WEST PALM BEACH — Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has relaunched its website and booking capability amid plans to set sail again on July 2.
Oneil Khosa, CEO of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, said the past year has been incredibly challenging for the cruise industry, and particularly difficult for BPCL as an independent, family-owned and operated boutique cruise line.
“That said, we are pleased to announce that our website is now live and accepting bookings for sailings beginning July 2, when Grand Classica will make her much-anticipated return to the Bahamas,” added Khosa in a statement.
“I am incredibly proud of our entire team for their efforts over the past year and immensely appreciative of the Sheehan family, who have worked tirelessly to chart a course for Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s future,” said Khosa.
“We have worked, collectively and in collaboration with our partners in the Bahamas, at the CDC and elsewhere, to carefully and thoughtfully prepare for our return to Grand Bahama Island.”
Khosa noted that since the initial outbreak of COVID-19 BPCL has remained one of the few cruise lines that reported no cases of the virus onboard its ships.
He says BPCL has worked to install the highest safety protocols onboard Grand Classica.
The cruise line’s website now has FAQs around the overall cruising experience, as well as an updated booking engine.
“The industry has taken the necessary steps to ensure a safe, fun experience for travellers, and we want to express our gratitude to Gov. DeSantis for his most recent efforts to help us return swiftly to cruising,” said Khosa.
On April 8 Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida had filed a lawsuit against the federal government to demand cruise ships be allowed to start sailing immediately.
Khosa finished by saying: “We also want to thank our partners, crew, the Bahamian government, the travel advisor community and our loyal guests for their support and patience during an unprecedented year. We are ready to return to the waters and look forward to welcoming guests back onboard in July!”