Crystal Serenity to start sailing in the Bahamas before August 2021
Genting's luxury brand revealed today that the Crystal Serenity would begin sailing in the Bahamas in July, making Crystal Cruises the first major cruise line to return to operation in North America.
"The Bahamas is ready and delighted to welcome cruise visitors back to the islands and to partner with Crystal Cruises in the effort to restore and help re-activate our tourism industry and protect jobs and businesses. Crystal Cruises will go on record as the only cruise line offering Bahamas-only voyages that highlight the signature features and experiences travelers can find here in our islands, and the support that these cruises will bring to multiple communities within the country will be tremendous," stated onorable Dionisio D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism & Aviation for The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
According to Jack Anderson, interim president and CEO, the ship will sail week-long itineraries calling only on Bahamian destinations, round-trip from Nassau (Saturday departure) or Bimini (Sunday departure), through at least October.
According to Anderson, the ship will have a capacity of "no more than 900 guests." The business will also offer pre- and post-landing programs in the Bahamas with local hotels.
Guests must have a COVID-19 result that is negative five days prior to arrival.
Maritime Business World