The Grand Turk Cruise Center not only provides guests with a memorable landside experience but has also proven a success from a navigational perspective due to its superior protected area and easy access.
The Grand Turk Cruise Center, which is operated by Miami-based Carnival Corporation & plc; is the largest private employer on the island and the cruise center staff, combined with shore excursion operators, which is world-renowned as a diving and snorkeling jewel, and also features magnificent beaches, striking aqua-blue waters and a variety of fishing and watersports activities.
Developed by Carnival in 2006 but open to other cruise companies, the US$60 million Cruise Center is a 13-acre complex with an 800-foot-long private beach, swimming pool and FlowRider surfing attraction. The pier was designed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane.
The Grand Turk Cruise Center (GTCC) fared much better than the rest of the island, however it was heavily damaged. With a lot of hard work from the GTCC staff and contractors, the cruise center was re-opened to cruise ships on October 8, 2008.
The Grand Turk Cruise Center can accommodate up to 6,000 passengers a day allowing guests the ease of embarking and debarking off the ships at their leisure. The site is 14 acres and sits on an 800-foot stretch of pristine beach. Cruisers can take a day to swim and snorkel in the turquoise hued waters, enjoy numerous water sports activities, rent a private beach cabana, enjoy a sea-side massage, and visit Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, a restaurant and bar on the beach. Duty free shopping is also available everywhere at this 45,000 sq ft outdoor center. Visitors to the cruise center have the opportunity to peruse through a 45,000 sq. ft. shopping center which includes a 10,000 sq. ft
GTCC features the FlowRider, an artificial wave created for both body boarding and stand-up surfing. The FlowRider attraction is operated by Grand Turk’s Margaritaville restaurant and bar, and is currently available for all cruise ship calls at Grand Turk, including Carnival Imagination, Carnival Liberty and Carnival Triumph. It is the only one of its kind at a cruise ship facility — offers participants a chance to catch some gnarly waves and experience some bodacious wipe outs while they enjoy both body boarding and stand-up surfing.
Carnival Imagination outdoor features including: a 9-hole mini golf course, Carnival Waterworks water park, a tropical resort-style pool and Serenity-Adult only Retreat.
Additional cruise lines that call at the island include Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, the Yachts of Seabourn, and Costa Cruises, among others. Also there is Grand Turk Car Rentals within the Grand Turk Cruise Center.
Shore Excursions, attractions, events & Cruise Ship schedule include 4 x 4 Safari, Kayaking, Swimming Pool Cabanas, Aqua Boats, Offshore Sport Fishing, Horseback Ride N' Swim, Governor's Beach & Snorkeling, Power Snorkeling, Island Bus Tour, Bike and Hike, Salt Water Fly Fishing, Catamaran Sail, Snorkel & Beach, Dune Buggy Safari, Scuba Tours, Snuba, Gibb's Cay, Grand Turk FlowRider, Ultimate Snorkeling, Captain Explorer & more.
Contact Grand Turk Cruise Center:
Phone: (649) 946-1040, Fax: (649) 946-1041
For press inquiries, please contact Jennifer de la Cruz or Vance Gulliksen, Carnival Corporation & plc Public Relations at 305-599-2600, ext 16000.
Website query: http://www.grandturkcc.com/
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