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Carnival Breaks Ground on New Port on Grand Bahama Island


Source: Carnival

As the cruise industry rebounds following the coronavirus pandemic, Carnival is looking to the future by building a new port on Grand Bahama Island.

According to Breaking Travel News, Carnival Cruise Line in cooperation with the Government of the Bahamas and the Grand Bahama Port Authority, held a groundbreaking ceremony to officially mark the beginning of construction on the south side of the island.


The new Carnival Grand Bahama cruise port is expected to open in late 2024 and will include a pier able to accommodate two Excel-class ships simultaneously, including the 5,282 passenger Mardi Gras ship, Breaking Travel News reports.

The port will also offer a nature reserve and an interior pool feature, together with the stunning white sand beaches the Bahamas are so well known for.

“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 who will have a breathtaking new port of call to enjoy,” said Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy in a statement reported by Breaking Travel News. “Our sincere thanks to the government of The Bahamas and The Grand Bahama Port Authority for their continued support as we begin construction. Our guests already love The Bahamas, and we are certain this new project will give them even more reason to want to visit.”

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