Nassau

Nassau is the capital of the Comonwealth of the Bahamas and one of the most popular cruise destinations in the world - at least in the Americas.  Situated on New Providence island, the history of the Bahamas dates back to pirate times.  In recent years it has gained a reputation as a little-slice-'o-Vegas.  Nassau's claim to fame is its duty-free status making it a popular among shoppers.

It is easy to get around Nassau on foot.  To get to Paradise Island, you can take a ferry service from Prince George Wharf in about 10 minutes, or a taxi over the bridge.  Paradise Island is a little sub-island off of Nassau and is the location of Atlantis - the famed resort complete with archeological sites, casino, lagoon, aquarium, golf course, spa, nightlife, and great beaches.   The beaches on Providence are superb also.

Nassau is a diver and snorkelers dream with 12 shipwrecks to explore.  History buffs will find the historic district interesting.  The Cloisters at Versailles Gardens (the Ocean Club) are the remains of a French stone monastery.  A visit to the Pirates Museum is also worthwhile.

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