Carnival's Celebration Key Bahamas adds Starfish Lagoon for family fun

   May 22, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

CCL-Carnival Cruise Line has unveiled plans for Starfish Lagoon, a new family-friendly tropical playground set to open at the exclusive Celebration Key destination on Grand Bahama in July 2025. This latest reveal promises an array of activities centered around one of the Caribbean's largest freshwater lagoons.

Features of Starfish Lagoon:

Flash Flamingo and Mach III Marlin Water Slides: Named after the national bird and fish of The Bahamas, these 350-foot-long slides offer thrilling races through the iconic 10-story Suncastle with exciting turns and colorful light displays, ending in a splashy finish.

Guppy Grotto Splash Pad: A coral reef-themed water play area for toddlers and small children, featuring a two-foot-deep wading pool, water toys, a dump bucket, interactive features, shaded seating for parents, and a nearby ice cream shop.

Game Pavilion and Sports Court: The Game Pavilion offers table games like foosball, ping pong, and cornhole, while the adjacent Sports Court includes volleyball, basketball, and pickleball courts.

Floating AquaBanas: These floating cabanas provide seating for eight, a solid table, non-slip surfaces, and easy access to the lagoon. They are grouped around a peninsula with a dedicated bar for convenient refreshments. Traditional cabanas and daybeds are also available.

Swim Up Bar: An adults-only swim-up bar serving a variety of drinks, including specialty frozen rum cocktails, all without leaving the water.

Hammocks by the Suncastle: Guests can relax in hammocks suspended over the water, enjoying views of Starfish Lagoon.

Beach Area: The beach features kayak and paddleboard rentals, space for games like frisbee or sandcastle building, sun loungers, umbrellas, and beachside cabanas.

Dining Options: A variety of dining venues, including restaurants, snack shacks, bar shacks, and Bahamian food trucks.

Starfish Lagoon complements other areas of Celebration Key, such as Paradise Plaza (welcome area), Calypso Lagoon (adult-friendly area), and Lokono Cove (shopping village). Details on an adults-only private retreat will be shared soon. Celebration Key is set to welcome its first guests in July 2025, with 500+ itineraries on 18 ships from 10 U.S. homeports already available for booking.