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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


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
January 30, 2020 $458 $494 $666 N/A Carnival Sunshine January 30, 2020
February 13, 2020 $552 $599 $709 $1,089 Carnival Sunshine February 13, 2020
February 27, 2020 $429 $489 $589 $904 Carnival Sunshine February 27, 2020
March 12, 2020 $522 $579 $659 $859 Carnival Sunshine March 12, 2020
March 26, 2020 $519 $609 $689 $1,049 Carnival Sunshine March 26, 2020
April 9, 2020 $649 $729 $779 $1,079 Carnival Sunshine April 9, 2020
April 23, 2020 $549 $609 $719 $989 Carnival Sunshine April 23, 2020
May 7, 2020 $529 $569 $679 $949 Carnival Sunshine May 7, 2020
May 21, 2020 $579 $649 $729 $900 Carnival Sunshine May 21, 2020
June 4, 2020 $669 $729 $809 $1,069 Carnival Sunshine June 4, 2020
4 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Elation
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Freeport, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 30, 2020 $339 $369 $544 $613 Carnival Elation January 30, 2020
February 13, 2020 $414 $454 $659 $729 Carnival Elation February 13, 2020
February 27, 2020 $374 $414 $659 $779 Carnival Elation February 27, 2020
April 9, 2020 $484 $514 $739 $728 Carnival Elation April 9, 2020
April 23, 2020 $424 $479 $709 $759 Carnival Elation April 23, 2020
January 14, 2021 $334 $384 $564 $649 Carnival Elation January 14, 2021
January 28, 2021 $334 $384 $564 $649 Carnival Elation January 28, 2021
February 11, 2021 $384 $444 $644 $749 Carnival Elation February 11, 2021
March 11, 2021 $389 $424 $604 $749 Carnival Elation March 11, 2021
April 8, 2021 $414 $464 $644 $729 Carnival Elation April 8, 2021
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; Princess Cays, the Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 30, 2020 $344 $369 $519 $759 Carnival Sunrise January 30, 2020
March 12, 2020 $404 $464 $614 $819 Carnival Sunrise March 12, 2020
April 9, 2020 $449 $519 $614 $954 Carnival Sunrise April 9, 2020
3 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Mariner of the Seas
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 3 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 31, 2020 N/A N/A $959 N/A Mariner of the Seas January 31, 2020
February 7, 2020 $521 $622 $807 $2,363 Mariner of the Seas February 7, 2020
February 14, 2020 $834 $1,022 N/A N/A Mariner of the Seas February 14, 2020
February 21, 2020 $734 $820 $1,049 $1,259 Mariner of the Seas February 21, 2020
February 28, 2020 $677 $749 $892 N/A Mariner of the Seas February 28, 2020
March 6, 2020 $527 $599 $756 $1,113 Mariner of the Seas March 6, 2020
March 13, 2020 $793 $850 $988 $1,141 Mariner of the Seas March 13, 2020
March 20, 2020 $740 $797 $933 $1,311 Mariner of the Seas March 20, 2020
March 27, 2020 $786 $842 $954 $1,231 Mariner of the Seas March 27, 2020
April 3, 2020 $569 $603 $759 $927 Mariner of the Seas April 3, 2020
3 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Navigator of the Seas
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 3 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 31, 2020 $469 $512 $654 $793 Navigator of the Seas January 31, 2020
February 7, 2020 $599 $713 $885 N/A Navigator of the Seas February 7, 2020
February 28, 2020 $655 $741 $841 N/A Navigator of the Seas February 28, 2020
March 6, 2020 $540 $640 $725 $1,097 Navigator of the Seas March 6, 2020
March 13, 2020 $570 $670 $784 $1,241 Navigator of the Seas March 13, 2020
March 20, 2020 $785 $885 $1,071 $1,285 Navigator of the Seas March 20, 2020
March 27, 2020 $570 $670 $785 $1,241 Navigator of the Seas March 27, 2020
April 3, 2020 $395 $414 $497 $786 Navigator of the Seas April 3, 2020
April 10, 2020 $465 $531 $564 $806 Navigator of the Seas April 10, 2020
April 17, 2020 $464 $536 $628 $836 Navigator of the Seas April 17, 2020
3 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Liberty
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 3 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 31, 2020 $334 $359 $444 $605 Carnival Liberty January 31, 2020
February 7, 2020 $354 $384 $459 $589 Carnival Liberty February 7, 2020
February 14, 2020 $429 $469 $554 $799 Carnival Liberty February 14, 2020
February 21, 2020 $364 $414 $474 $729 Carnival Liberty February 21, 2020
February 28, 2020 $354 $399 $459 $699 Carnival Liberty February 28, 2020
March 6, 2020 $424 $459 $504 $730 Carnival Liberty March 6, 2020
March 13, 2020 $394 $494 $544 $701 Carnival Liberty March 13, 2020
March 20, 2020 $464 $484 $559 $690 Carnival Liberty March 20, 2020
March 27, 2020 $409 $439 $524 $699 Carnival Liberty March 27, 2020
April 3, 2020 $424 $479 $524 $772 Carnival Liberty April 3, 2020
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
January 31, 2020 $289 $319 $379 $639 Carnival Victory January 31, 2020
February 7, 2020 $319 $349 $419 $609 Carnival Victory February 7, 2020
February 14, 2020 $372 $419 $484 $634 Carnival Victory February 14, 2020
February 21, 2020 $319 $359 $429 $518 Carnival Victory February 21, 2020
February 28, 2020 $324 $354 $404 $503 Carnival Victory February 28, 2020
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
February 1, 2020 $354 $439 $729 $705 Carnival Ecstasy February 1, 2020
February 10, 2020 $424 $479 $744 $840 Carnival Ecstasy February 10, 2020
February 29, 2020 $439 $469 $734 $742 Carnival Ecstasy February 29, 2020
March 28, 2020 $469 $579 $819 $836 Carnival Ecstasy March 28, 2020
April 11, 2020 $609 $659 $934 $1,014 Carnival Ecstasy April 11, 2020
May 4, 2020 $484 $564 $849 $875 Carnival Ecstasy May 4, 2020
May 9, 2020 $494 $564 $844 $879 Carnival Ecstasy May 9, 2020
May 23, 2020 $604 $689 $924 $1,114 Carnival Ecstasy May 23, 2020
June 1, 2020 $684 $764 $1,079 $1,199 Carnival Ecstasy June 1, 2020
June 6, 2020 $684 $759 $1,059 $1,194 Carnival Ecstasy June 6, 2020
7 Nights Bahamas Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Majesty of the Seas
Departure: New Orleans, LA
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: New Orleans, Louisiana; Cruising; Nassau, Bahamas; Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas; Key West, Florida; Cruising; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 1, 2020 $477 $506 N/A N/A Majesty of the Seas February 1, 2020
February 15, 2020 $541 N/A N/A N/A Majesty of the Seas February 15, 2020
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Celebrity Equinox
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; At Sea; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Samana; At Sea; Nassau, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 1, 2020 N/A N/A $1,549 N/A Celebrity Equinox February 1, 2020
February 29, 2020 $1,239 $1,289 $1,369 N/A Celebrity Equinox February 29, 2020

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