Thursday, January 3, 2019

Bahamas persuades Royal Caribbean to tone down warnings about crime in Nassau

Royal Caribbean's cruise liner 'Anthem Of The Seas', the third largest ship in the world, arrives at the port of Bilbao during its maiden voyage in April 2015. (Ander Gillenea / Getty Images)

By  Ron Hurtibise

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line has agreed to stop warning its cruise passengers about increased crime in Nassau and identifying parts of the city to avoid.

Dionisio D’Aguilar, minister of tourism and aviation for the island nation, told the Nassau Tribune this week that he employed “gentle nudging” to persuade Royal Caribbean to drop an “unwarranted” passenger advisory being distributed to disembarking passengers of the cruise line’s Anthem of the Seas.  Read more >>