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Disney Signs Agreement for New Bahamas Cruise Destination

 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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Carnival Plans “Mega” Cruise Port in Grand Bahama

 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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The Bahamas Eyes a Rebirth in Grand Bahama

 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 …

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 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 …

 Above: the Grand Lucayan in Grand Bahama By the Caribbean Journal staff The Grand Lucayan resort in Grand Bahama has named Basil Dean its new executive chef. Dean, a 30-year veteran of the industry, comes to the resort from the …

 Above: the Freeport Container Port By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamian port of Freeport led the Caribbean in container port throughput in 2012, according to a report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America. Freeport saw 1,202,000 …

 Above: members of the Bahamas government, cruise lines and the US Coast Guard (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamian government recently concluded a joint “Black Swan” exercise with members of the United States Coast Guard and the …

 Above: Minister Glenys Hanna-Martin By the Caribbean Journal staff The oil spill off Grand Bahama on Monday is not likely to threaten the Bahamian environment, Transport and Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna-Martin said at a press conference. An investigation is already …

 The Bahamian government’s Public Treasury is putting Bahamian art on the stage with an upcoming exhibition, “Bahama Mama,” featuring the works of female Bahamian artists and the way they see the women of the island. One of the featured artists …