The new cruise port will located on Grand Bahama Island and will cost more than $100 million to build. The cruise port will be developed by Carnival Corporation but will mainly be used by Carnival Cruise Line ships.
Carnival Cruise Line’s new Grand Bahama destination will be developed on the south side of the island in cooperation with the Grand Bahama Port Authority and the government of The Bahamas.
The new destination will offer guests a uniquely Bahamian destination with a spectacular beachfront and exciting features, along with job opportunities and positive economic impact for the local community. More details will be revealed over the coming months.
Several Carnival Cruise Line ships currently visit the island with port stops in Freeport.
Construction will begin on the project once environmental and other permitting processes are completed. The current schedule has work beginning in mid 2020. A timeline for when the cruise port will open has not yet been released.
The project is expected to play an important role in the country’s recovery from the recent impact of Hurricane Dorian. As part of the development, Carnival Corporation’s plans include construction parameters that are designed to meet or exceed guidelines for being able to mostly withstand the impact of a Category 5 hurricane.
Carnival Corporation and its cruise line brands operate nine global ports and terminals, including:
- Barcelona in Spain
- Savona in Italy
- Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic
- Puerta Maya in Cozumel, Mexico
- Grand Turk Cruise Center in Turks and Caicos Islands
- Mahogany Bay in Roatan, Honduras
- Long Beach in California
- Santa Cruz de Tenerife terminal in the Canary Islands.
Carnival Corporation also operates two private island destinations in the Caribbean, Princess Cays and Half Moon Cay, and has a joint venture in Dubai for the future operation of two cruise terminals. Additionally, through a joint venture, Carnival Corporation is a 50/50 operator with MSC Cruises of a terminal in Marseille, France.
In total, Carnival Corporation cruise ships visit over 700 ports of call around the world.