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The Bahamas

The Islands of The Bahamas have been declared one of the hottest destinations in the world

There are now more facilities, more itineraries and greater hospitality than ever before. It has some of the best beaches in the world, fabulous fishing, diving and water sports, a distinctive culture and one of the highest repeat visitor numbers in the region.

Cruise Lines

When you choose to cruise to The Islands Of The Bahamas, your choice of Cruise Lines is extensive. All major lines call on The Bahamas, and many offer Bahamas only itineraries. Most call on the Port of Nassau, in addition to their exclusive private islands, with others also stopping at Grand Bahama Island.

 

 

Bahamas Ports of Call

Covering 100,000 square miles of of the clearest water in the world, the 700 islands and 2,500 cays of The Islands Of The Bahamas offer a rich diversity of geography and heritage, as well as providing a fabulous destination for sun-seekers, water sports enthusiasts – and everyone who appreciates first-class hospitality. From the fast paced life on Nassau/Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island, to the idyllic, quiet solitude of many of our remote and chic Out Islands, everyone finds their own favorite location.

Nassau & Paradise Island

Located on the island of New Providence, which is just 21 miles long and seven miles wide, Nassau is also the cosmopolitan and bustling capital city of the Islands of the Bahamas. Off the northeast corner of New Providence lies aptly named Paradise Island, which protects Nassau’s harbor along a three-mile stretch. Linked to Nassau by two bridges, the 685-acre Paradise Island has been developed with amenities, hotels, resorts, restaurants and shops.

Tracing its heritage back to the days of pirates, Nassau has a colorful history that has been beautifully preserved in its colonial cathedrals, fortresses and mansions. Even to a casual observer, the British influence is easy to see.

These beautiful islands lie at the very heart of the Bahamas and contain over 70 per cent of the population. Visitors are welcomed with an authentic blend of culture, experience and sunshine.

Half Moon Cay

Holland America Line’s Half Moon Cay was named for its long crescent beach and both HAL’s vessels and Carnival Cruise Lines' ship stop at this privately owned paradise. Located on 55-acres of the 2,400-acre Little San Salvador Island, Half Moon Cay has been rated as "Best Private Island" by Porthole Cruise Magazinefor the past four years. It is an international bird sanctuary in The Bahamas and only two percent of the island is developed.

There are a variety of exciting activities to choose from. You can go horseback riding on the sand and through the surf, take a stingray adventure, visit the Half Moon Lagoon Aqua Park, hike a nature trail or simply relax in an air-conditioned, private beachfront cabana. Couples can rent private, beach-side cabanas with butler service and massage huts.

Half Moon Lagoon also features a water park with a pirate ship water slide. And teens will like the buoyed personal watercraft course.

Source: www.hollandamerica.com

Princess Cays

Located on the southern tip of the tiny island of Eleuthera, this private 40-acre resort, with 1½ miles of pristine beaches, is used by the guests of Princess Cruises, Cunard Line and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

A full day of fun in the sun offers something for every member of the family, from snorkeling, kayaking, sailing and floating, to lingering over drinks and a delicious barbecue. For solitude, passengers can rent a cabana or a covered chaise lounge on a reserved and quieter portion of the beach.

Princess Cruises' private beach serves up a good time including a coral reef with schools of tropical fish, a special area dedicated to children's activities, water sports equipment, relaxing music, bar facilities, and lunch!

Three bars and live music complement lunch and the authentic Bahamian barbecue on the beach. You can feast on hamburgers, chicken, bratwurst, salads, and fresh fruit. Water, tea and lemonade are available at the picnic area for no additional cost, and a full staff of drink servers are on hand to serve cocktails and soda.

Source: www.princess.com

Grand Bahama Island

Because of the its location just 52 miles from the east coast of Florida, Grand Bahama Island has become one of the most visited of all the Bahamian islands. It has miles of beaches, nature reserves, endless sea vistas, both natural and man-made attractions and amazing golf courses. The long thin island rambles on for 96 miles, rimmed with towns, villages and cays that offer lasting evidence of the many different peoples and cultures that have called Grand Bahama Island home.

Great Stirrup Cay

Norwegian Cruise Line's Private Island, Great Stirrup Cay, is the northernmost island in a chain of islands known as The Berry Islands. It is situated in an area along the Northwest Providence Channel. When sailing vessels gave way to steamships, shipping traffic increased through this channel. As a result, in 1863, the Imperial Lighthouse Service erected the lighthouse on Great Stirrup Cay. Although it was manned for many years, it is currently timed and solar-powered.

Norwegian Cruise Line was the first cruise line to offer an uninhabited tropical island experience exclusively for its passengers. Great Stirrup Cay is an unspoiled paradise of magnificent white sandy beaches, majestic coconut palms, and calm, pristine waters where an abundance of colorful marine life inhabits the surrounding coral reefs. She is home to lizards, seagulls, neon-colored fish and ... a few very fortunate guests of NCL.

On Great Stirrup Cay, you can snooze in a hammock under a shady palm tree; learn to snorkel in a peaceful cove where tropical fish weave around equally colorful coral and sea fans; dance the limbo and enjoy a beach-side barbecue; or circle the island in a kayak or sailboat.

Source: www.ncl.com/bahamas

Coco Cay

In the middle of The Bahamas' bright blue water lies the secluded island of Coco Cay, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, Coco Cay is a wonderland of adventure. This tropical paradise has been outfitted with aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.

Amenities on the island were designed with guests' comfort and safety in mind. They include dining shelters, specialty seating areas, and trellises to offer shady sanctuaries; updated restrooms; and a building for the first aid station staffed by a full-time nurse.

Source: www.royalcaribbean.com/findacruise/destinations/home.do?dest=baham

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