The Bahamian capital is also the capital of Caribbean cruising, thanks to the popularity of three- and four-day cruises calling at this iconic port. Ships line Prince George Wharf, in the heart of downtown Nassau, making this one the most conveniently located piers in all cruisedom. A short walk from the gangway puts you in the middle of the action, with all the fun of neighboring Paradise Island just across the bridge. There’s no shortage of taxis if you don’t want to walk, but the jitney buses are much cheaper: less than $2 per person (bring exact change) versus $11 to Paradise Island and $15 to Cable Beach. It’s at least a 10-minute drive to the former and 15 minutes to the latter.