Grand Celebration 2 night Bahamas Cruise


 About the Grand Celebration

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s MV Grand Celebration is the finest to ever sail out of the Port of Palm Beach and the best cruise option to the Bahamas because of the flexible vacation options it provides. There is a large pool deck with five swimming pools and jacuzzis, a luxurious spa and wellness center, a Las Vegas style casino with a wide variety of slots and table games not found at many land casinos, eight bars and lounges, a state-of-the-art performance center with live shows, duty free gift shops and an age appropriate kids club. Below are some numbers that may be of interest:
 
 
 
 

Bahamas Paradise 2-Night Bahamas Cruise

Our goal at Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is to pamper you in every way possible, let you unwind at sea with soft ocean breezes, beautiful vistas and a cool drink in hand and provide you with all the food, fun and all entertainment you can handle.

As South Florida's only year round 2-night Bahamas cruise sailing every other day of the week, we offer tremendous flexibility when selecting your cruise date. Our 6:00pm departure time and morning return to West Palm Beach adds to convenience for passengers who work or need to coordinate flights. Even though we depart at 6:00, the onboard fun begins just after noon!

Some of the cruise highlights include savory food selections with flex-dining options in five restaurants including 5-star dining, outstanding service throughout the ship, a luxurious spa and wellness center, a pool deck with five pools and Jacuzzis, several bars and lounges with live music, a large casino with a variety of slots and table games including many not found in Florida casinos, a State-of-the-Art Performance Center with a variety of exciting live shows and concerts, children's activities and a full day in Bahamas.



                                            

 


 

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Celebration Entertainment & Activities

Everyone's definition of fun is different so Celebration's aim is to provide a wide variety of entertainment and activity options while on the ship to make your cruise both enjoyable and memorable.

Shows

Over two nights you will see six different acts by some very talented performers. Our professional entertainers may be singers, skilled acrobats, magicians or comedians. The shows are scheduled in The View after your delicious dinner and before your late night entertainment.

Music & Dancing

You are going to hear music and singing throughout the ship, from pros performing on the pool deck, in The View or in the Pub to our would be pros singing karaoke in the Ocean Breeze Lounge. After the shows are over, The View turns into a dance club with a great assortment of dance music for all taste.

Comedy

One or two very funny comedians are usually part of our shows and funny is also a talent of our Cruise Director. Late on the second night of the cruise, there is an adult comedy show that's a bit rawer than the more family oriented comedy heard earlier in the evening.

Casino

From the time we get out to sea until well into the early morning hours, the Wynmore Casino is open for play. Enjoy the wide selection of table games and slots.

International Wine Tasting

Let's be honest, most of us don't know much about wine, we just like what we like. So rather than taking a chance on ordering a wine from a wine list you may not recognize, you can increase your wine knowledge and sample many different types of wine on the first afternoon of the cruise.

Pool Deck

The pool deck is fun for both adults and kids. On one side is a pool, jacuzzis, lounge chairs, Tiki bars and fun Sail Away music, dancing and games. On the opposite side, is a kids splash pool and 180 foot water slide. For passengers who want to relax in a quieter location, there is the sun deck off Ocean Breeze lounge.

Spa

For some people, being pampered is the best form of entertainment. That may be in the form of a massage, facial or beauty treatment. Many couples find a couples massage to be a great start to a very romantic evening.

Kids

While kids will enjoy the shows, we also offer age appropriate Kids Clubs that are well supervised with lots to do. There is also a game room on the pool deck along with a 180 foot water slide.

 
 
 
 

Grand Celebration Shore Excursions

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has picked the best shore excursions at affordable prices to ensure your fun continues once we arrive in the beautiful Bahamas. Customize your unforgettable experience with a dolphin swim, take a dive on the wild side and dive with sharks or play it safe on land at the beach or casino. Grand Bahama Island is filled with many on shore, on the water and underwater adventures, romantic attractions and historical charm. Shore excursions can be added to your reservation at anytime over the phone by calling 800-374-4363 or onboard the day of sailing.

ADVENTURE

Dolphin Swim

Dolphin Swim
Before your interactive swim with these amazing creatures you will gather in groups of six and be given educational information and tips from experts. You will learn hand signals to give the dolphins to show off their skills to wave, splash, turn around and speak.

Jeep Adventure

Jeep Adventure
Tour the beautiful Grand Bahama Island as you drive an open top 4x4 Jeep. Led in a convoy by an experience island guide you will stop at a variety of great destinations around the island. This narrated tour will inform you of the Island’s culture and history.

