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Cruises from Jacksonville, Florida

There’s no end of sunshine when you cruise from Jaxport to the Bahamas.

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Skyline, Jacksonville, Florida

Sure, you could get a cruise to the Bahamas from Miami or Orlando, but then you wouldn’t get to experience the hidden gems of one of Florida’s most underrated cities. And, with fewer cruisers to contend with at the Jacksonville terminal, your transfer and check-in could be a lot smoother.

Top cruises from Jacksonville, FL

Carnival

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Four-day Bahamas cruises from Jacksonville

After a day at sea, you’ll arrive in Nassau, one of the most popular islands in the Bahamas, thanks to its lovely beaches and vibrant city atmosphere. Spend the day shopping, swimming with dolphins or simply laying in the sunshine, before moving onto Freeport to soak up the last day of that relaxed, tropical island atmosphere.

Five-day Bahamas cruises from Jacksonville

When you choose one of Carnival’s five-day crossings, you can enjoy a little bit more flexibility with your itinerary. Along with Nassau and Freeport, choose between a day in Half Moon Cay, an almost-deserted private beach, or Princess Cay, an idyllic resort town.

When is the best time to cruise from Jacksonville?

With temperatures rarely dropping below 75°F in the Bahamas, there’s never a bad time to cruise to the Bahamas.

The weather is best from December through to April, though you’ll be one of many on the beach, especially during Spring Break when the party scene revs it up a few notches.

To avoid the crowds, consider visiting between May and November. Cruises and shore excursions are more limited, and the weather can be unpredictable, but prices are lower and crowds much sparser. It’s worth noting that hurricane season runs from August to October, though the Bahamas are rarely affected.

Getting to the port for your cruise from Jacksonville

As one of Florida’s quieter ports, you’ll find getting to the Jacksonville cruise terminal a breeze. For those flying into the Jacksonville International Airport, jump straight into a taxi or call yourself an Uber or Lyft that can get you to the terminal in 20 minutes for between $15 and $25.

There are no public transport options for transferring to the terminal, so the only other option is to drive yourself. Security-monitored parking is available at the terminal and costs $15 a day for standard vehicles or $30 a day for an RV.

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Sometimes a quick break to the Bahamas is all we need to rest, relax and reset. Book yours now using the latest deals and discounts on cruise fares.

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