By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises
The Bahamas is an independent nation whose name may have come from a Spanish phrase.
The name of its capital, Nassau, derives from a German city.
They drive on the left side of the road, and speak the Queen’s English—more or less—because it was an English colony for 255 years.
Their closest major neighbor is the United States, as near as 55 miles away from the westernmost of the Bahamas islands, and their currency—the Bahamian Dollar—is directly tied to the value of the American buck.
Oh, and it is also the site of the lost city of Atlantis—at least that is what the owners of the large hotel, water park, and casino on Paradise Island across the harbor from where we will dock—want you to believe.
We arrived in early evening on 14 April and will overnight here, departing on Wednesday evening.
To our guests who are leaving us tomorrow in Fort Lauderdale, I wish you safe travels and look forward to sailing with you again somewhere in this wonderful world.
A NASSAU ALBUM
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL
THE QUEEN’S STAIRCASE
For more about Nassau, see my blog entry from earlier this year when we visited aboard Silver Cloud. http://blog.sandlerbooks.com/?p=2779
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