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving
You will dive some of the most glorious and ancient coral reefs that have formed at these dive sites, giving you a face-to-face encounter with the incredible work that nature has created. You will be surrounded by beautiful schools groupers, jacks, and other coral reef fish.

BEACH ACTIVITIES

Grand Lucayan Beach Resort Day

Grand Lucayan Beach Resort Day
Enjoy the day at this stunning 4-Star resort with its 7 acres of pristine white sandy beaches. It's the perfect beach to enjoy the radiant sunshine of the Bahamas, build sandcastles, splash about the warm crystal clear blue waters of the Caribbean, use their refreshing pools, relaxing Jacuzzis, and adult swim-up bar.

Deserted Beach Cruise

Deserted Beach Cruise
Simply climb aboard a 45 foot catamaran and begin your isolated island getaway. This personalized tour takes you to a beach that is isolated from the world. While surrounded by a white sandy beach you can sunbath, bird watch, go swimming, or sip on a refreshing native island beverage.

Garden of the Groves

Garden of the Groves
Visit the Botanical Gardens of the Groves where you will have a guided tour and be able to explore on your own, this lush tropical landscape with trees and flowers from the Bahamas and around the world. After your visit at the Garden you will be transported to Port Lucaya Marketplace for shopping and beach time.

FAMILY ADVENTURES

Snorkel Adventure Tour

Snorkel Adventure Tour
This is an unforgettable snorkeling adventure that puts you face-to-face with beautiful marine life. Discover a whole new underwater world covered in flourishing coral reefs and tropical fish - all while floating on the surface of warm crystal clear waters.

Glass Bottom Boat Tour

Glass Bottom Boat Tour
Climb aboard the 60 foot double-deck glass bottom boat, Ocean Wonder. Enjoy breathtaking views as you sail over the shallow coral reefs that surround Grand Bahama Island. Discover the vibrant tropical sea life, coral reefs and other unseen wonders of the underwater world.

East End Cave Tour

East End Cave Tour
This is truly a treat for nature lovers. Enjoy the experience of a lifetime as you are taken to the eastern end of the island to explore Ben’s Cave; one of the world’s most extensive underwater cave systems. The guided tour includes Lucayan National Park, home to mangrove swamps, sand dunes, beaches and forests.

Note: All tours are subject to change due to minimal participation levels or mechanical problems.




Embarkation

Check-in begins at 11:00am. The Grand Celebration is scheduled to leave at 6:00 pm. Please verify the scheduled sailing time. Embarkation begins at noon at Port of Palm Beach. Guests are required to be on board 90 minutes prior to departure. This applies to departure from Grand Bahama Island as well. These times are subject to change depending on weather, port operations, etc. When the ship returns to Port of Palm Beach, please allow 1-2 hours before debarkation for Customs and Immigration clearance. Passengers departing from West Palm Beach Airport should schedule their flight after 12:00 noon to allow sufficient time.
 

Luggage

Each guest may bring onboard 3 pieces of baggage (reasonably sized) free of charge. All luggage must be stored in the passenger's stateroom. Alcoholic beverages, pets, dangerous or illegal items such as weapons, explosives, combustible substances or non-prescription controlled substances may not be brought onboard the ship. Any such items shall be surrendered to security at embarkation and may be disposed of at the sole discretion of the Cruise Line. All luggage hand carried or checked is subject to search. Liability for luggage is limited to the amount of 0 per ticket. The liability can be increased if, upon embarkation, the guest declares the true value of the property in writing and pays 5% of the true value declared in excess of 0 to Celebration Cruise Operator, Inc., in which case the cruise line's liability will be limited to the value declared not to exceed ,000.

Minors

Guests under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult if boarding the Bahamas Celebration. There must be an adult over the age of 18 in the cabin with guests under 18 years of age.

Health Conditions

If you have a medical condition which requires you to take prescription medication or to receive medical attention during the course of your cruise, please consult with your physician prior to traveling. Passengers with special needs such as requiring oxygen for medical conditions, seeing eye dogs, or hearing impaired must make this request known at the time of booking. A physician or nurse are on call 24-hours a day on every cruise to perform basic medical procedures. The physician and nurse are not employees of the cruise line and will charge their prevailing fees for services provided at your request. Neither Celebration Cruise Operator, Inc or Celebratiion Cruise Line are liable for any death, personal injury, illness or personal distress caused by reason of any medical treatment, diagnosis, advice, examination, prescription or any other service received from the physician and nurse. Please call us with any questions or concerns.
 
