Freeport closed in Matthew’s wake. Grand Celebration sails to Bimini instead..

The MV Grand Celebration is expected to arrive at the Port of Palm Beach Tuesday morning.

The MV Grand Celebration is the only cruise ship which sails out of the Port of Palm Beach.

Grand Celebration, the ship which normally sails from the Port of Palm Beach to Freeport, Grand Bahama, is now headed to the island of Bimini instead, the company confirmed Monday.

Hurricane Matthew hit Grand Bahama as a Category 4 storm. Although Freeport Harbor is open for business, the port is closed to cruise ships.

It’s not known when Freeport’s port will re-open.

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line operates the 1,800-passenger ship which offers two-night cruises. From October 2015 through August of this year, 452,618 passengers took the cruise. The peak month was July, with 54,036 passengers, according to reports filed with the Port of Palm Beach.

 

 

 

 

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