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20 Cruise Ships Recently Refurbished in Bahamas



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Millions of cruise ship passengers head to the Bahamas each year to soak up the sun. But what many folks don’t realize is that Freeport also happens to be where a lot of their favorite ships go when they need a little R&R. Of course, in the case of the vessels in question, that stands for “rust-removal and refurbishment!”

It turns out that the Bahamas is a popular dry dock destination, meaning that it’s where ships who are due for a new paint job — think of it as a facelift — or repairs go. Want to find out if a ship you know swung through for a little nip/tuck in 2016? We compiled a list of the various vessels who enjoyed their own Bahamian vacation this year.

Carnival Cruise Line 

  • Carnival Fantasy
  • Carnival Magic 
  • Carnival Triumph 
  • Carnival Sunshine
  • Carnival Valor 
  • Carnival Liberty 
  • Carnival Splendor 

Holland America 

  • Maasdam
  • Veendam
  • Prinsendam 

Princess Cruises 

  • Coral Princess

Royal Caribbean 

  • Empress of the Seas
  • Jewel of the Seas 
  • Liberty of the Seas 
  • Adventure of the Seas 
  • Majesty of the Seas

Azamara Club Cruises 

  • Azamara Journey 

Celebrity Cruises 

  • Celebrity Summit

MSC Cruises 

  • MSC Divina 


  • Adonia 

Over a dozen cruise ships are scheduled to be refit and refurbished at the Grand Bahama Shipyard in 2017.

Photos: Grand Bahama Shipyard

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