Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
Industry Transportation
Founded 2014
Headquarters Deerfield Beach, Florida, United States
Area served
The Bahamas
Products Cruises
Website Bahamas Paradise Cruise

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.


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.[1] 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.[2][3] The cruise line's first cruise was scheduled to depart on February 1, 2015. Due to technical difficulties, the voyage was cancelled. Repairs were made and the ship set sail on February 3.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6]


Current fleet

Ship Class Built In Service Tonnage Flag Notes Image
Grand Celebration Holiday class 1987 2015-Present 47,262 GT  Bahamas Previously was the Celebration for Carnival Cruise Lines, 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.[7] Grand Celebration (cropped).jpg
Grand Classica Classica class 1991 2018 - present 52,926 GT  Portugal Left the Costa fleet in March 2018.[8] Originally Costa Classica. Costa neoClassica sto argostoli.jpg


  1. ^ "Celebration Cruise Line rebrands as Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line". 26 December 2014. Retrieved 2017. 
  2. ^ Susan Salisbury (30 January 2015). "Grand Celebration ship could launch in February - Protecting Your Pocket". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved 2017. 
  3. ^ South Florida Sun-Sentinel (24 December 2014). "Port of Palm Beach to get new cruise ship in February". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 2017. 
  4. ^ Jamel Lanee (3 February 2015). "Grand Celebration to set sail Tuesday, cruise line says". WPTV. Archived from the original on 11 March 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  5. ^ "FEMA Charters Grand Celebration to House National Guard in St. Thomas". Cruise Industry News. 19 February 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  6. ^ "Bahamas Paradise: Ship Upgrades and New Vessel Named Grand Classica". Cruise Industry News. 13 December 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  7. ^ "Costa Celebration Moves Elsewhere". Cruise Industry News. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 2017. 
  8. ^ "Costa Confirms: Victoria Back to Europe, neoClassica Sold". Cruise Industry News. 2 August 2017. Retrieved 2017. 

External links

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