After talks with the government of The Bahamas, Royal Caribbean Line is dropping the warning it had issued passengers regarding crimes in the port of Nassau. Instead, a more generic advisory will be printed in the daily newsletter of the cruise company.
According to local media, the move came after the Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Dionisio D’Aguilar, reached out to Royal Caribbean and did some “gentle nudging,” complaining that the cruise line had been warning passengers about crime in Nassau on the rise in general as well as specific areas such as Arawak Cay Fish Fry.
In response to the objection, Royal Caribbean sent confirmation that “Effective immediately, the travel advisory letter to all Royal Caribbean… guests will be replaced with the following text in the Cruise Compass newsletter.”
The more generic advisory suggests that cruise passengers “use the same common sense you would in any major city.”