Nassau, Bahamas Cruise Port

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PKLKPRFKT says ...
Same stuff---everywhere! Stay on the ship!
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About Nassau, Bahamas

With 1 million visitors a year, The Bahamas’ largest port is immensely crowded. But if you look past the overpriced restaurants and touristy shops around the terminal, you’ll find treasures on the other side.


What people said about this port:

"enjoyed straw market muy pintoresca la entrada al puerto Atlantis!" in 436 reviews.

"We explored on foot... walked over the bridge to Paradise Island and explored the Atlantis Resort." in 314 reviews.

"I went to the Blue Lagoon which was okay." in 140 reviews.


6759 reviews and tips of Nassau, Bahamas




Hellokitty13
Contributor Level: Purser

My family and I had a blast. I will not come on here or any other site and bash such a beautiful island. I had fun, my husband had fun, and our daughters had fun.. We walked to the free beach (junkanoo) and soaked in the sun all day and walked back, bought some items and took alot of pictures. Being w my family and the sun alone was all we needed to have a great time. It was raining and cold back home (north of Chicago) Yes, we were asked to buy items and asked if we wanted to go on excursions, but it didn't bother me. I mean the people there make their money off of us, so of course they will ask and ask and ask. I mean we are there to see the island and to spend money. Anyone coming to this island, enjoy yourselves. Take alot of pictures, try the food, walk in the water and just enjoy it. There are so many people who have never even left their home state, and here we are on a island with beautiful people. Stay positive and enjoy it, bc before you know it, you'll be back at home,...

kayate11
Contributor Level: Purser

I have been to this port numerous times and have done Atlantis twice, once with a beach day. I was never a huge fan of coming to this port so when our last vacation has Nassau on the itinerary, we decided to book an actual excursion through the ship. After looking at reviews online, we decided to try out the Blue Lagoon Beach Day. They also had options for more expensive experiences such as dolphin, stingray or sealion interactions. We opted for the beach day and I am so glad we did. When you first arrive on their boat, you dock directly beside the dolphins and the staff took it upon themselves to do some tricks with the dolphins. My 4 year old especially loved it. There were opportunities to pay additional costs for other experiences and we decided to pay 20$ for a dolphin kiss for my 4 year old and a sealion kiss for myself. After this, my sister-in-law and I were approached by staff to participate in a training session with the dolphins FOR FREE! We got into the water with 5 new dol...

SunnyD
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

Junkanoo beach was definitely the way to go! Be sure to visit the Tiki Bikini Hut, they will take care of you all the way!

Visited: Mar 20, 2017

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ItsMeChrisB
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Family (older children)

Experience:
2-3 cruises

Nassau is awesome. Cool locals, plenty of bars and restaurants. The straw market is fun, never pay asking price. Junkanoo beach (free and in walking distance) was a blast, there is a crazy side and a family side, both are great! Awesome snorkeling.

Visited: Mar 05, 2017

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pokylittlepuppy
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

When I got off the ship, couldn't find the meeting place for "Nassau Land and Sea" excursion ...asked a nice guy with a tour sign in hand, and find out then and there that it was cancelled! Turns out it was a blessing in disguise.. my husband and I just started walking off the pier, avoided all the salespeople, and found the straw market, parliament square, Queen's staircase and Fort Fincastle (cost $1.08 entry fee) on our own. Saved a bunch of money and got some exercise to boot!!

WhitzMix
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

We reserved a day at the Hilton's private beach. No crowds, excellent service, good food and drinks, spotless sand and clear water. Relaxing under the grass umbrellas beats any shore excursion you could get. Just a 10 minute walk from the ship.

Visited: Feb 13, 2017

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shayzen
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO. You will have to come back again and again to experience Nassau

Visited: Apr 07, 2017

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mybetty
Contributor Level: Third Mate

This port was busy. We hopped on Bus #10 for $1.25 A person and took a quick 15 min ride to Melia Resort where we purchased a day pass to use their 4 pools and beach. Beautiful resort. There were women and men selling t-shirts, bracelets, necklaces, and cover ups as well as hair braiders on the beach. I was surprised by that but They were not harassing. They came walking by every so often, not too pushy like when you first get off the pier. The cost of the day pass was $45 which included a Starbucks coupon for the Starbucks in the hotel. Towels & wifi were included. I asked about a food package but I was told they didn't offer one. Pretty sure I saw an offer online for a buffet. Nonetheless we are a good breakfast on the ship and headed over there for a few hours then back to the shop for a late lunch. It turned out perfect for the weather we had because it was windy and 75 degrees. A little cool for the beach so the pools and hot tub were a great option. There was almost no one at the...


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