New cruise port Calypso Cove coming to Long Island (Bahamas)

   October 13, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

The Bahamian Government signed an agreement for another new cruise ship port.

Azul Destinations and Calypso Cove Destinations are committed to building Calypso Cove, a luxury resort and cruise port on Long Island.

The US$250M private cruise port will feature a port area and a pier large enough for a pair of Royal Caribbean's Oasis-class ships. The development will include a 200-room hotel, 18-hole golf course, casino, waterpark, and marina facilities for mega-yachts.

The project is now under the direction of Carlos Torres de Navarra, former Carnival Corporation VP of global port & destination developments.

Long Island is situated south of New Providence and CCL-Carnival’s private Bahamian island Half Moon Cay. With a size of ~600 km2 / 230 mi2, it is home to 3000+ Bahamians.

Construction of the new port and resort will commence around the end of 2023-early 2024 and will offer employment for ~300 workers during the building phase. Once complete, the port will employ thousands of Bahamians as well as provide business to local entrepreneurs.

Half Moon Cay (Bahamas Carnival private island)

Image: Half Moon Cay (Bahamas Carnival private island)

Once finished, the port will be able to handle ~13,000 cruise passengers per day. The government is also planning on improving Long Island airport, in order to make it easier for tourists to arrive by air.

According to Azul Destinations, partner in the development, it was already in talks with a number of major cruise lines for visits to Calypso Cove.