Thursday, February 9, 2017

Cruise Line Drops Nassau, Freeport In Favour Of Cuba

Tribune Business Editor

A major cruise line yesterday announced it was swapping regular calls on Nassau and Freeport for an overnight stay in Havana, a move that underscores the increased competitive threat to Bahamian tourism from warmer US-Cuba relations.

Norwegian Cruise Line, in a statement issued to the media, said 25 four and five-day cruises during the 2017 second half will now enjoy “an overnight stay in Cuba’s historical and culturally-rich capital of Havana”.

However, Tribune Business has obtained additional information showing that all-day calls on Nassau and Freeport have been dropped to make way for Havana, dealing a major blow to all Bahamian industries that depend on cruise passengers.  Read more >>