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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is a cruise line that operates two-day voyages out of Port of Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island. The company was founded in late 2014, and began operating its first cruises in February 2015.

History

The cruise line was formed after Celebration Cruise Line ceased operations following a grounding incident that left its only ship, the Bahamas Celebration damaged beyond repair. Former Celebration Cruise Line executives formed Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line and purchased the Costa Celebration to take over the route formerly operated by the Bahamas Celebration. The cruise line's first cruise was scheduled to depart on February 1, 2015. Due to technical difficulties, the voyage was canceled. Repairs were made and the ship set sail on February 3.

On September 19, 2017, FEMA chartered the ship for a 90-day period through December 2017 to house the National Guard in St. Thomas, which was devastated by Hurricane Irma. The ship returned to service on December 23, 2017.

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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is a cruise line that operates two-day voyages out of Port of Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island. The company was founded in late 2014, and began operating its first cruises in February 2015.

History

The cruise line was formed after Celebration Cruise Line ceased operations following a grounding incident that left its only ship, the Bahamas Celebration damaged beyond repair. Former Celebration Cruise Line executives formed Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line and purchased the Costa Celebration to take over the route formerly operated by the Bahamas Celebration. The cruise line's first cruise was scheduled to depart on February 1, 2015. Due to technical difficulties, the voyage was canceled. Repairs were made and the ship set sail on February 3.

On September 19, 2017, FEMA chartered the ship for a 90-day period through December 2017 to house the National Guard in St. Thomas, which was devastated by Hurricane Irma. The ship returned to service on December 23, 2017.

It was announced in December 2017 that the cruise line purchased the Costa neoClassica. It entered service on 13 April 2018 as the Grand Classica.

Fleet

Current fleet

Grand Celebration - Previously was the Celebration for Carnival Cruise Lines (built in 1987), Grand Celebration for Ibero Cruises, and Costa Celebration for Costa Cruises. The ship was purchased on November 21, 2014, one day before she was to operate for Costa Cruises. Tonnage: 47,262 GT.


Grand Classica - ​Left the Costa Cruises fleet in March 2018. Originally Costa Classica (built in 1991). Tonnage: 52,926 GT.
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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line fleet