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Hello,

 

If I wanted to, say, take two 2-night cruises to Freeport, but not get off at the resort, just make it a 4 day cruise, how does it work? I know someone must've done it on the Bahamas Celebration so im a little curious.

 

Thanks! :D

 

-CruiseXLife

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I'm not sure anyone has done it, as based on their cruise fares it is a waste of money.

 

No it isn't. It's ahout $400 for 4 days. Not that bad. I want to try the ship snd I want to leave from West Palm. Please, it you cannot answer the asked question, don't respond.

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Where did you get those rates, and do they include taxes, fees, parking, gratuities and such?

 

I spoke with Bahamas Paradise International Cruise Line. All taxes and port fees are included. 4 nights (2 cruises) August 2nd-6th cheapest room. Not parking, someone is taking us. I do my own gratiuties, but no they are not included.

 

I don't worry about stuff like that until I've secured a room on the ship and days off from work anyways...

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I spoke with Bahamas Paradise International Cruise Line. All taxes and port fees are included. 4 nights (2 cruises) August 2nd-6th cheapest room. Not parking, someone is taking us. I do my own gratiuties, but no they are not included.

 

I don't worry about stuff like that until I've secured a room on the ship and days off from work anyways...

 

Sorry, Bull Sugar! An old Colorado term.

 

I too just got off the phone for the umteenth time with Bahamas Paradise Celebration Cruise Lines and they dispute everything you have said.

 

The prices quoted are "about" what is/COULD BE available. They are taking deposits on a "hopeful" departure and nothing is guaranteed. Most PHONE operators don't know the fine print of a cruise contract as they just started, LITERALLY yesterday. There is no concrete information as the ship is not worthy yet by United States Standards, but they are happy to take your credit card to generate needed advance revenue in the anticipation of a Cruise Ship sailing on February 1st. Take the money Honey.

 

Let's see, what has to happen before the first bonefide sailing:

 

There is the Bahamian Government signing off of their investment and the number of Bahamian Crew Jobs on board before it sails.

 

Then there is the United States Coast Guard certifying The Grand Celebration it's Sea Worthiness in United States Waters as it is sailing to and from a US Port.

 

No matter that it sailed from European ports of call, it has been 13 years since the Celebration has entered United States Waters.

 

Then of course, the United States Customs Department has to clear all the potential employees for interaction with United States Ports of Call.

 

The United States Maritime Act will then take place on matters of Safety of Life At Sea. The ship will have to demonstrate that, before it arrives in the Port Of Palm Beach, the crew knows how to save the lives of all on board according to International Maritime Safety Standards (that are primarily now set by the United States of America since the Costa Concordia disaster).

 

Now for the personal stuff:

 

Okay, one thing is amiss here. Bahamas Paradise Grand Celebration will not allow you to "Do Your Own Gratuities" and it's in their Passenger Contract that gratuities shall NOT be removed for any reason, whatsoever. The gratuities are $12.50 per day, per person, and charged to your credit card or in lieu of a credit card and on a cash basis, then you will pay those gratuities up front in cash before boarding.

 

It always has been this way and I am sure, as the day is long, that it will remain this way, new ship or not. Take it from my experience. Do not attempt to alter the gratuities for those hard working individuals that toil for 23 hours a day to please you. A fate accomplice that I would not wish on my worst enemy if you attempt to even ask for removal. Ain't gonna happen on Bahamas Paradise Grand Celebration, never has and never will.

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Sorry, Bull Sugar! An old Colorado term.

 

I too just got off the phone for the umteenth time with Bahamas Paradise Celebration Cruise Lines and they dispute everything you have said.

 

The prices quoted are "about" what is/COULD BE available. They are taking deposits on a "hopeful" departure and nothing is guaranteed. Most PHONE operators don't know the fine print of a cruise contract as they just started, LITERALLY yesterday. There is no concrete information as the ship is not worthy yet by United States Standards, but they are happy to take your credit card to generate needed advance revenue in the anticipation of a Cruise Ship sailing on February 1st. Take the money Honey.

 

Let's see, what has to happen before the first bonefide sailing:

 

There is the Bahamian Government signing off of their investment and the number of Bahamian Crew Jobs on board before it sails.

 

Then there is the United States Coast Guard certifying The Grand Celebration it's Sea Worthiness in United States Waters as it is sailing to and from a US Port.

