CCL-Carnival Cruise Line returns to Grand Turk Island (Turks and Caicos) after 21 months

   December 18, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

CCL-Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Freedom called at Grand Turk Island (Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos) on Wednesday, December 15, marking the company’s first time back to the cruise port since resuming operations.

The ship departed from PortMiami Florida on December 12, starting the 6-day eastern Caribbean voyage, visiting the company’s private Bahamian island Half Moon Cay and Puerto Plata-Amber Cove (Dominicana).

Christine Duffy (CCL's President) said they were delighted to bring Carnival Freedom back to Grand Turk and to offer their guests the opportunity to experience all of the port’s beauty once again. 

“On behalf of Carnival, I would like to thank the Turks and Caicos Islands Government and all our partners on the ground in Grand Turk for working with us to make this opportunity possible.”

CCL financed the US$50 million Grand Turk Cruise Center back in 2006, so it can accommodate as many as 3 liners at one time. Few voyages were canceled before getting the island ready to welcome the liners after the pause, including setting up health & safety protocols.

Carnival Freedom cruise ship

A variety of fun activities await the guests when on Grand Turk Island, from enjoying the beach, having fun in the largest Margaritaville in the Caribbean, to spending the day at Jack’s Shack tasting local specialties and strong cocktails. 

Also available are tours of historical sites, horseback riding, ATV tours, water sports, and fishing excursions.

CCL has scheduled 19 ships back in operation by the end of 2021, and the rest are expected to be back by March 2022.