Category Archives: Cruise Tips

Cruisers Alert: 3 Free Adventures in Nassau

Some of the greatest times spent on vacation are free. Enjoy these three adventures in Nassau without spending a dollar, yen or euro for admission!

Visit the Water Tower in Nassau, located off Prison Lane across from Fort Fincastle. This is the highest point in Nassau and offers the finest views of the island. To get to the Water Tower one may have to take a 15-20 minute taxi from the cruise ship. FYI: This experience is completely free, however at times an unofficial guide gives an excellent oration of the history of the Water Tower and he may request a tip.

 Water Tower in Nassau, Bahamas

The Queens staircase (known as 66 steps), located just below the Water Tower. This attraction shows off a visible 65 step stone stairway, one step for each year of Queen Victoria’s rule, and climbs up 102 feet to Fort Fincastle. At the bottom you’ll find concession stands where locals sell craft items and souvenirs. To get to the staircase one may have to take a 15-20 minute taxi from the cruise ship.

The Queens Staircase in Nassau, Bahamas 

Fort Fincastle—Minutes away from the Water Tower and the Queen’s staircase, Fort Fincastle was built in 1793 by the Royal Governor Lord Dunsmore to protect the island from pirates. There is no charge for admission as you enjoy the amazing views!

Fort Fincastle in Nassau Bahamas

Travel Better Cheaper Smarter

Cruises Departing From Port Canaveral in 2015

Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival Liberty

Carnival Sensation

Carnival Sunshine

Carnival Valor

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Dream

Disney Fantasy

Disney Magic

Disney Wonder

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Spirit

Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas

Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas

Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas

Please like & share: