“WE’RE HEARING GREAT NEWS”: Tourism stakeholders laud possible July restart for US cruises

D’Aguilar notes Downtown Nassau a “ghost town”; tourism industry “anxious” for cruises to return Maura: Our bread and butter are transit passengers but homeport passengers the icing on the cake NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Nassau Cruise Port’s top executive hailed as “great news” reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could allow […]

Royal Caribbean chief: Homeport arrangement could be the start of “something new and exciting”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Royal Caribbean’s chief executive yesterday expressed optimism that its homeporting arrangement to commence in June could be the beginning of something “new and exciting” for the long term, depending on customer response. Michael Bayley, Royal Caribbean International’s president and chief executive, said during a video conference yesterday that the company believes there […]

Port chief: Bahamas “well-positioned” for cruise revival in 2021

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Nassau Cruise Port’s chief executive said yesterday that this nation is “well-positioned” to capitalize on the cruise industry’s revival, noting that its 950 bookings for April through December are better than most ports in the Caribbean recorded annually prior to the pandemic. Mike Maura told Eyewitness News: “On our books right now […]