Miami-based cruise company Carnival Cruise Line has signed an agreement with the Bahamian government for the construction of a new cruise port facility to be funded and operated by Carnival Cruise Line on Grand Bahama Island.
The as-yet-unnamed planned port will be the largest purpose-built cruise facility ever constructed in The Bahamas, according to the cruise line. The port will feature a pier capable of accommodating two of Carnival’s largest cruise ships simultaneously and is expected to eventually host up to 1 million guests annually.
Signed on May 2 in Freeport, Grand Bahama, the multi million-dollar project is subject to a detailed public discussion process, environmental studies and permitting.
“Carnival Cruise Line is the leader in year-round cruising to The Bahamas and this new development will not only provide a truly extraordinary and one-of-a-kind destination experience for our guests but it will further solidify our partnership with the people of The Bahamas,” Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said.
“In 2017, along with Carnival’s sister lines, Carnival Corporation will bring close to 3 million guests to The Bahamas via calls to Nassau, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays, the latter two of which were developed and are operated by Carnival Corporation brands Holland America Line and Princess Cruises,” Duffy added.