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Best way to get from Miami to Bahamas

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Best way to get from Miami to Bahamas

Hi,

Just looking to spend two, three days in Bahamas. What is the most convenient way to get there? I know plane probably, but how about by boat? I would like to avoid the hassle of airport wait, security, etc.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Best way to get from Miami to Bahamas

Airplane.

There is a ferry to Freeport I think.

It depends what island you want to go to. But 95% of them are best served by plane.

North Fort Myers...
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2. Re: Best way to get from Miami to Bahamas

There's a boat from Port Everglades to Freeport (Balearia Caribbean), and one from Miami to Bimini (Bimini Fast Ferry by Resorts World). They take longer than flying, are subject to bad weather more often than a plane, and you'll still wait in line to get on and off the boat, while going through security, immigration and customs, just as you would on a plane. Before booking either of these, check the destination to see if that's the kind of Bahamas vacation you were looking for. There's no easy way to go anywhere else from your arrival port.

Yorkshire, United...
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3. Re: Best way to get from Miami to Bahamas

We did a four day mini cruise from miami to the Bahamas with NCL. One of the stops was their own island, whereby everyone got off the ship, including crew who did a great food and dtinks service and a reggae band. Another stop was nassau for shopping and sightseeing.

The cruise was lots of fun and not expensive either.

I would recommend this is a great way to see the Bahamas.

Edited: 22 April 2018, 03:46
County Dublin...
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4. Re: Best way to get from Miami to Bahamas

hi , just wondering how did you go about arranging the trip,

planning a trip to miami and was hoping to do bahama mini cruise but not sure how to go about it ?

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5. Re: Best way to get from Miami to Bahamas

Check the websites of the big three companies that provide cruises out of Miami to the Bahamas: Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian. Sign up for their email newsletters to get discount offers.

Also check vacationstogo.com where you can shop multiple cruise lines.

Berkshire, United...
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6. Re: Best way to get from Miami to Bahamas

Book your flights directly with the airline. Book a hotel for as many nights as you want to spend in Miami before your cruise. Book your mini cruise through the cruise line and book at least one night at a hotel after your cruise if you are then flying home. We did this and it worked well.

County Dublin...
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7. Re: Best way to get from Miami to Bahamas

Thanks.. great help..👍

County Dublin...
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8. Re: Best way to get from Miami to Bahamas

Thanks, just on their website now

St. Augustine...
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9. Re: Best way to get from Miami to Bahamas

Older couple but not dead yet,,want interesting resort in Bahamas,,,like a boast to and from. Good food,,towns,,,tell us

Yorkshire, United...
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10. Re: Best way to get from Miami to Bahamas

Pelicandiving youve actually jumped on someone's old post from July. .

So you would be best starting your own post on the Bahamas forum itself.

Experts there will help you.

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