Nassau is one of the most popular cruise destinations in the world, attracting 3.7 million passengers per year with its unique combination of natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Only 50 miles southeast of the coast of Florida, this world-famous destination is served by three of the largest and busiest cruise ports in the world - PortMiami, Port Everglades, and Port Canaveral, within easy cruising distance.
Nassau Cruise Port (NCP), Nassau’s international cruise gateway, is being transformed into one of the great waterfronts of the world through a $300 million redevelopment project. This extensive undertaking includes the repair and expansion of Prince George Wharf and the addition of a sixth berth that gives the port the capacity to accommodate three Oasis-Class vessels simultaneously.
This exciting transformation will also include the construction of a new terminal building, a Junkanoo museum, event & entertainment spaces, a 3,500-person Amphitheatre, a living coral exhibit, unique local stores, and new food and beverage facilities. Through a well-planned, customer-centric design, passengers will flow easily into downtown Nassau to experience the vibrant flavour of this 300-year-old city.
The revitalized port will become a beloved cultural and entertainment destination that will celebrate the heritage and history of Nassau, which was designated a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Arts in 2014. By showcasing the best of the country’s “Authentically Bahamian” culture, the port will offer a one-of-a-kind experience for all visitors. NCP will also incorporate environmental sustainability into key areas of the project and will promote and support environmental protection in partnership with local and international stakeholders.
It is anticipated that this game-changing transformation will serve as a catalyst for the wider development of downtown Nassau. The construction phase began in Q4 2019 and is anticipated to be completed in Q1 2023.
NCP began operations in October 2019 as part of a consortium comprising Global Ports Holding Plc, the Bahamas Investment Fund ("BIF") and the Yes Foundation.
For more information on the progress of construction on the Nassau Cruise Port project, follow the link: Nassau