Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line operates the Grand Celebration out of Palm Beach, Florida offering short Bahamas cruises getaways. The ship carries 1,800 passengers with 575 crewmembers.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line was formed after Celebration Cruise Line ceased operations following a grounding incident with their ship, Bahamas Celebration, in October 2014. Former Celebration Cruise Line executives formed the new company, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line and purchased the Grand Celebration from the Costa Group in December 2014.
The ship was originally built for Carnival Cruise Line in 1986 as the Celebration. It entered service for Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line in February 2015.
Although their cruises are marketed to adult couples and singles, they also have a three-tiered kids program for children aged 3 to 17.
Cruise Management International (CMI) has the management contract for technical and marine operations as well as crewing for the Grand Celebration. In addition, an agreement between Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line and the Bahamas government, the Grand Celebration has committed to employing 300 suitably qualified Bahamians.
Posted: June 4, 2016