 
 

Bahamas Paradise FAQs

Cruising on the Grand Celebration will be a memorable experience. Below you will find some helpful information to make your cruise even more enjoyable. If you have a question of your own that we haven’t answered here, feel free to contact us at 800.374.4363.

Can I use cellular phones on the Grand Celebration?
Enjoy the convenience of using your cellular phone to keep in touch with friends and family while sailing on the Grand Celebration. In order to use your cell phones onboard, you might need to first activate the roaming service by calling your cellular provider. The network gets activated when the ship is at sea, out of reach from land and your regular cellular provider. When the service becomes available, your cellular phone will display either MCP or 901 12 or indicate Digital Roaming. This service is charged via your home cellular provider at international roaming rates for exact pricing, please check with your home operator.

What's included in the cruise price?
Your fare includes shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, all meals (except specialty dining options), select beverages and onboard entertainment (excluding the adult comedy show).

What's not included?
Gratuities of $12 per night per person, transportation to and from the ship, valet parking at the port,shore excursions, bar beverages, soft drinks, phone calls, photographs and items you may choose to purchase that are not specifically stated.

Is Internet access available from the ship?
Yes, you will be able to stay connected throughout the ship as well as in our comfortable internet cafe. There is a minimal charge for WiFi access and it is subject to change. Visit Customer Service once onboard for more information.

Will I need a passport or visa?
All U.S. citizens must have valid proof of citizenship.  A passport or passport card is preferred by government officials, is required for overnight stays in the Bahamas and may be required on all cruise ships in the future. For more information on passport cards please click here (http://travel.state.gov/passport/ppt_card/ppt_card_3926.html). For the cruise only, not stays, a government issued birth certificate with a raised seal (not from hospital) is an acceptable form of identification if accompanied by a photo ID. Resident aliens must travel with their "Green Card" Alien registration cards and a government issued photo ID Guests from other countries must possess a valid passport and should check with their travel agent or appropriate consulate to determine other necessary travel documentation. All guests over 16 years must carry a Government issued picture ID such as a state or provincial driver's license with a picture or a government photo ID card.

How much luggage can I bring onboard?
Each guest is permitted to bring two (2) pieces of complimentary luggage, not to exceed 50 pounds per piece. For excess and overweight luggage a $25 fee per bag will be automatically charged to your onboard account. All luggage must be stored in the passenger’s stateroom.

What should I pack?
The dress code on board is generally casual. Dinner and evening attire is casual elegance, with proper attire required for select restaurants, including collared shirts, blouses, pants, dresses and skirts. Tank tops and swimsuits are not permitted in the dining areas.

What about personal belongings?
We are not responsible for theft or loss so be sure all baggage and personal belongings are properly insured and labeled with the owner's name, address, and ship's name, cabin number and sailing date. Suitcases should be securely locked. We recommend that you personally carry all medications, jewelry, fragile items, valuables and important documents on and off the ship. Any luggage left at the pier will be forwarded at the guest's expense.

What about special needs?
If you have a specific need or a medical condition that requires special attention, you must advise us when making your reservation and confirm the information to us in writing. Special dietary needs can be accommodated if the passenger makes the request at the time of booking. Passengers requiring a wheelchair onboard must make independent arrangements.

What is the onboard alcohol policy?
Guests may not bring alcohol onboard prior to embarkation and any alcohol found in a guest's possession is subject to confiscation. The drinking age on the ship is 21 in US waters and 18 at sea and on Grand Bahama Island, a valid ID is required. We have the right to refuse sale and/or service to anyone.

Will baby-sitting be available?
We offer a variety of activities to ensure that the kids have just as much fun as the adults. They will enjoy the pools, waterslide, kids club, and a complimentary kids program that includes supervision.

What about tipping?
For your convenience, gratuities are charged to your onboard charge card at $12 per person, per day. This covers all food and cabin services provided to you by your Cabin Steward, Waiter, Busboy and Maitre d’. Other staff members may be tipped as services are rendered. Please note that a 15% service charge will be included on all bar, wine and Spa & Salon tabs. This is standard in the cruise industry.

What is the ship's electrical current?
The Grand Celebration is equipped with North American standard, 110 volts AC, which will accommodate most items including your cell phone and computer chargers, hair dryers, curling irons etc.
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Port, Parking & Directions

There are many benefits to sailing with Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line that occur before passengers even board the ship. We have a beautiful terminal all to ourselves as the only cruise line sailing out of the Port of Palm Beach. We also offer all at-the-door valet parking at a cost lower than many Florida ports have for garage or parking lot parking.

