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Bahamas Celebration Cabins

3.0 / 5.0
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Amber Nolan
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Although the cruise line refers to its lowest-category cabins as "cozy," stifling would be a more accurate description. At 86 square feet, "Coach Cabins" are little more than walk-in closets and are significantly smaller than average cabins on other ships. Each features a double bed with a Pullman bed above it (inside/outside coach) or twin Pullmans stacked like bunk beds (upper/lower coach). Storage areas are virtually nonexistent, so luggage must be stowed under the beds and clothing hung on the few hangers provided. A television is the only real amenity and offers a handful of channels. Rooms could use some new decor: forgettable framed images, blue or red carpeting and off-white walls are about all there are.

Considering the size of the cabins, bathrooms are a bit more bearable, but there's no barrier between the shower and the rest of the bathroom, except a thin plastic shower curtain, so water can easily splash onto anything left on the floor. Walls are thin, and it can get noisy. Bar soap, conditioning shampoo and towels are provided in all cabins.

Coach cabins are the ones offered on the "free cruise promotion." This is one cruise line where springing for the cabin upgrade from the lowest price will grant a significantly more enjoyable experience and a bit of breathing room. Upgrading to an oceanview will at least allow some light in the cell-like room. There are six cabins in categories four and five (Standard Cabins) for people with disabilities. All rooms have Bahamian electric outlets, and although the concierge loans adapters, passengers may want to bring their own.

Upgrading to a Standard Cabin will grant 144 square feet of space -- a drastic improvement from the tiny coach cabins. At this level, the cabin sizes are around the same as the lowest cabin categories on other mainstream ships and contain more storage space, a minifridge, a mirror and a desk. Otherwise, they're similar to the Coach accommodations. Many can accommodate up to four passengers apiece (with Pullman beds), but it would be rather crowded.

Club Suites may vary in shape and setup, depending on location on the ship, and they range from 169 square feet of space to 269 square feet. These are located on the upper levels, beginning with Deck 6, away from the noisy pub area. Significantly more comfortable, suites also offer sofas, additional storage, hair dryers, minibars, coffee tables and separate showers.

Lastly, there are 12 Deluxe Suites, located both forward (eight) and aft (four), each with 231 to 269 square feet of space. These cabins have long windows or enclosed wood-paneled patios called "viewing areas" that contain sliding doors and a table and chairs. Windows open to allow a nice breeze, but they're not typical open-air balconies. (That option doesn't exist on Bahamas Celebration.) Deluxe Suites without viewing areas (containing long windows only) offer connections to neighboring suites.

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