Johannesburg - MSC Cruises is embarking on the biggest island development by any cruise company in the Caribbean.
Over the next two years a former sand extraction station in the Bahamas will be transformed into a thriving and breathtaking private marine reserve, following the signing of a 100-year lease agreement between Prime Minister Perry Christie and executive chairperson Pierfrancesco Vago.
The agreement, which was signed in the capital Nassau, will enable the company to occupy and develop the island into the Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.
MSC Cruises will work hand-in-hand with the government and ecologists to develop the extraction station into the reserve. The project will transform the local economy base from “resource exploitation” to “resource conservation”.
In keeping with providing authentic cruise holidays, the island will also offer some of the finest beaches in the world, amid an array of Caribbean-inspired experiences.