Carnival Cruise Line announced today that it has resumed regular calls to Grand Bahama beginning last Friday, October 11. Carnival Pride was the first ship to dock in Freeport, Bahamas as part of its scheduled cruise which departed Baltimore on October 6th.
Carnival Elation will also dock in Freeport Sunday, October 13 and Carnival Freedom on Tuesday, October 15.
Carnival Pride departed Baltimore on Sunday, Oct. 6 on a week-long cruise with nearly 2,400 guests. All told between now and the end of the year, Carnival Cruise Line expects to host 39 calls in Freeport, bringing more than 100,000 visitors.
Terry Thornton, Carnival’s senior vice president of nautical and port operations said:
“Carnival Cruise Line is proud to be such a big year-round supporter for cruise tourism to Freeport so we are very excited to provide our guests the opportunity to again visit this popular destination,”
“Cruise ship visits are important to the local economy and our shore excursion team has been working closely with local tour operators and has confirmed a variety of attractive onshore excursions for our guests.”
Also adding to the port of call visits was the Carnival Ecstasy arrived in Freeport this past Monday to undergo an extensive 12-day dry dock at the Grand Bahama shipyard, becoming the first cruise ship to utilize the facility since Hurricane Dorian.
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