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Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (scroll down for cruise itineraries)

 
Introduction

One of the most spectacular destinations in all of the Bahamas, Half Moon Cay is a privately owned island held by the Holland America cruise line. It is situated approximately 100 miles south of the city of Nassau and is accessible only by one of the cruise ships making stops throughout the Bahamas. Holland America proudly operates these cruises in partnership with private companies licensed to operate businesses on the island, and promotes these vacations to those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the major communities. Half Moon Cay is truly a getaway spot, where one can imagine being king or queen of his or her own personal paradise.

Where the Ship Docks

Half Moon Cay is largely natural area, with few docks and piers. The cruise ship anchors in the bay and all passengers are ferried ashore by small tender vessels, bringing visitors directly to the beach area and docking at modern arrival piers on the waterfront. The tourist shops and souvenir stores are located on this section of beach, where there is also a large restaurant and areas where organized recreation is overseen.

What to See and Do

Over 90 percent of Little San Salvador Island (another name for Half Moon Cay), which has a total land area of only 2.8 square miles, is unspoiled and totally natural. The entire island is a wild bird preserve and beach strolling while enjoying the many avian species is a favorite activity. Holland America operates many recreational activities as well, and visitors to the island can rent a catamaran, sailboat, view board or traditional surfboard while visiting. The beach recreation facilities include a volleyball and tennis court, basketball court, shuffleboard area, fitness trail and exercise stations. Several hiking trails lead from the activities center to various parts of the island, and for the more adventurous, jet skis and snorkeling equipment can be rented. The bay itself is well-protected from strong ocean currents, making Half Moon Cay very family-friendly in terms of swimming and relaxing on inflatable rafts. The Stingray Adventure Program offers guided tours for swimmers and snorkelers and is operated by experts that bring the world of undersea life up close and personal with tourists. The souvenir shop is simple but complete with locally made items such as straw hats, belts, sunglasses, sandals and photography supplies.

Eating/Drinking

The beach restaurant at Half Moon Cay offers cruise visitors an exciting blend of international cuisine, with the large Food Pavilion organized in cafeteria style. There are a number of open air dining shelters. Fresh fruit, buffet-style menu and a full service bar make for an enjoyable lunch or dinner while visiting the island. There is a complete restroom facility, shower station and changing room area located at the Food Pavilion.

Getting Around

Because of its small size, the Half Moon Cay area is basically for foot travel. The island has no highways or long surface roads and all of the activities take place at or depart from the main docking areas. Long walks on the beach or strolls along the hiking trails are the only transportation needed in this beautiful, tiny paradise.

Miscellaneous But Important

Most purchases can be billed to the passenger account aboard ship, so using currency while on the island is unnecessary. The operators of the shops and recreational facilities at Half Moon Cay speak English as well as several European languages. The island is promoted as a getaway vacation, so there are no hotels, Internet cafes or other city conveniences. Passengers can make emergency international calls from aboard ship if necessary. Half Moon Cay is a place to relax and forget about the outside world.

 
A beautiful scene from the Half Moon Cay beach.

A beautiful scene from the Half Moon Cay beach.


Horseback riding is a popular activity on this beautiful Bahamas island.

Horseback riding is a popular activity on this beautiful Bahamas island.


Since the island is wild bird preserve, you'll notice many interesting birds while walking on the beach.

Since the island is wild bird preserve, you'll notice many interesting birds while walking on the beach.


Cruise passengers are relaxing and having a great time on the beach.

Cruise passengers are relaxing and having a great time on the beach.

 

