Thursday, September 26, 2019

Carnival Corp., Bahamas firm $180m in destination projects

Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, left, and Carnival Corp.'s Giora Israel shake on the plans

Carnival Corp. &  and two of its brands inked an agreement with the Bahamas to build a pair of major port developments.

Grand Bahama and Half Moon Cay

One is primarily for Carnival Cruise Line on Grand Bahama Island and the other will build an addition, including a pier, on Little San Salvador, home to Holland America Line’s Half Moon Cay.

The Grand Bahama project represents an investment of more than $100m, and the Little San Salvador development will cost an estimated $80m over time.

The agreement was signed today at the prime minister’s office in Grand Bahama at a ceremony with Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest; Sen. Kwasi Thompson, minister of state for Grand Bahama, and other cabinet ministers. Several Carnival Corp. and Carnival Cruise Line executives were also in attendance, including Giora Israel, David Candib, Armando Corpas and Marie McKenzie, all from Carnival Corp.’s port and destination group and the leadership team for both projects. Also on hand were Terry Thornton and Chris Chiames, representing Carnival Cruise Line.  Read more >>