COVETED ISLES: Bahamas 5th on holiday bucket list for UK travelers, Royal Caribbean survey finds

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas ranks fifth on the holiday bucket list destination for UK travelers, according to a survey commissioned by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Ben Bouldin, vice president, EMEA, Royal Caribbean International, stated: “Having had so much time without holidays, UK families have missed making memories with their loved ones. “Royal Caribbean cruises […]

FORMATION OF SUCCESS: Dredging underway at Nassau Cruise Port integral to cruise passenger increase

“We expect a strong increase in the number of ships that will visit us heading into August and throughout the rest of the year” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Nassau Cruise Port (NCP) has commenced dredging of several key areas of Nassau Harbour to accommodate Quantum-class vessels, which it says will significantly boost the economic impact […]

“TAKE IT VERY SERIOUS”: Taxicab union chief urges drivers to get vaccinated as business picks up

Ferguson: Homeporting was a big boost but the delta COVID variant is a great concern NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As the taxicab industry continues to benefit from improved visitor arrivals, President of the Bahamas Taxicab Union Wesley Ferguson yesterday urged cab drivers to get vaccinated as they are often among the first to encounter visitors to […]

Bahamian Carla Jackson in lead spotlight as Crystal Serenity cruises to success

“From the minute our guests arrive in Nassau, we want [everything] to be seamless” Jackson in unique role as Bahamian woman at the helm of traditionally foreign-male-dominated industry NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Saturday marked the third successful departure of Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Serenity from New Providence onto a multiple-Bahama-Islands sail. With hundreds of cruise passengers now […]

Crystal Cruises introduces Bahamas resident special

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The world-renowned Crystal Cruises has successfully completed its inaugural homeporting voyage in The Bahamas. The luxurious all-inclusive floating hotel sailed through sapphire waters to Great Exuma, San Salvador and Long Island, giving tourists and residents a unique, all-Bahamian experience. Now, starting this July, the cruise is implementing a Bahamas resident special for […]

American Airlines and Sandals Resorts International meet to discuss regional airlift

World’s leading all-inclusive company continues efforts to drive recovery of Caribbean tourism DALLAS, TEXAS — A landmark meeting between top executives of American Airlines (AA) and Sandals Resorts International (SRI) took place at the American Airlines Headquarters in Dallas, Texas, on June 27 at a time when the regional tourism and hospitality sector is working […]

Romora Bay reports “best” July 4th in its history with 100% marina occupancy

“We in Harbour Island are enjoying a resurgence of tourism” HARBOUR ISLAND, BAHAMAS — After more than a year of pandemic-related travel restrictions that transformed hotels into abandoned hideaway lookalikes, one Family Island resort is celebrating what it called “the best Fourth of July in our history”. Joe Dargavage, managing partner of Romora Bay Resort […]

Bahamas celebrates debut of Crystal Cruises’ homeport in Nassau

Crystal Serenity sets sail on inaugural Luxury Bahamas Escapes voyage NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Live musical performances and celebrations were held at Pompey Square in Nassau on Saturday, July 3, as Crystal Cruises welcomed guests onboard the cruise line’s flagship Crystal Serenity for the inaugural Luxury Bahamas Escapes cruise. The Bahamas now serves as the official […]

FREE PASS: Some cruise passengers not required to obtain health travel visa

Tourism officials say govt confident in its decision due to vaccination/testing requirements NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar announced on Saturday that the government has “loosened its restrictions” for some cruise ship passengers by not requiring a health travel visa to enter the country. His comments came as Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Serenity luxury […]

“A NEW STANDARD”: First phase of multimillion-dollar Briland Club development opens

155 Bahamians employed for $100M first phase PM: Briland Club marina “one of the most beautiful marinas in the Caribbean” HARBOUR ISLAND, BAHAMAS — The Briland Club, a 27-acre waterfront development on Harbour Island, on Friday officially opened its marina as part of a $100 million investment in the first phase of the development, with […]