Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Why Cruise Lines Are Expanding Ties to the Bahamas and Caribbean

A Carnival Cruise Lines ship sails off Nassau, Bahamas. (Photo by Brian Major)

By Brian Major

The cruise industry’s largest companies are extending their ties with the Caribbean, already their primary deployment region, with projects to build and expand several private islands and exclusive visitor “destinations” that will roll out across the Bahamas and other Caribbean countries in the next few years.

The Bahamas is at the center of the cruise business’ Caribbean development boom, highlighted by Carnival Corp.’s agreement with the territory’s government to launch a port destination on Grand Bahama Island and expand Half Moon Cay, the company's private island on Little San Salvador.  Read more >>