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Nassau, Bahamas (scroll down for cruise itineraries)

 
Introduction

Nassau is the capital and largest city of Bahamas. A popular tourist destination, Nassau is a favorite cruise port and offers visitors a stunning mix of architecture, white sand beaches and entertaining nightlife. The downtown area of the city is the hub for all tourist attractions, walking tours and gift purchasing; visitors will find no end to the scenic wonders of this historical but ultra-modern metropolis.

Where the Ship Docks

Cruise ships arriving in Nassau generally dock at the Prince George Wharf, directly in front of the downtown area. Nearby Rawson Square and the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism are excellent starting points for walking tours and getting acclimated to the bustling activity in the city. A great number of shops in this district have brochures and street maps available for visitors, printed in English and in other languages. Festival Place is the exit point at the port for those arriving by ship and here visitors will find internet cafes, call booths, currency exchange centers and a number of local tour companies offering day trip packages.

What to See and Do

The Bay Street thoroughfare and Woodes Rogers Walk are the two busiest streets near the waterfront, and tourists can take in the Pirates of Nassau Museum or visit the historical Vendue House and Christ Church Cathedral. The famous Straw Market is a magnetic draw for tourists; the original facility was burned to the ground in 2001 and a new construction site is underway, but the activities continue at present on the waterfront side of Woodes Rogers Walk. At the Straw Market everything a visitor could hope to purchase as memorabilia can be found. The Ardastra Gardens are famous for their drill formation flamingo parades, and the 18th century Balcony House, the oldest wooden structure in Nassau, is the perfect place for panoramic views and photo opportunities. Blue Lagoon Island has dolphin shows and stunning beaches. Fort Charlotte is an amazing tour that includes a visit to the old dungeons and breathtaking views of the harbor.

Eating/Drinking

Nassau has a truly international flair when it comes to either casual or fine dining. Near the waterfront one can find a huge number of open air restaurants as well as smaller outdoor establishments that serve up snacks and cocktails. Barbeque beef, pork and chicken are local favorites, but a number of restaurants specialize in European continental cuisine. At night there is no shortage of watering holes; these taverns and nightclubs are open very late in Nassau.

Getting Around

Nassau has what are called Jitney buses, which run on a regular schedule between Paradise Island, Cable Beach and the downtown area. Taxis can be hailed at any street corner, and a number of rental car agencies operate in the city; visitors should remember that driving in the Bahamas is on the left side of the road. Most of the major tourist attractions in the city itself are within walking distance of the cruise docks.

Miscellaneous But Important

The official currency in Nassau is the Bahamian dollar, which is valued as much as the US dollar. Visitors can make change on board ship or at a number of locations in the port area. You can, however, use both US and Bahamian dollars for your shopping. Unless a cell phone is used, calling internationally from a public telephone requires the purchase of a local BATELCO card. Although English is the most common language spoken in the Bahamas, many of the locals speak some French and/or Spanish. Should you need to use the Internet, there are a number of cyber cafes in downtown area that you can utilize.

 
Cruise ships docked in Nassau port.

Cruise ships docked in Nassau port.


Here is the Christ Church Cathedral - one of the historical places in Nassau.

Here is the Christ Church Cathedral - one of the historical places in Nassau.


The beautiful white sand beaches, one of the most popular places for cruise travelers.

The beautiful white sand beaches, one of the most popular places for cruise travelers.


This is the Balcony House from the 18th century. Perhaps the most popular place to take a picture in Nassau.

This is the Balcony House from the 18th century. Perhaps the most popular place to take a picture in Nassau.

 

