Welcome to the Bahamas Celebration
We are pleased to introduce our flagship, the stunning Bahamas Celebration. We are proud to announce our flagship’s selection as the “Best Bahamas Cruise Getaway in 2010” by the Chief Editor of the prestigious Porthole Cruise Magazine – the world’s leading cruise travel magazine! Offering features and amenities that rival some of the mainstream megaships, we are dedicated to providing our guests with the most exciting and affordable cruise experience to the Bahamas. Whether travelers want to save time, money, or both, a 2 night getaway aboard the Bahamas Celebration is the best value in cruising.
We are proud to declare that Caribbean Cruise Line is the Official Cruise Line of the Port of Palm Beach and has been designated as an Official Cruise Line of Grand Bahama Island by the Bahamian Government’s Ministry of Tourism!
Our flagship conveniently departs from the Port of Palm Beach in South Florida at 6:30 P.M. (EST), and is scheduled to travel round trip to Grand Bahama Island – widely regarded as “The Jewel of the Bahamas.” This tropical island paradise is known for its unspoiled powder-white beaches, crystal clear blue waters and a relaxed atmosphere. It’s also home to our preferred resort destination – Our Lucaya Beach and Golf Resort.
Our luxury mid-size cruise ship boasts 500 well-appointed cabins, allowing us to travel up to 1,500 passengers comfortably. Cabin décor is modern and comfortable. With 24-hour room service available, and an emphasis on service throughout the ship, the Bahamas Celebration offers our travelers a memorable onboard cruise experience.
Your Dining Experience
Everyone knows cruising and dining are synonymous, and with the Bahamas Celebration, it’s no different. A host of four unique dining venues allow our guests to have a different taste sensation at nearly every meal. You’ll enjoy the flexibility of setting your own dining schedule by choosing when and where you want to dine. And, make sure you bring your appetite with all the many mouthwatering dining options available. Our flavorful variety of restaurants, from relaxed to sophisticated, allows our guests to satisfy your every culinary craving at a different venue each meal. Of course, the casual poolside Buffet is where to go for a quick and easy bite. Grab a plate and relax at a poolside table, while enjoying the sounds of live Caribbean music with a native steel-drum player.
Crystal Dining Room - Diners are greeted at the door by the Matre’D who will escort you to your reserved table in the ship’s main dining room. A delicious culinary experience awaits you. You’ll enjoy classic American fare from a broad menu, with sommelier wine service provided by a friendly wait staff. Choices abound with a wide array of fresh seafood, beef, chicken or vegetarian pasta entrees . . . and “seconds” is just a request away!
Rio’s - Guests desiring lots of variety with a little less formality will enjoy Rio's - combining international flair in a casual setting. For breakfast, you’ll appreciate the open seating with an all-you-can-eat buffet style setting. Take advantage of our Omelet bar where you can build your own omelet choosing from a wide assortment of fresh ingredients; or you can savor a delicious Belgium waffle with whip cream and fresh berries. A wide variety of fresh fruits and cereals are also standard fare. For our guests’ dinner experience, enjoy a full menu with table side service. This is definitely the place for meat lovers, as our Brazilian-style Gaucho Carvers are serving up the tastiest and most flavorful cuts of meat around! Our menu offers a virtual wealth of choices for a unique, yet casual dining experience, along with a decadently delicious dessert area that's sure to satisfy any sweet tooth, so make sure to bring your appetite when you come here!
Trattoria Di Gerry - Experience classic Italian comfort food with a contemporary flair, while enjoying breathtaking ocean views from your table. The casual relaxed setting and delightful variety of flavorful pasta entrees, pizza choices and salads, will make this dining experience a crowd favorite. And, make sure to save some room for the incredible pastry and dessert selection that will certainly take care of that sweet tooth!
The Cove - For elegant upscale dining, nothing compares to The Cove. We highly recommend The Cove for anyone celebrating a special occasion, or looking to experience a very special evening. Enjoy the upgraded menu with its signature dishes, impeccable service from our classically trained wait staff, the soothing ambience and the selection of fine wines. If you’re looking for a romantic evening, the tranquility of the room will certainly set the mood.
Adults will find there is more to do aboard our Bahamas Celebration than there is time to do it! After a satisfying meal, you can take in an enjoyable after-dinner show at The View. And afterwards, indulge your playful side because it’s time for the adults to party. Our brilliant multi-level nightclub is the perfect place for incredible entertainment, fantastic live music, and an all-night dance party! And be sure to remember to pack a lucky charm for our spectacular Wynmore Casino. With all your favorite games of chance available to play, you’re sure to get lucky. And if you just wish to kick back and relax, that’s ok too . . . we have some great spots to sip a favorite libation and just enjoy some great company. There’s certain to be that perfect favorite place for everyone onboard the Bahamas Celebration!
The Wynmore Casino - “We have a winner!” Adrenaline will soar as you join lady luck in our plush and friendly Las Vegas style casino. Open day and night until 3 A.M. while out at sea, patrons can find treasure at the slots, double down on a hand of black jack and play your favorite lucky numbers on our roulette tables. And with craps, baccarat, poker and more... every night is exciting on our Wynmore Casino floor! Be sure to ask about Free “Match Play”; and if you’re new to gaming - we have instructional classes as well. Good Luck!
Pool Deck - Want some real ambiance? Party on deck at one of our tropical poolside Tiki Bars. Grab your favorite tropical beverage, drink in the beautiful ocean views and fresh sea air, and dance to a rhythmic Caribbean beat.
