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MSC Cruises welcomed the very first guests to Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, its new private island destination in The Bahamas

MSC Cruises Reveals New Island Experiences Awaiting Guests At Ocean Cay MSC Marine ReserveThe island’s opening is a major milestone for MSC Cruises. As part of a multi-faceted restoration strategy, the Company has transformed the island from what once was an industrial sand excavation site into a stunning tropical destination and has worked with environmental engineers and other experts to revitalize the surrounding ocean beds, marine life and endangered coral. (more…)

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MSC’s New Ocean Cay Will Now Open December 5

MSC Cruises: Ocean Cay – Discover the island

MSC Cruises has announced a new opening date for its new private island destination in the Bahamas, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve: December 5, 2019. Previously, the cruise line had expected the destination to be ready to receive guests by mid-November, but adverse weather and last-minute operational challenges slowed down the completion of the island, MSC said. (travelagentcentral.com)

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Carnival Corporation Signs Agreement with The Bahamas to Fund and Support Restoration of Rand Memorial Hospital

Carnival Corporation & plc  (logo)Carnival Corporation & plc signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with The Bahamas to fund and support flood damage repairs and basic restoration efforts at Rand Memorial Hospital, the primary hospital in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, which sustained significant damage in September from Hurricane Dorian. (more…)

Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy Visits Grand Bahama, Tours Development Site And Keynotes Girlcon Conference

Christine Duffy, Carnival Cruise Line's PresidentContinuing the ongoing partnership between Carnival and Grand Bahama, Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy and members of her senior leadership team visited the island to meet with government officials, tour the line’s development site and host GirlCON’s third annual conference aboard Carnival Glory. (more…)

Bahamas Paradise Brings Cruise and Stay Program to Nassau

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line (Logo) Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line announced that its Cruise & Stay program is coming to Nassau. Earlier this month, the company introduced Nassau as a second destination, joining Grand Bahama Island. Guests can now extend their cruise with a resort vacation at a number of properties, including the all-inclusive Meliá Nassau Beach Resort at Cable Beach, SLS at Baha Mar and Comfort Suites on Paradise Island. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Grand Bahama Drydocks First Ship Following Hurricane

Grand Bahama Shipyard in FreeportGrand Bahama Shipyard today (Sep.30) announced that it drydocked its first vessel since reopening the shipyard after Hurricane Dorian hit The Bahamas. The Taipei Trader, a 9,932-ton container ship operated by Lomar Shipping Limited, docked at the No. 3 dock this week, for its ongoing drydock, which was interrupted by the hurricane. (cruiseindustrynews.com)


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Port Canaveral Teams Up with Nonprofit Organization for Bahamas Relief

Steve Ewing, lower left, president and founder of Crossroads Alliance & Ministries, stands with Bahamian relief supplies. Canaveral Port Authority’s Titusville Logistics Center is one of two Port properties that will temporarily house supplies for The Bahamas that were donated to the Ocala-based nonprofit organization.  (Photo: Canaveral Port Authority)The Canaveral Port Authority has joined forces with Ocala, FL-based Crossroads Alliance & Ministries to aid in humanitarian relief efforts for the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas. Crossroads Alliance is expanding its relief response capabilities with nearly 60,000 square feet of warehouse and office space donated by the Port Authority to the non-profit organization. (more…)

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