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My partner and I went on this cruise due to a promotional offer. We simply didn't know what to expect since it was a non-major brand cruise line. The hotel included in the package was dreary and dingy. We had a ticket to dine at the buffet, however we got food poisoning. We complained to the customer service desk, they didn't care. The embarkation wasn't very fast. Once on the ship, you had to navigate through the dining area since it was clogged and not moving. The food was ridiculously bad. Overcooked pasta, bland sauce, iceberg lettuce salad, and sickly sweet tea. It took us 40min just to get our food, and 10min just to find an empty seat. We tried to mingle with others, but everyone seemed frustrated and tried to make the best of the situation. The room we originally had was an interior room, however thinking we'd really benefit from an oceanview, we really weren't. There were no US power outlets and we had to get adapters from the help desk. The oceanview window wasn't even a great view, and the small sized window let in just a bit of light. The edges of the window were rusted and the walls had a sloppy paint job. Bedding couldn't be moved from twins to a full size, strangely. We didn't enjoy the room at all, and yearned to get out of it. Decor of the ship's public rooms were very strange, much like taste out of the late '80's. Floral murals, anyone? The outdoor pool deck left so much to be desired. There were fishtank-like pools and puny spa areas, and there was no way to just dip one's feet in the (not so clean) water. The carpet flooring was soiled all over the place, and I was afraid walking around on it with bare feet. Literally every 30min, the captain or whoever got on the speaker to solicit the passengers in going to the casino. We thought we'd get some peace and quiet in our stateroom, but nope, it was like the volume of a siren. Port of Bahamas had stormy weather. We didn't even bother getting into a cab to go to the water or one of the many tourist traps. We did however find some staff that were very nice. There were just a few of them, the rest were either rude or bad apples. The crew as a whole is not happy on this ship. Our server was very loyal and nice to us once we presented him with a nice tip. Even then, the service was just slow. It took 1hr 30min to get from app's to desserts. The food wasn't quite up to par...it was either bland, dry, or cold. We're not even keen of salty food, but for them to under-season so much was a surprise. The entertainment was hit-or-miss. There were some duds, however there were also some special gems that wowed us. It all depended on who was performing and on which night (it also depends on your taste!). The gym was VERY nice, however was a bit small. The spa staff at the entrance to the gym were rude and just talked smack about the passengers the whole time. All in all, you'd probably like this vacation if you were buzzed/drunk the whole time. This whole cruise, aside from transportation to the marina and the room upgrade, was entirely free. It's free for a reason!

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Bahamas Celebration Cruise Review by nr_clark

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2011
  • Destination: Bahamas
My partner and I went on this cruise due to a promotional offer. We simply didn't know what to expect since it was a non-major brand cruise line.

The hotel included in the package was dreary and dingy. We had a ticket to dine at the buffet, however we got food poisoning. We complained to the customer service desk, they didn't care.

The embarkation wasn't very fast. Once on the ship, you had to navigate through the dining area since it was clogged and not moving. The food was ridiculously bad. Overcooked pasta, bland sauce, iceberg lettuce salad, and sickly sweet tea. It took us 40min just to get our food, and 10min just to find an empty seat. We tried to mingle with others, but everyone seemed frustrated and tried to make the best of the situation.

The room we originally had was an interior room, however thinking we'd really benefit from an oceanview, we really weren't. There were no US power outlets and we had to get adapters from the help desk. The oceanview window wasn't even a great view, and the small sized window let in just a bit of light. The edges of the window were rusted and the walls had a sloppy paint job. Bedding couldn't be moved from twins to a full size, strangely. We didn't enjoy the room at all, and yearned to get out of it.

Decor of the ship's public rooms were very strange, much like taste out of the late '80's. Floral murals, anyone?

The outdoor pool deck left so much to be desired. There were fishtank-like pools and puny spa areas, and there was no way to just dip one's feet in the (not so clean) water. The carpet flooring was soiled all over the place, and I was afraid walking around on it with bare feet.

Literally every 30min, the captain or whoever got on the speaker to solicit the passengers in going to the casino. We thought we'd get some peace and quiet in our stateroom, but nope, it was like the volume of a siren.

Port of Bahamas had stormy weather. We didn't even bother getting into a cab to go to the water or one of the many tourist traps.

We did however find some staff that were very nice. There were just a few of them, the rest were either rude or bad apples. The crew as a whole is not happy on this ship.

Our server was very loyal and nice to us once we presented him with a nice tip. Even then, the service was just slow. It took 1hr 30min to get from app's to desserts. The food wasn't quite up to par...it was either bland, dry, or cold. We're not even keen of salty food, but for them to under-season so much was a surprise.

The entertainment was hit-or-miss. There were some duds, however there were also some special gems that wowed us. It all depended on who was performing and on which night (it also depends on your taste!).

The gym was VERY nice, however was a bit small. The spa staff at the entrance to the gym were rude and just talked smack about the passengers the whole time.

All in all, you'd probably like this vacation if you were buzzed/drunk the whole time. This whole cruise, aside from transportation to the marina and the room upgrade, was entirely free. It's free for a reason!
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