Recap: BCCEC and Royal Caribbean Group Homeport Procurement Workshop | April 26th, 2021

Yesterday, the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers' Confederation collaborated with Royal Caribbean Group, The Ministry of Tourism, and The Small Business Development Center to present a workshop to introduce Royal Caribbean's homeporting initiative beginning in June. The webinar was open to all business owners and provided them with essential information on how they could participate in providing goods and services to Royal Caribbean, which will be provisioning its ship Adventure of the Seas in The Bahamas.

The webinar featured two presentations, starting with Royal Caribbean’s Associate Vice President of Gaming and Onboard Revenue Elisa Shen, who provided information on how Bahamians could provide shore excursions for the cruise line’s guests. The second presentation was made by RCI Associate Vice President of Global Hotel Food and Beverage Procurement Vina Jumpp, who relayed information on how goods can be provided for the ship.

Both women and the RCG team laid out the specifics of what businesses need to do to provide the ship with things like liquor, fish, leafy greens and excursions (which can be viewed in the PowerPoint presentation below).

Nassau Shore Excursions

This can include activities such as:

  • Guided walking or bus tours

  • Cultural activities

  • Beaches

  • Aqua Adventures

  • Site visits