ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

How many people think Carnival should skip going to Nassau and Freeport?

I have been to both islands a few times and there is not much to do on either one besides Atlantis which is costly.  I prefer Freeport out of the two but Freeport blows too. IMHO...

Tags: Caribbean - Bahamas

24 Answers

MAMAAFRIKA
Contributor Level: Captain

I've never been to neither...what's wrong with those ports?

 

meghad23
Contributor Level: Captain

Nassau is not much of a port. Been there once, and was not too impressed and the only excursions are to atlantis which are expensive...Might as well just stay on the ship. 

OldGreyWolf
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

I would not say skip all together but have a lot fewer stops there. And Carnival is not the only cruise line that stops every ship in the neighbourhood either. Nassau is a very busy port, especially for a port that no one really enjoys much.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I have been once and I can live a full life if I never return to Nassau.  It is a rather dirty port in a poor community with a high crime rate where your warned by the ship to to wander far off the main street.   It is a great option for the locals wanting a short cruise.   I live in the Los Angeles area,   I take the 4 night Baja Cruise often,  after doing it a few times I have no problem staying on the ship in Ensenada.   The only good thing in that port is Santo Thomas Winery.   I just take the cruise for the enjoyment of being on the ship.

ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Yep, I agree with the above.  Not sure if I would stay on the ship though.  I did pay the port fees and I still like getting off the ship for awhile.  Ive only walked around the port area and maybe strayed off for awhile but end up just hanging out at Sir Frogs or whatever its called.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Nassau fulfills the requirements of the Jones Act.  If a ship didn't stop there, it would have to stop at some other foreign port. San Juan doesn't count.  A ship leaving from NY or Boston would have to sail to St. Maartin to satisfy the requirements.

Its like a ship out of San Diego stopping at Ensenada.

This is part of the reason there are no more so called " cruises to nowhere".  

ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Damm BAK, youre right.

ashleebrown
Contributor Level: Captain

I personally am not a huge fan of either port, but if I had to cruise again, I wouldn't mind going there. I cruise for the enjoyment of being on the ship.

askeegan
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

I think they should skip it.  Really the only thing to do there is Atlantis which is a huge money grab, and not worth it.  There are some nice beaches there but you will pay a lot to sit in the sun.  My vote, cruise on by, I would rather a see day than get off in Nassau

ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

If you think about it.  Its the locals on the island that generate most of these negative views.

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