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The Perfect Cruise Bachelorette Getaway

Looking for a relaxing bachelorette trip with just the right amount of party and tranquility to escape from the stress of your big day? A cruise could be the answer!


Two of the largest cruise lines, Royal Caribbean and Carnival, sail from Baltimore, Maryland. This port is convenient for any Virginia bride; it’s 1 hour from Washington, D.C., 3 hours from Richmond, and 4.5 from Roanoke. Royal Caribbean offers voyages starting at 5-nights visiting Bermuda all the way to 14-night Caribbean cruises. Canada & New England itineraries are also offered. Carnival only offers longer voyages leaving from Baltimore, starting at 7-day Bahama cruises.

For a greater variety of itineraries and shorter sailings, consider traveling to one of the various cruise ports in Florida like Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, or Tampa


A fitting theme is “The Last Sail Before the Veil.” Cruising makes decorations super easy! Some may not realize that stateroom walls are metal, so magnets can be used to hang decorations. Additionally, some passengers decorate their cabin door. This is a great way to recognize the bride-to-be!


Perfect, on-theme decorations can be found on Etsy, Amazon, and Walmart! The door magnets shown below are available on Etsy, the sailor-groom garland is also available on Etsy, and the balloon pack can be purchased from Walmart!


These customizable t-shirts are perfect for the bridal party to sport while on board! Purchase the ones below from Etsy.


This set of 5 fun-filled bachelorette games are available for immediate download on Etsy!

Sample Itinerary

Royal Caribbean 5-Night Bermuda Cruise Sailing from Baltimore

Pricing starts at $466 per person for the September 14, 2024 sailing.


Board the ship and depart at 3pm. Enjoy the sail away party on the top deck followed by a ship bar crawl and dinner in the main dining room.


The first full day on board is a day at sea, so enjoy everything the ship has to offer! Start off the day with a fresh-squeezed juice with breakfast in the main dining room followed by pampering yourself in the spa. After some relaxation, visit the adults only pool and treat yourself to a cocktail. Enjoy dinner in the main dining room once again and end the night with one of Royal’s famous broadway-style shows or game show.


Enjoy a late wake-up call and complimentary room service for breakfast. Dock in Bermuda at 2pm and take time exploring what the island has to offer. Have a local dinner on the island and return to the ship for nightly entertainment.


With a very unique sailing schedule, the ship stays docked overnight in Bermuda. Wake up early and have breakfast at port followed by souvenir shopping before the ship departs at noon. For the rest of the day, enjoy some of the many trivia, dancing, and activities on board. Finish the evening at one of the speciality restaurants: Chop’s Grill, Giovanni’s Table, or Izumi. Follow dinner up with traditional bachelorette party games in the comfort of your stateroom!


Have dinner at the ship’s buffet- The Windjammer. Choose to enjoy your final day aboard at the pool, spa, fitness center, or participating in any of the many included activities.


Disembark in Baltimore at 7am.

If you are planning a wedding in Roanoke Virginia, Richmond Virginia, Fredericksburg/Northern Virginia, The Shenandoah Valley, Coastal Virginia or in Charlottesville/ Lynchburg Va. we can help with your wedding planning and ideas.

The author: Natalie

Natalie is a Vinton, VA native currently pursuing a journalism degree at Virginia Tech. She loves planning, and has a specific interest in all things to do with weddings. In her free time she enjoys reading, journalism, and traveling. Her post-grad plans are to pursue a career in magazine writing and design.