The View – You will find entertainment at its finest in our stylish club - The View. This spectacular multilevel room is the perfect place for incredible live entertainment, fantastic live music and an all-night dance party! It’s sure to be your favorite hot spot. The enjoyable after-dinner shows will appeal to family members of all ages. And afterwards, it’s time for the adults to party - because once the music starts pumping, everyone hits the dance floor. It’s a “Tropicool” South Beach atmosphere, without the bouncer, and every adult is on the list! And no matter what your listening pleasure, the wide variety of music played is certain to include all your favorites. Best of all, no one has to worry about driving home . . . because when it’s time to call it a night, your pillow is just steps away.
Ocean Breeze Club - For a more sporting experience, head over to the Ocean Breeze Lounge. Watch your favorite game on one of our flat screen TV’s, or grab a cognac and a cigar and head outside to our relaxing deck for some conversation. There are also a few quiet rooms for a friendly game of cards, or kick back and read a book while enjoying an after-dinner drink.
Pub 437 - If your idea of a good time is sneaking off to the local British-style tavern, Pub 437 is a going to be your place. Have a pint or your favorite spirit while enjoying a game of darts, or just relax with some casual conversation while live musicians entertain. Later in the evening, crooners “take the stage” to sing their favorite Karaoke songs. At Pub 437, no one is a stranger.
Passports on the ship are not needed, but are useful and make getting on and off the cruise easier. For cruise only passengers that do not have a passport, a driver's license and raised-seal birth certificate are required.
For our customers that are staying on Grand Bahama Island with one of our stay and play packages, a passport is absolutely necessary.
Get your Passport from U.S. Deptment of State
If you want to get your Passport faster go here www.PassportVisasExpress.com .
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 overnight 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. 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. Again, a valid passport is required if staying overnight in the Bahamas and not just visiting for the day.
Pampering & Wellness
Cruising is all about escaping the hectic outside world, and rejuvenating the mind and spirit from all the stresses of everyday life. Our guests can relax on deck by taking a dip in our refreshing pool. Or you can plan for a little invigorating exercise by taking in a workout in our fully equipped fitness center. And, for the ultimate self-indulgence, we recommend revitalization in our therapeutic, bliss-inspiring Spa & Salon. It’s certain to elate all of your senses.
Poolside - Unquestionably the coolest spots to be on deck are at the inviting pool areas. Soak up the warm Caribbean rays for that golden brown tan and then go for a relaxing dip in the refreshing pool water. Parents (and kids) will appreciate the Kids of the Caribbean area with its awesome 180 foot slide spiraling down into a kiddies’ wading pool. Adults will enjoy the uniquely raised glass encased pool, surrounded by two cool Tiki bars and an informal buffet dining area. And, your favorite cocktail drink is only an arm wave away . . . as our attentive servers are at your beckon call. Pleasant ocean breezes, panoramic ocean views, a relaxing Jacuzzi, and engaging live entertainment on deck provide the ultimate escape.
Mussel Beach - Don’t let the name fool you as there is state-of-the-art exercise equipment for the fitness enthusiast who can’t miss a workout, as well as the person looking to just burn off a few extra calories from all the great food onboard. You’ll appreciate the energizing atmosphere and satisfaction of a great workout that our fitness center affords. And after you’ve lifted, pedaled and toned - may we recommend a massage treatment for those tired and aching muscles in our tranquil Spa sanctuary?
Fountain of Youth Spa & Salon - Our therapeutic Spa retreat has a singular goal of pampering you. This is the place to be spoiled by our services and indulged by our staff. Experiences include various types of massages, aromatherapy, reflexology, body scrubs, facials and spa combo packages. And did we mention beautified as well? Our Salon offers haircuts, styling and color service; along with island-style hair braiding, manicures & pedicures, waxing and even teeth whitening. We suggest guests schedule an appointment immediately as time slots are on a first-come basis.
Got Kids? A Bahamas Celebration cruise is truly a family affair, with children’s programming available for all age groups. Our cruise gives families an opportunity to spend quality time together exploring exciting new places, along with a secure and fun environment for kids to play while apart. Our family friendly cruise ship has everything young cruisers want in our Camp Celebration to have fun without Mom and Dad. Kids can play with new friends in a cool age-appropriate setting, while enjoying a wide range of entertaining activities designed for them. And, Mom and Dad have an opportunity to spend some adult-time together enjoying the rest of the ship. Our three separate children’s areas and programs are supervised by experienced, trained staff that will make sure the kids have so much fun, that they won’t notice they’re being supervised at all!
Club Coconuts - Club Coconuts is specially designed with our youngest guests in mind. This fun club is open to children ages 3 to 9; and offers a variety of supervised activities like arts and crafts, various popular kid’s games, and entertaining activities like Xbox, Wii, Dance Dance Revolution, and Guitar Hero.
Club Wave - Club Wave is the cool place for all the 10 to 13 year old kids to chill and make new friends. With a refreshing variety of activities and fun games designed just for their age group, they’re sure to have lots to do and enjoy. And of course there are all their favorite electronic activities as well - including Xbox, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero, PlayStation and Wii.
Open Water - Our exciting Open Water club is the perfect place for teens ages 14 to 17 to hang out. Designed to be a bit more laid back and relaxed atmosphere - teens can mingle and meet new friends, compete with each other on the latest video games, or just chill and listen to their favorite music. Computers are also available for these teens so they can keep touch with their friends back home as well.
Kids of the Caribbean - Another great spot for kids is the wet-and-wild Kids of the Caribbean located on the pool deck. This fun and colorful locale includes a 180-foot waterslide and splash pool area; along with kiddies’ slides and delightful children’s music playing through the speakers. There is also a fun Games Arcade for older kids located on the pool deck.