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Bahamas Paradise Outlines Resumption of Cruise Sailings in December, Hints CDC No Sail Order Might Be Lifted

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Dear Valued Travel Professional:

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line today announced a voluntary extension to the resumption of its sailing operations. The official statement, delivered by Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line CEO Oneil Khosa, is as follows:

"We’re very pleased with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) decision to lift its No Sail Order on October 31st, 2020. The past few months have been an incredible challenge for the cruise industry at large, and we’re thrilled to welcome our guests aboard for what we know is a much-needed getaway to Grand Bahama Island.

While we are eager to return to sea, the overall health and safety of our guests and crew remain our top priority. Instead of returning to Grand Bahama Island onboard Grand Celebration, we’ve decided to return onboard Grand Classica, which features larger deck space and nearly 100 fewer staterooms. The guest-to-space ratio onboard the Grand Classica is one of the highest in its class and rivals many of our contemporary peers. This change, coupled with a capped capacity of 60 percent, will further ensure that our guests and crew members can easily maintain required social distancing onboard. We will resume cruise operations to Grand Bahama Island on December 18, 2020 onboard Grand Classica. We will announce details on our return to Nassau at a later date.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, we have remained one of the few cruise lines to report no cases of the virus onboard our ships. We have also followed all required guidelines, including adhering to strict requirements for our onboard crew members, and installed the best safety protocols in the industry across our fleet to protect our guests and crew, who are always our top priority.

We will continue to work closely with the CDC, the World Health Organization, and the Bahamian government as we prepare to return to Grand Bahama Island. We appreciate the unwavering support and patience of our partners and crew during this challenging time, and we look forward to welcoming guests back onboard soon."

WHEN: December 18, 2020, onboard Grand Classica
WEBSITE: For information on the cruise line or to book a cruise, visit www.BahamasParadiseCruise.com. Follow Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line on Facebook at Facebook.com/BPCruiseLine, Instagram @BahamasParadiseCruiseLine, and Twitter @BPCruiseLine.

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Interesting wording by the cruise line, but no other source says that CDC has 'lifted' the no-sail order.  The present order expires on Oct. 31, but it has always had an expiration date – and it has been extended several times. 

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20 hours ago, ALWAYS CRUZIN said:

Guess you missed it. The CDC gave them the Okay to sail

Good news! Thanks for posting this. Looks like the CDC order will expire at the end of the month.

(note to potential naysayers: don't waste your breath)

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