ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Its true what is said about Nassau on this forum.

Check it out.  I personally have not had an issue but I still watch my ass.

 

https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/caribbean/the-bahamas/crime-in-the-bahamas

Tags: Caribbean - Bahamas

11 Answers

AuntPinkie
Contributor Level: Captain

I do not go anywhere by myself and prefer to be in a group of friends, especially big intimidating men, while in Nassau.  We do walk to the Pirate's museum, but again not without men.  It may sound sexist, but it is very necessary there. Otherwise, it is best to be on a ship sponsored tour and even then you should keep alert to your surroundings,

cruznjan
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

I never had any problems in Nassau. Like anywhere else, use common sense and be aware of your surroundings.

WeCruiseToo
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

We’ve visited Nassau 17 times as a port stop on cruises.  We have never been there overnight and rarely after dark.  We have explored walking around on our own and taken cabs to less touristy beaches across the island.  Most of the locals we’ve encountered have been perfectly friendly.  We have had illegal items offered to us for purchase a few times; we smile, say “No thanks,” and have never had a problem.

We have a friend who worked at the Atlantis resort for a few years and lived in town.  His only real concern was slow response to emergency medical situations; minimum 45 minutes for an ambulance according to him. 

As has been said: use common sense and be aware of your surroundings.

akaGrandmaJo
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

That is good advice for anywhere you go.  Honestly, I feel safer in a lot of ports of call than I do in some areas of our town. 

 

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Even Carnival said over the PA before letting people ashore in Nassau "don't wander alone or far off the main streets"   It is a port that one visit was enough for me.

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

You should always stay in a group when off the trip in an unknown area.

The larger, the better.

ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Nassau got slammed by the storm.  How long till its ready for ships I wonder?

DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

That's one of my ports in November and I'm wondering the same thing ...May stay on the ship on that one....

CelticCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

I am in the same situation. Nassau's not my favorite port but it is only a three port cruise so I hope it is open.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

I do not enjoy Nassau.  You must walk through a gauntlet of taxi drivers and tour operators before you can go exploring.  Other than that we have not had any problems.  We did walk to the beach a couple of times but it is not the nicest of beaches.  I have not visited the pirate museum so I might do that the next time that I am in Nassau.  Usually we just stay on the ship.  . 

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