Royal Caribbean Moving Ahead With Nassau Beach Club Project
Royal Caribbean is moving ahead with the development of its first Royal Beach Club, which will be located on Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas.
The 17-acre destination will be located on the western end of Paradise Island, and will feature local architecture, pools, multiple beaches, local Bahamian food, and live music. For reference, the beach will be between the lighthouse where you enter Nassau harbor and the Atlantis hotel.
The project will be a public private partnership where Bahamians can own up to 49 percent equity in the club, and local businesses and entrepreneurs will be able to manage the majority of the experience.
The Royal Beach Club at Paradise Island is scheduled to open in 2025.
Sun Princess Floated Out at the Shipyard
Princess Cruises’ newest upcoming ship Sun Princess was floated out at the shipyard in Italy earlier this week. Princess Cruises’ Hotel General Manager Simona Stumberger served as godmother during the float out ceremony, offering blessings and best wishes for the vessel.
The ship is now in the next major phase of construction where the interiors will be built out and completed before sea trials later this year.
The 4,300-guest Sun Princess is scheduled to debut next February in Europe.
Windstar Cruises Lifting Vaccine Requirement
Windstar Cruises will finally be lifting its COVID-19 vaccine requirement on June 1st.
The cruise line’s president Christopher Prolog said “When combined with the widespread availability of vaccines and medical treatments, the risk factors are considerably lower now, giving us the confidence to lift the requirement.”
Windstar will continue to carry tests on board for guests, and strict sanitation measures continue. Crew are still required to have the jab.