore the captivating Caribbean on an unforgettable Holland America Line cruise. Our Bahamas cruises include a visit to Half Moon Cay, a renowned “Best Private Island,” and Nassau, the nation’s capital, where you can explore Nassau Paradise Island. Book your dream Caribbean cruise today and experience its magic firsthand.

Featured Bahamas Cruise Ports

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Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

With 25 years of dedication to perfection, our Bahamas cruises offer an unparalleled experience that showcases the breathtaking beauty of Half Moon Cay, where the sugar-white sand and crystal lagoon will captivate your senses and make it a beloved destination for cruise travelers.
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Nassau, Bahamas

Explore the vibrant arts scene and delve into the cultural heritage of the Bahamas' largest island, followed by an enchanting glass-bottomed boat excursion to uncover the captivating natural beauty of this tropical paradise. 
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Bimini, Bahamas

Once a favorite retreat of Ernest Hemingway, this Bahamas Island offers a mix of thrills and tropical splendors. Experience Bimini’s vivid-blue waters and renowned game fishing.

Top Bahamas Shore Excursions

Atlantis Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas.

Charm & Beauty of Nassau & Paradise Island

Experience a captivating sightseeing tour of Nassau and Paradise Island, featuring iconic landmarks like Rawson Square, the Queen's Staircase, and Atlantis Resort. 
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Must See in Nassau

Visit historic landmarks, such as the Queen's Staircase and Fort Fincastle, explore Graycliff Heritage Village with its museum, wine distillery, cigar shop, and chocolate factory, and end the tour at John Watlings Rum Distillery for a fascinating tour and relaxation with ocean views.

Horseback Riding by Land & Sea

Experience the ultimate horseback riding adventure with a tram ride to the corral and a scenic trail ride to the highest point for panoramic views. After returning to the corral, enjoy a refreshing drink while your horse is prepared for a memorable swimming session, allowing you to ride in the ocean and relish the unique sensation. 

Featured Bahamas Cruise Itineraries

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5-Day Tropical Caribbean

Indulge in the ultimate experience or find serenity on a cruise to Half Moon Cay, our exclusive private island retreat. Discover the lively charms of the Dominican Republic as you sail to its vibrant shores.
Fountain in San Juan, Puerto Rico

7-Day Eastern Caribbean

Experience unparalleled luxury and pampering both onboard and ashore during this roundtrip cruise. Treat yourself to a rejuvenating massage on the idyllic Half Moon Cay, marvel at the breathtaking amber waterfall in St. Thomas, and bask in the sun on the pristine beaches of Grand Turk.
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10-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer

Embark on an exciting Southern Caribbean cruise and immerse yourself in thrilling adventures. Encounter friendly stingrays on Half Moon Cay, discover renowned diving spots in Bonaire, and explore the depths of the Antilla wreck in Aruba. 

The Bahamas Experience

Uncover expert insights and Bahamas travel tips courtesy of Holland America Line’s seasoned professionals.

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Packing List for the Caribbean and the Bahamas

Whether you envision exploring Bonaire's vibrant underwater world or relaxing with a tropical drink on Half Moon Cay, our Caribbean cruise packing list ensures you have everything you need for an unforgettable trip.
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First Time Caribbean Guide

Embark on an unforgettable first-time trip to the Caribbean, where the islands offer a mesmerizing blend of colors, flavors, and music amidst turquoise waters. Experience the best of the region with our Caribbean travel guide, featuring deep explorations of captivating ports on Eastern Caribbean and Tropical Caribbean cruises, including stops at Key West, Grand Turk, Puerto Rico, and Half Moon Cay. 
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Best Time to Visit the Caribbean and the Bahamas

Mid-December through mid-March is generally the best time to cruise the Caribbean, with dry weather and high tourist season. Winter is ideal for Western and Southern Caribbean cruises, while spring is great for the Eastern Caribbean. Late spring or fall offer quieter trips with fewer crowds, and late summer and fall are the cheapest but riskier due to hurricane season. 
Colorful Dutch buildings in Aruba

Choosing the Right Caribbean and Bahamas Cruise

Narrowing down the options for a Caribbean cruise can be challenging, but our guide can help you plan your dream vacation. We offer cruises in the Eastern, Western, Southern, and Tropical Caribbean, each with its own unique attractions. For first-timers, 7-day roundtrip cruises from Ft. Lauderdale are recommended, while couples can enjoy romantic adventures and families can have unforgettable experiences with waterparks. 

Best Things to Do on Half Moon Cay

Indulge in the ultimate Bahamas activities on Half Moon Cay, our exclusive private island retreat. Experience a day filled with relaxation and excitement as you soak in the soothing sounds of the sea or partake in thrilling adventures such as horseback riding in the ocean. With incredible bucket-list excursions, secluded cabanas, and breathtaking beaches, Half Moon Cay offers the perfect getaway for everyone.

Bahamas Cruises from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

A beach at Port Fort Lauderdale Florida

EXPLORE THE BAHAMAS ON A HOLLAND CRUISE DEPARTING FROM FORT LAUDERDALE

Shimmery, blue waters and swaying palm trees prepare you for your island getaway. This gorgeous city provides a convenient, beach-side destination to board your ship from.

Best Holland America Line Cruise Ships

Immerse yourself in the luxurious comfort of spacious cruise ship accommodations, where you can enjoy panoramic views and unwind in a refined atmosphere. Holland America Line's cruise ships offer a delightful blend of elegant dining options and engaging activities, ensuring a warm and inviting experience for all guests. Step on board and embrace a world of indulgence and enrichment.

Introducing Our Newest Ships

Rotterdam

Let Rotterdam, our newest ship sweep you to the islands with its fantastic Caribbean itineraries. Inspired by music, Rotterdam features stylish décor, innovative entertainment and superb staterooms. Welcome to your new sanctuary.

Nieuw Statendam

Cruise the Caribbean aboard the Nieuw Statendam, a modern beauty with dramatic spaces. Experience perfect bliss and more room as you’re carried to the Caribbean on this perfectly mid-sized ship.
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