We have done it again! On Wednesday, December 27, 2023, Nassau Cruise Port set a new one-day visitor record of 29,316 passengers on another six-ship day. The incredible figure surpasses the most recent record of 28,554 passengers set in March.
Mike Maura, Jr., CEO, thanked the vessels in port that day and referred to the significant infrastructure upgrades that the company recently completed to achieve these massive numbers. “As part of the port project, we extended berth one and we built a brand-new berth six. Those investments directly contributed to the 29,316 passengers that we welcomed on Wednesday.”
“Big thank you to the Oasis of the Seas, Carnival Dream, Disney Wish, MSC Meraviglia, Carnival Liberty and Anthem of the Seas,” he added. “ All year we have said Nassau is the place to be in 2023, and today we have set a new passenger arrival record.”
Maura confirmed that in 2024, the port team will focus on additional investment that will be tied to downtown improvement projects being led by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments, and Aviation, Chester Cooper.
Company executives expect that the port will break its all-time annual passenger record of 3,859,183, set in 2019, at the end of this year. By the end of November, NCP had welcomed 3,869,003 passengers toward achieving its 2023 goal of 4.2 million visitors. Based on company projections, 5.6 million passengers will visit Nassau Cruise Port in 2024.