Nassau: A beautifully preserved city, with Victorian mansions, cathedrals and 18th-century fortressesAt MSCCruises we pride ourselves on compiling the best possible deals on cruise holiday packages and we know that your dream cruise vacation to the Caribbean would not be complete without a stop-over at ‘funky’ Nassau, the vibrant port that soul singer Ray Munnings sang about in his groovy 1969 hit.
This flat island is located in the north-eastern part of the island of New Providence in the Bahamas and covered by pine-tree woods, lakes and swamps.
In the North there are wonderful beaches, tourist ports, golf courses and many other venues for leisure and free time.
Your luxury MSC cruise liner will dock in Nassau’s sheltered harbour, the perfect stop to start visiting this beautifully preserved city, with its Victorian mansions, cathedrals, 18th-century fortresses and Queen's Staircase (the 66 steps lead to a breathtaking panoramic view).
Once off the ship, you will discover Nassau’s weather-beaten, ancient forts and fine local and international crafts and goods from handmade lengths of batik to Rolex watches.
An abundance of smart casinos, cabaret shows, and cruise ship docks make Nassau a vibrant centre for entertainment as well as commerce, and a memorable stop during your vacation.
If you’re fond of titbits for your next dinner on board, you’ll be interested to know that Nassau has featured prominently in cultural history, often being used as the setting for many Bond films, as well as for Flipper and Into the Blue.
After leaving your luxury MSC cruise ship, join us on an excursion package to get to know Nassau
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Price per person $59.00 Adults $53.00 Children
Come and experience the marvelous underwater kingdom and all its inhabitants. Modern snorkel boats will give you a narrated harbor cruise on the way to the snorkeling site. While cruising in one of the most beautiful harbors in the world, you will be briefed on historical points of interest as well as the homes of the rich and famous. Once at the snorkel site you will discover that the real beauty of the Bahamas is all wet! You will snorkel in some of the clearest waters ever seen. The staff will guide you along the reef and highlight the fish that you see and are also there to answer any questions that you might have.
Notes: Minimum age to participate is 8 years old. The boat anchors for snorkeling. Snorkeling equipment is included.
Price per person $39.00 Adults $35.00 Children
Start your tour with a narrative tour of Nassau’s harbor. Here your tour narrator will point out to you historical sites, homes of the rich and famous and also general information of Nassau and the Bahamas. Once the vessel is positioned over the reef, you will be guided down to the viewing deck. Here your glass reporter will give you an informative briefing of all that you see through the glass. Afterwards you will enjoy a slow cruise back through the harbor to the Port while listening to music. A complimentary rum or fruit punch will be served.
Price per person $34.00 Adults $31.00 Children
Relax and soak up the warm Caribbean sun at the world famous Atlantis Resort beach. This all day access to the exclusive beaches of Atlantis. Lounge chairs and towels will be provided (quantities limited). Access to amenities including the casino, shopping and dining. Plus access to the marine habitats such as “The Dig” a unique marine habitat that is home to more than 50,000 sea animals representing over 200 species. Access to the pools and slides of Atlantis are not included with this program.
Notes: There is a considerable amount of walking on this tour and guests must be at least 48 inches tall to ride the water slides. Lounge chairs, towels and life jackets are provided. Non-motorized water sports are available for rent. Guests should bring a credit card for additional purchases. Guests are free to explore the resort at leisure with some limitations to some activities. Return to the ship is on a shuttle basis. Shuttle bus timetable will be communicated onboard the ship.
Price per person $74.00 Adults $67.00 Children
Be among the first to discover a new world. Ride swells of rapids in a tropical waterscape and fly down 7-story slides. Atlantis offers unparalleled fun and excitement on this full-day of adventure. The new Atlantis is home to an exhilarating new waterscape of pools, water coasters, body slides and rivers that introduce the next generation of water experiences. At 141 acres, Atlantis has become the largest water themed attraction in the Caribbean. Full access to water park, pools & beaches (towels included for day use).
Notes: There is a considerable amount of walking on this tour and guests must be at least 48 inches tall to ride the water slides. Lounge chairs, towels and life jackets are provided. Non-motorized water sports are available for rent.
Lockers available at extra cost. No cash, only credit card at outdoor facilities. Return to the ship is on a shuttle basis. Shuttle bus timetable will be communicated onboard the ship.
Price per person $159.00 Adults $143.00 Children
Price per person $179.00 Adults $161.00 Children
In the depths at Dolphin Cay, a one-of-a-kind dolphin experience awaits. Limited to just six guests, this wide-open dolphin playground is yours to explore. Snorkel and glide alongside a dolphin with a hand-held water scooter. Then get ready for the highlight of your encounter, our signature “foot push,” where you're propelled across the lagoon by a dolphin for a rush unlike any you’ve experienced. Participants must be at least 10 years of age and be able to swim in deep water without support vests or assistance. You will also have the opportunity to discover the ruins of ancient Atlantis in “The Dig”, a replica of an archaeological excavation site, and Predator Lagoon, where you will view sharks, barracudas and many other creatures from the deep.
Notes: Guests must be at least 10 years of age to participate. Guests should also be able to swim in at least 8 feet of water. There is a considerable amount of walking on this tour. Lounge chairs, towels and life jackets are provided. Guests should bring a credit card for additional purchases. Guests are free to explore the resort at leisure with some limitations to some activities. Return to the ship is on a shuttle basis. Shuttle bus timetable will be communicated onboard the ship
Price per person $239.00 Adults $215.00 Children
The excursions in the program above are intended to provide MSC Guests with an idea of the different tours that can be arranged in each port of call; this program is merely a guide and confirmation of each excursion and its description and prices will be made during your cruise. Full information can be found in the onboard Tour Magazine.