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Cruise ships in port at Nassau. Photo: Captain-tucker/Wikimedia

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‘Material impact’: COVID-19 curbs delay cruise port

NASSAU Cruise Port’s top executive is urging the government to establish COVID-19 policies for essential personnel as existing restrictions create “a material impact” on its $250m redevelopment project.

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‘Toughen oversight on cruise industry’

WHILE the cruise industry is gearing up for a big post-COVID comeback starting as early as this month, activists are calling for serious changes in the industry.

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Nassau ‘first callers’ drop 40k in 2018

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.

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GB cruise mega ports raise Nassau concern

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.

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Port bidder: ‘No truth’ to cruise group’s claims

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.

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Cruise line bid slams port rivals

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”.

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Port bidder: ‘Majority’ of $250m for Bay St

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”.

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Three cruise port bids: Spend from $130m to $250m

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.

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Soaraway Bahamas? 59% cruise spend rise

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

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Gov't to 'get cracking' on cruise shake-up

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

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Port of Nassau needs 'over $100m infusion'

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


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