MSC Cruises is planning new infrastructure developments for its Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in The Bahamas. Enhancements will include additional amenities for passengers, environmental improvements, new staff accommodation, and the addition of the MSC Foundation's Marine Conservation Centre.
Among the new passenger amenities will be the introduction of excursion centers to support watersport activities and island tours, as well as a sea dive and snorkel center. Additional food and beverage outlets will also be added.
The MSC Foundation's Marine Conservation Centre will be built as a base for biologists, coral reef experts, and students. It will house interactive pavilions, a lecture hall and coral exhibition tanks, and will provide education opportunities for guests to learn more about the importance of the marine ecosystem.
New staff accommodations will be built to enable the company to grow island-based staff from 150 to 280.
The project will also see a third solar farm installed as part of MSC Cruises' aim to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions for Ocean Cay, along with an advanced wastewater treatment plant.
MSC Cruises will have five ships sailing in North America during the winter 2023/24 season – it's largest ever. All five sips visit Ocean Cay.