Tagged: The Bahamas

Bahamas Changes Stance on Cruise Ship Passengers

It was only a year ago that officials in the Bahamas were complaining about the lack of money spent on the islands by cruise ship passengers. Now, however, those same officials are hopeful that when cruising returns, those ships will be making a return to ports like Nassau a priority. (cruiseradio.net)

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Nassau: Cruise Port Chief In ‘Guarantee’ On Bond’s Success

Nassau Cruise Port’s ultimate parent has pledged to “guarantee” the success of its $130m bond issue by covering any capital shortfall that may exist when the offering closes at the end of this week. Mehmet Kutman, Global Ports Holding’s chairman, told Tribune Business via an Internet conference call that he will “chip in the difference” should investor demand be insufficient to raise the full amount. (tribune242.com)

Bahamas Moves to Transform Nassau Cruise Port

The Bahamas saw a big bump in cruise arrivals in 2019 and is expanding its diverse product even more. The islands already have one of the world’s most recognized cruise products, with ports in Nassau and Freeport and various out islands. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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MSC Cruises welcomed the very first guests to Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, its new private island destination in The Bahamas

MSC Cruises Reveals New Island Experiences Awaiting Guests At Ocean Cay MSC Marine ReserveThe island’s opening is a major milestone for MSC Cruises. As part of a multi-faceted restoration strategy, the Company has transformed the island from what once was an industrial sand excavation site into a stunning tropical destination and has worked with environmental engineers and other experts to revitalize the surrounding ocean beds, marine life and endangered coral. (more…)

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MSC’s New Ocean Cay Will Now Open December 5

MSC Cruises: Ocean Cay – Discover the island

MSC Cruises has announced a new opening date for its new private island destination in the Bahamas, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve: December 5, 2019. Previously, the cruise line had expected the destination to be ready to receive guests by mid-November, but adverse weather and last-minute operational challenges slowed down the completion of the island, MSC said. (travelagentcentral.com)

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