WEST PALM BEACH — Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is still on track to resume sailings on July 2 after being granted CDC approval to conduct a simulated sailing.
As part of the CDC’s updated Framework for Conditional Sailing Order, simulated cruises – or test cruises – are now required for cruise lines, prior to the resumption of regular cruises, in order to set sail.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line will conduct a closed-group test cruise that will include a full evaluation of the line’s cleanliness and safety protocols. A small, private group of pre-selected, fully vaccinated passengers will join a group of fully vaccinated crew members onboard Grand Classica, departing June 25 for a two-night, roundtrip cruise from the Port of Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island. The sailing will simulate all aspects of the onboard experience, including dining, entertainment, leisure activities and shore excursions.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line plans to resume sailing on July 2, 2021 and is currently accepting bookings on its website. It anticipates earning CDC approval to cruise on July 2 following this month’s simulated sailing.