On Friday, December 9, 2011, Balearia Bahamas Express will commence passenger service between Port Everglades, FL and Freeport Harbour, right in time for the Christmas season.
Dubbed ‘Bahamas Express’ this service will essentially ‘fill the void’ of the recently departed Discovery Cruise Line, but with the added benefit that cruising time will be approximately 2.5 hours versus 5-7. This high-speed catamaran styled ferry sails at a speed of 32 knots, and has the capacity to hold 463 passengers, 80 vehicles, cargo in the hold, and will add approximately 135,000 available seats annually from Ft. Lauderdale – which is equivalent to a jumbo jet arriving six days per week.
The Bahamas Express will depart Port Everglades at 10 am, arriving at Freeport Harbour at approximately 12:30 pm. On trips from Grand Bahama to Florida, The Bahamas Express will depart Freeport Harbour at 7:30 pm, arriving at Port Everglades at around 10 pm.
Interested passengers may rent 5.4 foot x 5.5 foot Cargo Bins at a cost of $200 each.
Two types of round trip fares will be offered from Grand Bahama:
* Economy Class: $159 round trip, plus taxes
* First Class: $180 round trip, plus taxesChildren age 6 and under travel at no charge.
Bookings can be made by visiting www.ferryexpress.com, or call your local travel agent.