 

No matter that it sailed from European ports of call, it has been 13 years since the Celebration has entered United States Waters.

 

Then of course, the United States Customs Department has to clear all the potential employees for interaction with United States Ports of Call.

 

The United States Maritime Act will then take place on matters of Safety of Life At Sea. The ship will have to demonstrate that, before it arrives in the Port Of Palm Beach, the crew knows how to save the lives of all on board according to International Maritime Safety Standards (that are primarily now set by the United States of America since the Costa Concordia disaster).

 

Now for the personal stuff:

 

Okay, one thing is amiss here. Bahamas Paradise Grand Celebration will not allow you to "Do Your Own Gratuities" and it's in their Passenger Contract that gratuities shall NOT be removed for any reason, whatsoever. The gratuities are $12.50 per day, per person, and charged to your credit card or in lieu of a credit card and on a cash basis, then you will pay those gratuities up front in cash before boarding.

 

It always has been this way and I am sure, as the day is long, that it will remain this way, new ship or not. Take it from my experience. Do not attempt to alter the gratuities for those hard working individuals that toil for 23 hours a day to please you. A fate accomplice that I would not wish on my worst enemy if you attempt to even ask for removal. Ain't gonna happen on Bahamas Paradise Grand Celebration, never has and never will.

 

I read that is it only $12 a day, but you're right about that. It does say I can't remove them. Not that big a deal, as I usually go $15-$20, but I can stick to $12 if it's such a big deal to you ;)

 

You realize I want to go in AUGUST right? and I just want to try out a new cruise line. I don't see what the huge issue is with that. Within the past week, left and right, there is someone telling someone else not to book a cruise on this ship. How would you know what will happen onboard!? You don't! All we know is what the website and phoen operators say. You can't base it off of Celebration Cruise Line, as that cruise line is now defunct, and Bahamas Paradise is a completely new line.

 

And I have no plans on booking the first cruise. That's why I want to wait it out and see what happens within the ship's first month of service. I only wanted the estimate price so I knew what to expect.

 

Again, thanks for trying, but I do plan on booking a cruise on this ship, whether it be a summertime B2B with family or a late 2015 fall weekend cruise. I'll waltz over to the Carnival website now and look at other cruises since it bothers you so much :D

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I read that is it only $12 a day, but you're right about that. It does say I can't remove them. Not that big a deal, as I usually go $15-$20, but I can stick to $12 if it's such a big deal to you ;)

 

You realize I want to go in AUGUST right? and I just want to try out a new cruise line. I don't see what the huge issue is with that. Within the past week, left and right, there is someone telling someone else not to book a cruise on this ship. How would you know what will happen onboard!? You don't! All we know is what the website and phoen operators say. You can't base it off of Celebration Cruise Line, as that cruise line is now defunct, and Bahamas Paradise is a completely new line.

 

And I have no plans on booking the first cruise. That's why I want to wait it out and see what happens within the ship's first month of service. I only wanted the estimate price so I knew what to expect.

 

Again, thanks for trying, but I do plan on booking a cruise on this ship, whether it be a summertime B2B with family or a late 2015 fall weekend cruise. I'll waltz over to the Carnival website now and look at other cruises since it bothers you so much :D

 

 

It does not bother me so much and please, don't take offense.

 

I have had lovely times on The Bahamas Celebration, and have famous reviews of my wonderful experiences.

 

I was merely talking about

 

1: Gratuities: so as future patrons would have a clear cut idea of the procedure and the cost, and it is $12.50 per person, per day, unless in a Suite Accommodation.

 

2: The actual sailing date: Yes I know you were looking at August, but guess what, based on previous tests and trials, it may be August until the ship sails for the first time.

 

3: Believe it or not: I am the biggest fan of any ship out of Palm Beach. I miss The Palm Beach Princess what a beauty she was. I sailed on The Black Diamond as well as The Island Breeze II and miss them both very much. I truly enjoyed The Bahamas Celebration because I had a blast in the casino from 7PM until 2AM each and every night it sailed with me on it.

 

4: As I was on the Inaugural Sailing of The Carnival Celebration 28 years ago, and I look forward to sailing on The Grand Celebration once again. But realizing, that if it were a Carnival, NCL, Celebrity, Princess or any other cruise line ship, and it were at least 25 years old, it better be up to par for US Passengers.

