Nassau, Bahamas - Cruise Ship Port of Call
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member natural9
N 25° 04.750 W 077° 20.500
18R E 263811 N 2775760
Quick Description: Nassau or the Bahamas is the introductory destination that many cruisers experience on their first cruise.
Location: Bahamas
Date Posted: 5/13/2008 5:54:19 AM
Waymark Code: WM3T08
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman
Views: 211

Long Description:
The Bahamas are only 50 miles from the United States. There are actually over 700 islands in the Bahamian archipelago stretching over 100,000 square miles of sea from the eastern coast of Florida to the northern coast of Cuba and Haiti. The islands derive their name from the Spanish baja mar, which means shallows. Of the hundreds of islands in the group, less than 50 are inhabited, and cruise ships usually visit only two ports--either Nassau or Freeport.

Thousands of cruisers are in Nassau every weekend. The day we were there on the Regent Seven Seas Mariner, 4 other large cruise ships were docked. We had sailed in the evening from Ft. Lauderdale, and when I awoke in the early dawn, I peeked out the balcony door to see the giant mega-resort Atlantis looming over Paradise Island across the bay.

Name of the Cruise Ship if one is in 'Port'.: Carnival Sensation

Date you visited or photographed this 'Cruiseship and Port ': 05/18/2007

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