BAHAMAS PARADISE CRUISE LINE HOSTS
CELEBRATORY EVENT TO MARK ARRIVAL IN NASSAU
Cruise Line Welcomed More Than 200 Nassau-Based Hotel/Resort Partners,
Travel Advisors & Bahamian VIPs for Dockside Gathering, Ship Tours, Luncheon
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line celebrated its official arrival in Nassau with an intimate luncheon onboard Grand Classica on Tuesday, October 15. More than 200 local Bahamian travel agents, representatives from current and potential hotel and resort partners, and government dignitaries took part in the festivities, which included guided ship tours and remarks over lunch from members of the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line executive team. The event followed the cruise line’s recent announcement of new sailings to Nassau, as well as the introduction of its wildly popular Cruise & Stay Program on the island.
“We are thankful for everyone who joined us onboard Grand Classica this week for an immersive experience to learn about our unique product,” said Oneil Khosa, CEO of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, who provided each attendee at the event with a free future cruise voucher, so that they could experience the product firsthand with family or friends.
“With our two-night sailings to the Bahamas, departing daily from the Port of Palm Beach, and the introduction of our all-new Cruise & Stay Program offer on Nassau, we are now one of the leading sources of tourism to Nassau,” he continued. “We’re excited to offer our guests an authentic experience of the island through stays at destination hotels and resorts, and we look forward to helping further stimulate much-needed tourism to the Bahamas, while simultaneously continuing to assist with the rebuilding effort in every possible way.”
Travelers sailing to Nassau with Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line now have two ways to get away, with either a two-night cruise onboard Grand Classica or through the cruise line’s Cruise & Stay program, which allows travelers to extend their time on the island for up to six nights at several destination hotels and resorts, including the all-inclusive Meliá Nassau Beach Resort at Cable Beach, SLS at Baha Mar and Comfort Suites on Paradise Island. Pricing starts at just $389 per person, and to show its appreciation for advisors that book the Cruise & Stay option for clients; the cruise line is offering a base commission of 15 percent with no non-commissionable fees.
“The introduction of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s Cruise & Stay Program in Nassau represents a potential influx of new business for our hotels and resorts, as well as more ways for travelers to experience this incredible destination,” said Fred Lounsberry, CEO of the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board. “We are grateful for the partnership of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line and look forward to working together to introduce and market these unique offers.”
In addition to its Nassau sailings, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is continuing to cruise to Grand Bahama Island, bringing tourists who wish to experience a quick, convenient beach getaway and those looking for voluntourism efforts as part of the post-Hurricane Dorian recovery effort taking place on the island.
With the all-new Cruise & Stay Program and the rollout of free perks for cruisers sailing to Nassau – including a free specialty dinner, a free wine tasting onboard, five free drinks per stateroom, 400 Paradise Rewards points towards a free cruise and kids eat and sail free – there’s never been a better time for travel advisors to encourage their clients to book an escape to paradise with Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line.