The stunning islands of the Bahamas are your quintessential Caribbean paradise, popular for pristine sandy beaches with amazing snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities at the vibrant reefs. In the capital of Nassau you’ll find Fort Fincastle and Fort Charlotte harking back to the island’s colonial era as well as streets full of places to eat and local markets. In addition, several private islands exclusively accessible to cruise ships’ guests come under Bahamian jurisdiction with Cocaocay by Royal Caribbean and Virgin Voyages’ Bimini Beach Club ideal for the perfect day getaway.
As well as gorgeous beaches and Nassau where you can explore the local hotspots and try the cuisine, the Bahamas boasts a great number of private islands owned by cruise lines.
Here, you can splash in water parks complete with giant slides, whizz down zip wires, enjoy a beach barbeque and try water sports and snorkelling in the crystal clear waters, for example. For more information, check out our guide on these amazing cruise line private islands.