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Grand Celebration Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Great Two Day Getaway!

Grand Celebration Cruise Review by tpullen

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2019
  • Destination: the Bahamas

My wife and I just returned today from our 2 day cruise package to Grand Bahamas. Our largest concern in selecting this particular cruise was the cruise ship itself, The Grand Celebration, due to it's age (30+ years). Our concerns were unfounded! The ship was in great shape...super clean, and the entire crew and staff were super friendly, courteous and helpful. The ship accommodates approximately 1500 guests but we sailed with 300 guests. This made embarkation, debarkation, dining, drinking at the bars and excursions a breeze. We dined in the main dining room both nights. The service was excellent. The food was adequate and the presentation of the food was above average. There was always some variety of food available throughout the ship almost the entire day and evening.

We booked an excursion to "Swim with the Pigs". It was the highlight of my wife's trip!!! Booking was fast and easy. On the day of the excursion we were provided with a time and location on the ship to meet. We were led off the ship and onto our transportation van. The driver/tour guide provided a history of the island as well as door to door service. At our location we had a private beach, bar, tables and food (drinks and food were cash only).

The only negative we found was that there was only one electrical outlet available in our ocean view cabin. Also our request for a wake up call was confirmed by we never received the call. Our neighbors got their wake up call an hour early.

All in All its a great little trip that exceeded our expectations.

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Cabin Review

Cabin ocean view E98

Typical cabin. Clean, comfortable, plenty of storage space.

Only one electrical outlet. Had to juggle charging multiple devices.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Palm Beach

A great way to spend 3 hours with new friends in the sand, sun and surf...with Piggies!!!

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