Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2023

186 FEATURE Nassau Cruise Port, The Bahamas The new Nassau Cruise Port will mark the start of a revitalisation of Nassau as a cruise destination. Through an infusion of authentic, curated and uniquely Bahamian experiences, the redeveloped waterfront will bring the culture and history of The Bahamas to life in a new way for millions of visitors each year. Highlights will include a Junkanoo museum, celebrating the main cultural festival of The Bahamas; a 3,500-person amphitheatre that will host performances from local and international entertainers; and stores offering new products made and designed by Bahamians. The port will host a celebration to mark its inauguration in May 2023. Port Authority of New South Wales, Australia The Port Authority of New South Wales (NSW) is working to deliver a shore power precinct, offset by 100 per cent renewable energy, in the heart of Sydney, Australia. This is a first for the southern hemisphere, and the shore power project will enable the cruise industry in this part of the world to be more sustainable than ever before. This major infrastructure project is a priority for the port authority in 2023-2024. It follows on the back of the success that the award-winning Eden Welcome Centre has had since it started welcoming cruise passengers for the first time since the Covid pandemic, where they can enjoy the Sapphire Coast and Bega Valley. Photo: Brett Boardman