Nassau, Bahamas Cruise Port

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I enjoyed sitting on the deck of the ship and looking at Nassau but did not like going...

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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:

"lots of fun The shopping The Straw Market was the best!" in 432 reviews.

"We went to the Atlantis on Paradise Island, which I think is a good place to visit." in 313 reviews.

"dolphin encounters at blue lagoon had remarkably friendly people in a beautiful with a..." in 137 reviews.


6693 reviews and tips of Nassau, Bahamas




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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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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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!!

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...

janastein
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
4-6 cruises

Señor Frogs is a fun place for lunch. Great entertainment. Be sure to get a coupon for free nachos from Melanie, the Cruise Shopping Director

Visited: Oct 26, 2015

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kpf1965
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

Create your own excursion: Walk up to the distillery and spend some time in Graycliff experiencing the old hotel and the chocolate and cigar factories. If you want to go to the Atlantis, take the water taxi to the right once you exit the ship terminal.

Visited: Feb 05, 2017

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Tung
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Large Group

Experience:
4-6 cruises

Take the coupon booklets they give you on the ship to collect free stuff at the stores on shore. Always negotiate price when you purchase items in Nassau. The price the seller offer is never the final price. Go down a few dollars and see what they say. If you do excursions, find a cheap one as the expensive ones don't offer much more time or fun.

Visited: Feb 26, 2017

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