Disney Cruise Line: Nassau

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Last year on a 4-Night Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Dream, my wife and I took the Nassau Forts and Junkanoo Discovery excursion. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Other passengers did their own thing in Nassau. Some wandered around the shopping and restaurant district near the ship docks. The famous Straw Market is within easy walking distance.

Here are some of the sights I saw when my wife and I walked around after our excursion was completed.

This was not the rum I was looking for.

Pirate mannequin advertising Tortuga Rum Cake in Nassau, Bahamas

Argh..want some Tortuga Rum Cake, matey?
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/100s, f/5, ISO 200, EV 0, 28mm focal length.

Many of the artisans were working on new carvings.

Wood carving kiosks at the Straw Market in Nassau, Bahamas

Wood carving kiosks at the Straw Market.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/250s, f/8, ISO 200, EV -0.3, 28mm focal length.

Kalik beer, the official beer of the Bahamas. Anyone know why it is named Kalik?

Advertising sign for Kalik beer, the official beer of the Bahamas, on a shop door in Nassau, Bahamas

Advertising sign for Kalik beer, the official beer of the Bahamas, on a shop door.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/100s, f/5, ISO 200, EV -0, 28mm focal length.

If you need information about Nassau, stop at the visitor desk inside the Nassau Port Terminal building Festival Place. They can set you up with hair braiding to recommending walking tours of the port city.

Visitor desk in the Nassau Port Terminal building Festival Place

Visitor desk in the Nassau Port Terminal building Festival Place.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/3.5, ISO 200, EV 0, 28mm focal length.

Back on the Disney Dream, I photographed these two hard to miss icons of Nassau.

Atlantis resort as seen from the Disney Dream in Nassau, Bahamas

Atlantis resort as seen from the Disney Dream in Nassau, Bahamas.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/200s, f/8, ISO 200, EV 0, 85mm focal length.

I can not resist something yellow.

Harbor control tower in Nassau, Bahamas

Harbor control tower in Nassau.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 135mm focal length.

Some passengers opted to stay on the ship while docked in Nassau. With so much to do and explore there, I do not think I could do that unless the weather was terrible. But that’s just me.

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One Reply to “Disney Cruise Line: Nassau”

  1. Hi Scott,
    Here is what I found out :
    According to the bottle label the name of Kalik is derived from sound of cowbells heard during the annual Bahamian festival of Junkanoo.

    We haven’t been back to Nassau for many years but when we were there that bright yellow building was a bright pink.

    Scott replies: You are correct, Cathy. Learned that on the tour I did.

    I guess they like to keep things fresh and changing in the Caribbean. I loved it being yellow.