Bahamas, June 8th 2017: Bahamas can expect a number of cruise calls this season, as a number of large cruise liner companies have added the Caribbean destination to their lineup. Carnival Cruises announced the addition of Half Moon Cay, a private island, as an extended stay stop for it 2,052 passenger Carnival Elation, while another six-day voyage includes stops at Freeport and Nassau.
Elation is the only cruise ship based year-round in Jacksonville. It normally sails four- and five-day trips to The Bahamas and Caribbean.
Other ship calls expected to come on stream next year include Disney’s Magic which will add a stop at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in The Bahamas, in late 2018.
Royal Caribbean has also booked The Bahamas as a stop for its 2,050-passenger Vision of the Seas, as it will operate seven-night sailings out of New Orleans during winter 2018-19, marking Royal Caribbean’s first out of New Orleans voyages in three years.