Ports of Call
With dazzling beaches, turquoise waters, colorful past and vibrant Junkanoo culture, Nassau is a great place to sun and sightsee. The city is on New Providence Island; just offshore is Paradise Island, home to luxury hotels and resorts.
EXCLUSIVE SHORE EXCURSION:
We'll begin at Fort Montagu, built in 1741 of local limestone, it is the oldest fort still standing on the island of New Providence. It is at the eastern end of Nassau Harbour along the waterfront. From there, you will make your way to Fort Fincastle, built in 1793 and used as a bastion of defense with 12 canons and 1 howitzer among its armament. In later years it served as a lighthouse to guide naval traffic in its waters.
While at Fort Fincastle, take a few minutes to ascend the 66 limestone steps of the Queen's Staircase named in honor of Queen Victoria. Built by 18th century slaves, this staircase allegedly connected the fort to Nassau City.
We'll end our tour with a tasty brew or two at Pirate Republic Brewing Co., the first and only craft brewery in the Bahamas. Housed in an historic downtown property, the brewery is producing a pilsner, Belgian white, IPA and stout for your enjoyment. Sample three of their finest brews (and maybe take in a game of beer pong or two!) and enjoy lunch (at your own expense). Everyone will receive an admission ticket to Nassau's Pirate Museum, a short walk from the Pirates Brewery. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to stroll the streets of Nassau, shop at the Straw Market and various other shops. Return to ship on your own.
Royal Caribbean's private island is a Bahamian paradise. CocoCay®— features all kinds of activities -- snorkeling, kayaking, boating, jet-ski rentals, an aqua park and more -- plus nature walks, beaches and plenty of spots to relax and recharge.
We are planning some on shore activities just for the TWISTED WATERS Group. We'll be announcing more as we get closer.
NEW for 2018: Enhanced South Beach with new amenities such as: complimentary shuttle transfer, lounge chairs, floating bar and cabanas.
NEWS FLASH! - Coco Cay is undergoing MAJOR renovations, upgrades and additional amenities. These renovations have started, most will be done by early 2019. Keep watching for new pics and information about COCO CAY.