A new cruise port has been completed in the Bahamas, and is excitedly awaiting its first cruise ship visit this coming weekend.
Resorts World Bimini, a beachfront complex complete with a hotel, marina, casino, and new private beach has announced but debut of its Resorts World Bimini Cruise Port.
The single-pier port can accommodate up to the largest cruise ships in the world — Royal Caribbean’s Oasis class — and marks the ability for cruise vessels to dock at Bimini for the first time.
The new port joins Nassau and Freeport as the only three cruise ports in the Bahamas that aren’t located on a private island. It has been developed exclusively by Resorts World Bimini, which is operated by Genting Americas Inc.
Cruise passengers will be able to enjoy the casino, spa, a variety of dining options, and the new Resorts World Bimini Beach daytime party venue which features lagoon-style swimming pools, live entertainment, and posh cabana rentals.
“We’re thrilled to celebrate the launch of Resorts World Bimini Cruise Port and proud of the significance this has for the island, said President of Genting Americas East, Robert DeSalvio.
“Not only are we making Bimini’s rich history and vibrant local culture accessible to travelers on a greater scale, but with so many incredible amenities at passengers’ fingertips, we’ve designed an experience that puts Bimini on par with some of the Caribbean’s most sought-after cruising destinations,” he added.
The new port will see its first cruise ship visit on July 4, when Crystal’s luxury Crystal Serenity docks there during an all-Bahamas itinerary.
The voyage will mark the cruise line’s first sailing since the industry shutdown, and passengers will be able to embark from both Nassau and Bimini. The event will be attended by Bahamian dignitaries and include a plaque ceremony and live Junkanoo entertainment.
The Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Dionisio D’Aguilar, said “We have a lot to celebrate because we in the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation have been working tirelessly to ensure that our country is safe for visitors and locals.”
Crystal Cruises has shown that it has a deep interest in the Islands of The Bahamas and is assisting to reinvigorate our economy by making stops in numerous islands,” he said. “Each stop will give visitors an unforgettable experience while stimulating the national economy through more businesses reopening.”
Information: Cruise Industry News