First ship for Grand Turk Cruise Centre

27th Feb 2006

The new Grand Turk Cruise Center has welcomed its first ship, Holland America Line’s newest cruise ship, the 1,848 passenger Noordam, on her inaugural call.
The Caribbean’s newest port facility features a state-of-the-art pier that can
accommodate two large Super Post Panamax vessels and a 13-acre complex that serves as a gateway to one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful islands.

With its expansive recreation area, including an 800-foot white-sand
beach, a swimming pool, cabanas, an array of retail shops and the Caribbean’s
largest “Margaritaville”-themed bar and restaurant, owned by music superstar
Jimmy Buffet, opportunities abound for cruise guests to discover the
Caribbean’s newest destination.

“We are proud to establish this association with Carnival Corporation and
are deeply grateful that Carnival decided to make this large investment on our
island. We look forward to a very successful relationship with Carnival,” said
the Honorable Floyd Hall, Grand Turk’s deputy chief minister of finance. “Our
arms are open to passengers from all cruise lines and visitors who will be
coming to our shores in the months and years ahead. The Noordam’s arrival
earlier today represents an exciting new chapter for our island and we are
just delighted with reaction from cruise passengers.”

By March, Carnival Cruise Lines’ Sensation will begin bi-weekly port calls to the
island. Crown Princess and Costa Cruises will also include Grand Turk on their itineraries. Other cruise lines visiting Grand Turk this year include Crystal Cruises, Silversea Cruises, Oceania Cruises, and Radisson Seven Seas.





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