Click here to view the EIA, EMP and Public Consultation Report

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT and ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLAN

During an extremely challenging two years, Carnival never stopped working to make our 'Grand Port' vision a reality. Through the tumultuous aftermath of Hurricane Dorian which caused considerable damage to Grand Bahama and in the face of a COVID-19 pandemic that brought the cruise industry to a standstill for more than a year, Carnival’s firm commitment to this groundbreaking project never diminished. Nor has Carnival wavered in its dedication to ensuring that the "Grand Port", the largest purpose-built cruise port ever built in The Bahamas and one of the largest in the world, will create as many meaningful employment and business opportunities for the Grand Bahama and the wider Bahamian community as possible.

 

Carnival is committed to developing the Grand Port in a sustainable and responsible manner, meeting or exceeding all applicable environmental standards while preserving a 100-acre wetland conservation area and a 55-acre nature path. The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the project have been submitted to both the Department of Environmental Planning and Protection (DEPP) and the Grand Bahama Port Authority. Relevant issues associated with the construction and operation of the facility were addressed in these two documents. Moreover, all commitments made in the EMP related to the operation of the facility will be completed and the EMP revised and resubmitted before the facility is operational.

 

Please click below to view each report:

PUBLIC CONSULTATION REPORT

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLAN

 

The public can send written comments to inquiries@depp.gov.bs or to our email at info@carnivalgrandport.com no later than 21 days after the public meeting or by August 25, 2021 by 5:00pm.