";s:4:"text";s:2343:" Most shipyards don't build cruise ships, although they probably could if they so chose. I have noticed that Nassau seems to be held in disdain by a great many cruisers on this board. Since there are no shipyards building cruise ships, there can be no U.S.-flagged cruise ships.
The term is often used pejoratively,  and the practice is regarded as contentious. Ship registration is inevitable, so you have to find some country that will meet your needs, or at least give you less trouble. As I reported last year, only one major cruise ship—NCL America's Pride of America—is registered in the United States, according to data from CyberCruises.com. Cruise lines like Carnival, Disney, NCL and Royal Caribbean register many of their cruise ships in Nassau to avoid U.S. taxes, labor laws and safety regulations. Some countries have stricter regulations, such … The regulations that apply to ships are determined by the country where they are registered. They build military ships or smaller ships like yachts. The cruise ship must be owned by a U.S. company. I have been on this board for quite some time and found it very useful when planning a cruise. The same police officers who can’t solve a crime when a U.S. tourist is robbed at gunpoint in downtown Nassau are often tasked with investigating crimes on Bahamian-flagged cruise ships. Whether it’s Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Norwegian or even as-American-as-apple-pie Disney Cruise Lines, their ships, along with over a thousand other cruise ships, tankers, bulk carriers and cargo ships, are registered in the small Bahamian capital of Nassau, while others may be registered in Panama, Bermuda, Italy, Malta and the Netherlands. It must also be registered in the U.S. Flag of convenience (FOC) is a business practice whereby a ship's owners register a merchant ship in a ship register of a country other than that of the ship's owners, and the ship flies the civil ensign of that country, called the flag state. Why most cruise ships are registered in Bahamas/Panama, and not in … Just wondering why?