Grand Celebration Heads to Boston to Aid in Relief Effort
The Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has chartered the Grand Celebration in order to provide housing for the workers who will be working to restore services to thousands of homes in Massachusetts, after the recent gas incident.
Grand Celebration, formerly operated by Carnival Cruise Line as Celebration in 1987, will head to Boston today until December.
The cruise line released a statement on their website stating, “Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has chartered the Grand Celebration to assist with restoration of service to communities impacted by the Massachusetts gas incident. The ship will be traveling to Boston on October 1, 2018 to provide housing, if needed, for people working to restore service to thousands of homes. The Grand Celebration will resume normal cruise operations as of December 2018.
Because of this charter, several October & November 2018 sailings have been cancelled. Individuals that are affected by these cancellations and booked directly with Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line can contact our customer service department at 800-374-4363 to review all the options that are available to guests. Direct cruise line customers that were booked on cancelled sailings can receive a full refund or reschedule their cruise with a $100 onboard credit.
Impacted guests who did not book directly with Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line should contact their travel provider.
Cancelled Sailing Dates:
October 2018: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 and 30
November 2018: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 and 29
The Grand Classica will resume its 2-night cruise schedule from the Port of Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island beginning on Wednesday October 3, 2018. The Grand Classica will operate on the Grand Celebration’s schedule for the months of October and November.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this change of schedule has caused and hope that impacted guests will understand our decision to support a community in need. We will do our best to accommodate as many travelers as possible on remaining October and November sailings.”
Grand Celebration was chartered last year by FEMA to aid in the relief efforts after two hurricanes rampaged St. Thomas.