Redevelopment of Nassau Cruise Port begins with demolition of former Bahamas Customs Warehouse

Nassau, The Bahamas – Demolition of the former Bahamas Customs Warehouse has begun the transformation of that area for the creation of Nassau Cruise Port.  

In August 2019, the Bahamas Government Bahamas signed a Heads of Agreement with Nassau Cruise Port Ltd. for a $250 million-dollar major redevelopment of the Nassau Cruise Port, signaling a major step toward the revitalization of Downtown Nassau.

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis described the signing as an “extraordinary” day for the Bahamian people and for the residents of New Providence. He said, “We are embarking on a quarter of a billion-dollar project to redevelop what will become the iconic, world-renowned and new Nassau Cruise Port.”

Global Ports Holding, the world’s largest cruse port operator, is spearheading the transformation of the port under a 25-year management agreement.

Demolition of Customs Warehouse. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)

The two-year project is expected to transform the cruise port experience for passengers and residents and to revitalize the waterfront for businesses and tourists. It includes improved retail facilities, the construction of a new terminal building, the creation of an event and entertainment area, new food and beverage facilities.

The redevelopment also includes a waterfront park, a harbor village, a new inner harbor, amphitheater and a Junkanoo museum.

“Rather than Nassau going to sleep early every evening, Bahamians and visitors should enjoy a bustling and vibrant city, with exciting nightlife, and entertainment, featuring Bahamian, and international culture, music and food,” the Prime Minister said.