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Grand Celebration Review

4.0 / 5.0
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385 reviews
7 Awards

A surprisingly complete cruise package that exceeds expectations.

Review for Grand Celebration to the Bahamas
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p.opus
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Mar 2017
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My Cabin, Cabin U5
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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Lines is not the first, second, or even third cruise line that comes to your mind when you think of Cruises. You would be excused for it not being on your radar at all. They have one ship. A thirty year old Holiday Class ship they purchased from Costa/Carnival. They have one itinerary. Freeport Bahamas (They went to Bimini for some time after Hurricane Matthew decimated Freeport). They have one length of cruise. 2 nights. The price? from $159.00 per person, (depending on cruise date)

It's easy to see how a cruise line that exclusively offers very short "single day" cruises would become the easy fodder of cruise snobs used to higher quality offerings by Celebrity, Viking, Royal Caribbean, and yes, even Carnival.

But this cruise was surprisingly complete. The entertainment was easily on par with other shows I've seen, although a bit scaled down. The on-board illusionist was the highlight of the evening and provided some honestly good magic and had a stage presence not unlike Harry Blackstone Jr. The aerialist was impressive. The only person who fell a little flat was the comedian, who's appearance on the first night entertainment certainly didn't convince me to pay the $12.00 cover for his adult comedy act on the second night.

Response from ChristineK, Social Media Team @Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line

Hello p.opus, Thank you for joining us aboard the Grand Celebration and for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad to see you found this to be a complete cruise experience in a...

Cabin Review

Cabin 1A porthole

The cabin was listed by the cruise line as a "singles" cabin, but is actually one of the carnival "1A" porthole cabins.

Two twin beads were shoved together to form a Queen and the cabin was perfect size for a single traveller or even for two. There was a slight "oily" smell to the cabin most likely due to it's location near the anchor space.

The cabin itself was very nice and did not appear in poor condition in anyway. The key card was separate from your sign and sail card, due to the older generation locks.

The cabin was more than adequate and in very good condition.

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