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Carnival Corp to double new private island capacity with $100 million investment

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photo_camera The expansion will add two additional berths (Credit: Carnival Corporation)

Carnival Corporation will double the arrival capacity of Carnival Cruise Line’s new private island with a $100 million pier extension

In addition to the two berths slated to be complete by 2025, the expansion will add two more berths, with all four capable of handling up to Carnival’s largest Excel class ships when complete in 2026.

Overall, the expanded cruise pier will accommodate up to four Excel-class ships simultaneously and is projected to welcome nearly four million guests annually by 2028.

With the additional investment, the now $600 million flagship project remains the largest of its kind ever undertaken by Carnival Corporation.

To mark the launch of the new destination, Carnival Cruise Line unveiled a new trade booking incentive which offers agents the chance to win a cruise to Celebration Key on Grand Bahama island.

Carnival Cruise Line’s Celebration Key to drive ‘significant’ economic growth

The initial phase of the project, including the original two berths, is projected to help generate more than 700 permanent jobs in the community.

“As is fitting for our plans for Grand Bahama island, our vision for Celebration Key is quite grand, and we’re already thinking about the next phase of expansion and development,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

“Building the second pier now allows us to implement growth plans and build itineraries with certainty, and signals to the local community just how important this development is to Carnival Cruise Line and the future of the island.”

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