Why Not the Perfect Bahamas Cruise Vacation

By Arnold Whelps

Those of you feeling stressed out from your everyday life will welcome the relaxing energy of a cruise to the Bahamas. Between the culture and food of the Islanders and the gorgeous islands themselves you will feel the tension melt away. Regardless of how many family and friends you bring on your trip you will all thoroughly enjoy your Bahamas cruise.

Since the Commonwealth of the Bahamas is located so close to Florida in the Atlantic your cruise will most likely depart from ports such as Fort Lauderdale Miami or Port Canaveral. Some islands are so close that a lot of cruise packages will find you in your first port of call within a few hours. The Bahamas is actually a string of nearly 700 islands between Florida and Cuba. Even a cheap weekend getaway cruise will allow you to visit at least one island in the Bahamas.

While visiting the Bahamas, you can experience the rich culture, which is a compelling mixture of African and European influences. If you just hear steel drums when you think of Bahamanian music, you have it partly right. While in the Bahamas, you are likely to hear a rhythmic form of music known as Junkanoo as well as rake and scrape and calypso. Marching bands also play an important role in island life and you may get a chance to see them in action during one of their many festivals.

If you are lucky enough to find a cheap cruise to the Bahamas you'll have plenty of money left over to fully revel in the many fun things to do on each islands. Those looking for plenty of sun and amazing beaches will not be disappointed. But don't forget to seek out the water sports snorkeling submarine and glass bottom boat tours. You're sure to find fun markets where you can shop for bags hats and baskets made from palm fronds as well as other local crafts. Golf enthusiasts will encounter gorgeous courses while nature lovers can swim with dolphins.

Since Nassau is so close to the US it is usually one of the first stops. Its British Colonial heritage gives it a familiar feel in an exotic setting. Its European feel comes from the fact that everyone drives on the left side of the road and British style of the police uniforms. But those amazing beaches and the luxurious resorts leave no doubt that you are firmly in the tropics.

A Bahamas cruise is perfect for those wanting a relaxing beach vacation as well as those with a thirst for adventure. With some research you can find cheap cruises. You'll be glad you did once you find enough in your budget spend on shopping and fun activities at the various ports on your Bahamas cruise.

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