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What to do with one-day, last-minute, Nassau cruise stop?

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What to do with one-day, last-minute, Nassau cruise stop?

I'm not that enthusiastic about the side trips offered by Carnival and I would rather just spend the day walking around town if that's possible but I'm having a hard time figuring out where our Carnival cruise ship will dock. Will we be within walking distance of the town? And what sort of things are there to see? My husband and I like historical sites, walking tours, museums, forts, shops, etc.

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1. Re: What to do with one-day, last-minute, Nassau cruise stop?

The cruise ship will dock right downtown Nassau. (If you go to google satellite maps, you can see the docks and the town.) There is plenty of shopping & sightseeing, and history, along with restaurants & shops, all within 3 or 4 blocks of the ship. There is a welcome centre at the end of the dock where you can get information. You can also take a small ferry accross the harbour to Paradise Island, and see the Atlantis resort.

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2. Re: What to do with one-day, last-minute, Nassau cruise stop?

I suggest that you ask a tax driver to take you to Fort Fincastle, the Queen's Staircase, Christchurch Cathedral, drive past the Governor General's House past Graycliff, Villa Doyle (the National Art Museum is house there) St Francis Xavier Cathedral and then on to Fort Charlotte for the tour there.

After Fort Charlotte have the cab driver drop you back to Bay Street. On Bay Street you can shop and on your own see Parliament Square where the court and government meets and head to the Pirates Museum if you are interested in learning about pirates.

I would ask the cab driver the price and agree on it before you head out. These sites are not far from each other and are standard places they drive to. It easier to go by cab, especially in the heat. You can stop in at the National Art Gallery also.

Have a great trip.

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