NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has announced that it will resume its sailing operations to Grand Bahama on December 18.
In a recent statement, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line CEO Oneil Khosa said the company was very pleased with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) decision to lift its No Sail Order on October 31.
“The past few months have been an incredible challenge for the cruise industry at large, and we’re thrilled to welcome our guests aboard for what we know is a much-needed getaway to Grand Bahama Island,” Khosa said.
“While we are eager to return to sea, the overall health and safety of our guests and crew remain our top priority.”
He continued: “Instead of returning to Grand Bahama Island onboard Grand Celebration, we’ve decided to return onboard Grand Classica, which features larger deck space and nearly 100 fewer staterooms. The guest-to-space ratio onboard the Grand Classica is one of the highest in its class and rivals many of our contemporary peers.
“This change, coupled with a capped capacity of 60percent, will further ensure that our guests and crew members can easily maintain required social distancing onboard. We will resume cruise operations to Grand Bahama Island on December 18, 2020 onboard Grand Classica. We will announce details on our return to Nassau at a later date.”
Khosa further noted that since the outbreak of COVID-19, the cruise line has remained one of the few cruise lines to report no cases of the virus onboard its ships.
“We have also followed all required guidelines, including adhering to strict requirements for our onboard crew members and installed the best safety protocols in the industry across our fleet to protect our guests and crew, who are always our top priority,” he said.
“We will continue to work closely with the CDC, the World Health Organization, and the Bahamian government as we prepare to return to Grand Bahama Island. We appreciate the unwavering support and patience of our partners and crew during this challenging time, and we look forward to welcoming guests back on board soon.”