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Grand Celebration Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Pleasantly Surprised

Review for Grand Celebration to the Bahamas
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boisefit
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Mar 2018
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Traveled with children

I know a lot of people say this cruise is a scam, but I don't think it is the actual cruise line that scams people, I think it is the private contractor's that book these cruises. We impulsively bought a "great deal" from Holiday Cruise Line that turned out to be working on behalf of a time share company (RCI/Wydham). We ended up spending significantly more money on this "great deal" and it was a nightmare to book. Luckily, aside from the hotel that they booked us at in Orlando (Park Inn by Radisson - don't ever stay here) most of the trip was a lot of fun. Aside from the extra fees that we paid to take this cruise ($82.59 for a beverage package - 10 drink tickets, $116.82 for 3 people to eat at the specialty restaurant - Admiralty Club and $115.80 for gratuity and taxes/port fees), we really had a great time. The entertainment was great and we had a lot of fun playing Name That Tune with the piano player at the martini bar. We also enjoyed playing board games which they had a nice variety to choose from in the lounge next to the martini bar.

The main pool was being painted while we were there, so that was kind of a bummer. It was not easy to find a lounge chair either since it was Spring Break and the ship was full of people.

The food was decent and they have top shelf liquors to choose from which was nice. I also managed to find a good glass of wine.

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Our room was nice and clean- very standard room for a cruise ship and the beds were comfortable. We did not hear noise from outside our room which was also nice.

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