Grand Classica will arrive at Grand Bahama Shipyard on November 29 following a 2-day roundtrip voyage from homeport West Palm Beach (Florida USA). The vessel will undergo general refurbishments and routine technical maintenance across a 3-week period.
Grand Classica will restart her normal cruising schedule on December 21.
The 1991-built (as "Costa Classica") MS Grand Classica cruise ship between 2014-2018 was operated under the name "Costa neoClassica". In April 2018, neoClassica was renamed to "Grand Classica" and joined the fleet of the Florida-based Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line - a company run by NCL's former President Kevin Sheehan. Until 2020, the company's fleet consisted of two ships - Classica and Grand Celebration (1987-built/2020-scrapped).
In 2017, the shipowner Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line signed with The Bahamas a 3-year deal (until 2020) to bring both vessels (Celebration and Classica) to Grand Bahama Island (Freeport) via 2-night roundtrip Florida-Bahamas itineraries.