On Wednesday morning we arrived in Nassau.
We were docked along with 3 other cruise ships, the Norwegian Gem and two Royal Caribbean ships. With 4 large cruise ships in port, the town was a bit of a mad house. We took some time to walk around Nassau in the morning, met back for lunch on the ship, and then headed out for our shore excursion in the afternoon – a 4X4 Jeep tour of the island.
There were about 22 people in our group, and we piled into the jeeps in teams of four. The Kings took one of the jeeps in front of us, and Justin and I paired up with a couple vacationing from New Jersey. We were happy to let them take turns driving, and we sat back and enjoyed the scenery.
Our tour guide was in the front jeep and each jeep had a radio in it that he was able to talk through and guide us around the island with a fun mix of facts and humor. We were really glad we chose this tour. We were able to see so much more of the island than if we had stayed on foot.
Plus, we learned some history and current events, some things about people that visit the island, as well as about all the International banks that are in Nassau. Add some beach time in, and it was a fantastic afternoon.
As we were heading back to our starting spot, we passed a tour group on Segways. This was actually the tour we had originally signed up for, but it had been overbooked and we got bumped off the tour. After seeing the protective gear they all had to wear, we were not overly disappointed with missing it!
Overall, it was a great day in Nassau!