Carnival Pride Returns to Freeport Bahamas


FREEPORT, BAHAMAS, September 17, 2021 – As part of Carnival Cruise Line’s highly anticipated return to guest operations, Carnival Pride arrived in Freeport, The Bahamas, today, the first time a Carnival ship has returned with guests since March 2020.

Carnival Pride’s seven-day Bahamas cruise departed from Baltimore on Sept. 12 with additional stops in Nassau and Half Moon Cay.

“We are delighted to resume our Carnival Pride sailings and to offer guests an opportunity to experience all of the beauty of Freeport while providing a much-needed boost to the local economy,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “On behalf of Carnival, I would like to thank our partners in Freeport for working with us to bring safe cruising and our guests back to The Bahamas.”

With nine of its ships already in guest operations, additional ships will resume service in the coming weeks and months as the line’s successful restart of operations continues.

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Carnival Cruise Line is proud to be known as America’s Cruise Line with a total of 24 ships, sailing from 14 U.S. homeports and employing more than 40,000 team members from 120 nationalities. The line resumed cruise operations July 3, 2021 while its newest and most innovative ship, Mardi Gras, featuring the first roller coaster at sea and the first in the Americas powered by eco-friendly Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), sailed from Port Canaveral, Fla., July 31, 2021. As part of its 50th Birthday festivities, Carnival Celebration, sister ship to Mardi Gras, is scheduled to debut in late 2022 from PortMiami, as well as a third as-yet-unnamed XL-class ship in 2023.

Article by Cate Kelly