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      #1559627 - 01/16/14 04:27 PM (

Hi all - I have a friend taking a Disney Cruise at the end of the month that stops in Nassau for the day -- any suggestions on what to do? They are not Atlantis types...and would never swim with dolphins...unless they happened upon them in the ocean....



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Re: Nassau [Re: Winterstale]
      #1559649 - 01/16/14 06:14 PM (

From the other thread it sounds like they should barricade themselves in their cabin until the ship leaves port!

Sorry, have no real info to help you...


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Re: Nassau [Re: Winterstale]
      #1559667 - 01/16/14 07:10 PM (

Sorry, there really is not a heck of a lot in Nassau, especially in the winter. They can go to the straw market or do high end shopping or take a carriage ride and there is a staircase kind of thing which is pretty famous (sorry, the memory is the first thing to go!!!), but just not a lot there in Nassau.. Otherwise, snorkelling or other 'on the water' type excursions might well be pretty darn chilly at the end of January. If they decide to do something on the water, make sure they understand that. .

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Re: Nassau [Re: Winterstale]
      #1559675 - 01/16/14 07:57 PM (

You might want to see if there is a decent Ship's excursion. If there are a lot of ships in port it is a zoo trying to get a cab at the dock. An excursion with transportation would keep you out of the mess. As Carol said there is not a lot in Nassau. They do have a small market at the Pier.

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Re: Nassau [Re: Winterstale]
      #1559854 - 01/17/14 01:39 PM (

As I posted on another thread, there is concern about crime in Nassau, but I do not think the risk of crime to any one person in Nassau is any higher than in most other places in Bahamas or Caribbean.

Having said that, seeing different levels of risk for women than men, even during the daylight hours of a port of call stop in Nassau, I would not want my wife or adult daughters to be going off on their own outside the couple blocks of the main pier area of Nassau.

In groups, however, I would not be overly concerned with them seeing the sites of Nassau, such as the Water Tower, the Queen's staircase, the museum (just north of hospital - north of Queen's staircase), or Ardestra (a zoo which can be enjoyable).

Also, although some here are obviously wimps, most people do not have too much trouble with the water temps in January to do some snorkeling and there is some excellent snorkeling in Nassau area. I would recommend signing up with a ship excursion or with a private snorkel trip before getting to Nassau - there are a number of options depending on when and how long you will be in port. The basic snorkel trip that the cruise lines offer is OK - the downside usually is not price but there can be too many people stuffed onto the boat. If you know you will get cold quickly, bring a shorty wet suit or rent one - that should be more than enough to handle the temps.

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