Absolutely Awful: Bahamas Celebration Cruise Review by disappointed sailor

Bahamas Celebration 1
disappointed sailor
Member Since 2012

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Absolutely Awful

Sail Date: July 2012
Destination: Bahamas
Embarkation: Other
Celebration Cruises has downsized everything. When I first took the cruise 4 years ago, it was pleasant and our room while small, was accomodating. The buffet was satisfying and easily assessible. Celebration now has downsized, first the boat, it is now much older and smaller. The requested two beds (for seniors) was pullout bunkbeds, when opened no room to move in or out. The bathroom was a small corner, only assessible when no one else was in the room, as the door was so close to the outer door and bunkbeds, one had to squeeze in to the small opening.

The buffet, per se, was gone and replaced with an early limited time availability in one of the restaurants. In order to get in line to get a good selection, one had to be in line before 6 a.m. (a time we all want to get up on a vacation...not) We never made it. One had to search for food, and everything was time limited with a limited selection. A short Italian selection was the most offered (the cheapest and skimmiest More imaginable) and then it was open and closed on a time schedule which became unintelligible. The last morning, all the leftovers (stale rolls, cold and limp french toast and pancakes, overcooked eggs, and suspicious bacon and potatoes were served in a buffet style on the topdeck, with not many tables or seating unless you were there early enough to grab one of the few bar seats or pool seats (and eat off your lap), all in the blazing hot sun...

Then injury to insult, the disembarking...OMG, we were ordered out of our rooms to stand in line (in one spot) for over an hour and a half, while they waited for personnel to disembark us, which took another hour once it started.

I had taken this trip before they gave us the generic version of a cruise, and found it a good excursion for my guests...well, no more. It was a most unpleasant trip. Embarrassing, uncomfortable and frustrating. The good reviews had to come from those that drank a lot, or were with so many people they were distracted...or had never been on a cruise before. Less

Published 12/12/12

Cabin review:

Tiny everything, tiny bathroom, tiny bathroom door with little room for opening.Two bed cabin, is a bunkbed pullout, when pulled out cabinmate needs to be in bed already as there is no room at side of beds. No closet or place to hang clothes, or place to put luggage. No dresser or room to change. Shower area was sized for children or a small travel trailer. No room to move in bathroom unless you stepped into the showerspace. The toilet was shoved in a small corner beside the small sink...barely room to sit down. It was absolutely worse than accomodations on a Chinese train. I have been in Hongkong hotel rooms that were bigger. At least we could climb over the bed to the other side of the room. We asked for two beds as we were two single senior women, and we got bunkbeds, which were definitely not part of schematic we were shown..the choice was a queensized or two twin beds..there was not room in the entire room for a queensized even if it were the only thing in the room. The room was about 6 x 10.

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