Bahamian dignitaries and Carnival Cruise Line executives today broke ground on a brand new cruise port destination on Grand Bahama Island. The new port destination is expected to open in late 2024 and is located on the south side of the island.
“As we celebrate our 50-year partnership with The Bahamas, today’s groundbreaking on our incredible new Grand Bahama destination represents an opportunity to collaborate with the government and people of Grand Bahama – to contribute to the local economy through job and business opportunities, meaningfully engage with local communities, and further expand our experience offerings for our guests,” said Carnival Cruise Line president Christine Duffy. “Our guests already love The Bahamas, and we are certain this new project will give them even more reason to want to visit.”
The port development includes a pier able to accommodate up to two Excel-class ships simultaneously welcoming guests to a stunning white-sand beach The Bahamas are known for. Carnival cruisers will be able to explore and enjoy the area via sea, by way of a dedicated shore excursion dock, or by land, via the dedicated ground transportation hub. The port itself will also feature a nature reserve and an interior pool feature, along with Bahamian-operated retail, food and beverage options.
“With the start of this Carnival project, Grand Bahama is now on the better side of reaching its true economic potential,” said the Honourable Philip Davis, Prime Minister of The Bahamas. “This investment will provide much needed jobs but will also signal new hope for the island’s recovery.”
Additional details on the design, features and name of the cruise port destination will be revealed over the coming months.