Ocean Cay Marine Reserve adding guest amenities

Ocean Cay Marine Reserve adding guest amenities

Friday, 22 Nov, 2023 0

MSC Cruises will undertake further development work at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in the Bahamas.

The cruise line is adding further investment for the private island which it says will generate many jobs for Bahamians.

Enhancements will be made to the island with additional amenities for MSC’s cruise ship guests.

It will include technical improvements and environmental infrastructure.

The marine reserve and private island destination opened in 2019.

MSC Cruises unveiled plans for new excursion centers to support watersport activities and island tours.

There will be a dive and snorkel center as well as additional food and beverage outlets.

The MSC Foundation’s Marine Conservation Centre will be built as a base for biologists, coral reef experts and students.

It will also house interactive pavilions, a lecture hall and coral exhibition tanks.

This will enable cruise guests to learn more about the marine ecosystem.

Ocean Cay is home to the MSC Foundation’s Super Coral Program and is supporting graduate student programs.

The new development will also see a third solar farm installed as part MSC Cruises’ aim to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions for Ocean Cay.

It will also house a wastewater treatment plant, and will see landscaping improvements.

New accommodation buildings will provide more amenities for island staff, which will see an increase in numbers from 150 to 280.

MSC Cruises will deploy its largest capacity in the North American market during the winter 2023-24 season with five ships – MSC Divina, MSC Magnifica, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Seascape and MSC Seashore.

All these ships will visit Ocean Cay.



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