A Day in Nassau Without Cruise Excursions

Bahamas, Nassau Guide (B): A Day in Nassau Without Cruise Excursions

Going to the Bahamas but want to experience Nassau without cruise excursions? I’m here to help! I went on an incredible trip with some of my closest friends from college as we celebrated our graduation. The first leg of the trip was a four night Royal Caribbean Cruise that set sail from Miami – overall the cruise was a great deal (~$100 a night which included the pool, hot tub, entertainment, unlimited breakfast, lunch, fancy three course dinner, and 2am pizza…) but that definitely didn’t mean I had cash to spare.

If you’ve ever been on a cruise before though, you’ll know this…it is very, very, very hard not to spend extra money. Cruises are sneaky!!! One big reason behind this is that cruise ports, where generally not just your cruise line stops, but ten other cruise lines as well, become the dreaded tourist trap. See below for my day through Nassau without cruise excursions, and my top 6 things to do on the island!

In Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, you basically have to walk through a quarter mile of people heckling you to buy their tours and their wares and whatever else before you get from the cruise port to the actual city. Do not buy into it! It’s a trap! Anything you buy before you get into the actual town is a rip-off, and those cute wood workings? They were undoubtedly made in a sweat shop in China, so put your wallet away before someone sows you a tale about how their brother carved it from a palm tree that saved his life. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Day in Nassau Without Cruise Excursions
Guide Location: Bahamas » Nassau
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Queen’s staircase Fort Fincastle Water Tower Bahama Rock Cafe Junkanoo beach Bay street
Author: Sarah Bence
Read it on author's website: http://www.endlessdistances.com/a-day-in-nassau-without-cruise-excursions/