Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has pushed back the resumption of its sailing its Florida-based ships, it announced on Tuesday.
The cruise line now plans to resume operations Nov. 4, 2020 onboard Grand Celebration and March 3, 2021 onboard Grand Classica.
“We have been planning our anticipated return to sea for October; however, as we continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 and communicate with the Bahamian government on their plans to allow leisure guests to return, we have determined that a further extension is in the best interest of our guests and crew,” Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line CEO Oneil Khosa said in a statement.
Khosa said the line has followed all guidelines, including adhering to strict requirements for onboard crew members, and installed the highest safety protocols in the industry across the fleet.
“While it is disappointing that we are unable to sail as planned, we believe this decision will ensure the health and safety of our guests and crew. We will continue to work closely with the CDC, as well as the World Health Organization, as we prepare to return to Grand Bahama Island and Nassau,” Khosa continued.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line operates two-night cruises from the Port of Palm Beach to Nassau or Grand Bahama. Travel advisors who book new 2021 sailings by Oct. 1, 2020 will receive up to 20 percent commission.