5-Day Bahamas from Jacksonville
Enjoy 2 stops during your 5-day break - Nassau, Bahamas, and Half Moon private island, if stunning beaches and turquoise waters are what you seek, this delightful vacation is just the ticket.
Sink your toes into Jacksonville's sandy beaches. Explore our abundant waterways. Shop and dine in eclectic neighborhoods, to the gorgeous beaches, to the 18th-century fortresses of the Bahamas, and the only eco-fun private island destination in the Caribbean, Half Moon Cay, this cruise has something for everyone.
Carnival Elation your Ship !
The Elation is 70,367 ton ship and is 855 feet long. It has a guest capacity of 2052 and an on-board crew of 920.
There are plenty of spots for a drink, from the laid back Gatsby's bar to the jumping Jekyll and Hyde Dance Club to the always-swinging Duke's Piano Bar. There are places for a tasty bite as well, with from Tiffany's on Lido Deck to one of two grand dining rooms, and even the Musical Café.
If being a kid is more your thing, we have plenty for you to do. Age-appropriate, supervised activities are available from one of three youth spaces, there's the video arcade… oh, and did we mention waterslides? We didn't, but we should have because they're fun.
Your Itinerary - Bahamas/Private Island
- Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
Jacksonville is the perfect destination for your next vacation. As the largest city in the continental U.S., Jacksonville is the perfect place to experience a new side of Florida.
All the natural beauty is surrounded by a modern and vibrant city filled with authentic dining options, thrilling attractions, world-class museums, beautiful hotels, exciting events, cool nightlife, a hip Downtown and unique historic districts with entertaining options for visitors of all ages.
Half Moon Cay, Private Island
Fulfill your private island fantasy on Carnival cruises to Half Moon Cay. Sway in the sweet Bahamian breezes to the rhythms of calypso on this tropical island paradise. Cruises to Half Moon Cay deliver you to an idyllic sun-drenched island hideaway where you can play in the turquoise seas, ride horseback on powdery white sand, and encounter silky-smooth stingrays. If your wish list includes a cruise to private island serenity - and it should - Half Moon Cay is a must.
Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas. It lies on the island of New Providence, with neighboring Paradise Island accessible via Nassau Harbor bridges. A popular cruise-ship stop, the city has a hilly landscape and is known for beaches as well as its offshore coral reefs, popular for diving and snorkeling. It retains many of its typical pastel-colored British colonial buildings, like the pink-hued Government House.
Think about adding 1 or 2 Days in Jacksonville
You would rather commence your cruise stress-free.
Imagine the feeling of missing a train or a flight let alone your seven-day cruise vacation. Even if you don't hit traffic, flight delays or a plague of other travel complications, watching the clock until you step foot on the gangway is not a relaxing way to kick off your trip.
Don't start your cruise panicking about missing the ship when your flight is delayed or canceled. If you're flying, arrange to arrive in your port city one or two evenings before, and start your vacation with a nice dinner and leisurely breakfast before heading to the terminal. In general, leave plenty of wiggle room in your itinerary.
Even Cruise Critic members in the airline industry have weighed in. "As a former flight attendant for 22 years, I can't count how many times I saw passengers miss cruise ships on embarkation day!" commented Lynn. Well worth the expense of arriving a day early and seeing a bit of the port city.
If you leave home with exactly enough time to get to the port for the tail end of embarkation, you're asking for trouble.