A cruise just to the Bahamas is likely to stop at Freeport, which is a highly commercialized port city on Grand Bahama Island.
One of the most popular attractions for cruise visitors is Port Lucaya (Lu-kI-ya) Marketplace, which is essentially an open-air mall in Freeport.
Cruise visitors will need to take a taxi from the cruise dock to reach the marketplace. The ride lasts about 20 minutes.
Both shops and restaurants are mixed among the multiple buildings that make up the district.
The shops mostly have international goods that are common among the Caribbean islands — fashion, accessories, liquor and jewelry.
Many of the restaurants are open air and offer casual dining.
Next to the main buildings, visitors will find a small Bahamian straw market with local arts and crafts.
The marketplace offers entertainment seven nights at week at the Count Basie Entertainment Square with shows provided by local performers.
Port Lucaya Marketplace is not the biggest or best shopping district in the Caribbean, but it does offer a pleasant afternoon stroll.