Cruises to Nassau, Bahamas


5 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Norfolk, VA
Ship: Carnival Radiance
Departure: Norfolk, VA
Arrival: Norfolk, VA
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Norfolk, Virginia; Nassau, Bahamas; Freeport, Bahamas; Norfolk, Virginia
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 1, 2020 $709 $829 $1,019 $1,499 Carnival Radiance November 1, 2020
6 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Carnival Breeze
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 6 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Grand Turk Island; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; Nassau, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 1, 2020 $599 $689 $809 $1,048 Carnival Breeze November 1, 2020
4 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Navigator of the Seas
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Cruising; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 2, 2020 $474 $560 $651 $1,184 Navigator of the Seas November 2, 2020
November 9, 2020 $489 $560 $664 $1,254 Navigator of the Seas November 9, 2020
November 16, 2020 $470 $541 $670 $1,155 Navigator of the Seas November 16, 2020
November 23, 2020 $740 $826 $897 $1,284 Navigator of the Seas November 23, 2020
November 30, 2020 $265 $325 $433 $725 Navigator of the Seas November 30, 2020
December 7, 2020 $286 $336 $414 $855 Navigator of the Seas December 7, 2020
December 14, 2020 $253 $303 $376 $787 Navigator of the Seas December 14, 2020
February 8, 2021 $231 $298 $361 $677 Navigator of the Seas February 8, 2021
February 15, 2021 $226 $305 $382 $714 Navigator of the Seas February 15, 2021
March 1, 2021 $267 $311 $403 $769 Navigator of the Seas March 1, 2021
4 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Mariner of the Seas
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 2, 2020 $356 $441 $553 $1,141 Mariner of the Seas November 2, 2020
November 23, 2020 $878 $1,094 $1,326 $1,786 Mariner of the Seas November 23, 2020
December 7, 2020 $304 $357 $477 $977 Mariner of the Seas December 7, 2020
December 14, 2020 $322 $408 $528 $859 Mariner of the Seas December 14, 2020
December 28, 2020 $1,170 $1,561 $1,685 $2,220 Mariner of the Seas December 28, 2020
January 18, 2021 $255 $336 $380 $728 Mariner of the Seas January 18, 2021
February 8, 2021 $266 $341 $381 $773 Mariner of the Seas February 8, 2021
March 1, 2021 $300 $346 $485 $866 Mariner of the Seas March 1, 2021
April 5, 2021 $557 $665 $861 $1,008 Mariner of the Seas April 5, 2021
April 12, 2021 $441 $487 $647 $913 Mariner of the Seas April 12, 2021
4 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Norwegian Sky
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 2, 2020 $529 $579 $789 $1,649 Norwegian Sky November 2, 2020
December 14, 2020 $499 $549 $759 $1,439 Norwegian Sky December 14, 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; Freeport, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 2, 2020 $329 $369 $459 $504 Carnival Liberty November 2, 2020
November 30, 2020 $329 $369 $459 $514 Carnival Liberty November 30, 2020
December 31, 2020 $489 $574 $689 $1,009 Carnival Liberty December 31, 2020
January 25, 2021 $309 $359 $464 $644 Carnival Liberty January 25, 2021
February 22, 2021 $339 $389 $489 $695 Carnival Liberty February 22, 2021
March 15, 2021 $419 $514 $609 $899 Carnival Liberty March 15, 2021
5 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Jacksonville, FL
Ship: Carnival Ecstasy
Departure: Jacksonville, FL
Arrival: Jacksonville, FL
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Jacksonville, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Princess Cays, the Bahamas; Jacksonville, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 2, 2020 $389 $429 $729 $744 Carnival Ecstasy November 2, 2020
November 7, 2020 $389 $429 $729 $764 Carnival Ecstasy November 7, 2020
November 16, 2020 $389 $429 $729 $733 Carnival Ecstasy November 16, 2020
November 21, 2020 $419 $469 $779 $650 Carnival Ecstasy November 21, 2020
November 30, 2020 $389 $429 $729 $899 Carnival Ecstasy November 30, 2020
December 5, 2020 $384 $424 $719 $739 Carnival Ecstasy December 5, 2020
December 14, 2020 $394 $434 $719 $749 Carnival Ecstasy December 14, 2020
December 19, 2020 $459 $499 $809 $849 Carnival Ecstasy December 19, 2020
December 28, 2020 $659 $719 $1,079 $1,469 Carnival Ecstasy December 28, 2020
January 2, 2021 $404 $454 $719 $733 Carnival Ecstasy January 2, 2021
4 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Independence of the Seas
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Cruising; Nassau, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 5, 2020 $440 $540 $640 $1,297 Independence of the Seas November 5, 2020
4 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Carnival Sunrise
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 5, 2020 $309 $369 $459 $664 Carnival Sunrise November 5, 2020
December 3, 2020 $309 $359 $449 $606 Carnival Sunrise December 3, 2020
February 11, 2021 $354 $399 $504 $819 Carnival Sunrise February 11, 2021
March 25, 2021 $404 $464 $564 $864 Carnival Sunrise March 25, 2021
April 22, 2021 $329 $389 $484 $859 Carnival Sunrise April 22, 2021
4 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Charleston, SC
Ship: Carnival Sunshine
Departure: Charleston, SC
Arrival: Charleston, SC
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Charleston, South Carolina; Nassau, Bahamas; Charleston, South Carolina
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 5, 2020 $359 $399 $489 $589 Carnival Sunshine November 5, 2020
November 19, 2020 $349 $379 $479 $578 Carnival Sunshine November 19, 2020
December 3, 2020 $319 $349 $449 $547 Carnival Sunshine December 3, 2020
December 17, 2020 $319 $349 $449 $639 Carnival Sunshine December 17, 2020
December 31, 2020 $499 $569 $739 $1,039 Carnival Sunshine December 31, 2020
May 20, 2021 $409 $479 $629 $949 Carnival Sunshine May 20, 2021
June 17, 2021 $529 $609 $729 $1,154 Carnival Sunshine June 17, 2021
July 15, 2021 $539 $609 $729 $1,179 Carnival Sunshine July 15, 2021
August 12, 2021 $449 $529 $649 $1,079 Carnival Sunshine August 12, 2021
September 9, 2021 $359 $429 $539 $899 Carnival Sunshine September 9, 2021

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