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We meet with some special friends for a few days each year somewhere in Florida just to spend some enjoyable time together. We all enjoy cruising, so this year we decided to spend that time on the Bahamas Celebration. We were a little concerned because some of the reviews were not that great but we all wanted to try this inexpensive three day cruise. We all came away very happy with our choice of this year's get together destination. The ship is not the newest one we've ever been on but it was very clean and well maintained. We each chose the ocean view cabins and although they were small, they were comfortable, clean, and and very adequate for the small amount of time we spent in the cabins during this short cruise. The ship has all the normal features (dining areas, bars, a casino, pools, gift shop, entertainment lounges, etc.) but it also has a superb crew that makes sure you are enjoying yourself while you are on board. The food type was pretty typical for cruise lines and the service was great. Embarkation at Palm beach was great. We were on-board the ship with-in an hour of arriving at the port. We've never had that happen before but it seemed pretty normal for this port and cruise line.Getting off the ship at Freeport and back on was very easy and fast. The evening entertainment on-board was outstanding each day. We enjoyed all the performers. We all thoughly enjoyed ourselves and plan to do this again in the future. I highly recommend this trip for a great, short, relaxing get-away for anyone whether they are first time or experienced cruisers.

A Great Little Getaway

Bahamas Celebration Cruise Review by OldGuy46

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2012
  • Destination: Bahamas
We meet with some special friends for a few days each year somewhere in Florida just to spend some enjoyable time together. We all enjoy cruising, so this year we decided to spend that time on the Bahamas Celebration. We were a little concerned because some of the reviews were not that great but we all wanted to try this inexpensive three day cruise. We all came away very happy with our choice of this year's get together destination. The ship is not the newest one we've ever been on but it was very clean and well maintained. We each chose the ocean view cabins and although they were small, they were comfortable, clean, and and very adequate for the small amount of time we spent in the cabins during this short cruise.

The ship has all the normal features (dining areas, bars, a casino, pools, gift shop, entertainment lounges, etc.) but it also has a superb crew that makes sure you are enjoying yourself while you are on board. The food type was pretty typical for cruise lines and the service was great.

Embarkation at Palm beach was great. We were on-board the ship with-in an hour of arriving at the port. We've never had that happen before but it seemed pretty normal for this port and cruise line.Getting off the ship at Freeport and back on was very easy and fast.

The evening entertainment on-board was outstanding each day. We enjoyed all the performers.

We all thoughly enjoyed ourselves and plan to do this again in the future. I highly recommend this trip for a great, short, relaxing get-away for anyone whether they are first time or experienced cruisers.
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Cabin 8420
The ocean-view rooms were small but not cramped. The windows were larger than on some other ships I've been on. The bathroom area was normal sized. Our room was very quiet and well maintained. It was cleaned very well each day.
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