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Nassau, Bahamas

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Overview

Nassau is the capital of, and the largest city in, the Bahamas. Nassau is actually located on the island of New Providence.

The city of Nassau is known for its beautiful beaches, duty-free shopping, relaxing days and exciting nightlife. The world-famous Atlantis Resort is located on nearby Paradise Island, right off the shores of Nassau.

Because of its proximity to the United States (only 180 miles from Miami, Florida), Nassau is a very popular vacation destination. In fact, Nassau is included on many cruise itineraries, some of them even staying overnight in Nassau.


Destinations
Nassau is included on several Bahamas and Caribbean cruise itineraries.


Cruise Lines Departing Here

Nassau is not a cruise departure port.


Currency
The official currency of the Bahamas is the Bahamian Dollar (BSD). US Dollars are readily accepted at many places as well. Using a credit card whenever possible is a great way to avoid having to exchange currency.


Language
The official language of the Bahamas is English.


Tourist Attractions
The most famous beach near downtown Nassau is Cable Beach, where many of the upscale resorts are located. With crystal clear waters and beautiful sand, it's a great place to spend a few hours while in port.

The duty-free shopping in Nassau attracts many shoppers. This combined with a vast array of nice dining options, and you're sure to find more to do than just going to the beach (which is actually a nice option).

Located nearby Nassau (on Paradise Island) is one of the most famous resorts in the entire Caribbean, the Atlantis Resort.
Within this spectacular resort is a full aquarium, a water park (known as Aquaventure) as well as an extremely popular casino. Some of the most expensive hotel rooms in the world can be found at the Atlantis. Many cruisers will purchase a day pass to enjoy this resort. Also located on Paradise Island are some beaches. One of the more popular of them is Cabbage Beach, as it's great for walking, swimming and sunbathing.

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Nassau, the Straw Market is a popular place to look for a good bargain deal. They sell a wide range of items there, including (but not limited to) handbags, dolls and hats. Be ready to be (frequently) asked if you want your hair braided. In fact, they'll usually ask anyone that doesn't have a shaved or bald head. Many of the vendors will approach you if you don't approach them first. Important tip - never buy anything from the market for the price that they initially ask for!

Ardastra Gardens is located only minutes from downtown Nassau. It houses beautiful gardens, a zoo and a conservation center. In fact, it's the home to a wide range of amazing reptiles, mammals and birds (including endangered species of various wildlife).


Port Location
Cruise ships dock at Prince George Wharf, right in the heart of Nassau. While debarking the ship you'll end up walking right into Rawson Square. Many taxis should be readily available there.

A taxi ride to the Atlantis, on Paradise Island, is about a 5-minute ride and should cost around $2 to $3 per person.
 
Nassau Harbor
The Harbor in Nassau
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The Atlantis Resort
The Atlantis Resort
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Atlantis Aquarium and Pool
Atlantis Aquarium and Pool
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Aerial View of Nassau
Aerial View of Nassau
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The Lagoon at the Atlantis
The Lagoon at the Atlantis
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Cable Beach
Cable Beach



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