Carnival Cruise Line president visited the Hurricane hit Grand Bahama island for a special event, meeting with officials and Carnival’s future port.
Christine Duffy Visits Grand Bahama
When the president of the largest cruise line in the world takes a visit to the Bahamas then it’s pretty important and in this case more than ever. Grand Bahama Island was devastated in September 2019 by Hurricane Dorian and the cruise line has been in full swing providing relief efforts and funds.
Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy visited the island to meet with local officials, check up on the cruise line’s future cruise port on the island and attend GirlCON’s third annual conference aboard Carnival Glory.
Senator The Honorable Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Grand Bahama, said:
“We welcome Christine and the Carnival leadership team to our island.”
“I speak on behalf of Grand Bahama in saying that we fully embrace Carnival’s partnership efforts which have been social and economic and we are very confident this will be a meaningful experience for all.”
Duffy delivered a keynote at the event aboard the Conquest-class cruise ship. GirlCON aims to inspire and empower young Bhamian women which is more important than ever as many of them have been impacted by the recent Hurricane disaster.
As one of the largest year-round supporters of tourism to Grand Bahama, Carnival brings more than 400,000 guests a year to the island aboard 10 different ships departing from nine different U.S. homeports, providing a significant impact to the local economy.
Carnival Cruise Line’s new Grand Bahama destination will be developed on the south side of the island in cooperation with the Grand Bahama Port Authority and the government of The Bahamas.
The new destination will offer guests a uniquely Bahamian destination with a spectacular beachfront and exciting features, along with job opportunities and positive economic impact for the local community. More details will be revealed over the coming months.