Carnival names custom-built destination

SINGAPORE, 4 September 2023: Carnival Cruise Line has announced that the name of its new destination in the Bahamas is Celebration Key.

As Carnival prepares to open itineraries for sale in late September for cruises that will call on the cruise port destination on Grand Bahama in 2025, it revealed the name of the new cruise destination Celebration Key to guests, employees, travel advisors and Bahamian officials last week. 

Celebration Key is the first port destination exclusively designed for the Carnival Cruise Line. Once complete, it can welcome 2 million guests each year.

“We are working very closely with the Government of The Bahamas and the Grand Bahama Port Authority to ensure that we are highlighting the best of Grand Bahama and its culture, combined with fun as only Carnival can provide,” said Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy. 

Grand Bahama is a northern island of The Bahamas known for its breathtaking beaches, lush vegetation, and friendly people. 

Celebration Key will offer a Bahamian experience with abundant features and amenities, including a one-mile stretch of white-sand beach and Bahamian-operated retail, food and beverage options for Carnival guests to enjoy. 

The adjacent cruise pier will be able to accommodate up to two of Carnival’s Excel-class ships simultaneously to allow guests to walk off the ship and arrive at Celebration Key. A groundbreaking ceremony for the destination was held in May 2022, and design, engineering and construction work is now underway.

In late September, Carnival plans to announce further details of the destination, along with opening for sale the first itineraries on at least 10 ships from multiple homeports that will include a visit to Celebration Key, with the first cruises calling at the new destination in July 2025.


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