-Offers Cruisers Chance to Give Back- 

Deerfield Beach, FL. March 11, 2019 – Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line (BPCL), the only provider of two- night cruises and Cruise & Resort stays to Grand Bahama Island from the Port of Palm Beach, is proud to announce a partnership with Mercy Ships, an international nonprofit that operates the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship, providing free, lifesaving surgeries for people living where medical care is nearly nonexistent. Cruisers of all ages will have the opportunity to learn more about the transformative work of Mercy Ships across the globe and give back through a series of fun and impactful onboard partnership events.

“We at Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line aim to provide guests with an enriching and immersive cruise experience that is just as memorable as it is meaningful,” says Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s CEO Oneil Khosa. “We are thrilled to partner with Mercy Ships and provide both our crew and passengers with fun ways to give back to such an incredible organization directly impacting thousands of patients around the world.” 

Founded in 1978, the floating hospitals of Mercy Ships have provided services and surgeries valued at over $1.53 billion, impacting more than 2.71 million of the world’s most disadvantaged in more than 581 ports in 57 nations. This global charity has performed more than 95,000 surgeries onboard since 1978, removing tumors, giving sight to the blind, correcting clefts, fixing fractures and more. 

“We are honored to build a partnership with Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line that will provide their staff, crew and passengers the opportunity to learn more about Mercy Ships, as well as volunteer and support our programs through annual campaigns,” says Mercy Ships Director of Corporate Development, Russ Holmes. “Partnerships like this one allow us to continue transforming lives each day in the nations we serve.” 

A variety of special partnership events and programming with Mercy Ships will be available onboard Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line voyages to create awareness and excitement as well as opportunities to donate. The full details of these events are in the works and will be announced soon. 

For more information on Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line or to book a cruise, please visit 

www.bahamasparadisecruise.com or call 800.995.3201. Two-night cruises start at $152 per person, based on double occupancy, in an ocean-view stateroom. For more information about Mercy Ships, and to learn about the many ways to help, please visit: www.mercyships.org.

About Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is the only provider of two-night cruises and cruise & resort stays to Grand Bahama Island year-round from the Port of Palm Beach. Majority owned by the family of former Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO Kevin Sheehan since December 2016, the company now operates Grand Celebration and Grand Classica as of April 2018. The addition of a second ship doubles the Line’s capacity and with both ships sailing to Grand Bahama Island, the company is projected to carry more than 500,000 passengers annually and be the largest contributor to tourism in Grand Bahama Island. For more information on the features and amenities of the cruise line or to book a cruise, visit the company’s website: www.BahamasParadiseCruise.com or call: 800-995-3201. Follow the company on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

About Mercy Ships Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class healthcare services, capacity building and sustainable development to those with little access in the developing world. Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 70 countries providing services valued at more than $1.53 billion, treating more than 2.71 million direct beneficiaries. The Africa Mercy is crewed by 400 volunteers from up to 40 nations, an average of 1000 each year. Professionals including surgeons, dentists, nurses, healthcare trainers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers, and agriculturalists donate their time and skills to the effort. With offices in 16 nations, Mercy Ships seeks to transform individuals and serve nations one at a time. For more information click on www.mercyships.org

CONTACT: Elsbeth Pratt/Charlotte Park Lou Hammond Group 843-647-6395/843-371-1362 Elsbethp@louhammond.com/charlottep@louhammond.com