Construction Will Begin on Carnival’s New Cruise Port in the Bahamas in 2020
Construction is scheduled to begin on Carnival Cruise Line’s new cruise port in the Bahamas in mid-2020.
The new cruise port will be developed by Carnival Corporation but will mainly be used by Carnival Cruise Line ships. It will located on Grand Bahama Island and will cost more than $100 million to build.
Carnival Cruise Line’s new Grand Bahama destination will be developed on the south side of the island in cooperation with the Grand Bahama Port Authority and the government of The Bahamas.
The new destination will offer guests spectacular beachfronts, plenty of shopping, and warm ocean water. As for the locals, the port is expected to provide numerous job opportunities and positive economic impacts.
The project is expected to play an important role in the country’s recovery from the recent impact of Hurricane Dorian. The development is being planned to withstand the impact of a Category 5 hurricane. The Carnival Corporation is currently drafting construction parameters to ensure the strength durability of the new cruise port.
Several Carnival Cruise Line ships currently visit the island with port stops in Freeport.
Construction will begin on the project once an environmental impact report and other permitting processes are completed. There currently is not a timeline for when the cruise port will open.