Nassau Not a Top Cruise Destination Choice
According to a Royal Caribbean customer satisfaction survey, guests revealed they find Nassau “tired” and there’s a need for more product, experience, uniqueness, and options.
Royal Caribbean International CEO Michael Bayley acknowledges that Nassau ranks in the bottom ten percent of destinations they cruise to and there is a demand for projects like the proposed Paradise Island Royal Beach Club that appeals to cruise ship visitors.
He recently proposed that stakeholders should collaborate as a team to create a master plan for Nassau, and come up with a vision for the future of the tourism sector. He also said that customer feedback is critical to the quality of services offered and the line will continue to focus on delivering excellent customer experiences.
Paradise Island Royal Beach Club is scheduled to open in 2025.
2023 Cruise Season Begins in Seattle
The 2023 cruise season in Seattle kicked off on Saturday with Norwegian Bliss calling at the Bell Street Cruise Terminal at Pier 66.
The Port of Seattle expects 1.4 million revenue passengers and 289 ship calls through Seattle before the season ends in October. Port officials are anticipating significant economic activity and supporting 5,500 jobs, contributing over $900 million to the economy and producing $14.5 million in taxes.
Princess Cruises Prepares For Alaska Season
Princess Cruises is busy preparing for its Alaska season this year, which will include seven ships operating 14 different itineraries.
Voyages will be seven to 11 days long, departing from San Francisco, Seattle, Whittier, and Vancouver. Cruise tours will also be offered, allowing guests to extend their trips to include inland stays at Princess’ Alaska wilderness lodges.
Every voyage will feature at least one glacier viewing experience, and many itineraries include late-night stays in Juneau.
Princess’ 2023 Alaska season is set to start on April 29th.