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Bahamasair Relaunches Fort Lauderdale-Grand Bahama Flights

 Bahamian national carrier Bahamasair has relaunched commercial services to Grand Bahama.  The first international commercial flight to Grand Bahama since Hurricane Dorian arrived in Freeport on Monday, Dec. 16. It was the second international flight to Grand Bahama in three …

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Silver Airways Resuming Abaco, Grand Bahama Flights

 In a crucial step for a pair of destinations in The Bahamas, Silver Airways is resuming flights to Abaco and Grand Bahama this week.  The Fort Lauderdale-based carrier will be relaunching service to both Freeport, Grand Bahama and Marsh Harbour, …

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Set to Surge

 Royal Caribbean International is predicting a massive surge in its cruise tourism business in the Caribbean over the next decade.  Speaking at the recent Caribbean Tourism Outlook forum in Antigua, Royal Caribbean International CEO Michael Bayley said he was predicting …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of the icons of The Bahamas: the energy and sound of Junkanoo, The Bahamas’ famous musical mix of carnival, masquerade dance and parade. And while you can find Junkanoo across The Bahamas during …

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 By Alexander Britell Royal Caribbean opened eyes earlier this year when it submitted a letter of intent to purchase The Bahamas’ Grand Lucayan resort, the first move of its kind for the company. Now, the company is shedding some light …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has officially opened its new $250 million private island destination in The Bahamas. The new project is set at the northwestern edge of the Berry Islands chain in The Bahamas highlighted by a …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Grand Bahama’s biggest resort is being sold — to a unexpected buyer. Cruise giant Royal Caribbean International, in a joint venture with Mexico’s ITM, has signed a letter of intent to purchase the Grand Lucayan Resort. The …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Disney Cruise Line has signed a heads of agreement with the Bahamas for a proposed cruise destination in Eleuthera. The agreement would cover a cruise port and entertainment facility at Lighthouse Point in southern Eleuthera, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line is planning what officials are calling a “mega” cruise port in Freeport, Grand Bahama. The “Grand Port” project is slated for completion in late 2021. according to a statement from the government …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Bahamas is looking to spur a rebirth on the island of Grand Bahama. The plan, according to Bahamas Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar, is to position Grand Bahama as a multi-destination vacation paradise “catering to all …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has added a major new ship to its fleet. The new Grand Classica is a 10-deck, 1,680-passenger-capacity ship that is now offering two-night cruises and cruise-resort packages to Grand Bahama, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Victory ship is undergoing an extensive 17-day dry-dock that will add a host of new food and beverage options, the company announced this week. The multimillion-dollar dry dock in Freeport, The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s another new way to get to the Bahamas from Miami. Ferry company FRS Caribbean has expanded its route network with the launch of new ferry service between Miami and Freeport, Grand Bahama. The new …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Operator FRS Caribbean is launching temporary ferry service between Freeport, Grand Bahama and Miami, the company announced. The service will operate between Oct. 23 and the end of December as the Grand Celebration ship, which …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Carnival Elation has completed a multimillion-dollar makeover that includes the addition of a new WaterWorks park, 38 new cabins, 98 stateroom balconies and a variety of food and beverage concepts. Following the renovation, Carnival Elation …

 Above: the new “Bahama Mama” ferry By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new way to get to Grand Bahama: via Bahama Mama. That’s the name of the brand-new ferry operated by Balearia, which made its maiden voyage from Fort …

 Above: the Bahamian Brewery in Grand Bahama (all photos by CJ) By Robert DiPanoCJ Contributor FREEPORT — No trip to Grand Bahama Island would be complete without a tour of Freeport’s own Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company, the maker of …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’re a conch salad craver, you’ll want to add Grand Bahama’s Billy Joe’s to your must-eat list. This rustic, decades-old seaside set-up next to Freeport’s Grand Lucayan serves one of the best conch salads …