Friday, January 11, 2019

Balearia Caribbean adding new fast ferry from Fort Lauderdale to Freeport


by Oswald Brown

NASSAU, Bahamas — The shipping company Bale├ária Caribbean will be adding the fast ferry Jaume II to the route between Fort Lauderdale and Freeport, Grand Bahama, to replace the Jaume I as of mid-January, The Bahamas Investor website reported January 8.

Jaume II was re-engined in 2017 for greater energy efficiency and service reliability as well as a higher speed. This fast ferry sails at 35 knots and will complete the route in two and a half hours. The first trip will be during this month, departing at 8 a.m. from the Fort Lauderdale port for Freeport.

The ‘Jaume II’, which will replace the ‘Jaume I’, also has a similar capacity at 600 passengers and can sail at a speed of 35 knots.  Read more >>