Royal Caribbean International executives took a tour of Nassau Cruise Port last week, calling the $300 million project “one of the finest in the world, comparable to any cruise port in any destination we visit.”
The thumbs up from Royal Caribbean International President & CEO Michael Bayley came as the cruise port nears completion with a grand opening planned for May 2023.
The group got a bird’s eye view from atop the new three-story Arrivals Terminal – a massive 30,000 square foot steel and glass masterpiece that will serve as a welcome centre and home to Immigration, Customs, security and administrative offices.
Our CEO, Michael Maura, Jr., led the tour.
“Royal Caribbean has been an outstanding partner throughout this process as we have undertaken the development of this port, and doing it right through COVID, the lockdown, then the re-opening of the destination where we needed to accommodate ships even as construction was continuing,” Maura said.
“It’s fantastic to see first-hand the progress the port has made under Michael Maura’s leadership, said Bayley. “Our guests love cruising to The Bahamas and experiencing the islands’ inviting atmosphere and culture, and now with the new Nassau Cruise Port, their experience will be even greater.”
(Pictured from left to right: Crystal Campbell, Director of Business Integration, Royal Caribbean International; Joshua Carroll, VP, Destination Development and Deployment, Royal Caribbean International; Sen. Hon. Randy Rolle, Consultant, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism; Reginald Saunders, Permanent Secretary, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism; Michael Bayley, President & CEO, Royal Caribbean International; Michael Maura, Jr.; CEO & Director, Nassau Cruise Port Ltd.; and Russell Benford, VP, Government Relations, Americas, Royal Caribbean International.)