Bahama Paradise Cruise Line’s ship Grand Classica enters drydock at Grand Bahama Island

   November 26, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s only ship Grand Classica is scheduled to enter drydock at Grand Bahama Island (Freeport) in order to prepare for the upcoming 2022 season. 

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.