20 Cruise Ships Recently Refurbished in Bahamas

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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