Bahamas Celebration Cruise Review by scammed2: Ferry ride
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If you were enticed to take this cruise because it would cost next to nothing, you get what you pay for. You find out later through fees and surcharges that its not the bargain you thought it would be. If this is a gift by a telemarketer on condition of attending a time share presentation, be prepared to be scammed by professionals willing to lie and misrepresent to get a sale. Leave the presentation ASAP or you will end up paying outrageous interest rates on a mortgage and a lifetime of maintenance fees and assessments that will be passed on to your children and their children regardless of usage.
Do not mistake this for a cruise. It is basically an overnight ferry to the Grand Bahamas. The ship itself is fairly small and passed its prime with tiny cabins and squeeze in bathroom. The food and service was adequate in the casual dinning room and the entertainment in the lounge was enjoyable. We did not dine in the more formal rooms. The casino on board and at the Resort More were mostly vacant and dead.
We were impressed with the Our Lucaya Resort, it looked like a well groomed resort in Hawaii, but not much to do unless you were willing to pay big bucks for touristy type excursions. We did pay for a snorkeling tour and enjoyed it very much. The marine fauna and animals and the clarity of the water gave the impression of a pristine ecosystem.
Not much happening at the Marketplace across the street from the resort. All the vendors offered the same merchandise and touristy type of souvenirs. We went there to find affordable dinning options and yes no rave reviews. Avoid the Chinese restaurant at all cost. The one meal worth mentioning was a fresh conch salad from a vendor near the harbor side of the Marketplace. Diced tomatoes, onions, peppers for a little spice, lime juice, S&P, a hint of cilantro and fresh conch, yum.
Disembarkation and customs at Port of Palm Beach was agonizingly slow and the worst part of this cruise. This review was very general in nature and lacking details because we cruised months ago and to go back to research them was well not worth it. The point being, save your money and someday take a real cruise, on a real cruise ship. On the other hand, if you are looking for a cheap date with low expectations, go for it. You might be pleasantly surprised like other cruisers were. Less
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