Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Makes History: Homeporting in The Bahamas
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama, June 14, 2021 — After 16 months on hold, the cruise industry is making a return to Grand Bahama. Grand Bahama will play a vital role in Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Bahamas Homeporting with 1,000 passengers expected to arrive aboard Adventure of the Seas at the Freeport Harbour on Friday, June 18 at 11a.m.
Government Officials and Industry Partners will attend the homeporting ceremony to mark this historic milestone for the cruise industry with Grand Bahama Island being responsible for major provisioning and refueling of Adventure of the Seas before the vessel returns to Nassau.
Director General for Ministry of Tourism, Joy Jibrilu, noted, “The Ministry of Tourism and the people of The Bahamas welcome back Royal Caribbean with open arms to rediscover once again why it’s Better in The Bahamas.” Homeporting in The Bahamas by Royal Caribbean provides the opportunity for local retailers, artisans, food vendors and taxi drivers to reap the benefits of provisioning the cruise ship.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, Royal Caribbean ships are sailing with new protocols including limited capacity until further notice.
The Adventure of the Seas unlocks seven-night getaways from Nassau, with two back-to-back days of thrills at CocoCay, adventures in Cozumel and a full day of unwinding on Grand Bahama’s white-sand beaches every Saturday throughout the summer.
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Anya A. Hanna
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation