Carnival Corporation announced a major investment in The Bahamas as the company is planning two new cruise port development projects budgeted USD 190+ million. Carnival has signed an agreement with the Bahamian government to build two cruise ports - one on Grand Bahama Island and one on Little San Salvador Island (Half Moon Cay).
The Grand Bahama project is for Carnival Cruise Line and represents an investment of USD 100+ million. The Little San Salvador port development project includes the construction of a new pier/dock and amounts to USD 90+ million.
Both Bahamian port development projects could be started by mid-2020. Their design plans will exceed USCG guidelines for withstanding Category 5 hurricanes and both will be able to handle world's largest passenger liners - including the new Carnival Mardi Gras.