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Survey reveals CocoCay is Royal Caribbean’s number one destination

CocoCay is Royal Caribbean International’s (RCI) number one destination, according to survey returns from much of the company’s 5.5 million customers, President and Chief Executive Officer of RCI Michael Bayley said on Friday.

Bayley explained that RCI visits 300 destinations around the world, but since redeveloping and reopening the private island, it is now number one.

The island reopened after RCI spent $250 million creating the “Perfect Day at CocoCay” product, which includes the tallest waterslide in North America, a helium balloon that takes guests 450 feet above the island, the Caribbean’s largest wave pool and a zip line adventure, among other attractions.

“It is the number one most preferred destination for international guests,” Bayley said in a press release.

He added that RCI has pushed the envelope when it comes to experiences offered, as well as cruise ship design.

On Friday, Symphony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, brought thousands of guests to CocoCay while Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis and several ministers toured the island with RCI executives.

Bayley hopes to have more than 400 Bahamians employed at CocoCay in the near future. He said about 1,000 Bahamians already work for the company.

“Perfect Day at CocoCay is exclusive to guests of Royal Caribbean,” Bayley said in the release.

“From ports in Florida and the northeast, vacationers can visit the private island destination by sailing on 11 of the global cruise line’s innovative and adventure-packed ships, featuring a series of firsts, such as surfing, skydiving, ice skating and the tallest slide at sea.”

Senior Business Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Chester Robards rejoined The Nassau Guardian in November 2017 as a senior business reporter. He has covered myriad topics and events for The Nassau Guardian.
Education: Florida International University, BS in Journalism
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