Tourism stakeholders laud possible July restart for US cruises

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Nassau Cruise Port’s top executive hailed as “great news” reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could allow cruise ships to resume passenger trips in July, noting that 2022 is projecting to be a great year for cruise passenger arrivals.

Mike Maura, the Nassau Cruise Port operator/developer’s chief executive, told Eyewitness News: “I think that what we’re hearing from the CDC is great news.

“We as a port being within 200 miles of South Florida, our bread and butter comes from transit passengers. Homeport passengers would be the icing on the cake. We are hoping that we can continue to homeport vessels and we will use this opportunity as a chance to demonstrate that Nassau can be a homeport for vessels.