A representative for Bahamas Paradise Line said Tuesday that the Grand Classica leaves July 2 from Palm Beach to Freeport.
Florida Ports and Bahamas Paradise Line will lead the US in the resumption of cruise, scheduled for July 2, 2021.
The company Bahamas Paradise Line will resume the round trips from Palm Beach in the Bahamas.
The Grand Classica ship is currently docked in Freeport but is expected to arrive in Florida in the next few days.
BPCL is collaborating with the CDC in the US to ensure the application of the security protocols necessary to restart.
Bahamas Paradise has already opened reservations for the 2-night round trip Freeport trip on Grand Classica.
“We, of course, are enthusiastic about getting back to cruising,” said Oneil Khosa, CEO of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Lines. “On the front end, it has to be as fun as before. On the backhand, we have to make sure all of our loose ends tighten up.”
If all goes as planned, it could be the first ship to leave a U.S. port since the start of the pandemic.
Earlier this month, the CDC set new guidelines for cruise lines, urged to resume business with volunteer passengers.
According to the State of Florida, a Federal Maritime Commission report in September 2020 estimated loses that during the first 6 months of the pandemic, totaled $3.2 billion in economic activity.
Cruiselines have been prohibited from sailing in U.S. waters or stopping at U.S. ports since March 2020.