When you arrive at the cruise terminal you will be met by our parking attendants under a shaded area. All parking at the port is fast and efficient. The cost is $16 per night. The parking company accepts cash and Visa or Master Card credit cards for payment. There are no other public parking options nearby. When you get off the ship and go through Customs, your car will be delivered to you in no time by a courteous attendant and you'll be on your way.

We think a vacation should be as stress-free as possible and the beautiful Port of Palm Beach terminal and valet parking are just two more things that make your Celebration cruise a great vacation choice.

Driving Directions
The Port of Palm Beach is located at One East 11th Street in Riviera Beach in Palm Beach County. If you are coming from the South take I-95 north to 45th Street (Exit 74). Follow the signs to the Port of Palm Beach and make a left on Broadway (US 1). The port will be on your right as you cross over the bridge. If coming from the north, you’ll be taking I-95 south and following the same directions.


Driving Directions

WEST PALM BEACH FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Distance: 8.82 Miles Time: 20 Minutes
  • Start going toward the AIRPORT EXIT on TURNAGE BLVD - go 0.40.7 mikm
  • Bear Left on a local road toward PREMIUM PARKING/ SHUTTLE BUSES - go 0.30.4 mikm
  • Bear Left on TURNAGE BLVD - go 0.91.5 mikm
  • Bear Left on AUSTRALIAN AVE - go 4.97.9 mikm
  • Turn Right on 45TH ST(CR-702 E) - go 0.71.2 mikm
  • Turn Left on GREENWOOD AVE - go 0.50.7 mikm
  • Turn Right on 54TH ST - go 0.30.5 mikm
  • Turn Left on BROADWAY(US-1) - go 0.91.4 mikm
  • Turn Right on E 11TH ST
  • Arrive at 1 E 11TH ST, WEST PALM BEACH, on the Right
FORT LAUDERDALE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Distance: 56.99 Miles Time: 1 Hours 7 Minutes
  • Start going toward TERMINAL DR - go 0.50.9 mikm
  • Bear Left on TERMINAL DR - go 0.20.3 mikm
  • Take ramp onto I-595 W toward I-95/ FLORIDA'S TURNPIKE - go 3.15.0 mikm
  • Take exit #10A/ W PALM BEACH onto I-95 N toward W PALM BCH (I-95 N) - go 49.379.3 mikm
  • Take exit #74/ 45TH ST onto 45TH ST(CR-702 E) toward US-1 - go 2.33.6 mikm
  • Turn Left on GREENWOOD AVE - go 0.50.7 mikm
  • Turn Right on 54TH ST - go 0.30.5 mikm
  • Turn Left on BROADWAY(US-1) - go 0.91.4 mikm
  • Turn Right on E 11TH ST
  • Arrive at 1 E 11TH ST, WEST PALM BEACH, on the Right
MIAMI FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Distance: 56.99 Miles Time: 1 Hours 7 Minutes
  • Start going toward BUS RD - go 0.20.4 mikm
  • Make a Sharp Right Turn on BUS RD - go 0.20.3 mikm
  • Turn Left on PERIMETER RD - go 0.30.4 mikm
  • Turn Right on NW 20TH ST toward AIRPORT EXIT/ RENTAL CAR RETURN
  • Turn Right on a local road toward AIRPORT EXIT/ CAR RENTAL RETURN - go 0.30.5 mikm
  • Take ramp onto AIRPORT EXPY(SR-112 E) toward SOUTH LE JEUNE/ SR-836 W/ I-95/ MIAMI BEACH (Portions toll) - go 4.57.2 mikm
  • Take ramp onto I-95 N toward FT LAUDERDALE/ ORLANDO/ FT. LAUDERDALE (Toll applies) - go 8.814.2 mikm
  • Continue on I-95 N - go 60.797.6 mikm
  • Take exit #74/ 45TH ST onto 45TH ST(CR-702 E) toward US-1 - go 2.33.6 mikm
  • Turn Left on GREENWOOD AVE - go 0.50.7 mikm
  • Turn Right on 54TH ST - go 0.30.5 mikm
  • Turn Left on BROADWAY(US-1) - go 0.91.4 mikm
  • Turn Right on E 11TH ST
  • Arrive at 1 E 11TH ST, WEST PALM BEACH, on the Right
 
 
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