November 10, 2017
Cruise ships in port at Nassau. Photo: Captain-tucker/Wikimedia
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Cruise passenger arrivals to Nassau as a “first port of entry” fell by more than 40,000 persons in 2018, it was revealed yesterday, just as Cabinet was debating who should get the port deal.
Freeport’s potential emergence as a mega cruise port hub represents a potential threat to Nassau, Tribune Business was told yesterday, and may affect its own port’s management outsource.
A rival Nassau port bidder yesterday slammed the major cruise lines, saying “there’s no truth at all” to assertions that its plans will impede ship movements around Prince George Wharf.
The Nassau port bid allied with the cruise lines yesterday slammed its rivals for offering “unnecessary” extras that will undermine Prince George Wharf’s “long-term viability”.
A Nassau cruise port bidder yesterday pledged that the “majority” of its $250m investment will be spent outside Prince George Wharf to help bring Bay Street “back to life”.
The Government has received three bids, ranging in investment value from $130m to $250m, for the contract to manage and operate Nassau’s cruise port.
Cruise passenger spending in Nassau and Freeport soared by 59 percent over the past three years, making The Bahamas the third highest-yielding destination in the Caribbean.Such findings, which showed per capita cruise passenger spending rise at a rat
The Tourism Minister yesterday pledged to “get cracking” on Prince George Wharf’s overhaul, revealing that cruise ship crew spend more in St Maarten than their passengers do in Nassau.Dionisio D’Aguilar told Tribune Business that “the time has come t
Management of the Bahamas’ main cruise port will be put out to bid by mid-December, with the facility needing “a substantial capital infusion in excess of $100 million”.Dionisio D’Aguilar, minister of tourism, confirmed to Tribune Business this week