The experts suggest that you should never go on a cruise if you want to explore the 700 islands of the Bahamas. Tourists often regret their decisions after taking a cruise ship to the Bahamas. Cruises do not allow you to appreciate the places for long and will call you back according to their time schedule. It is similar to a boat ride in a theme park. You would want to spend your time according to your comfort and interest while you are there. That is why I prefer a direct trip to the Bahamas instead of taking a cruise. Do your research on the best places to visit the islands and travel according to your itinerary.