Cruise Passengers To Take pleasure in Revitalized Nassau Cruise Port

NASSAU, Bahamas – After three years of development, the reimagined Nassau Cruise Port opens its doorways to cruisers crusing to Nassau, the colourful capital metropolis of the archipelago.

That includes a sixth berth and new terminal constructing, the revitalized port is now dwelling to a Junkanoo museum, occasion and leisure areas, a 3,500-seat amphitheatre, a dwelling coral exhibit, native shops and new meals and beverage amenities.

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“The brand new Nassau Cruise Port gives an entire new expertise for cruise guests,” says the Honourable I. Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation. “Not solely will Bahamian tradition shine by means of all facets of the port however the completion of the venture marks an awesome milestone in ushering a brand new period for tourism in downtown Nassau, in addition to a good looking welcome for the hundreds of thousands of cruisers who disembark right here every year.”

With assist from Junkanoo consultants Arlene Nash Ferguson and Percy “Vola” Francis, the Nassau Cruise Port Junkanoo Museum is an immersive expertise, sharing the story of the vacation spot’s nationwide cultural pageant. Authentically Bahamian merchandise are on show throughout 40 retail areas on the port, together with native companies similar to Bahama Hand Prints, Bamboo Shack and way more.

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“We anticipate our site visitors numbers for 2023 to exceed pre-pandemic ranges with about 4.2 million guests,” says Mike Maura, Port Director for Nassau. “Our progress trajectory is kind of promising. In 2019, which was the busiest yr for us so far, we had 3.85 million guests. For 2024, we have already got 4.5 million confirmations.”

Earlier this yr, the Nassau Cruise Port set a record-breaking passenger arrival, welcoming 28,554 cruise guests in at some point – a testomony to how the cruise business is a vital part to The Bahamas’ financial system. The brand new and improved port offers entrepreneurial alternatives for Bahamians along with benefiting native companies, outlets and eating places.

In celebration of the grand opening, the Nassau Cruise hosted a handful of personal occasions on website and a “Cruise Passenger Day Celebration” on 27 Might 2023, inviting passengers to discover the brand new amenities full with Junkanoo rushouts.