Category: cruise excursions

Cruise Ship Excursions

Still looking for that family friendly excursion that’s also friendly on your budget?  Blackbeard’s Escape offers a unique escape room nestled in the heart of downtown Nassau!  Just a short 5 minute walk from your ship at the Prince George Wharf.

While you’re at it, why not learn about the rich history and culture of the pirates of the Bahamas and the Caribbean at the world-famous Pirates of Nassau Museum?

What are the top cruise ships in the port of Nassau in December 2018 and January 2019? In alphabetical order:

  • Adventure Of The Seas
  • Allure Of The Seas
  • Anthem of the Seas
  • Arcadia
  • Carnival Conquest
  • Carnival Ecstasy
  • Carnival Elation
  • Carnival Freedom
  • Carnival Liberty
  • Carnival Pride
  • Carnival Sensation
  • Carnival Victory
  • Celebrity Edge
  • Celebrity Equinox
  • Celebrity Infinity
  • Costa Deliziosa
  • Disney Dream
  • Disney Magic
  • Disney Wonder
  • Empress Of The Seas
  • Enchantment Of The Seas
  • Grandeur Of The Seas
  • Majesty Of The Seas
  • Mariner Of The Seas
  • MSC Seaside
  • Navigator Of The Seas
  • Nieuw Statendam
  • Norwegian Bliss
  • Norwegian Escape
  • Norwegian Gem
  • Norwegian Sky
  • Oasis Of The Seas
  • Symphony of the Seas
  • Veendam

Getting hungry from all this exploring and learning?  Enjoy great food and Starbucks Coffee at Smugglers, located adjacent to the escape room at the Pirates of Nassau Museum.

What are you waiting for?  Book your reservation today online, email us at info@blackbeardsescape.com, or call us at 242-813-3222!

Blackbeard’s Escape Review

We love our reviews!  Whether they’re on Facebook or TripAdvisor, it always puts a smile on our face to read them!

We had some experienced Escape Room enthusiasts stop by recently, and they gave us a quite thorough review we’re proud to share with you!

Review by Kyle Moore:

The steaming streets of Nassau juke and swerve. The aroma of roasted meat and exotic spices dance on the tropical breeze like a sensuous spirit, luring tourists to pastel colored delights. Soon enough the intrepid traveler finds one’s self in a sun-kissed courtyard. Statues that look like Disney rejects from their classic Pirates of the Caribbean ride stand motionless among the palm trees and cracked stone benches as escape room enthusiasts eagerly await their chance to take a crack at helping the infamous pirate, Blackbeard, escape the Royal Navy with booty intact.

Immersion is an important aspect of escape rooms, and one can’t overstate the impact of treading the same winding byways down which brigands of yesteryear may have drunkenly stumbled. A whiff of rum and salt on the air fills the adventurous mind with images of peg-legs and eye patches, cannonballs and black spots.Escape Room in Nassau Bahamas

Thus one enters the world of Blackbeard’s Escape, Nassau’s first room escape challenge.

As is always the case with escape rooms, you are locked in a room. You’ve an hour to accomplish a task and find your way out the door. In this case, Blackbeard has already fled the room in which he’s been holed up, and he’s hired you to get in, grab his treasure, and get out before the Royal Navy help you learn how to dance on the wind.

Connected to the Pirate’s of Nassau Museum in the heart of Nassau’s tourism district, Blackbeard’s escape seeks to bring immersive puzzle solving fun to the bustling haven of pirates of yore. At the time my wife and I visited, they did only have the one room, with promises of more to come in the future, but if future additions meet the quality of their first room, regular visitors to the Bahamian city can rejoice!

Blackbeard’s Escape is an excellent experience for beginners. Seasoned veterans of escape rooms might find that this one veers towards the easy side of the spectrum but not frustratingly so. You are allowed three clues, and my wife and I used only one (that, after we received it we were slapping our foreheads so hard we were in risk of leaving permanent marks). Aside from what ended up being silly oversight on our part, we were able to solve most of the other puzzles in the room in the first half hour.

That’s not to say that easy can’t be entertaining, nor does it fail to be original. The puzzles were an absolute blast to solve with a few things I’ve not seen before. It was clear that this was a room put together by people who had a passion for escape room puzzles. Further, while this is a classic lock and key (or gen 1 for those that are really committed to industry jargon) mechanics, this has also ended up being one of the most interactive rooms we’ve played in where virtually everything is part of something else, and nearly every single item in the room is a vital part of the game.

For such a low tech room, we truly came away feeling as though this was one of the more immersive rooms we’ve experienced yet. Yes, you’re in the caribbean. Yes, street sounds are artfully pumped into the room to near perfection. But also care was placed into the story, one that evolves as you solve one puzzle after the next. There’s even a plot twist or two that manifest late in the game which is something I’ve not seen done before and I felt deserved special praise.

If I were to provide any criticism at all to this room it would be sparingly. Perhaps hiring someone to dress up in authentic garb to deliver a scripted introduction might have taken the immersion level, already laudable, and really elevated it to something special. Also, while this room is great for beginners, one does get the sense that if Blackbeard’s Escape is going to attract the greater escape room crowd, future rooms will need to be more challenging.

All of that said, this was a truly enjoyable escape room for us. Yes, the pirate theme is a pretty common trope in escape rooms, but this is the Bahamas! If ever there was a place where a pirate themed escape room belonged, this is it! A great, immersive room, friendly staff, and well designed (if easier) puzzles are complemented by an unusually intricate story making this room a must for those that find themselves in Nassau.

Nassau Cruise Ships – Things to do in September

Visiting Nassau on a Cruise Ship in September?  Here’s one of the newest things to do!  Spend around an hour in our fantastic live-action escape room!  Then explore the Pirates of Nassau Museum and have lunch at Smuggler’s restaurant and outdoor bar!  You’ll be sure to have a great time, learn a bit about the history of pirates and the Bahamas, and enjoy great food!  Be sure to budget around 3 hours to get it all in!

01-Sep-17 Carnival Liberty, MSC Divina, Norwegian Escape
02-Sep-17 Norwegian Sky, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream
03-Sep-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Conquest, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Victory, Celebrity Equinox
04-Sep-17 Carnival Liberty, Carnival Splendor, Carnival Magic, Allure Of The Seas
05-Sep-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Disney Dream
06-Sep-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas
07-Sep-17
08-Sep-17 Carnival Liberty, MSC Divina
09-Sep-17 Norwegian Sky, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream
10-Sep-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Victory
11-Sep-17
12-Sep-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Disney Dream
13-Sep-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Freedom
14-Sep-17 Carnival Dream
15-Sep-17 Carnival Liberty, MSC Divina, Norwegian Escape
16-Sep-17 Norwegian Sky, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream
17-Sep-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Splendor, Carnival Victory
18-Sep-17 Allure Of The Seas
19-Sep-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Disney Dream
20-Sep-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas
21-Sep-17 Carnival Breeze
22-Sep-17 Carnival Liberty, MSC Divina
23-Sep-17 Norwegian Sky, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream
24-Sep-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Victory, Seven Seas Mariner
25-Sep-17 Carnival Magic
26-Sep-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Disney Dream
27-Sep-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy
28-Sep-17
29-Sep-17 Carnival Liberty, MSC Divina, Norwegian Escape
30-Sep-17 Norwegian Sky, Carnival Elation, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream