Great Britain Cruise Vessel Is Back In Palm Beach Bahamas

  • Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has brought its Grand Classica vessel back to its Port of Palm Beach home port as it begins to prepare for the July resumption of cruises to Grand Bahama. 
  • The vessel has not sailed for more a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the cruise line said in a statement that its main priority is to begin fully vaccinating the ship’s crew - a process that has already begun. The ship’s arrival was greeted by cruise line executives, as well as employees and partners. 
  • Manuel Almira, the Port’s executive director, said that: “We couldn’t be more excited to see Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line prepare for the resumption of sailings from the Port of Palm Beach. Before the pandemic, the cruise line was credited for generating more than $100Mn in local and state revenue and supporting more than 1,300 cruise-related jobs. It’s time to get crew members, cruise line support staff and parking attendants back to work.” 
  • Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line said it was working closely with the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure all guidelines are met prior to receiving passengers.

(Source: Tribune)