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$200m Carnival Cruise Lines development in Grand Bahama to be named Celebration Key

CARNIVAL Cruise Lines has acquired 329 acres at Sharp Rock in East Grand Bahama for a $200m project. The cruise port will be able to accommodate two of Carnival’s largest ships, the Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration, which each carry up to 6,000 guests. They expect to bring 2 million passengers to Grand Bahama in the first year.

CARNIVAL Cruise Lines has acquired 329 acres at Sharp Rock in East Grand Bahama for a $200m project. The cruise port will be able to accommodate two of Carnival’s largest ships, the Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration, which each carry up to 6,000 guests. They expect to bring 2 million passengers to Grand Bahama in the first year.

By Denise Maycock

Tribune Staff Reporter

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CELEBRATION Key is the name for the $200 million project Carnival is developing in Grand Bahama.

The port, which is expected to open in the summer of 2025, is estimated to bring some two million passengers in the first year to the island.

Grand Bahama Minister Ginger Moxey is excited about the new name.

“I love the name, and I think we can tie it into the marketing campaign for Grand Bahama Island when we think of events and entertainment,” she said on Monday.

Minister Moxey reported that Carnival has completed the dredging for the port and will soon commence development on the landslide.

The cruise line has acquired 329 acres at Sharp Rock in East Grand Bahama. The cruise port will be able to accommodate two of Carnival’s largest ships, the Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration, which each carry up to 6,000 guests.

She believes the name Celebration Key evokes the feeling of a grand celebration.

“I got the call before the announcement was made on the new name, and it ties in perfectly for the direction that we want to see Grand Bahama headed in,” she said.

“This new port is going to bring two million passengers every year, and in the first year to Grand Bahama, that is going to spill over into all segments of the community,” she added.

“It is going to benefit our straw vendors, taxi drivers, and other

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