Exploring The Bahamas’ capital city and busiest port


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In Nassau, the Bahamas, there are historical sites, restaurants, and shops within a 10-minute walk of the port.
Though Nassau, the Bahamas’ capital city, is its busiest port, cruisers will enjoy their time on the island of New Providence thanks to an abundance of attractions and activities ideally suited to a shore excursion.

See the Sights
Fortunately for cruisers, Nassau’s port is a short 10-minute walk (or a quick taxi ride) away from many of the city’s historical sites, restaurants, and shopping. A few worth checking out include the Georgian government buildings and Garden of Remembrance in Parliament Square; the Nassau Public Library, which served as a jail before it was a library; Fort Fincastle and Queen’s Staircase; and Fort Charlotte. Don’t forget to stop at the Nassau Straw Market on Bay Street, near the cruise ship pier, which was rebuilt as part of a downtown improvement project.

Shore Excursions
There are a number of attractions on Paradise Island, which is connected to Nassau by two arched bridges and offers gambling and leisure activities. For a family-friendly option, cruisers may want to visit Atlantis Resort’s Aquaventure Water Park. Other popular activities from Nassau’s port range from marine life encounters such as shark diving and swimming with dolphins to glass-bottom boat tours, snorkeling, horseback riding, parasailing, golfing, and more.