After chartering its only cruise ship for hurricane relief mission in the Caribbean, now Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line intends to come back.
The cruise line’s Grand Celebration returns to regular 2-night sailings from Port of Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island via a renovated ship. The 1,900-passenger cruiser will have a brand new adults-only sun deck, updated casino twice the size of the original one and a specialty coffee & juice bar.
Beginning in late September, the ship was charted by Federal Emergency Management Agency to house National Guard members and first responders in St Thomas USVI after Hurricanes Irma.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is also adding a 2nd ship, 1,680-passenger Grand Classica (currently operating as Costa neoClassica), in mid-April for 2-night cruises to Grand Bahama Island.
The ship will feature restaurants and bars, 2 pools, 4 hot tubs, a theater, wellness center & spa, outdoor jogging track and other facilities.
Like Grand Celebration, the new ship will homeport in Port of Palm Beach and sail to Freeport.