The FCCA Platinum Group made its annual visit to Nassau on Saturday 23rd January 2010 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The group participated in new tours which included Paradise Ocean Sport Total Package, Blue Hole Water Sport, Different of Nassau, and Atlantis Water Sports.
A new security building is now located on the pier. This new building provides a much better and more efficient clearance of passengers on mega vessels like the Oasis.
Employment of New Security Twenty one (21) new security Officers have now been employed to provide a more efficient and immediate clearance of passengers as they embarked the ships
Cruise Ships Quarterly Arrivals
Preliminary figures have indicated that during the first quarter 1st January to 31st March, 2010, the numbers in cruise passenger arrivals to the Bahamas increased by 9%.
Highest Quarterly Percentage In Passenger Arrivals: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line recorded the highest percentage of 58.5% in passenger arrivals for the first quarter of 2010, a significant increase.
FCCA Poster Competition
The Bahamas finished 2nd place in the recently held FCCA Poster Competition. Mr. Sebastian Andrews of St. Francis de Sales, (Senior Division) Abaco, received a cheque in the amount of $1,500.00. The School also received
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$1,500.00 which went towards the purchasing of art supplies for the school.
Meeting on board The Majesty of the Seas & The Monarch of the Seas To Discuss Visitor Safety Matters:
A meeting was coordinated by the Ministry of Tourism during the month of February on board the Majesty of The Seas and the Monarch of the Seas to discuss cruise passenger safety matters. Persons present were the Captains and Crew from both ships, members of the RBPF, Cruise Development and Visitor Relations
School Bands: The following school bands performed during the month of January. Baldwin High School Highlander marching band visited out of Pennsylvania with 116 performers and Professional violinist Players, visited out of Paris and travelled to Nassau on board the MSC Poesia Cruise Ship.
Atlantis:A mega-resort that offers a variety of activities for the whole family.
Rhythm of Drums:A compilation of history and culture through the art of dance and drums.
Runaway Safari: This tour is an exciting island adventure that takes you through the western parts of Nassau.
Snuba:The safest diving system in the market today. Explore the beautiful under waters of the Bahamas.
Da Tambrin Tree:A highly entertaining native show depicting the story of the development of the entertainment industry in the Bahamas through song and dance.
NCL “Epic” Inauguration : The Norwegian “Epic” will be making its inaugural visit to the port of Nassau on 16th July, 2010. An inaugural ceremony is scheduled to be held at 2:30 pm. More details on this event will be provided in forthcoming newsletters
Bahamas Celebration Itinerary Change:The Bahamas Celebration made its final call to the port of Nassau on Friday 12th March, 2010.The Cruise Line is now rendering services exclusively to Grand Bahamas and is doing extremely well.
Oasis of the Seas Itinerary Change:
As of June 6th 2010, the Oasis of the Seas has changed its port of call to Nassau from every other Friday to every other Sunday of each month.
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Harbour Dredging Update: The greater part of the harbor dredging has been completed. Dolphins and bridges have also been installed to enhance access by cruise lines.