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

If you have a shore excursion business or activity that you would like to submit, or for more information, email Elisa Shen - Associate Vice President of Gaming and Onboard Revenue at

Hotel, Food and Beverage Procurement

Sourcing suppliers, for example:

  • Seafood: Snapper, Grouper, Lobster, Lionfish

  • Produce: Herbs, Fruit/Vegetables

  • Grocery: Baked Goods, Grains, Sauces

  • Local Products - offer locally manufactured/produced/raised products that fit a description for an item currently used by Royal Caribbean Group.

  • Wines & Spirits - alcohol/rum locally made

The Group’s Culinary and Beverage operations teams will review the products and provide approval to source and use onboard.

If you would like to become a supplier or for more information, kindly send an email to:

Download the presentation from the Royal Caribbean Group:

Nassau Workshop - RCG April 26, 2021
Download PDF • 1.60MB

Watch the Webinar Here:

Presenters Websites:

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