Carnival Corporation (world's largest cruise ship owner) announced that its cruise brands are returning to The Bahamas and resuming their regularly scheduled roundtrips for the first time since Hurricane Dorian. Three Carnival Corp brands (Carnival, Holland America, Princess) are expected to make more than 250 sailings to The Bahamas through the end of the year.
Carnival Cruise Line returned with scheduled calls to most Bahamian ports of call, of which 41 planned visits to Nassau and the private island destinations of Carnival Corporation, Princess Cays and Half Moon Cay, for the remainder of September 2019, with the destinations ready to welcome guests. Carnival will make an estimated 204 visits through the remainder of 2019, visiting Half Moon Cay, Princess Cays, and Nassau on 8 of its ships.
Princess Cruises offers 19 voyages scheduled to The Bahamas through the end of the year, including visits to its private island destination, Princess Cays. Princess will return to the region with the arrival of Crown Princess on October 9, followed by voyages on Regal Princess, Caribbean Princess, and the new Sky Princess ship, launching in October, which will be calling on Princess Cays in December.
Holland America is scheduled to return to The Bahamas on October 21 when ms Zuiderdam visits Half Moon Cay, the private Bahamian island destination of the brand. Through the end of the year, Holland America has 46 scheduled sailings to The Bahamas across 7 of its ships.