Nassau, Bahamas

Monsters…get ready for Nassau! We know that you may be thinking, “Nassau…been there, don that already.” Not this time cruisers! After almost 4 years of an extensive makeover, Nassau has been completely transformed. This $300 million renovation will be opening at the end of May 2023, which means it will be ready for us in 2024.


The upgrades include a complete revamp of the waterfront area including repairing and expanding Prince George Wharf, additional berths, and a brand-new terminal. Not to mention, there will be event and entertainment spaces, an Amphitheater for up to 3500 people, a living coral exhibit, as well as local food vendors and shops for guests to peruse.


Once you get outside of the terminal areaNassau is easy to get around, no matter where you go. You can rent a car if you like, but why bother? Most of Nassau’s best attractions are in walking distance, or a quick taxi ride, from The Independence of the Seas.


You can start your day in Nassau’s Straw Market. It’s in the middle of town, and very popular with visitors. Bahamian women started selling local crafts here when the native sponge business slumped. Today, this is a boisterous and varied market that always offers something new.


A short, 30-minute boat ride off the coast is Pearl Island, one of the unique private islands of The Bahamas. Spend the day on water trampolines, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards. Or relax in front of the iconic lighthouse while enjoying a frozen drink and freshly made

conch salad.


Discover the Atlantis Resort, an entertainment mecca and home to the largest water park in the Caribbean. Located across the harbor on Paradise Island, you’ll find acres of adventures to be had— whether exploring underground tunnel aquariums, plunging down waterslides, or swimming with dolphins.


Bahamian cuisine showcases local seafood and reflects Spanish, West African, and British influences. Rock lobster and conch are served up in a variety of ways, from hearty chowders and fried fritters to citrus salads. Craving dessert? Try the guava duff, a warm, spongy

dessert topped with sweet butter rum sauce.


From adventures at Atlantis and Dolphin Encounter tours, to a relaxing beach day, the Bahama Islands are magnificent and Nassau is their crown jewel. This is absolutely an ideal place that will make your Monsters of Rock Cruise vacation an experience to remember.