Only have a few days to spare? On these long weekend cruises to the Caribbean, you’ll discover white-sand beaches, turquoise water, and thrilling shore excursions.
Our short cruises visit tropical destinations such as Cozumel, Key West, Nassau, and Grand Cayman and offer the perfect opportunity to rest and recharge over a three- or four-day weekend.
Here are some of the best long weekend cruises to choose from.
4-Night Key West & Bahamas Cruise From Miami
This four-night cruise departs from Miami, Florida, a sun-soaked city and popular cruise departure port, where you can spend a day strolling down South Beach, shopping in the Design District, or taking a dip in the warm ocean.
From there, you’ll cruise to Key West, a kitschy beach town full of fun and natural beauty. Discover one of the best-preserved coral structures in the world on a snorkeling excursion.
Take a photo at the red-striped buoy which marks the southernmost point of the continental United States. Cycle through the quirky streets and alleys of the island that spans less than eight miles.
Your ship will spend a day at sea before arriving in Nassau, Bahamas, a tropical oasis full of delicious food, rum, and some of the most beautiful beaches you’ll ever lay eyes on.
You can also book Bahamas shore excursions to other islands like Blue Lagoon Island, where you can swim with dolphins; Pearl Island, a private paradise with an oceanfront cabana just waiting for you; and Balmoral Island, the perfect destination to relax on the sand or go on a kayaking trip around its shore.
4-Night Grand Cayman Cruise From Fort Lauderdale
Spend two blissful days at sea during this long weekend cruise to George Town, Grand Cayman from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Enjoy all of the entertainment and amenities available on board during your days at sea. Take a dip in the pool or sunbathe on the deck.
If you want to treat yourself, spend some time at The Spa, where you can book one of many indulgent treatments or melt your worries away in the steam room.
For dinner, enjoy the delicious meals available in our Main Dining Room, or make a reservation at one of our specialty restaurants that serve a variety of international cuisine including Italian, French, and Japanese.
If you’re with your sweetheart, make it a fun night out and head to the Martini Bar, where one of our lively bartenders will create a delicious craft cocktail. Later, stop at one of our lounges or clubs and dance the night away.
You’ll cruise to George Town, a vibrant port city located on Grand Cayman, which is the largest of the Cayman Islands. Embrace the glitzy side of the island at Seven Mile Beach, a gorgeous stretch of pristine sand and turquoise ocean that seems like something out of a dream. Order a daiquiri or rum punch and spend the day listening to the ocean and admiring the view.
If you’re looking for a little more action, you can swim and pal around with southern stingrays in a shallow sandbar, or visit a saltwater lagoon to swim and interact with bottlenose dolphins.
Your final day on board will be spent cruising to Florida. Schedule a night at our theater and enjoy a Broadway-level show. You’ll have so much fun, you’ll find it hard to leave once it’s time to disembark.
5-Night Key West & Mexico Cruise From Miami
Take advantage of a holiday weekend and bookend a few vacation days to sail on this spectacular five-night cruise that visits Key West and Cozumel, Mexico.
Start your vacation early and spend a day exploring the departure city of Miami, Florida, a colorful destination with beautiful beaches, lively culture, and global cuisine. Admire the pastel Art Deco buildings in South Beach and take a dip at one of its many public beaches.
Walk the streets of artsy Wynwood, where graffiti murals decorate the streets packed with restaurants, bars, and hip coffee shops. Get some shopping done at the Design District, where you’ll find designer stores, eclectic architecture, and outdoor sculptures. Head to Calle Ocho and enjoy a traditional Cuban sandwich before making your way to your cruise ship.
Once you set sail, your first port of call is sunny Key West, a kitschy city with a fun, laid back vibe. Snorkeling enthusiasts will love diving underwater in Key West’s shore, where you’ll find diverse ecosystems and a beautiful coral reef full of colorful sea animals.
If you rather stay above water, rent a kayak and paddle through Key West’s mangroves and sand bars. Visit Ernest Hemingway’s Key West home and gardens, where you just might run into one of the famed six-toed Hemingway cats that can be spotted roaming the property.
For a fun time, stroll down Duval Street and explore the area’s lively bars and pubs, including Sloppy Joe’s Bar, which was one of Hemingway’s old haunts. Don’t forget to try a slice of the local specialty, key lime pie, before heading back to the ship.
After a day at sea, you’ll cruise to Cozumel, an island off the coast of Mexico full of natural beauty, ancient history, and spectacular beaches.
Fly over the Yucatan Peninsula on an exciting excursion that will take you to the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to several ancient Mayan structures and pyramids, including the famous Kukulkan pyramid, which towers over the rest. If you’d rather explore Mayan ruins closer to Cozumel, you can also visit the ancient structures located on the island, including El Cedral or the temples of San Gervasio.
Diving enthusiasts will love to learn that Cozumel is one of the best islands for snorkeling in the Caribbean. Board a catamaran and head to the beautiful Cozumel National Marine Park, which is teeming with marine species and coral formations. Spot sea turtles, lobsters, manta rays, and schools of tropical fish during your time underwater.
If you’re a foodie, consider a guided cooking lesson, where a Mexican chef will teach you how to prepare a delicious three-course traditional Mexican lunch full of spicy and local ingredients.
During a private tequila tasting, you’ll learn the differences between silver non-aged tequila and caramel-colored extra añejo.
Before returning to Miami, you’ll have one more day at sea to make the most out of your luxury cruise vacation and enjoy all of the fun and entertaining activities available on board, from world-class dining experiences to exciting shows and live performances.
4-Night Bahamas Cruise From Miami
Discover the beauty of the Bahamas during this short, four-night cruise to the idyllic Caribbean islands.
On a Bahamas cruise from Miami, you’ll first stop in Key West, the beautiful island city in Florida where the fun never stops. If you’re looking for a good time, sign up for a pub crawl down the boisterous Duval Street, where a number of lively bars and regulars await.
Key West is known for its great snorkeling scene. Head to the backcountry, where you can swim in the stunning Coral Garden reef system. Or if you don’t want to get wet, climb aboard a glass-bottomed boat that allows you to see the coral ecosystem from a comfortable and dry seat.
Get up close to local marine life and board a catamaran to a bottlenose dolphin habitat nearby, where you can watch dolphins interact in the ocean. Explore the great outdoors with paddle boarding, kayaking, or bicycle sightseeing excursions.
You’ll then spend a day at sea, where you’ll be able to explore the ship’s many activities and amenities on board. Try globally inspired dishes at our Main Dining Room and specialty restaurants, unwind in the world-class spa and pamper yourself with an indulgent treatment or massage, or relax and enjoy the view from a veranda stateroom or suite.
On day four, you’ll arrive in gorgeous Nassau, Bahamas. Take the family to the famous Atlantis Resort and Aquaventure, where kids will love the thrill of racing down multi-story slides, while adults can sunbathe or take a refreshing dip in the wave pool.
Try something different underwater and go on a Snuba adventure. Discover the vast marine life in one of Nassau’s pristine reefs while wearing a Snuba mask, which allows you to breathe underwater without having to be scuba certified.
For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, go on a scenic cruise along Nassau Harbor, where you’ll dive into the water and snorkel next to sea turtles. Swim with these gentle creatures while admiring the colorful fish and coral reefs that surround you.
If you’re traveling with your sweetheart, go on an adults-only outing to Blue Lagoon, an exclusive private island where you’ll enjoy the view of the turquoise ocean while toasting each other with a tropical cocktail.
Or book a romantic cabana on Pearl Island, an untouched beach located near Nassau. Enjoy a romantic couple’s getaway at your private ocean-view cabana, where you’ll snorkel, sunbathe, or simply relax with your loved one while you both enjoy a delicious Bahamian lunch.
Book Your Long Weekend Cruise Now
Don’t let another holiday weekend go by in vain. Make the most out of that day off from work and book a long weekend cruise now. Discover spectacular destinations while cruising aboard an award-winning ship with luxurious amenities and world-class dining.
Dive into the pristine Caribbean Ocean in Grand Cayman. Discover ancient ruins in Cozumel. Let your hair down in the eclectic streets of Key West. A long weekend cruise provides just the right amount of rest and relaxation in order to feel recharged by the time you head back to the office.
Search our cruise itineraries, browse our selection of staterooms, and book your shore excursions on our website. We look forward to welcoming you on board soon.