A Bachelorette Cruise Itinerary That You Can Totally Steal

Hit the high seas for a one-of-a-kind celebration.
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Cassie Kreitner the knot
Cassie Kreitner
Cassie Kreitner the knot
Cassie Kreitner
Senior Editor, Branded Content
  • Cassie writes and edits branded content for The Knot Worldwide
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Cassie held staff and freelance positions at More, Us Weekly, Ladies’ Home Journal and Family Circle
  • Cassie has a dual degree in magazine journalism and marketing management from Syracuse University
Updated Mar 01, 2019
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What's even better than a destination bachelorette party? One with multiple destinations, naturally. And the easiest way to hit up several hot spots on one extended weekend is to get your crew on board (pun intended) with a cruise ship. With convenient cruises to beautiful destinations like Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Western Caribbean or the Mexican Riviera, Norwegian Cruise Line makes for the ultimate getaway for a final fling.

You're guaranteed a fun and easy-to-plan trip, along with loads of entertainment and of course, stunning views and beaches. Check out the sample itinerary below to see how a Norwegian Cruise Line vacay offers a little something for everyone, making it easy to plan a party at sea.


Norwegian Sun cruise ship pool deck

Settle into your staterooms: Board the beautifully refurbished Norwegian Sky out of Miami or Norwegian Sun out of Port Canaveral, Florida, and settle into your staterooms. (The Norwegian Cruise Line Groups Department will work with you to reserve specific rooms to keep everyone together.) Then kick off the festivities in style with the first of many celebratory toasts: Head up to one of the top deck's outdoor bars to cheers the bride-to-be with some tropical cocktails and watch the shoreline disappear.

Savor a delicious meal: You'll have a number of dining options for the group to choose from. Norwegian Cruise Line is known for a wide range of impressive dining options—from casual cafes and bar food, to high-end steakhouses or sushi. Head to one of the main dining rooms for your first night, where you can indulge in the chef's signature dishes from a daily menu (with suggested wine pairings) at a table with picturesque ocean views.

Have a big night out: What better way to explore the ship than on an unofficial bar crawl? Each ship has a roster of bars you'll want to check out, along with lounges like Bliss Ultra and Spinnaker, where you can dance the night away. (PSA: If you're looking for a late-night bite, each ship has spots that stay open until the wee hours with pub-like menus.)


Norwegian Cruise Line Great Stirrup Cay, the Bahamas

Relax in a tropical paradise: Grab your swimsuits and get ready for a day at Norwegian's private island in the Bahamas, Great Stirrup Cay. You can snorkel or kayak in crystal-clear water, or get the VIP treatment with massages, followed by lounging in a private cabana with drinks in hand (your free unlimited beverage package will work on the island too!).

Get a taste of fine dining: Try out one of the ship's specialty restaurants, where you can indulge in fine French cuisine at Le Bistro, classic Italian dishes at La Cucina, fresh sashimi at Sushi Bar, or Angus cuts at Cagney's Steakhouse.

Enjoy the entertainment: There's plenty to do besides eating and drinking to keep you in the party spirit. Take a group fitness class or relax at Mandara Spa® with your choice of 50 spa treatments. After dinner, try your luck in the casino before heading to a musical tribute show in the Stardust Lounge, or take a late-night dip in one of the ship's two large pools and five hot tubs.


Nassau, Bahamas

Explore Nassau: Head off the ship for a full day in the Bahamas' capital. Depending on your group's mood, you can do something active (like swimming with dolphins!), check out the open-air markets, or just laze on the beach—there are options for everyone. Pro tip: While you may want to head off on your own, know that there are benefits to booking shore excursions directly through Norwegian (whether a la carte, or using a "Free at Sea" offer). You'll get a dedicated specialist before and during the cruise to help you finalize your plans—plus you'll know your costs up front. One more important perk: You'll score priority debarkation to get off the ship, so you can really maximize your time to celebrate.

Grab a bite: After a long day off the ship, a low-key dinner may be more your speed. Head to one of the ship's cafes or bar and grills for specialty dishes from around the world to conquer every craving.

Party under the stars: Norwegian Cruise Line is known for its energetic deck parties, and the Norwegian Sky and Sun are no exception. At the White Hot Party, passengers are encouraged to wear white for a fun-filled night under the stars complete with live music, fog and foam machines, ice sculptures and more. Pack accessories to make your guest of honor stand out and bring decorations for her stateroom door too—it can serve as your squad's de facto photo booth before heading up to the pool deck!


Back to shore: By the time you wake up, you'll be docked in port and ready to leave your single life lost at sea.

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