by Donald Wood
Last updated: 11:10 AM ET, Thu May 11, 2023
Officials from the Nassau Cruise Port announced the first
phase of its $300 million project would open on May 26, marking the completion
of a four-year redevelopment.
According to Travel
Weekly, Nassau Cruise Port will now be capable of accommodating six ships
per day thanks to the addition of a new berth, bringing total arrival capacity
to 20,000-30,000 passengers per day.
In April, CruiseHive
reported the Bahamian port would have the capacity to host multiple Oasis and
Icon class cruise ships at the same time. As a result, officials believe the
numbers will dramatically increase to 4.5 million visitors in 2024 as part of
1,300 cruise ship calls.
In addition to new and overhauled berths, passengers at the
facility can enjoy unique amenities, including a “modern terminal building, a
Junkanoo Museum showcasing Bahamian cultural heritage and a theater for live
performances and events.”
Global Ports Holding shared a sneak peek of the property on
Nassau Cruise Port will also boast various international and
local restaurants and shops.
In February, officials announced that the port welcomed 28,554
passengers in one day, setting a single-day record.
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