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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


14 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 17, 2019 $1,519 $1,599 $1,999 N/A Nieuw Amsterdam February 17, 2019
7 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Baltimore, MD
Ship: Carnival Pride
Departure: Baltimore, MD
Arrival: Baltimore, MD
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Baltimore, Maryland; Princess Cays, the Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Freeport, Bahamas; Baltimore, Maryland
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 17, 2019 N/A $1,089 $1,179 $1,669 Carnival Pride February 17, 2019
7 Nights Bahamas Cruise From New York, NY
Ship: Norwegian Escape
Departure: New York, NY
Arrival: New York, NY
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: New York, NY; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; New York, NY
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 17, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $3,099 Norwegian Escape February 17, 2019
February 24, 2019 $749 $779 $779 $929 Norwegian Escape February 24, 2019
March 3, 2019 $679 $699 $699 $749 Norwegian Escape March 3, 2019
March 10, 2019 $799 $829 $849 $879 Norwegian Escape March 10, 2019
March 17, 2019 $779 $829 $849 $929 Norwegian Escape March 17, 2019
March 24, 2019 $729 $799 $879 $949 Norwegian Escape March 24, 2019
March 31, 2019 $699 $749 $749 $899 Norwegian Escape March 31, 2019
April 7, 2019 $649 $829 $849 $949 Norwegian Escape April 7, 2019
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Allure of the Seas
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Cruising; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cruising; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 17, 2019 $1,291 $1,658 $1,855 N/A Allure of the Seas February 17, 2019
March 17, 2019 $1,084 $1,752 $1,399 $5,284 Allure of the Seas March 17, 2019
March 31, 2019 $1,470 $1,580 $2,134 $4,427 Allure of the Seas March 31, 2019
April 14, 2019 $1,213 $1,355 $1,397 $2,141 Allure of the Seas April 14, 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
February 17, 2019 $444 $544 $714 $999 Carnival Liberty February 17, 2019
March 3, 2019 $444 $519 $629 N/A Carnival Liberty March 3, 2019
March 17, 2019 $574 $674 $809 N/A Carnival Liberty March 17, 2019
March 31, 2019 $549 $619 $764 $1,019 Carnival Liberty March 31, 2019
April 14, 2019 $529 $634 $749 $1,199 Carnival Liberty April 14, 2019
April 28, 2019 $469 $524 $674 $989 Carnival Liberty April 28, 2019
May 2, 2019 $479 $539 $667 $899 Carnival Liberty May 2, 2019
May 13, 2019 $454 $519 $649 $869 Carnival Liberty May 13, 2019
May 27, 2019 $529 $589 $709 $1,154 Carnival Liberty May 27, 2019
July 22, 2019 $544 $644 $754 N/A Carnival Liberty July 22, 2019
4 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Majesty of the Seas
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; CocoCay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 17, 2019 $755 $826 N/A $1,569 Majesty of the Seas February 17, 2019
4 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Majesty of the Seas
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Cruising; Nassau, Bahamas; CocoCay, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 18, 2019 $349 $389 N/A $1,309 Majesty of the Seas February 18, 2019
March 18, 2019 $368 $419 N/A $1,379 Majesty of the Seas March 18, 2019
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; Nassau, Bahamas; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 18, 2019 $479 $549 $829 N/A Norwegian Sky February 18, 2019
March 4, 2019 $509 $529 $799 $2,079 Norwegian Sky March 4, 2019
March 11, 2019 $679 $699 $739 $2,129 Norwegian Sky March 11, 2019
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
February 18, 2019 $1,170 N/A N/A N/A Mariner of the Seas February 18, 2019
March 18, 2019 $756 $899 $1,041 $1,304 Mariner of the Seas March 18, 2019
March 25, 2019 $798 $931 $1,098 $1,352 Mariner of the Seas March 25, 2019
April 1, 2019 $613 $913 $970 $1,419 Mariner of the Seas April 1, 2019
April 8, 2019 $541 $727 $927 $1,170 Mariner of the Seas April 8, 2019
April 15, 2019 $655 $827 $912 $1,284 Mariner of the Seas April 15, 2019
April 29, 2019 $555 $726 $798 $1,013 Mariner of the Seas April 29, 2019
4 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Celebrity Infinity
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Key West, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; At Sea; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 19, 2019 $529 $719 $1,049 N/A Celebrity Infinity February 19, 2019

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