DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – October 16, 2019 – Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line today announced that its innovative Cruise & Stay program is coming to Nassau. Earlier this month, the company introduced Nassau as a second destination, joining Grand Bahama Island. Now, travel advisors can offer clients seeking an authentic, memorable Bahamian escape the option to extend their cruise with a resort vacation at a number of properties, including the all-inclusive Meliá Nassau Beach Resort at Cable Beach, SLS at Baha Mar and Comfort Suites on Paradise Island. In return, travel advisors receive a base commission of 15 percent, with no non-commissionable fees.
“We greatly appreciate our valued travel advisor partners for helping make the Cruise & Stay Program a success on Grand Bahama Island over the years, and we are excited to introduce the program on Nassau – creating an additional way for them to drive bookings and increase overall revenue,” said Francis Riley SVP sales & marketing of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line. “With this program, and with the support of our travel advisor partners, we will be a major driver of economic support for Nassau, bringing hundreds of thousands of tourists each year to Nassau-based hotels, benefitting the island’s post-Hurricane Dorian recovery effort.”
Beginning on October 14, travelers can enjoy two ways to get away to Nassau, with either a two-night cruise onboard Grand Classica or through the Cruise & Stay program, which allows them the chance to extend their time on the island for up to six nights, uncovering the magic of Nassau and enjoying the various benefits and amenities that each resort offers. Commissionable prices for a four-night cruise and stay start at $389 per person*.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s premier launch partners in Nassau include:
Meliá Nassau Beach All-Inclusive Resort: Perfectly located on the white-sand beaches of Nassau Beach and within an easy walk to Baha Mar, this all-inclusive resort features seven dining venues and four bars serving international, regional, and local specialties. Resort suites feature panoramic ocean views, heated beachfront pools, and a Kids Club with indoor and outdoor activities – perfect for families and multigenerational groups.
SLS Baha Mar: An irresistibly stylish Bahamian retreat that’s sure to please every guest, this resort’s suites include signature bedding, a walk-in rainfall-style shower, and plush SLS robes and slippers. The resort boasts 19 food concepts, seven pools, a luxury casino, and premier nightlife, including a range of bars and lounges.
Comfort Suites Paradise Island: Nassau’s most affordable option, located just steps away from Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas, where guests have access to the beach and waterpark, this hotel features a family-friendly atmosphere with daily buffet-style breakfast, spacious rooms, and an outdoor pool.
Guests who book a Cruise & Stay package to Nassau will experience Grand Classica while cruising from and back to West Palm Beach. The ship offers an expansive sun deck with a swimming pool, al fresco dining with stellar sunset views, full-service spas, interactive kids’ programs, and a variety of entertainment options, including nightly theater performances, live bands, and more.
In tandem with the launch of its Cruise & Stay Nassau offering, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is giving cruisers free reasons to book, rolling out several special perks on bookings through December 31. This includes a free specialty dinner on the first night at sea, five free drinks per stateroom, a free wine tasting onboard, and 400 Paradise Reward points towards a free cruise. Kids also eat and sail free!