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Cruises from Jacksonville, Florida

See the only line that sails from Jax — plus 3 routes we love.

Carnival is the only cruise line that sails out of Jacksonville, with four-, five- or six-day getaways on the Carnival Ecstasy. Since it’s a budget-friendly line, you should be able to book a low-cost cruise from Jacksonville with tickets starting at less than $100 per person, per day.

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Our favorite cruises from Jacksonville

Cruise lineCruiseItineraryPriceBook
CarnivalThe Bahamas from Jacksonville — 4 days
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Freeport, Bahamas
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Jacksonville, Florida
From $229 per personBook now
CarnivalThe Bahamas from Jacksonville — 5 days
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Jacksonville, Florida
From $539 per personBook now
CarnivalThe Bahamas from Jacksonville — 6 days
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Princess Cays, Bahamas
  • Freeport, Bahamas
  • Jacksonville, Florida
From $639 per personBook now

Top cruises from Jacksonville, FL


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4-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 lying in the sunshine, before moving onto Freeport to soak up the last day of that relaxed, tropical island atmosphere.

5-day Bahamas cruises from Jacksonville

When you choose one of Carnival’s five-day crossings, you’ll get to spend two days docked in the Bahamas, typically at Nassau, Freeport or Half Moon Cay, depending on the itinerary you choose.

6-day Bahamas cruises from Jacksonville

Carnival’s six-day cruises from Jacksonville usually include port stops in Nassau, Princess Cays and Freeport, along with two days at sea.

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, and 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.

Bottom line

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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