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The 2,974-passenger Carnival Valor is one of several ships that have docked at the new $62 million Mahogany Bay Cruise Center at Roatan in the Bay Islands since its official grand opening earlier this week.

Encompassing 20 acres of waterfront property, the Mahogany Bay Cruise Center includes a two-berth cruise pier which can accommodate up to 8,000 passengers daily.

The joint project between Carnival Corporation & plc and Roatan businessman Jerry Hynds also offers a welcome center along with a variety of retail outlets, including two themed bars, a restaurant and several shops.

Also available is the “Magical Flying Beach Chairs,” a new chair lift system that takes cruise ship guests from the welcome center to beautiful Mahogany Beach, a 10-acre private island featuring an 825-foot-long white-sand beach with a beach volleyball court and myriad watersports opportunities.