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Grande Mariner Review

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Review for Grande Mariner to the Bahamas
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Sail Date: Mar 2016
The Grande Mariner docked in Compass Cay marina.
Glass bottomed boat excursion in the Bahamas.

I went to the Bahamian Out Islands with Blount it was the best vacation I have ever taken. We boarded in Nassau and cruised past 4 HUGE cruise ships. We went to the outer islands that big ships will never reach. Spanish Wells, Harbour Island and Compass Cay to name a few.

We had complete access to remote beaches and small towns inaccessible by usual tourists. We were docking with yachts and sailboats the entire time, even running into a few celebrities. The optional excursions were fantastic as well - my favorite is the ride in a glass bottomed boat with the Naturalist Luz who lectured us on fish and coral below the surface.

The crew on these boats are absolutely phenomenal. Beginning on day 1, they will know you by name. If you need ANYTHING, just ask! Fantastic service. I also enjoyed the food onboard greatly. One of my favorite meals was a fun cookout on the top deck during Caribbean night where the captain made his famous punch and handed out delicious grilled shrimp.

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Cabin Category IV

The cabins are small yet extremely comfortable. Plenty of storage space for luggage underneath the beds. There was also plenty of closet space. My room had a private bath and shower. Beds were very comfortable and there was an air conditioning unit which allowed me to keep my room a temperature I was comfortable with.

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