3 cruise ship companies cancel excursions within Bahamas capital after rise in robberiesBy AP
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
3 cruises cancel trips to Nassau after robberies
NASSAU, Bahamas — At least three cruise ship companies have canceled excursions within certain parts of Nassau after police in the Bahamas reported several tourists being robbed.
Carnival spokeswoman Jennifer de la Cruz says the decision to suspend trips to Earth Village is temporary. She said Monday that the company is offering other trips as an alternative.
Norwegian Cruise Line and Disney Cruise Line officials said they also have suspended excursions within Nassau.
Bahamas tourism director Vernice Walkine says police have increased foot and car patrols in popular tourist areas as a response to the recent robberies. She said she deeply regretted the incidents.
More than 2 million cruise passengers come through the port of Nassau each year.
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