With at least two ports calls each week, Nassau is Disney Cruise Line’s most visited port, after Castaway Cay. Shops, Port Adventures and, of course, free WiFi (at the McDonald’s) await you in Nassau.
Souvenir hunters and handicrafts loves, head to historic Bay Street. Eclectic shops and jewelry stores line this commercial center where haggling for a bargain is common. The Straw Market is home to an amazing array of handmade mats, hats and baskets, woodcarvings, guava jellies and other treasures.
Pirate Museum: The history that has shaped present-day Nassau is endlessly intriguing. In the 17th century, pirates—including the infamous Blackbeard—dominated the territory, before civilization was restored in the 1700s and Nassau began to prosper.
Fort Charlotte: Built in 1788 by Lord Dunmore in honor of King George III’s wife, Fort Charlotte is the largest and most interesting of the island’s 3 forts. Though constructed for protection in battle, a shot has never been fired from Fort Charlotte. Visitors can tour its moat, dungeons, underground passageways, 42 cannons and 100 acres, or experience a real thrill at the top: an expansive view of Nassau Harbor and Paradise Island.
Top Port Adventures
Blue Lagoon Island Beach Day: A double-decker ferry takes guests to a tropical beach paradise. Enjoy a dolphin encounter or relax at the beach.
Atlantis Adventure: Atlantis is home to the world’s largest open-air marine habitat, with more than 50,000 sea creatures representing 250 species. Daily adventure options include a dolphin encounter or enjoy the water slides.
When researching Port Adventures, pay special attention to age restrictions and mobility requirements.