Cruises to Half Moon Cay, Bahamas


5 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Charleston, SC
Ship: Carnival Sunshine
Departure: Charleston, SC
Arrival: Charleston, SC
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Charleston, South Carolina; Nassau, Bahamas; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Charleston, South Carolina
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 16, 2020 $589 $619 $749 $1,062 Carnival Sunshine May 16, 2020
May 30, 2020 $599 $689 $829 $991 Carnival Sunshine May 30, 2020
June 13, 2020 $729 $889 $1,079 $1,449 Carnival Sunshine June 13, 2020
July 11, 2020 $799 $899 $1,039 $1,514 Carnival Sunshine July 11, 2020
July 25, 2020 $829 $919 $1,089 $1,429 Carnival Sunshine July 25, 2020
September 5, 2020 $479 $559 $719 $1,134 Carnival Sunshine September 5, 2020
October 3, 2020 $549 $649 $799 $1,109 Carnival Sunshine October 3, 2020
October 31, 2020 $569 $659 $819 $1,259 Carnival Sunshine October 31, 2020
November 9, 2020 $549 $649 $819 $1,139 Carnival Sunshine November 9, 2020
November 23, 2020 $669 $829 $929 $1,329 Carnival Sunshine November 23, 2020
6 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Magic
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 6 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; Grand Turk Island; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 17, 2020 $699 $799 $899 $1,649 Carnival Magic May 17, 2020
May 31, 2020 $749 $949 $1,109 $1,483 Carnival Magic May 31, 2020
June 14, 2020 $809 $1,009 $1,129 $1,721 Carnival Magic June 14, 2020
July 12, 2020 $879 N/A $1,189 $1,711 Carnival Magic July 12, 2020
July 26, 2020 $879 $1,109 $1,179 $1,719 Carnival Magic July 26, 2020
September 6, 2020 $509 $639 $689 $1,374 Carnival Magic September 6, 2020
7 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Baltimore, MD
Ship: Carnival Pride
Departure: Baltimore, MD
Arrival: Baltimore, MD
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Baltimore, Maryland; Grand Turk Island; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Freeport, Bahamas; Baltimore, Maryland
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 17, 2020 $879 $969 $1,029 $1,581 Carnival Pride May 17, 2020
May 24, 2020 $1,009 $1,069 $1,089 $1,606 Carnival Pride May 24, 2020
June 7, 2020 $1,089 $1,219 $1,229 $1,749 Carnival Pride June 7, 2020
June 14, 2020 $999 $1,139 $1,149 $1,592 Carnival Pride June 14, 2020
June 21, 2020 $989 $1,129 $1,139 $1,763 Carnival Pride June 21, 2020
June 28, 2020 $989 $1,129 $1,139 $1,698 Carnival Pride June 28, 2020
July 5, 2020 $1,089 $1,229 $1,229 $1,784 Carnival Pride July 5, 2020
July 12, 2020 $1,029 $1,189 $1,199 $1,774 Carnival Pride July 12, 2020
July 19, 2020 $1,119 $1,219 $1,279 $1,827 Carnival Pride July 19, 2020
July 26, 2020 $1,079 $1,219 $1,259 $1,809 Carnival Pride July 26, 2020
4 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Liberty
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 18, 2020 $324 $434 $559 $989 Carnival Liberty May 18, 2020
June 1, 2020 $314 $454 $539 $839 Carnival Liberty June 1, 2020
June 15, 2020 $454 $609 $709 $989 Carnival Liberty June 15, 2020
June 22, 2020 $399 $574 $659 $1,004 Carnival Liberty June 22, 2020
June 29, 2020 $369 $494 $554 $984 Carnival Liberty June 29, 2020
July 13, 2020 $579 $679 $784 $939 Carnival Liberty July 13, 2020
July 27, 2020 $559 $674 $784 $1,019 Carnival Liberty July 27, 2020
August 24, 2020 $324 $419 $494 $749 Carnival Liberty August 24, 2020
September 14, 2020 $299 $349 $459 $794 Carnival Liberty September 14, 2020
September 21, 2020 $284 $344 $449 $739 Carnival Liberty September 21, 2020
5 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Sensation
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Grand Turk Island; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 23, 2020 $564 $709 $979 $1,051 Carnival Sensation May 23, 2020
June 6, 2020 $634 $814 $1,194 $1,469 Carnival Sensation June 6, 2020
July 4, 2020 $714 $809 $1,199 $1,364 Carnival Sensation July 4, 2020
July 18, 2020 $714 $819 N/A $1,334 Carnival Sensation July 18, 2020
August 1, 2020 $634 $754 $1,059 $1,184 Carnival Sensation August 1, 2020
August 15, 2020 $559 $659 $954 $984 Carnival Sensation August 15, 2020
