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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


15 Nights Transatlantic Cruise From Southampton, UK
Ship: Celebrity Silhouette
Departure: Southampton, UK
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 15 Nights
Ports: Southampton, England; At Sea; New York, New York; Cruising; New York, New York; Boston, Massachusetts; At Sea; King's Wharf, Bermuda; At Sea; Nassau, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 24, 2019 $1,599 N/A $799 N/A Celebrity Silhouette October 24, 2019
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
October 24, 2019 N/A $414 $629 $617 Carnival Elation October 24, 2019
November 7, 2019 $369 N/A $604 $608 Carnival Elation November 7, 2019
November 21, 2019 $359 $394 $609 $702 Carnival Elation November 21, 2019
December 19, 2019 $374 $454 $684 $907 Carnival Elation December 19, 2019
January 2, 2020 $414 $454 $724 $830 Carnival Elation January 2, 2020
January 16, 2020 $339 $359 $589 $699 Carnival Elation January 16, 2020
January 30, 2020 $334 $369 $519 $569 Carnival Elation January 30, 2020
February 13, 2020 $409 $464 $704 $729 Carnival Elation February 13, 2020
February 27, 2020 $374 $429 $669 $719 Carnival Elation February 27, 2020
March 26, 2020 $399 $469 $669 $799 Carnival Elation March 26, 2020
4 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Norwegian Sky
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Key West, Florida; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 24, 2019 $149 $199 $399 $1,299 Norwegian Sky October 24, 2019
8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Celebrity Equinox
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; At Sea; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Tortola, B.V.I.; At Sea; Nassau, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 25, 2019 $599 $649 $749 N/A Celebrity Equinox October 25, 2019
3 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Navigator of the Seas
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 3 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 25, 2019 $359 $411 $545 N/A Navigator of the Seas October 25, 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
October 25, 2019 $319 $349 $399 $530 Carnival Victory October 25, 2019
November 1, 2019 $309 $339 $389 $518 Carnival Victory November 1, 2019
November 8, 2019 $322 $329 $399 $520 Carnival Victory November 8, 2019
November 15, 2019 $309 $319 $379 $526 Carnival Victory November 15, 2019
November 22, 2019 $289 $329 $389 $501 Carnival Victory November 22, 2019
November 29, 2019 $319 $349 $429 $619 Carnival Victory November 29, 2019
December 6, 2019 $309 $329 $399 $574 Carnival Victory December 6, 2019
December 13, 2019 $309 $339 $389 $530 Carnival Victory December 13, 2019
December 20, 2019 $279 $349 $399 $564 Carnival Victory December 20, 2019
December 27, 2019 $439 $479 $589 $683 Carnival Victory December 27, 2019
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
October 25, 2019 $349 $384 $464 $584 Carnival Liberty October 25, 2019
November 1, 2019 $334 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Liberty November 1, 2019
November 8, 2019 $364 $384 $494 $649 Carnival Liberty November 8, 2019
November 15, 2019 $329 $359 $444 $589 Carnival Liberty November 15, 2019
November 22, 2019 $334 $359 $434 $574 Carnival Liberty November 22, 2019
November 29, 2019 $324 $394 $444 $616 Carnival Liberty November 29, 2019
December 6, 2019 $309 $369 $439 $824 Carnival Liberty December 6, 2019
December 13, 2019 $324 $374 $459 $724 Carnival Liberty December 13, 2019
December 20, 2019 $369 $434 $494 $704 Carnival Liberty December 20, 2019
December 27, 2019 $464 $554 $669 $849 Carnival Liberty December 27, 2019
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
October 25, 2019 $332 $399 $532 $1,065 Mariner of the Seas October 25, 2019
November 1, 2019 $372 $425 $572 N/A Mariner of the Seas November 1, 2019
November 12, 2019 $284 $327 $470 $856 Mariner of the Seas November 12, 2019
November 15, 2019 $399 $470 $613 $856 Mariner of the Seas November 15, 2019
November 22, 2019 $439 $532 $625 $1,082 Mariner of the Seas November 22, 2019
November 29, 2019 $465 $559 $625 $1,065 Mariner of the Seas November 29, 2019
December 6, 2019 $356 $413 $565 $2,356 Mariner of the Seas December 6, 2019
December 13, 2019 $598 $641 $812 $1,330 Mariner of the Seas December 13, 2019
December 20, 2019 $541 $598 $712 $1,112 Mariner of the Seas December 20, 2019
December 27, 2019 $473 $586 $694 $1,523 Mariner of the Seas December 27, 2019
5 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Norwegian Sun
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 26, 2019 $129 $149 $199 $549 Norwegian Sun October 26, 2019
November 4, 2019 $139 $179 $349 $649 Norwegian Sun November 4, 2019
5 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Jacksonville, FL
Ship: Carnival Ecstasy
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
October 26, 2019 $409 $514 $784 $768 Carnival Ecstasy October 26, 2019
December 2, 2019 $409 $459 $739 $739 Carnival Ecstasy December 2, 2019
January 4, 2020 $424 $494 $774 $914 Carnival Ecstasy January 4, 2020

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