Margaritaville at Sea Paradise Review

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A nice cruise

Review for the Bahamas Cruise on Margaritaville at Sea Paradise
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: May 2022

Well, just got back. 5/22/2022 A lot of good things to say and some not so good. I will start with the good. No masks required on the ship. Your choice. However you were required to wear them at Freeport. The ship itself was really nice. The outside looked really inviting. Lots of new. On outside and the inside. PVC inserts in all the windows so they all look new. In the public areas they had draw down motorized blinds for all the windows. Everywhere was nice and clean. The state room was a hand operated blind. Bright colors everywhere, Caribbean style, Nice! Lots and lots of Caribbean and nautical pictures. Many large monitors on the walls showing water views sea shore with the waves rolling in with sound. Really different and real nice. All seating was very comfortable. The show was super. Do not miss it. They had it each evening. Bingo once each day, one game $20.00 and trivia twice a day. The state room was real nice. We had an Ocean View. Big TV with about 50 channels. More than any other ship we have ever been on. New rug was shedding, it smelled new. Bed was excellent. Get your own ice. No daily planner put in your room. On the TV or go get one. Learned something very important. Going to bed the first evening, during the night we had no lights and the toilet would not flush. Low and behold. When you walk in your room the first switch is the master switch. It must be on for the lights to work and the toilet to flush. Who knew! Bathroom was a nice size. Large sink and fast hot water. Soap up the shower walls and spin around. It is small but useable. The towels were extremely plush and excellent. Some old showed but so what. 90%was really nice. FOOD! We did not do the Dining Room. The buffet food was surprisingly very good and a good selection. Enjoyed the food at every seating. Breakfast had everything you would expect. The crew cleaned off the tables fast. Really nice to see that. As for the crew themselves. Everyone we had contact with were all very nice and helpful. Now for things WE did not like. You might not care about these. ALL extras are way overpriced. With gratuity $17.00 regular cheese burger at the 5 o’Clock bar. I will not pay that for a burger. Pizza, was the same, with peperoni. $14.00 + $2.70 Gratuity so $17.69 BUT, the pizza was excellent. The best we ever had. The drinks were not what I expected. When we were on the BPCL before it switched. The drinks were strong and cost $2.00 less. Now less alcohol, that I ever expected on a JB cruise ship. My wife does not drink, she does not like alcohol. However the Pina Colada she drank. Said it was real weak. Your basic mixed drink will be just over $14.00 $12 + gratuity. So the 10 for $99 is a good deal. Gratuity on top of that also. You save about $2.00 a drink. If you have others with you, you can share the 10. I got the soda package for $24.00 with gratuity, unlimited. Add rum for $9.00. Lousy sound system for those doing trivia and bingo. Lots of feedback. All muffled. Super hard to understand. They need someone who can pronounce words in English clearly. The elevators drove us crazy. Sometimes over 5 min before you got one. One really disappointment for me. BPCL had a complimentary soft serve at the buffet. No longer. No ice cream anywhere. Gelato is $4.00 a scoop plus the gratuity. Ouch. Parking went up $2.00 a day. WHY? Most of the music was so loud it hurt your ears. Even the piano player had his mike so high you could not sit there. Most all got up and left. The music played so loud at customer service you could not hear them. Getting on the ship was fine. Getting off was aggravating. Got off the RCCL Harmony faster. It took over 1-1/2 hours from walking off the ship to getting in our car. Ship was almost fully booked. Not enough customs agents only 3 then later 4 plus they looked up each person’s pass port number. Really slow. All in all we had a super fun cruise. Looks like everyone got double billed. I am sure they will correct that. Last thing, $24.00 fuel charge per person. So my final thought. If you decide to go. Expect it to cost more for the extras than a regular normal cruise line.

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Did not go. They wanted us to wear masks outside.

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