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Nassau Sets New Single-Day Cruise Passenger Record

Nassau set a new single-day cruise passenger record this week.

The port welcomed 28,554 cruise guests on Monday from six ships: Wonder and Harmony of the Seas, Celebrity Reflection and Beyond, Mardi Gras, and MSC Meraviglia. The total doesn’t include the crew members on those ships, which added an additional 10,000 to that number.

The port is currently finishing up a $300 million port redesign project, which is set to open at the end of May.

STORY: Nassau Welcomes Over 28,000 Cruise Visitors in One Day, Sets New Record

More Details on NCLH’s Q4 Financial Report

Taking a deeper look into Norwegian Cruise Line Holding’s earnings statement for for 2022, the company lost a total of $2.3 billion, an improvement over the $4.5 billion the previous year.

On the plus side, the company is still on track to make a profit in 2023.

Unfortunately, the first quarter of the year sees them expecting a bigger-than-anticipated loss due to rising food and fuel costs.

Elsewhere, the company reported that wave season — which runs from January through March — is seeing strong bookings, and that onboard revenue continues to be a major factor thanks to guests spending money on extras such as the spa and casino.

Last year it was revealed that NCLH CEO Frank Del Rio was the highest paid cruise line CEO, bringing in a total of $19.7 million in 2021.

Bookings Open For First-Ever Three-Year Cruise

If you’ve got three years to kill, Miray Cruises might have the perfect vacation for you. Bookings open today for the first ever three-year sailing, which is slated to visit 375 ports in 135 different countries. 

According to the company, the MV Gemini will begin her voyage in November of this year. You may recall that last week, we reported that the ship is being used to house victims of the earthquake which rocked Turkey. Prices for the cruise start at $29,000 per year for the all-inclusive sailing. 

The vessel was originally launched in 1992 for Crown Cruise Line, and has changed hands six times since.

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