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Cue the Junkanoo band, drumroll please… Carnival Cruise Line has announced that the name of its new destination in the Bahamas is… Celebration Key.

Celebration Key is the first port destination exclusively designed for Carnival Cruise Line guests, with a name chosen to recognize what Carnival and The Bahamas offer when it comes to creating memorable vacations. Once complete, it will be capable of welcoming two million guests each year.

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Grand Bahama Island is a northern isle of The Bahamas.

“We are working very closely with the Government of The Bahamas and the Grand Bahama Port Authority to ensure that we are highlighting the best of Grand Bahama and its culture, combined with fun like only Carnival can provide,” said Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy in a media statement. “Invoking the natural beauty of Grand Bahama every day at Celebration Key will be a celebration of our guests’ own making with a variety of experiences and something for everyone.”

Beautifully Bahamian on Carnival Cruise Line’s Celebration Key

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Friendly faces, exotic places in The Bahamas.

Grand Bahama is a northern island of The Bahamas and is known for its beaches, lush landscape and welcoming people. Celebration Key will offer a uniquely Bahamian experience with abundant features and amenities, including a one-mile stretch of white-sand beach, as well as Bahamian-operated retail, food and beverage options for Carnival guests to enjoy. The adjacent cruise pier will be able to accommodate up to two of Carnival’s Excel-class ships simultaneously, offering quick access to Celebration Key. A groundbreaking ceremony for the destination was held in May 2022 and design, engineering and construction work is now under way.

In late September, Carnival plans to announce further details on the destination as well as open sales for the first itineraries on at least 10 ships from multiple homeports that will include a visit to Celebration Key, with the first cruises calling on the destination in July 2025.

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