Nassau, Bahamas Cruise Port

3.8 out of 5

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shanettd says ...
Loved Nassau. We have decided to go back for a weekend.
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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:

"Definitely check out the straw market Book your excursion when you get to the port, they..." in 455 reviews.

"we took the water taxi too paradise island - that was a waste of time and money the boat seemed -..." in 323 reviews.

"My favorite thing was the excursion to Blue Lagoon Island Beach." in 146 reviews.


7088 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...

MrsPope14
Contributor Level: Second Mate

This was our fourth time visiting Nassau and we enjoyed it just as much this time as we did the first time. I know some people say the island is dirty and the people are pushy and rude. I'm sorry but if you can't find beauty in Nassau you aren't looking hard enough (pictures to follow review). I actually thought the people were a lot less pushy this time as well. Every time we were approached to take a tour or buy something and we said no thank you, they told us to have a great day in Nassau, no one was rude. We booked a day pass at the British Colonial Hilton and it was great! The hotel was beautiful, the beach was amazing and the food and drinks were very tasty. We were lucky enough to be in port from 8 AM to 5 PM so we stayed at the hotel until around 2 PM and then headed off to do a little shopping. We also walked up to the Queens Staircase and Fort Fincastle. It was a heck of a hike on a hot summer day, but the beautiful view from the top was definitely worth the climb. We have vi...

Valkgal
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Family (older children)

Experience:
4-6 cruises

My third trip to Nassau, and a very emotional one. My husband became ill the last time we were in Nassau and it turned out he had a near fatal brain tumor. Lots of memories. I always stop by Senor Frogs at the end of the port, and go through the Straw Market (which seemed smaller somehow). I went back to ship early, and sat on the balcony and cried healing, cathartic tears. It was, as always, a blessed place.

Visited: Jun 24, 2017

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Oneofthe3
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Large Group

Experience:
4-6 cruises

Skip Atlantis. Go right from the terminal and explore Junkanoo Beach and Fish Fry. Cheap drinks on the beach 4 beers and 4 shots for $10. At the Fish Fry go for the appetizers so you can try a variety of foods.

Visited: Jun 28, 2017

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Jones86
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Forget everyone complaining about the straw market or about being approached by locals trying to sell..they're just ignorant to the locals. Me and my wife had a ball here for it being our first trip. Met the best taxi ever. Toured the entire island then some "wink". Learned a lot of history, toured a few distilleries and all without complaints. Definitely will go back with it without a cruise!!

jmauden
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

It poured the whole time we were there. We did a little shopping, then went back to the ship for lunch. Why pay at a restaurant on the mainland, when you can eat on the ship for free?

Visited: Apr 21, 2017

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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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ashiyanelson75
Contributor Level: Second Mate

Just got back from our cruise to Nassau THIS morning!😒 WHHHHY REALITY WHY?!πŸ˜… If you've made NO plans, and are lucky enough to find HENRY(1 242-431-8911) He said it's ok to share his number.πŸ˜ƒ You will have an AMAZING time. He took us to EVERYWHERE you'd want to go, the rum distillery(tour and welcome sample included), The Queen's staircase, a rum cake store where the ladies were actually making the cake(samples included πŸ˜‹) Junkanoo beach, Atlantis, The Fish Fry district, The straw market... I'm sure I'm missing something! The "tour", I use this word loosely, because he basically hung out with us; and took us ANYWHERE we wanted to go, and would take you to get anything that you wanted to get, without being swindled for $30/pp. I heard that other cruisers also received a $30/pp tour, but drive-by style. The guide didn't stop at a LOT of the places. We had plenty of time left, 2.5 of our 8 hour visit to do more shopping, and eat at SeΓ±or frogs before heading back to the ship early. Please...


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