Cruise News Today — July 6, 2023 [VIDEO]

Freeport Gets Surge of Development 

There’s a bright future for Freeport, Bahamas if everything goes according to plan. 

Grand Bahama is amid a significant economic revitalization with $1 billion in large-scale tourism projects in progress or planning stages. 

This is how it breaks down:

$70 million renovation of the Freeport cruise port led by Royal Caribbean International and ITM Group

Carnival’s planned $300 million cruise port for East Grand Bahama

A $350 million expansion of the Grand Bahama Shipyard

A $200 million Six Senses resort and spa initiated by the Weller Development group. 

$200 million makeover of Grand Bahama International Airport.

Prime Minister Philip Davis and his administration are advocating for these developments to stimulate economic growth. 

Freeport constantly makes the list of least desired destinations 

Carnival Jubilee Update

The shipyard constructing Carnival Jubilee gave people a glimpse of how the ship is progressing. 

The installation of the BOLT rollercoaster has begun, with most of the track already installed.  

However, the full completion of the rollercoaster will have to wait until the ship is floated out of the construction hall, which is expected to happen later in July 2023. 

In the upcoming month, Carnival Jubilee will undergo float out and then proceed to sea trials in August.

Carnival ambassador John Heald expressed excitement about the ship, saying it’s schedule to deliver loads of fun to its passengers.

The ship will debut just in time for Christmas out of Texas. 

Brewery at Sea for Asia

Carnival Corporation’s Chinese brand, Adora Cruises, revealed that Asia’s first-ever brewery at sea will be introduced on their upcoming ship, the Adora Magic City. 

The 1508 Brewery, designed by experienced German brewers, will serve a variety of craft beers.

Passengers will also have the chance to enjoy a special craft beer inspired by the flavors of the Silk Road. 

The 5200-guest Adora Magic City, currently being built by the Shanghai Shipbuilding Corporation, is scheduled to set sail later this year. 

Adora Cruises is also working on its second Chinese-built cruise ship, which is now in the design and construction phase.

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