We did not explore Nassau itself. We opted to go to Paradise Island, and it was fantastic. MSC didn't offer this as an excursion so we took a taxi to the resort and bought day passes. I was a little skeptical as it was pretty pricey, $110.00 per person, but as it turned out, it was well worth the price. As a 57 years young lady, water parks are not usually my thing, but this is a fantastic experience. The first thing we did after taking a lot of pictures was to rent a locker and put everything except our towels in it. You don't even need your cover-up, it'll just get in the way. Let me say right away that the food leans towards amusement park quality and is very pricey. We did not go inside the resort to try those restaurants because we were in swim wear, and it might have been better. We snacked and opted to have dinner on the ship. Next, we went down the water slide that goes through the middle of the sharks tank! Seeing them up close and personal is amazing. We then discovered the lazy river and it was probably one of our favorite things of the entire trip. Floating in a tube, keeping cool, and than come the rapids! Very exciting, but not so strenuous, so that just about any one, any age can participate. It was so much fun that we did it twice. Ted and Karin also rode some slides that I deemed a little too much for me, so I waited for them at the beach and swam and sunbathed. There were so many swimming pools and beaches inside the resort, that I couldn't count them, and they are all available with the day pass, as are all of the slides. There is entertainment and music everywhere, which lends a nice flavor to it.