Carnival Welcomes Local Businesses to Development of New Port of Grand Bahama

Carnival Cruise Line announced that it hosted more than 500 business representatives and local residents for a series of two-day information sessions regarding the development of its Grand Bahama cruise port currently under construction and scheduled for completion. planned for the end of 2024.

The sessions were held on July 28 and 29 to update the community on the progress of the cruise port project and the jobs and business opportunities it will bring. According to Carnival, a series of breakout sessions also took place to provide individuals and business owners with more details on construction, retail, catering and shore excursion opportunities.

“The Grand Bahama Cruise Port represents a tremendous opportunity as we partner with the local community to create jobs and build a business relationship that will have both immediate and long-term benefits,” said Christine Duffy, President of Carnival, in a prepared statement.

“The Bahamas has been a valued partner and destination for Carnival for 50 years, and we are grateful for the continued support of the Government of the Bahamas, the Department of Grand Bahama and the Grand Bahama Port Authority. We look forward to seeing the new port to life, generating approximately 1,000 local jobs throughout its development, construction and continued operation, and ultimately creating a unique experience for visitors to Grand Bahama from around the world,” Duffy said.

The project started in May on the south side of the island. Representing a $200 million investment, Carnival said the port destination will offer guests a unique Bahamian experience with exciting features and amenities, including a mile-long white-sand beach, nature preserve and indoor pool. , as well as Bahamas-operated retail, food and beverage options for cruise passengers to enjoy

When completed, the cruise dock will be able to simultaneously accommodate two Carnival Excel-class ships, such as the 5,282-passenger Mardi Gras.

Additional details about the cruise port’s design, features and destination name will be revealed in the coming months, and Carnival has promised to continue to keep local businesses informed of progress and opportunities on the project’s website. .

Pictured: David Candid, vice president of development and operations of Carnival Corp., presents the plans during briefings.