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Oriana arrived at Nassau in the Bahamas early in the morning. Despite the hour, several other cruise ships were in the vicinity. I was up on deck to see the pilot boat arrive. In the distance was the flat silhouette of New Providence Island with the distinctive profile of Hog Island Light marking the entrance to Nassau Harbour. (It's now known as Paradise Island Light and remains a landmark.) Oriana docked at Prince George's Wharf, where cruise ships dock today, though it has been expanded. My family left the ship here and we transferred to the Nassau Beach Hotel.
Sightseeing in Nassau was by taxi. Among the sights were: Governmetn House, the Ardstra Gardens, Fort Charlotte and Fort Montagu.
In the evening, the Nassau Beach Calypso Quartet proved music around the hotel's pool deck. I bought one of the group's LP albums as a souvenir. (Later I found this album was considered one of the top 100 calypso records!)