Friday, July 26, 2019

Govt. approves MSC Ocean Cay as marine protected area

Multi-million dollar development expected to open in November

The government affirmed its commitment to MSC cruises yesterday as it recognizes the cruise company’s multi-million-dollar development at Ocean Cay as a marine protected area once the private island officially opens in just over three months.

Two years after breaking ground for its $300 million project, MSC cruises is preparing to officially launch the world’s biggest private cruise resort at Ocean Cay.

The resort opening is pegged for November 9, according to MSC developers.

The man-made island was a former industrial sand extraction site.

The international cruise company has not only transformed the 95-acre island into a destination that is expected to welcome over 500,000 visitors in its first year, but has also received government’s stamp of approval for the island to become a marine reserve protected area.

MSC developers received the green light from Cabinet following its sitting Tuesday.  Read more >>