Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line plans to resume sailings on July 2 and is accepting direct bookings on its new website.

The line has repeatedly been forced to push back plans to resume during the pandemic.

Chief executive Oneil Khosa said: “The past year has been incredibly challenging for the cruise industry and as an independent, family-owned and operated boutique cruise line, this has been particularly difficult for us.

“That said, we are pleased to announce that our website is now live and accepting bookings for sailings beginning July 2, when Grand Classica will make [its] much-anticipated return to the Bahamas.

He added: “Since the initial outbreak of Covid-19 we have remained one of the few cruise lines that reported no cases of the virus onboard our ships.

“We have worked to install the highest safety protocols onboard Grand Classica [ship], which is now well-suited to fulfill the needs of our guests’ and crew.”

Khosa said the line’s revamped website offered a “more streamlined experience”.

The website now includes an updated booking engine and FAQ section focused on the cruising experience with the line.