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Bahamas Express to commence operations Friday, December 16th, 2011
Dec 15, 2011 - 11:45:34 PM

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Bahamas Express is pleased to announce it will commence operations of its line between Fort Lauderdale and Grand Bahama Island starting on Friday, December 16th, 2011.

“All administrative matters with the US department of Homeland Security have been resolved and we look forward to welcoming our first passengers on this new service on this coming Friday,” said Pilar Lecha, area manager for Bahamas Express.

The Baleària Group has more than 13 years of experience operating regular ferry services in Europe.  This is the first time that the company will be operating in the United States. We are excited to be offering this service between Port Everglades and The Bahamas.

“The Bahamas Express service provides an important link between South Florida and The Bahamas” said David Johnson, director general of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.  “It is an affordable and easily accessible option that appeals to a variety of travelers, particularly families and for those seeking a relaxing and hassle free route to The Bahamas.  We look forward to treating guests to our Bahamian hospitality, whether coming for a day or staying for a week.” 

For reservations customers may call our toll free reservation line at 1-866-699-6988 or international customers can call 1 (954) 278-3791 or visit us online at www.ferryexpress.com

For press inquires please contact: comunicacion@balearia.com

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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. 

Interested passengers may rent 5.4 ft. x 5.5ft Cargo Bins at a cost of $200.00 each. 

The Bahamas Express will depart Port Everglades at 10 AM, arrive at Freeport Harbour approximately 12:30 PM, and will depart Freeport Harbour at 7:30 PM, arriving at Port Everglades approximately 10:00 PM.  

Two types of round trip fares will be offered from Grand Bahama:

Economy Class, $150.00; First Class $180.00 round trip, plus taxes

(Children age 6 and under travel at no charge.)


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