Amazing Ports for 2024

We are pleased to announce that the amazing On the Blue Cruise will be back in 2024! It will be an exciting one, featuring the return of your cruise host, Justin Hayward, as well as some of your favorites. And of course, the addition of new bands that always provide a fresh and exciting boost to our Classic Rock entertainment.

Sailing from Miami April 5 - 10, 2024 On the Blue Cruise will visit Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Nassau, Bahamas!


Nothing can prepare you for the breath-taking beauty that is Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Being the oldest city in the north, Puerto

Plata offers not only views of the sea and mountains, but so much more. Choose the adventure or the day that is right for you. Whether you prefer to spend the day traveling 2,600 feet above sea level in a cable car or perhaps you would rather hike majestic trails – both options are available if you choose to visit Monte Isabel de Torres.

If the ocean is calling your name, visit Sousa Beach where you can sunbathe, swim, snorkel or grab a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant. For those of you who want to experience the culture of the Dominican Republic, consider staying in town to explore the unique architecture, enjoy delicious Dominican cuisine, or shop for keepsakes to remind you of the amazing experiences you had in Puerto Plata.

For a full list of shore excursions* for Puerto Plata, CLICK HERE.

*Shore excursions, availability and pricing is subject to change.

nassau, bahamas

On the Blue Fans…get ready for Nassau! We know that you may be thinking, “Nassau…been there, done that already.” Not this time cruisers! After almost 4 years of an extensive makeover, Nassau has been completely transformed. This $300 million renovation will be opening at the end of May 2023, which means it will be ready for us in 2024.

The upgrades include a complete revamp of the waterfront area including repairing and expanding Prince George Wharf, additional berths, and a brand-new terminal. Not to mention, there will be event and entertainment spaces, an Amphitheater for up to 3500 people, a living coral exhibit, as well as local food vendors and shops for guests to peruse.

Once you get outside of the terminal areaNassau is easy to get around, no matter where you go. You can rent a car if you like, but why bother? Most of Nassau's best attractions are in walking distance--or a quick taxi ride--from the NCL Pearl.

You can start your day in Nassau's Straw Market. It's in the middle of town, and very popular with visitors. Bahamian women started selling local crafts here when the native sponge business slumped. Today, this is a boisterous and varied market that always offers something new.

One mile west of downtown Nassau, you'll find one of the area's most enduring tourist attractions, Ardastra Gardens. The Gardens are small--just a little over 5 acres--but they're home for over 300 animals representing a wide variety of the Bahamas' natural inhabitants.

How about swimming with pigs? Yes…PIGS! Head to Rose Island and frolic with these sweet, domesticated pigs for the afternoon. Or, take a short Ferry Ride to Pearl Island and enjoy a VIP experience in an Oceanview Cabana. Spend the afternoon lounging in your private cabana, kayaking or paddle boarding while being pampered by your waiter waiting to serve you lunch and cocktails. to Paradise Island for an unforgettable adventure. 

From Aquaventures at Atlantis and Dolphin Encounter tours to a relaxing Beach Day at Blue Lagoon, the Bahama Islands are magnificent, and Nassau is their crown jewel and the ideal place to make your On the Blue Cruise vacation an experience to remember.

*Shore excursions, availability and pricing is subject to change.