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Grand Bahama On the Move

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Grand Bahama On the Move

Grand Bahama cruise passengers are expected to increase significantly this year and there are many persons planning to visit as well as accommodate visitors. There is effort made by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism in Grand Bahama, the Grand Bahama Port Authority and The Caribbean Cruise Association.

Guest can say what they would like to see and experience. Service providers can seek to assist in fulfilling those desires and properly informing guest of any limitations that may exist.

There are always changes in our communication of those changes can make for a better experience for all involved in this encounter.

Tripadvisor is a great place to start!

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1. Re: Grand Bahama On the Move

You might post this under the Freeport forum so more people see it.

Good to hear that there is an effort being made to revitalize the tourism in Freeport. Reading real passenger experiences on TripAdvisor is a great way for those agencies to see what visitors are thinking about their experience in Freeport and what they are looking for. Also other forums like those on CruiseCritic are very important to read to see what people are wondering about and concerned with.

I can tell you what cruise passengers ask about on this forum more than anything else:

1. Where is a beach that I can walk to from the cruise pier?

2. What is there to do in Freeport?

3. Where is somewhere I can sit on the beach with a drink and snorkel?

4. What beach has lounge chairs and umbrellas available?

5. Taxi fares are too expensive - can I take the bus from the pier?

6. Where can I get real Bahamian food that isn't expensive?

7. Is there anywhere other than Port Lucaya we walk and go shopping?

8. What is something to do other than a cruise sponsored excursion?

9. Taxis are too expensive, I'm just going to stay on the ship.

10. Where can I go and listen to real Bahamian Music at a Beach Bar?

PM me with your email address if you want to correspond about this. We would love to see tourism on GBI improve. There is so much potential.

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2. Re: Grand Bahama On the Move

Thanks for your great input. Now we are really going somewhere.

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3. Re: Grand Bahama On the Move

We travel to many different islands. For GBI to prosper, maybe consider:

-Better All Inclusive options, offer a better plan at Grand Lucayan and up the quality of food and booze at the Wyndham. Flights are full heading from the US to Jamaica and the DR, headed for those AI resorts. Building any new AI's in this economy won't work.

-Direct flights, hit the larger markets in the US, Baltimore, Philly, Pittsburgh, DC, NY. You could offer great weekend getaways, but it needs to be direct to eliminate the all day travel on each end. They also need to advertise...I see Atlantis ads where we live, but thats about it

-Excursions, affordable fun options, wave runner tours, ECO tours by kayak or paddleboard, zip lines, etc. UNEXSO does a great job with their dolphin experience

-Build a waterpark, invest in a mult million dollar park, just look at the parks in the US, they are always packed

-Sports gaming, add a Sports Book to the casino. Too many casinos now all over the US, so that novelty has expired. Vegas is the only sports book option, so that could generate huge interest

GBI has all the pieces, Great Beaches, Friendly Locals, Proximity to the US...you just need someone to put the puzzle together

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4. Re: Grand Bahama On the Move

Would love to see an upscale option on Grand Bahama.

Imagine Lighthouse Point with beach service and lounge chairs set up with umbrellas. Or build a new resort based on some of the upscale Caribbean models like Cap Juluca or Jumby Bay.

More upscale dining, not in the Lucayan marketplace with really gourmet food.

Nonstop out of Philadelphia would be great as well since you asked.

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