Executives of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, United Shipping and other government officials formally welcomed the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines' Anthem of the Seas to the Port of Nassau. (Photo/Kendea Smith)
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism recently welcomed another
quantum-sized cruise ship that is expected to bring up to 6,000 passengers to
the Port of Nassau each week.
The Anthem of the Seas is the second Quantum-Sized ships under the
fleet of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL).
The ship is designed to wow with a large variety of entertainment.
It has indoor and outdoor pools, a rock climbing wall, bumper
cars, a circus school, skydiving and surfing stimulators, an adult pool, kids
waterpark, a Broadway style theatre, state-of-the-art fitness centre and eight
The Bahamas has had a long-standing relationship with
RoyalCaribbean Cruise Lines and Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu said
this will continue for many years to come.
“The Anthem of the Seas is themed the next great adventure and it
is referenced as the most revolutionary ship today – and when we think of the
advances in technologies in the cruise lines and industry and to know that this
is considered the most revolutionary – that only makes the mind boggle when we
think about what that must entail,” she said during a special inaugural welcome
“As Bahamians we honor the relationship with Royal Caribbean
Cruise Lines. As our vested partners since 1970 we are proud to welcome vessels
from every class in RCCL’s royal experience class and we profoundly thank you.”
The director general said in the near future Nassau will undergo
“a major facelift” to accommodate the high caliber of ships heading into the
Port of Nassau.
“Changes in major infrastructure, product upgrades, hotel
expansions, tour activities and sight seeing visitors will drive the satiating,
discerning holiday experience for our mutual cruise guests. As your receiving
partner, our thrust is to institute a superior product and offer the superb
service quality that is being demanded,” she said.
Ms. Jibrilu said that over the last several weeks The Bahamas has
seen up to five ships a day in the Port of Nassau.
She said this is significant for the economy.
“Our taxi drivers, our vendors in Festival Place – the tourists
walk to the beach but on the way they stop for something to eat – and so we are
happy to see our relationship with RCCL grow in this manner,” the director