Carnival Cruise Line is constructing a brand new cruise port within the Bahamas and the port could have a pier that can be capable of accommodate two of their largest ships on the identical time.
This previous week, Carnival Cruise Line met with the Grand Bahama Enterprise Neighborhood concerning the brand new port that can open in 2024.
The Carnival Grand Bahama cruise port vacation spot broke floor in Could on the south facet of the island, the place it would function a gateway to Grand Bahama. Representing an funding of $200 million, the port vacation spot will provide Carnival company a uniquely Bahamian expertise with thrilling options and facilities, together with a one-mile stretch of white-sand seashore, a nature reserve and an inside pool function, in addition to Bahamian-operated retail, meals and beverage choices for Carnival Cruise Line company to take pleasure in.
Upon completion, the cruise pier will be capable of accommodate two of Carnival’s Excel-class ships concurrently, such because the 5,282-passenger Mardi Gras, which debuted in 2021 because the Carnival’s largest and most progressive ship and North America’s first cruise ship powered by Liquefied Pure Fuel (LNG), and Carnival Celebration, sister ship to Mardi Gras, which can start crusing from PortMiami later this yr.
“The Grand Bahama Cruise Port represents an incredible alternative as we accomplice with the local people to create jobs and construct a enterprise relationship that can have each speedy and long-term advantages,” stated Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “The Bahamas has been a valued accomplice and vibrant vacation spot for Carnival for 50 years, and we’re grateful for the continued assist from the federal government of The Bahamas, Ministry for Grand Bahama and Grand Bahama Port Authority. We stay up for seeing the brand new port come to life, producing an estimated 1,000 native jobs all through its improvement, building and ongoing operation, and in the end making a one-of-a-kind expertise for Grand Bahama guests from all over the world.”
Further particulars on the design, options and the title of the cruise port vacation spot can be revealed within the coming months, and Carnival Cruise Line will proceed to maintain native companies knowledgeable about progress and alternatives on the undertaking web site www.carnivalgrandport.com.