Cruises are becoming increasingly popular, with their unique advantages offering the perfect vacation opportunities for modern day travelers. In this increasingly busy and hectic world, cruises allow people to get away from it all and totally relax, letting the ship take them wherever they need to go and letting the various crew members take care of all the little details. Meanwhile, all you need to do is go with the flow and enjoy the journey, taking advantage of all the luxury facilities and features on board your chosen cruise ship.

The Port of Charleston, South Carolina, is a popular starting spot for many cruises, offering good access all along the Atlantic Coast and down to the Caribbean Islands too. So no matter what kind of cruise you're planning, be it a romantic island getaway or a fun family vacation, you can make it happen in Charleston. With that in mind, read on to learn all about a few of the best cruises you might like to try from Charleston, SC.

1.Carnival - 7 Night Bermuda - Carnival Sunshine

Carnival - 7 Night Bermuda - Carnival Sunshine
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One of the best and most magical cruise experiences you could ever hope to go on from the iconic port of Charleston, SC is undoubtedly the ‘7 Night Bermuda’ cruise with Carnival. This cruise runs for a full week and makes two stops, letting you enjoy tropical island paradise locations to the fullest and make some truly unforgettable memories. The prices are great too, with basic rooms available from as low as $80 per night.

For this cruise, you’ll be traveling on the Carnival Sunshine, which is definitely one of the most famous vessels in the extensive Carnival fleet. No matter what you need or want, this ship will have it. It features a casino, lots of duty-free shops, plenty of amazing restaurants and bars, nightclubs and live entertainment areas to enjoy some exciting evenings with your fellow guests, three separate swimming pools, and even a water park with a major slide.

As for the cruise itself, the ‘7 Night Bermuda’ experience makes an initial stop at Princess Cays, which is a private island location owned and operated by Carnival and available exclusively to Carnival guests. From there, you’ll proceed on to Bermuda, a wonderful and beautiful British Overseas Territory that enjoys lots of warm weather and sunshine all through the year and is best-known for its pink sand beaches and luxury beachfront resorts.

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2.Carnival - 4 Night Bahamas - Carnival Sunshine

Carnival - 4 Night Bahamas - Carnival Sunshine
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If you don't have too much time to spare or maybe are planning on taking your first cruise and want to start off with something small to get a little taster of what cruises have to offer without committing too much time or money to the trip, this '4 Night Bahamas' from Carnival is an excellent way to start. It may only last for four nights, but it offers a lot of excitement and enjoyment in that short amount of time, and the prices are great too, with interior rooms available for less than $300.

This cruise takes place on board the wonderful Carnival Sunshine, one of the top vessels in Carnival's enormous fleet. The Sunshine first launched in 1996 and features an enormous array of features and amenities including no less than three separate swimming pools, lots of different restaurants and dining areas, multiple lounges, clubs, and bars, a casino, lots of duty-free shopping areas, and even a spa. It also has its own movie theater and some of the best cruise accommodation you could ever hope for.

This '4 Night Bahamas' cruise makes only one stop, but it's a good one. The cruise leaves Charleston and heads directly for Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas. The true heart of this nation, Nassau really lets you experience an authentic slice of Bahamas culture, cuisine, and lifestyle before heading back home.

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3.Carnival - 5 Night Freeport & Havana - Carnival Sunshine

Carnival - 5 Night Freeport & Havana - Carnival Sunshine
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Check out two of the Caribbean Sea's most lively and beautiful locations, Freeport and Havana, on this amazing '5 Night Freeport & Havana' cruise from Carnival. Past passengers of this cruise only seem to have great things to say about it, and the prices are excellent. If you book in advance and choose the right dates, you can enjoy full accommodation on this cruise for less than $400 in an interior room or less than $1,000 in a suite.

This cruise takes place on one of the best Caribbean cruise ships out there right now, the Carnival Sunshine. The pride of the Carnival fleet, the Sunshine boasts some truly outstanding dining establishments and bars. No matter whether you want a tasty American burger or some neatly-prepared, world class sushi, you'll find it on board this ship. You'll also find a casino, swimming pools, lots of duty-free shops to buy souvenirs and goodies for your friends and family back home, bars, lounges, viewing areas, sport courts, and much more.

This '5 Night Freeport & Havana' cruise sets off from Charleston and makes for its first stop: Freeport. The city of Freeport, located on Grand Bahama Island, is a great place to enjoy all the pleasures and luxuries of Caribbean life, with non-stop sunshine and some wonderful beaches all around. Next, you'll visit the historic Cuban capital city of Havana where you can roam the colorful streets of the historic Old Town area and visit various cultural and historic monuments and locations to learn more about the story of Havana and Cuba in general.

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3 Best Cruises from Charleston, SC