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Baleària Caribbean increases its weekly services between Fort Lauderdale and Grand Bahama to six
By Baleària Caribbean
Nov 8, 2017 - 9:41:32 AM

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Starting next week, the shipping line will operate every day except Wednesdays

The shipping line Baleària Caribbean is adding a new weekly service starting next Monday, November 13th, between the island of Grand Bahama and Fort Lauderdale, which operates the fast ferry Jaume I. From then on, the company will offer the route daily except Wednesdays in order to provide its customers with more options.

This increase in services coincides with the launch of a special 50% discount on trips taken Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays during the months of November and December. The COO of Baleària Caribbean, Mario Otero, says the services are being improved and various sales policies are being implemented to “loyalize its customers” on this route.

In 2016, Baleària Caribbean transported 150,000 passengers, which is a 5% increase over 2015. Overall, the shipping line has carried more than half a million passengers between the United States and the Bahamas since Baleària Caribbean inaugurated the line in December 2011. These data confirm the company’s strength as it celebrates six years of operations.

The vessel Jaume I

The fast ferry Jaume I has a capacity for 623 people and 130 vehicles and can sail at a speed of 32 knots. It is worth recalling that this fast ferry offers a wide range of services such as a cafeteria, gift shop and pet area in addition to offering family-related services and being handicap accessible.

The fast ferry Jaume I is one of the most highly valued ships of the Baleària Group fleet. According to the General Satisfaction Index (GSI), which evaluates different ship services and the crew, it received a score of 8.5. Above everything else, customers appreciate its timeliness, as reflected in the 8.8 rating, as well as its onboard personnel, who received the same rating.

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