August 29, 2020 $459 $529 $804 $929 Carnival Sensation August 29, 2020
September 26, 2020 $399 $484 $749 $844 Carnival Sensation September 26, 2020
October 10, 2020 $439 $514 $789 $839 Carnival Sensation October 10, 2020
November 7, 2020 $434 $519 $779 $879 Carnival Sensation November 7, 2020
5 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Charleston, SC
Ship: Carnival Sunshine
Departure: Charleston, SC
Arrival: Charleston, SC
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Charleston, South Carolina; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Charleston, South Carolina
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 25, 2020 $609 $729 $899 $1,164 Carnival Sunshine May 25, 2020
July 20, 2020 $849 $969 $1,139 $1,489 Carnival Sunshine July 20, 2020
August 17, 2020 $644 $709 $859 $1,264 Carnival Sunshine August 17, 2020
May 29, 2021 $679 $779 $919 $1,389 Carnival Sunshine May 29, 2021
June 12, 2021 $799 $909 $1,039 $1,509 Carnival Sunshine June 12, 2021
June 26, 2021 $809 $909 $1,049 $1,519 Carnival Sunshine June 26, 2021
July 24, 2021 $759 $859 $1,009 $1,469 Carnival Sunshine July 24, 2021
August 21, 2021 $599 $699 $839 $1,309 Carnival Sunshine August 21, 2021
September 4, 2021 $539 $629 $759 $1,159 Carnival Sunshine September 4, 2021
September 18, 2021 $519 $609 $739 $1,139 Carnival Sunshine September 18, 2021
9 Nights Bahamas Cruise From New York, NY
Ship: Carnival Sunrise
Departure: New York, NY
Arrival: New York, NY
Duration: 9 Nights
Ports: New York, NY; King's Wharf, Bermuda; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; New York, NY
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 25, 2020 $769 $879 $1,149 $1,609 Carnival Sunrise May 25, 2020
September 7, 2020 $639 $729 $1,009 $1,438 Carnival Sunrise September 7, 2020
8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From New York, NY
Ship: Carnival Sunrise
Departure: New York, NY
Arrival: New York, NY
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: New York, NY; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; Grand Turk Island; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; New York, NY
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
June 3, 2020 $759 $899 $1,179 $1,799 Carnival Sunrise June 3, 2020
June 24, 2020 $809 $949 $1,189 $1,937 Carnival Sunrise June 24, 2020
July 15, 2020 $729 $859 $1,119 $1,851 Carnival Sunrise July 15, 2020
August 5, 2020 $819 $939 $1,219 $1,650 Carnival Sunrise August 5, 2020
August 26, 2020 $819 $929 $1,259 $1,522 Carnival Sunrise August 26, 2020
September 16, 2020 $669 $749 $1,009 $1,389 Carnival Sunrise September 16, 2020
October 7, 2020 $739 $939 $1,189 $1,714 Carnival Sunrise October 7, 2020
8 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Key West, Florida; Freeport, Bahamas; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
June 6, 2020 $1,259 $1,629 $2,079 $2,829 Carnival Freedom June 6, 2020
July 4, 2020 $1,249 $1,579 N/A $2,829 Carnival Freedom July 4, 2020
August 1, 2020 $1,099 $1,449 $1,759 $2,159 Carnival Freedom August 1, 2020
August 29, 2020 $839 $979 $1,259 $1,859 Carnival Freedom August 29, 2020
September 26, 2020 $719 $929 $1,319 $2,049 Carnival Freedom September 26, 2020
October 24, 2020 $899 $1,039 $1,439 $2,419 Carnival Freedom October 24, 2020
November 21, 2020 $1,119 $1,269 $1,599 $2,629 Carnival Freedom November 21, 2020
January 16, 2021 $829 $949 $1,229 $1,699 Carnival Freedom January 16, 2021
February 13, 2021 $899 $979 $1,319 $1,789 Carnival Freedom February 13, 2021
March 13, 2021 $1,059 $1,209 $1,499 $2,019 Carnival Freedom March 13, 2021
9 Nights Caribbean Cruise From New York, NY
Ship: Carnival Sunrise
Departure: New York, NY
Arrival: New York, NY
Duration: 9 Nights
Ports: New York, NY; King's Wharf, Bermuda; Grand Turk Island; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; New York, NY
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
June 15, 2020 $799 $929 $1,219 $1,979 Carnival Sunrise June 15, 2020
August 17, 2020 $709 $889 $1,189 $1,826 Carnival Sunrise August 17, 2020
September 28, 2020 $649 $749 $1,019 $1,590 Carnival Sunrise September 28, 2020

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