Not a Bad Deal for a Two Day Cruise: Bahamas Celebration Cruise Review by Rv'eer
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Not a Bad Deal for a Two Day Cruise
Here is my take. AND, you get to pick before boarding the ship. AND, you change once on board if you do it early enough. We did the Crystal. It was JUST fine. You can book either early or late. You get full waiter service and if you are just a couple, you can choose to sit with other folks and "visit". Your choice. The RIO has the same menu for dinner at least.....but there is a buffet line. So, you do most of the work. The Trattoria is on the same deck as the other two. It really is pretty neat. Good pizza and other dishes.Good salads--it is kind of like a sidewalk cafe. Lastly, the Cove to us is way over priced for what you get--it is an "up-charge" from your ticket price. Many cruise ships have "fine dining" restaurants that also incur a surcharge, but less that $25.00 in most cases. Personally, we did not think it was worth $50.00 MORE for a couple. Your choice. Here is the "official description".
The ship has four restaurants. The Crystal Restaurant is the main dining venue. Trattoria Di Gerry serves pizza and pasta. Rio's is a combination buffet venue and Brazilian churascurro, where waiters bring around meats for the picking, and The Cove is the ship's for-fee specialty restaurant ($25 per person). The booking confirmations give you all the particulars for the cruise. We didn't notice any hidden charges. They are trying to do a good job, and for the price, it was well worth it. We would take it again if we are in the Palm Beach area again. One weather note. It was cool in the Bahamas, and where the ship docks is on the other side of the island from Freeport. Here is a good link to check out before you get there. http://www.grandbahamavacations.com/ Take a cab--share with some other folks and it cost $5.00 each. There are shops right where the ship docks, but take a run to town. We didn't think the tours were worth the expense. Your choice. It was a nice 2 days.Try it Less
Cabin review: 48426
It is only 155SF. Small but OK.for two nights. Would not suggest having 3 or 4 in the room. Real cozy. Do not recommend the inside cabins (Cabin fever even for 2 days). It is more enjoyable at least--looking out a porthole to see what is going on. The bath area was just fine. Excellent shower. No tubs. We were in a Category Three Ocean view room. For the extra $70 or so, maybe we would opt the next time for the category 2. By the way, IF the Cat 3 suites are still available on sailing day, when you check-in you can be directed to an area for an upgrade (paid).