East Coast Cruise Itineraries

The cruise industry is currently witnessing an unprecedented surge in demand, with an overwhelming interest from singles, couples, and families alike, all eager to embark on the perfect cruise adventure this year. Cruises offer a delightful and unparalleled vacation experience, catering to diverse interests and preferences.

With the East coast being a hub of excitement, the itineraries are as diverse as they are captivating. Depending on your chosen port of departure and desired vacation duration, you can set sail on a remarkable journey to some of the most enchanting destinations. Notable among these are the mesmerizing Bahamas, the captivating Canada, and the picturesque Bermuda.

In this exclusive guide, we present to you the crème de la crème of East coast itineraries, carefully curated to cater to your every desire. From thrilling shore excursions to tranquil on-board experiences, these top-notch itineraries promise to make your cruise vacation an unforgettable one.

So, whether you seek an adrenaline-packed adventure or a relaxing escape into nature’s splendor, join us as we unveil the top East coast cruise itineraries that are set to redefine your vacation experience! Let the journey of a lifetime begin!

Florida Departures
For residents, or those willing to travel to Florida, you’ll have many ports and itineraries to choose from. There are ports of departure located in Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, and Tampa. Itineraries will look something like this: 

  • Bahamas: 2-5 days, making stops in Nassau, Half Moon Cay, Bimini, Princess Cays, and Freeport. 
  • Western Caribbean: 4-14 days, making stops in Key West, Cozumel, Mahogany Bay, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios, Belize, Costa Maya, and Montego Bay.
  • Eastern Caribbean: 4-14 days, making stops in Nassau, Princess Cays, Grand Turk, Amber Cove, Bimini, San Juan, St. Maarten, and St. Thomas.
  • Southern Caribbean: 4-14 days, making stops in Aruba, Curaçao, Amber Cove, La Romana, Bonaire, Grand Turk, St. Thomas, and St. Croix.
  • Panama Canal: 8-16 days, making stops in Limón, Grand Cayman, Colón, Cartagena, Puntarenas, Cabo San Lucas, Grand Turk, Aruba, and Curaçao.
  • Transatlantic (one way): 13 or 14 days, making stops in Bermuda, Ponta Delgada, Málaga, Valencia, Barcelona, Las Palmas, Rome, Funchal, and Nassau.
South Carolina Departures

Departures from the Palmetto State are pretty limited to Charleston as the port of departure. The cruises departing Charleston typically go to either the Bahamas or Eastern Caribbean. 

  • Bahamas: 4-6 days, making stops at Nassau, Half Moon Cay, Bimini, Princess Cays, and Freeport. 
  • Eastern Caribbean: 8-10 days, making stops at Amber Cove, Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, San Juan, St. Kitts, and St. Croix.
Maryland Departures

For those departing from Maryland, Baltimore will be your port of departure. You will have many itineraries to check out. Of course, the Bahamas and Eastern Caribbean are a couple of options, but you could also choose the following:

  • Panama Canal: 14 days, making stops at Half Moon Cay, Ocho Rios, Limon, Colon, and Grand Turk. 
  • Bermuda: 6 or 7 days, only stops at Bermuda, but will be in port for a variable amount of time depending on the duration of the cruise. 
  • Greenland & Canada: 14 days, making stops at Nanortalik, Qaqortoq, St. Anthony, NL, Corner Brook, NL, and Sydney, NS.
  • New England & Canada: 8 days making stops at Halifax, NS, Saint John, NB, Portland, and Boston.
  • Transatlantic: 12 days, making stops at Ponta Delgada, Málaga, Alicante, and ending in Barcelona.
New York Departures

The New York departure port is New York City and has itineraries ranging from 4 to 15 days. Destinations include the following:

  • Eastern Caribbean: 8-15 days, making stops at Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, Amber Cove, San Juan, St. Thomas, Nassau, Princess Cays, St. Maarten, St. Croix, Curaçao, Aruba, Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, Barbados, and St. Kitts.
  • Bahamas: 8 or 9 days, making stops in Nassau, Half Moon Cay, Freeport, and Bimini.
  • Bermuda: 4-7 days, making stops in Halifax, NS, and Bermuda with most itineraries spending at least one night in Bermuda.
  • Canada & New England: 4-7 days, making stops in Halifax, NS, Sydney, NS, Saint John, NB and Portland.
Virginia Departures

Departing from Virginia means you’ll be using the port in Norfolk. You’ll have a few different itineraries to choose from:

  • Eastern Caribbean: 8 days making stops in Amber Cove, Grand Turk, Princess Cays, Half Moon Cay, and San Juan.
  • Bahamas: 5 or 6 days, making stops in Bimini, Nassau, Freeport, and Half Moon Cay.
  • Bermuda: 6 days, stopping in Bermuda for 3 days.

As you can see, there are many itineraries to choose from! For those on the East coast, you have quite a few port options, it really just depends on where you want to go, and for how long!

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