Yesterday it was announced at the marketing debut of Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas, that one of the ports of the new cruise ship would be Nassau in the Bahamas when it was launched in 2014. My first reaction was that Nassau was a dangerous location to host the new Royal Caribbean cruise ship.
Well today, there is a headline in a newspaper in the Bahamas "Cruise Ships Warn on Crime."
The newspaper reports that cruise executives have met with Bahamian officials about crime levels in New Providence, and in particular downtown Nassau, escalating at a pace which is no longer safe for passengers. The concern was not just crime affecting passengers but crew members as well.
From what we hear from cruise passengers who cruise to Nassau, it is not a particularly safe place to visit.
We have written several articles about the crime problem in Nassau, including the rape of young women who go into the bars near the port.
U.S. State Department: Crime In Nassau, Bahamas Is Critical
Cruise Passenger Beaten and Raped in Nassau – Are Royal Caribbean and Senor Frog’s to Blame?
Eleven Cruise Passengers Robbed in Nassau
18 Passengers From Royal Caribbean & Disney Cruise Ships Robbed By Shotgun in the Bahamas
Bahamas Cruise Crime Nightmare Continues
Nassau Welcomes Oasis of the Seas as Bahamas’ Murder Count Reaches Record-Breaking Level
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