During port calls in Freeport, Bahamas, Carnival Liberty and Carnival Glory hosted more than 200 local teens from a summer camp sponsored by the Royal Bahamas Police Force in Grand Bahama.
The visits gave the campers a glimpse of operations aboard Carnival Cruise Line ships. Participants enjoyed a day of fun that included a full-service lunch, a meet and greet with the ship’s captain and senior officers, a tour of the ship, and games and activities in the Club O2 teen facility.
The collaboration is an extension of Carnival Corporation’s ongoing community engagement program for Grand Bahama.
“We are so pleased that we had the opportunity to partner with the Royal Bahamas Police Force Summer Camp, offering a truly unique experience to children from Grand Bahama. Seeing the excitement and wonderment of these young adults as they boarded the ships and got to experience being on a cruise ship was a true delight,” said Marie McKenzie, Carnival’s vice president of global ports & Caribbean governments.
“We were thrilled with the hospitality shown by Carnival Cruise Line to our campers. It was an experience they won’t soon forget and hopefully added new horizons to their perspectives, broadening their views as to how a cruise ship works,” said Loretta Mackey, chief superintendent of police, who also attend the tours with the children.
The Police camp is open to children from the age of 8 to 17 and involves children from throughout the various communities of Grand Bahama, including West End, Eight Mile Rock, Freeport, High Rock, East End and Sweeting’s Cay.
The Bahamas is one of the most popular destinations for Carnival Cruise Line with the line bringing hundreds of thousands of visitors to the islands each year.