Cruise NewsCruise Port in Nassau, Bahamas Getting Upgrades to Improve the Cruise Experience

Cruise Port in Nassau, Bahamas Getting Upgrades to Improve the Cruise Experience

Officials in Nassau, Bahamas are planning on upgrading the cruise port to provide a better experience for cruise passengers the Tribune 242 in the Bahamas is reporting.

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The government is looking to upgrade the cruise facilities in Nassau to prepare for the wave of new cruise ships that cruise lines have on order.  Officials met with Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, and MSC Cruises during Seatrade this past week.

The reason for the meetings was to let the cruise lines know that Nassau plans to “change the entire experience of the port”.  The cruise experience that Nassau currently offers is a reason why many cruise passengers will stay on the ship when visiting the port.

Officials in Nassau are aware that many cruisers are bored with the cruise port and are back on the cruise ship by 1:00 pm. They are hoping that an upgrade to the cruise port will improve the experience that cruisers will have when visiting the most popular cruise port in the Bahamas.

Dionisio D’Aguilar told the Tribune 242:

“This industry is growing by leaps and bounds, and for the Port of Nassau to remain on the cutting edge and be prepared for this growth we have to look at our maritime infrastructure, which is woefully inadequate. The cruise ships complain about it every day. The customer experience also is not what it should be. The cruise lines complain about it all the time. The customer experience is something we are not proud of.”

A time frame has not been given for when these upgrades will take place.

Cruise Fever would love to hear your thoughts on Nassau’s plan to upgrade the cruise port facilities.  Do you stay on the ship when visiting Nassau?   What would you like to see offered in Nassau? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Cruise NewsCruise Port in Nassau, Bahamas Getting Upgrades to Improve the Cruise Experience


  1. In December of 2016 I took Rock’s 3 night cruise and spent Sunday in Nassau. I was totally disappointed by the appearance of everything at the pier once I got off the ship.The entire area needs to be cleaned up. If you need an example of what to aim for, t make a lesson from the grounds in front of Atlantis. And, the horses ,while they may have a certain appeal to some passengers ,they would be better suited a little bit further awsy.. All the concrete areas need to be resurfaced and the customs and immigration building painted. Similar upgrades like the international terminal st LOP International Airport would be nice.

  2. Piers are too long to walk for people with a handicap but not in a wheelchair yet. Some assistance should be there to help

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