Royal Caribbean involvement?
One report said ITM Group is working with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. on the Grand Bahama project.
Robert Shamosh, head of commercial affairs for ITM Group, told Seatrade Cruise News his company has no comment at this time.
Costa Maya, Puerto Plata, Roatán
According to the Nassau Guardian, Freeport Harbour would be turned into a park called Harbour Village, with a lagoon, restaurants, bars and immersive experiences, while the Grand Lucayan would be transformed into Lucayan Islands, featuring a water park with multiple islands, a beach club, resort accommodations and convention center.
Multi-modal transportation between the cruise port and Lucayan Islands would be developed.
The Nassau Guardian said ITM Group is projecting 2m cruise passengers a year could be gained.
Four cruise berths
The Guardian did not mention Royal Caribbean, while the Tribune said the cruise giant was partnering with ITM and the project would include four mega cruise berths.
An unnamed source told the Tribune that Hutchison Whampoa, which has management control and a 50% stake in Freeport Harbour Co., backs ITM Group's plans.