Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has canceled cruises for two months on one of their cruise ships starting tomorrow October 1, 2018.
The reason for the cruise cancelations are due to one of their cruise ships being chartered and will be used as housing for workers helping with the restoration of service after the Massachusetts gas incident. Grand Celebration, which currently sails out of Palm Beach to the Bahamas, is headed to Boston until December.
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The cruise line posted the following message on their website:
“Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has chartered the Grand Celebration to assist with restoration of service to communities impacted by the Massachusetts gas incident. The ship will be traveling to Boston on October 1, 2018 to provide housing, if needed, for people working to restore service to thousands of homes. The Grand Celebration will resume normal cruise operations as of December 2018.
Because of this charter, several October & November 2018 sailings have been cancelled. Individuals that are affected by these cancellations and booked directly with Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line can contact our customer service department at 800-374-4363 to review all the options that are available to guests. Direct cruise line customers that were booked on cancelled sailings can receive a full refund or reschedule their cruise with a $100 onboard credit.
Impacted guests who did not book directly with Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line should contact their travel provider.
Cancelled Sailing Dates:
October 2018: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 and 30
November 2018: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 and 29
The Grand Classica will resume its 2-night cruise schedule from the Port of Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island beginning on Wednesday October 3, 2018. The Grand Classica will operate on the Grand Celebration’s schedule for the months of October and November.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this change of schedule has caused and hope that impacted guests will understand our decision to support a community in need. We will do our best to accommodate as many travelers as possible on remaining October and November sailings.”
This is not the first time that the cruise line has had a cruise ship chartered. Last September, the same ship was chartered by FEMA to house first responders in St. Thomas following the two devastating hurricanes.