Nassau’s cruise port in the Bahamas is set for a $250m transformation to expanding the capacity.
The transformation will also include a new terminal building, an event and entertainment area, improved shops and new food and drink facilities.
Construction is expected to start in the autumn this year and is due to be completed within two years. I visited Nassau in 2017 (pictured above), the port is a stones throw away from the city and it’s many attractions which is also set for redevelopment.
The revamped and extended port is expected to bring in revenues of up to $40 million a year.
Independent cruise port operator Global Ports Holding is part of the Nassau Cruise Port group which has signed a 25-year concession to run the port.
Global Ports Holding chairman and co-founder Mehmet Kutman said: “I am delighted that Nassau Cruise Port Limited has signed a concession agreement for Prince George Wharf at Nassau cruise port.
“This is a truly historic moment for Global Ports Holding. The GPH team very much look forward to working with our partners, the cruise lines and the people of the Bahamas to reinvigorate this iconic cruise port and the city of Nassau.”
CEO Emre Sayin added: “The addition of Nassau to our cruise port portfolio marks an important inflection point in our growth aspirations.
“Nassau will now become the biggest cruise port in our portfolio, increasing our passenger volumes by 50%.
“We very much look forward to working with our partners to transform both the cruise port and downtown Nassau for the benefit of Bahamians, cruise passengers and cruise lines.”
One of the most popular ports visited by cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, MSC, Norwegian Cruise Lines and many more, this will be excellent news. More passengers can flow through seamlessly, generate more money to the economy and passengers on-board have a better experience.
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