Bahamas' Nassau Cruise Port to reopen following US$300 million renovation

   May 1, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

A port redevelopment project worth US$300m (€271m, £240m) in the Bahamas is nearing completion.

The world’s fifth-largest passenger port, Nassau Cruise Port, has been redeveloped in two phases to enable the port to accommodate larger cruise ships and enhance the visitor experience.

The first phase focused on improvements to extend the pier, build two new marinas and upgrade existing structures, while the second phase involved constructing new amenities, such as a museum, a terminal, an amphitheatre, and several dining, retail, and entertainment venues.

The project, led by Enka, aims to increase the number of daily cruise passengers to 33,000 and to receive 4 million cruise visitors from 1260 cruise ship calls in 2023 and 4.5 million visitors from 1,300 cruise ship calls in 2024.

Port of Nassau (Bahamas, New Providence Island)

Image: Port of Nassau (Bahamas, New Providence Island)

Nassau Cruise Port CEO Mike Maura has said that the redevelopment will address previous failures to provide valuable experiences and services to visitors.

The grand reopening is planned for the last weekend of May.