Carnival Grand Bahamas Island port groundbreaking
From left, Minister for Grand Bahama Ginger Moxey, Carnival Corporation President and CEO Arnold Donald, Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Davis, Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy, Bahamas Deputy Prime Minister I. Chester Cooper, Carnival Corporation Senior Vice President, Port and Destination Development Giora Israel, Carnival Corporation Chief Operations Officer Josh Weinstein, Grand Bahama Port Authority Acting Chairman Sarah St. George. (photo via Lisa Davis, BIS)

A groundbreaking ceremony took place on May 12 for a new cruise port on Grand Bahama Island, which is being developed in partnership with Carnival Cruise Line, the Grand Bahama Port Authority and the Government of the Bahamas.

“With the start of this Carnival project, Grand Bahama is now on the better side of reaching its true economic potential,” said Prime Minister of The Bahamas Philip Davis.

“This investment will provide much needed jobs but will also signal new hope for the island’s recovery.”

Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy with Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Davis
Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy with Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Davis. (photo via Davis, BIS)

The Carnival Grand Bahama cruise port destination is slated to debut in late 2024 on the south side of the island and is being designed to offer visitors a considerable number of features and amenities.

“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.

“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.”