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Grand Classica Review

4.0 / 5.0
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91 reviews
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A scam - extra fees everywhere

Review for Grand Classica to the Bahamas
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dlareviewer
2-5 Cruises • Age 20s

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Sail Date: Dec 2021
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Upon boarding the ship it seems decent. However, Carnival cruise was much nicer. The food is mediocre - there wasn’t many options. You are asked every 5 minutes (I’m not even exaggerating) if you would like to purchase a Bahama Mama to the point where it gets annoying. Finally I gave in and asked the guy how much it was and he says “$11”. Thinking that price was reasonable I purchased one. He then hands me a receipt of $18 which is a totally different price than I was told. They then proceed to hound me the rest of the time about purchasing another one. There wasn’t much nighttime entertainment the first night- we were bored out of our mind. The ship was very empty and there was hardly anyone on it. Oh, and if you want wifi it’s $25 a NIGHT so good luck using your phone.

The worst part was LEAVING!! Everyone was arguing with the front desk over charges because when you go to walk off the ship they tell you to turn back and go pay at the front desk. Pay what? They tell us gratuities are $50 a day which was never stated anywhere. I ended up giving the front desk a $50 bill and then they charged both our credit cards on file another $50 after we left when we only stayed two days. That’s $150 TOTAL in FEES after we have already paid $280 for the two nights. They won’t let you off the ship until you pay and even with everyone going back and forth with the front desk they wouldn’t give in and knock some of the charges off. Ridiculous. It’s a extremely sketchy cruise line and I would not recommend. Save yourself and book with a more established cruise line that does not fee you to death.

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