When you are on a Royal Caribbean Cruise, you’ll be spending your whole vacation savoring the delights that a great ship has to offer. But when you reach the ports of call, what are you going to do? It’s not every day that you are in Nassau, and with less than a day to explore, you’ll want to have a plan.
Here are seven activities to consider when planning your Nassau excursion:
For the bird enthusiast, the areas around Nassau present some great opportunities for spotting some of the most exotic birds on the planet, including the osprey, egret, and flamingo.
When you are on a Royal Caribbean cruise, you spend a lot of time in the middle of the water, but never get to jump in. Once you land in Nassau, relaxing on the beach and swimming in the crystal-clear water is a must.
If you are interested in seeing some of the local wildlife, diving in the Caribbean gives you a once-in-a-lifetime experience and views that you will never forget. Schools of brightly colored fish will swim around you – something you will never get at an aquarium.
There are several historical forts in the Nassau area that date from the colonial period, Fort Charlotte being the most famous one. Take a tour and discover the origins of Nassau – perfect for the history buff.
- Bay Street & Shopping-
Historical British Colonial architecture plus shopping opportunities equal quaint and picturesque fun. Bay Street is the main drag in Nassau and home to many of the local and not-so-local stores in the town. Brush off your bartering skills and buy some of the traditional crafts of the island.
- Local Cuisine-
What’s a vacation if you aren’t experiencing new things? The local cuisine has a lot of cultural influences and unique flavors. Check out the seafood, and don’t be surprised when you see conch on a lot of menus. There are some Greek and French restaurants as well, and quite a lot of places offer American cuisine.
There are tours for different activities all around Nassau, a lot of them short enough to squeeze into an afternoon on the island. Many small tours can even be arranged from your Royal Caribbean cruise before you make port. Carriage rides in town are common, and short boating tours can take you diving or dolphin watching.