The Bahamas wants more money from the cruise lines

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That's a lot of tough talk from a port that nobody really cares for.

I have an idea -- How about instead of trying to extort more money from the lines and passengers, maybe they could offer up better security and more things to do on the island?

Where is he going to get that $70.00 per passenger if he blocks the ships from docking?

Be careful what you wish for.... Few passengers even want to go to Nassau any more. The island needs to offer more to passengers if they want passengers to spend more money there. If the cruise ships don't come, the island will be poorer. Personally I don't even get off the ship in Nassau.

I've seen all I care to see of Nassau (and Freeport). They are shooting themselves in the foot....

Sadly, you are all correct. If they ask for more money, the ships will just look elsewhere. Supply and demand. Not sure where the short cruises will go, but there is most likely someplace that will be happy to have us.

Never have been to Nassau, now I don't care if I ever do.

I’d take a sea day over Nassau.

Ditto for me. I don't ever have to go back.

We wouldn't book another cruise with a stop in Nassau, and I have no plans to see Freeport.

The illogical logic of the cruise industry ...


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