Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line had previously stopped allowing cruisers to book cruises online. However, cruise reservations could still be made over the phone. Now the cruise line has paused all new reservations on cruises, both online and over the phone.
The cruise line has the following message on the homepage of their website:
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is pleased to announce that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lifted the no-sail order and provided new guidelines for cruises to resume sailing. Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is now working to comply with all requirements to ensure a safe return for guests to Grand Bahama Island.
Thank you for your continued support and patience during these difficult times. We will be accepting reservations very soon. In the meantime, please call 800-995-3201 for further information or any questions you may have.”
A lawyer for the cruise line told the Miami Herald that bankruptcy is a possibility as the cruise line struggles with cruises being shut down since the middle of March.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line operates two cruise ships, Grand Celebration and Grand Classica. The cruise line offers two night cruises to the Bahamas that can be combined with resort stays. They are the only cruise line to offer this unique combination.
Workers for the cruise line previously told Cruise Fever that they were looking at adding a third cruise ship. However, that was before the CDC issued a No Sail Order for cruise ships that shut down the industry for most of 2020.