Do you love going on cruises, exploring Caribbean islands by sea? If so, you’ll soon have more access to experience more of The Bahamas. 

The Caribbean island is building a huge new ship port with visitor’s experience at the forefront. 

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Welcome to Calypso Cove

The new port, named Calypso Cove, costs $250 million and will welcome two large cruise ships as well as a separate marina for mega-yachts. 

Guests will be able to enjoy the port’s hotel, waterpark, golf course and casino. Once completed, the port will generate thousands of jobs for locals. 

Chester Cooper, deputy prime minister of The Bahamas says, “We are pleased to say that the project will employ thousands of Bahamians and independent Bahamian firms, so this is good for employment, but also for entrepreneurship and the empowerment of Bahamians.”

Up to 13,000 cruise passengers a day will be able to visit Calypso Cove. Local Bahamians are welcomed to stay in the 200-room hotel as well as enjoy the daily activities the port has to offer. 

“We want to build a destination with culture, music, and art in the port, so when people get off the ship, they immediately know they’re in the Bahamas,” says Carlos Torres de Navarra of Azul Destinations, the firm leading the development of Calypso Cove. 

The bounce back

News of this new development shows that The Bahamas and the cruise industry is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic losses. 

The construction is slated to start in late 2023 or early 2024.

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