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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


3 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Norwegian Sky
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 3 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 26, 2019 $379 $519 $659 $1,449 Norwegian Sky April 26, 2019
May 3, 2019 $429 $429 $549 $1,199 Norwegian Sky May 3, 2019
May 10, 2019 $329 $359 $429 N/A Norwegian Sky May 10, 2019
May 17, 2019 $399 $429 $549 $1,379 Norwegian Sky May 17, 2019
May 24, 2019 $499 $529 $629 $1,549 Norwegian Sky May 24, 2019
May 31, 2019 $379 $399 $529 $1,429 Norwegian Sky May 31, 2019
June 14, 2019 $479 $529 $649 $1,529 Norwegian Sky June 14, 2019
July 5, 2019 $399 $449 $699 $1,859 Norwegian Sky July 5, 2019
July 12, 2019 $399 $529 $699 $1,849 Norwegian Sky July 12, 2019
July 26, 2019 $419 $439 $689 $1,649 Norwegian Sky July 26, 2019
3 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Norwegian Sun
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 3 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 26, 2019 $349 $379 $619 $649 Norwegian Sun April 26, 2019
May 3, 2019 $529 $549 $499 $1,099 Norwegian Sun May 3, 2019
May 10, 2019 $279 $319 $379 $699 Norwegian Sun May 10, 2019
May 17, 2019 $409 $429 $499 $759 Norwegian Sun May 17, 2019
May 31, 2019 $469 $499 $529 $689 Norwegian Sun May 31, 2019
June 7, 2019 $579 $589 $629 $759 Norwegian Sun June 7, 2019
June 14, 2019 $529 $559 $579 $729 Norwegian Sun June 14, 2019
June 21, 2019 $529 $529 $599 $779 Norwegian Sun June 21, 2019
June 28, 2019 $489 $529 $649 $899 Norwegian Sun June 28, 2019
July 5, 2019 $679 $539 $599 $979 Norwegian Sun July 5, 2019
5 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Enchantment of the Seas
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 3 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; CocoCay, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 26, 2019 $719 $742 N/A N/A Enchantment of the Seas April 26, 2019
3 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Victory
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 3 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 26, 2019 $472 $529 $572 $831 Carnival Victory April 26, 2019
May 3, 2019 $439 $469 $559 $754 Carnival Victory May 3, 2019
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Symphony of the Seas
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Cruising; Saint Kitts Island; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Cruising; Nassau, Bahamas; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 27, 2019 N/A N/A $2,306 N/A Symphony of the Seas April 27, 2019
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Celebrity Equinox
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; At Sea; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Punta Cana, Dominican Rep; At Sea; Nassau, Bahamas; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 27, 2019 N/A $784 $904 N/A Celebrity Equinox April 27, 2019
5 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Sensation
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Grand Turk Island; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 27, 2019 $667 $689 N/A $1,129 Carnival Sensation April 27, 2019
May 11, 2019 N/A $692 N/A N/A Carnival Sensation May 11, 2019
July 6, 2019 N/A $884 N/A N/A Carnival Sensation July 6, 2019
July 20, 2019 N/A $904 N/A N/A Carnival Sensation July 20, 2019
August 3, 2019 $659 $759 $1,054 $1,139 Carnival Sensation August 3, 2019
August 17, 2019 $614 $669 N/A $1,079 Carnival Sensation August 17, 2019
August 31, 2019 $509 $569 $839 $964 Carnival Sensation August 31, 2019
September 14, 2019 $499 $549 $849 $929 Carnival Sensation September 14, 2019
September 28, 2019 $469 $529 $794 $879 Carnival Sensation September 28, 2019
October 26, 2019 $454 $549 $809 $859 Carnival Sensation October 26, 2019
5 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Jacksonville, FL
Ship: Carnival Elation
Departure: Jacksonville, FL
Arrival: Jacksonville, FL
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Jacksonville, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Jacksonville, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 27, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $994 Carnival Elation April 27, 2019
4 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Liberty
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Princess Cays, the Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 28, 2019 $533 $659 N/A N/A Carnival Liberty April 28, 2019
May 2, 2019 $549 $619 $859 $850 Carnival Liberty May 2, 2019
September 2, 2019 $359 $429 $519 $729 Carnival Liberty September 2, 2019
September 16, 2019 $354 $409 $519 $784 Carnival Liberty September 16, 2019
September 30, 2019 $324 $394 $484 $685 Carnival Liberty September 30, 2019
October 28, 2019 $354 $414 $504 $764 Carnival Liberty October 28, 2019
November 11, 2019 $339 $414 $534 $754 Carnival Liberty November 11, 2019
January 6, 2020 $329 $419 $499 $709 Carnival Liberty January 6, 2020
March 16, 2020 $474 $554 $654 $829 Carnival Liberty March 16, 2020
March 30, 2020 $409 $489 $589 $749 Carnival Liberty March 30, 2020
4 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Mariner of the Seas
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; CocoCay, Bahamas; Cruising; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 29, 2019 $541 $613 N/A $1,713 Mariner of the Seas April 29, 2019

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