A previously unknown island 720 nautical miles south west of Bermuda has been discovered by a cruise line.
Celebrity Cruises’ ship, Celebrity Escape, made the discovery has baffled scientists and Bermuda Triangle fanatics.
Celebrity Escape, sailing with 120 crew on-board and no passengers, is used exclusively to research new destinations and itineraries.
Past escapades include test sailings in one of the world’s largest swimming pools at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile, and attempts to cruise between Southampton and New York in just three days.
Early reports indicate that this previously unchartered and uninhabited island is one of the Caribbean’s last remaining gems.
The ship’s crew have broadcast images and videos of the newly discovered island on their social media accounts.
Captain of Celebrity Escape and experienced Master with over 23 years of ocean-going service, Yilo Apradfolos, said: “Celebrity Escape is very much a pioneer ship that tests and explores new experiences but this is the first time that we have found a whole new destination.
“The entire crew is gobsmacked, and enjoying exploring the features of the island to ensure that we have truly unlocked one of the region’s last remaining paradises.
“I can report that the sand on the beaches is golden, and the afternoon light is ideal for shooting the perfect selfie.”
As yet, the island remains unnamed, but as the discoverer Celebrity Cruises has the honour of christening the remote archipelago.
“The cruise line is looking for a contemporary name that reflects the rarity of the event, and captures the essence of ocean going adventures.
Captain Apradfolos added: “We need our guests’ help in finding a suitable name for the new island. Anyone can submit their ideas via social media using the hashtag #IslandX.”
Entries for the naming competition close at midnight on April 21.
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