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Royalgirl March 21st, 2011 11:32 AM

Nassau, Bahamas Suggestions???
 
Aside from the obvious Atlantis Paradise Island...does anyone have any suggestions on what to do or see in Nassau? Dolphin and Sea Lion encounters are not an option for us, so any other suggestions are appreciated.

Also, if you snorkled there, was it a good experience?

Lastly, for authentic bahamian food like conch fritters...any suggestions? I saw the Bahamian Kitchen as a suggestion in an older post. Any new reviews on that location would be appreciated. Thank you!!!

Donna March 22nd, 2011 06:46 AM

Snorkeling is fairly good at this port, does the cruiseline offer a snorkeling excursion. Have you already seen Atlantis, if not, it is worth going to view the grounds, aquarium/dig...

Royalgirl March 22nd, 2011 02:17 PM

We haven't been to this port yet. It's new for both of us. There are two snorkeling excursions...I wasn't sure which one would be best, but we are not 100% we want to do that. We are weighing our options.

I hear a lot of recommendations for the dig at the Atlantis. Can you give more specifics on that? Anyone know what the admission price is if you are not part of an excursion? Thanks!

jackogolf March 22nd, 2011 02:28 PM

Things to do in Nassau
 
Try the fish fry area in Nassau for good Bahamian food, conch fritters etc. There is some great snorkling or if you are brave try shark diving at Stuart Cove. A day pass at the Sheraton on Cable Beach is a good beach day and you can try your luck at the Crystal Palace Casino next door.

Donna March 22nd, 2011 07:22 PM

I'm guessing the price to view the dig and go with a tour is around $30 each, but well worth it. It should also be close to the same price as the cruiseline, which includes the water taxi ride there and back. You would have to add the cost of transportation if you go on your own, but a property that is worth seeing.

Future Cruiser February 27th, 2012 12:56 PM

I probably will be going to Nassau between Thanksgiving and Christmas so I need other ideas that do not involve getting wet. What I want to do is see land attractions this time because it will be my first trip to the Bahamas. Somebody mentioned flamingos on that island. Can someone tell me about them?

Donna February 27th, 2012 08:29 PM

Have you considered going to Atlantis/Paradise Island and touring the dig/aquarium?? It really is a must see property. You can still do that and walk around town for a bit.

Trip February 27th, 2012 11:40 PM

If you contact Comfort Suites next door to Atlantis,you can get a day rate, &use Atlantis' facilities,that will cost you less than the ship's price

Future Cruiser February 28th, 2012 04:50 PM

How can I find cheaper prices for tours than what Carnival is charging? There must be a way to not spend $60 on a three-hour tour!

Also, is the water too cold for swimming in December?

Trip February 28th, 2012 05:20 PM

Just walking off the ship,and talking to the many tour cabs & vans, will get you a lower price....the more people, the less you pay.

Donna February 28th, 2012 07:11 PM

The climate there doesn't vary that much, air and water temps should be wonderful. The humidity however, will not be as high.

Future Cruiser March 4th, 2012 11:45 AM

Change of plan: I am booked for October 25. Why wait until December if you don't have to?

Mom told me to decide what we do in Nassau, but I want to do something she doesn't: swim with animals. Obviously I need to go back to do everything I want to do because I don't have any time for the most exciting activities.

I want to do as much as there is time for, which probably means not getting wet.

Donna March 4th, 2012 05:53 PM

How much time to you have in Nassau?

Future Cruiser March 6th, 2012 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Donna (Post 1418832)
How much time to you have in Nassau?

Noon Friday to 6:00 a.m. Saturday. Of course after my late supper (8:15), I am staying on the ship.

Donna March 6th, 2012 06:03 PM

So, basically you have until noon on Fri until Sat evening....I would think one excursion Fri. afternoon would work, not sure about two in that amount of time.

Future Cruiser March 7th, 2012 03:45 PM

Donna, depending on how long it takes to get off the ship and go through security, I will have about 7 hours. I am guessing that is enough time for the Dolphin Cay excursion (3 hours), which includes the Ruins Lagoon, a beach, and shallow water interaction with a dolphin. If there is, that will be the highlight of my cruise. I probably am cutting it close. If there is not enough time for both that and Discover Atlantis and Harbor Cruise, let me know. Supper is at 8:15 in the traditional dining room.

kruisinkatie May 2nd, 2012 01:43 PM

My hubby just booked a cruise on the ~*~*Celebrity REFLECTION*~*~ (so very excited, can't wait to try this ship out!:!::!::!::!::!:) that stops in Nassau on this website that has a TON of info on each stop

Even where to eat!! :p

Nassau, Bahamas | CruiseWise Port Explorer

YUM-O

Donna May 3rd, 2012 03:50 AM

KK,
What other ports does this ship visit? Also, when will it be sailing?


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