Never Again. Not for experienced cruisers.: Bahamas Celebration Cruise Review by Sheepdog7561
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Never Again. Not for experienced cruisers.
The food was like a high school cafeteria's. Bland, cheap, and lacking of selection describes the dining. Breakfast includes watery eggs in a buffet line, no served breakfast. The pool was more like an above ground drunk person aquarium, very small. The drinks aboard were not bad, standard local bar mixing and fairly priced for a ship. I don't gamble, but the casino was nice and actually not smokey at all, pleasant surprise.
The ship is very small, so there is not much for exploration or options. Room service includes a veggie burrito or a ham and cheese sandwich, seriously, that's all they consider complimentary and 24/7. Outside of the cafeteria-food dining rooms you can get Costco style mini-pizzas and pasta late night in their Italian buffet, the minestrone soup is amazing. Oh the elevators, there's far to little of them and they run very slow. We took the stairs all weekend and beat the elevator every time even over numerous floors.
In short, I know this was a cheap entry-level cruise. It completely lived up to that standard. If you have enjoyed a cruise on any of the big brand ships, I'd caution you. You will most likely feel like you're not getting your money's worth. The prices here are the same if not more than Carnival's, and for a weekend fun/ booze cruise Carnival is a MUCH better value.
Considering this ship has caught fire twice before (prior to being Bahamas Celebration), I guess I should just be happy we didn't have a fire or end up dead in the water without power. They got us there and got us back. If you treat it like a slow ferry to the Bahamas then this is adequate. Less