 

5: I look forward to your sailing on her, and let me know when you plan on doing your B2B. I will do it with you and we can have a blast together.

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It does not bother me so much and please, don't take offense. None taken :D

 

I have had lovely times on The Bahamas Celebration, and have famous reviews of my wonderful experiences. Can i read them? Links?

 

I was merely talking about

 

1: Gratuities: so as future patrons would have a clear cut idea of the procedure and the cost, and it is $12.50 per person, per day, unless in a Suite Accommodation. Thanks for clearing that up!

 

2: The actual sailing date: Yes I know you were looking at August, but guess what, based on previous tests and trials, it may be August until the ship sails for the first time. I have a back-up plan on the Carnival Paradise, don't worry ;)

 

3: Believe it or not: I am the biggest fan of any ship out of Palm Beach. I miss The Palm Beach Princess what a beauty she was. I sailed on The Black Diamond as well as The Island Breeze II and miss them both very much. I truly enjoyed The Bahamas Celebration because I had a blast in the casino from 7PM until 2AM each and every night it sailed with me on it. You can cintinue making great memories onboard the Grand Celebration

 

4: As I was on the Inaugural Sailing of The Carnival Celebration 28 years ago, and I look forward to sailing on The Grand Celebration once again. But realizing, that if it were a Carnival, NCL, Celebrity, Princess or any other cruise line ship, and it were at least 25 years old, it better be up to par for US Passengers. Agreed, but remember, you're arguing with the one who talked itineraries and deals with Carnival until they brought the Pride back up. I am all about convienent, and with my family being in West Palm, this happen to be the best option. But you're correct, I could always drive down to Miami or up to Port Canaveral to get on a newer ship on a trusted line, rather than a new cruise line and an older ship.

 

5: I look forward to your sailing on her, and let me know when you plan on doing your B2B. I will do it with you and we can have a blast together.We'll have to see about that one ;)[/quote]

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Maybe it is $400 per person for 4 nights? I always think of prices as per cabin, double occupancy.

 

 

$421 something, because it's $210.78 for each cruise. Per person.

 

I'm only looking at individual rates here, sorry if you were confused.

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You all crack me up.

 

I have read all these post and not 1 has attempted to answer the OP question.

 

Just a lot of opinions that don't even answer the question

 

 

Sometimes I would rather just deal with annoying customer service reps :D

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$421 something, because it's $210.78 for each cruise. Per person.

I'm only looking at individual rates here, sorry if you were confused.

 

The bold I added above. Anyway, that makes it around $842 for 4 nights for two.

 

Now, that IS obscene as you could do 7 nights for that kind of money! :eek:

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The bold I added above. Anyway, that makes it around $842 for 4 nights for two.

 

Now, that IS obscene as you could do 7 nights for that kind of money! :eek:

 

You kidding!? I can only follow a school schedule with my son, that'll only be ONE person in the summer on a 7 day. The Ecstasy from Miami is $860 for 2 pax 4 days. And with that, I don't have family to stay with.

 

I'm still looking at the Bahamas Celebration, you can keep trying though! :D

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It does not bother me so much and please, don't take offense. None taken :D

 

I have had lovely times on The Bahamas Celebration, and have famous reviews of my wonderful experiences. Can i read them? Links?

 

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:D:D

 

Now that the forum for Celebration was removed I doubt it. However, if I am remembering correctly, some of his "famous" reviews/posts, (should actually use the word "infamous") were deleted by CC shortly after authoring.

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Now that the forum for Celebration was removed I doubt it. However, if I am remembering correctly, some of his "famous" reviews/posts, (should actually use the word "infamous") were deleted by CC shortly after authoring.

 

Now why is that? :rolleyes:

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Hello,

 

If I wanted to, say, take two 2-night cruises to Freeport, but not get off at the resort, just make it a 4 day cruise, how does it work? I know someone must've done it on the Bahamas Celebration so im a little curious.

 

Thanks! :D

 

-CruiseXLife

 

I asked about this on the Bahamas Celebration. They stated that they do not do a B2B. Even if you have the same room you have to take everything off the boat and back on.

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I asked about this on the Bahamas Celebration. They stated that they do not do a B2B. Even if you have the same room you have to take everything off the boat and back on.

 

They want you at a resort for the other two or more nights, that's why they won't do it.

 

They remain more of a ferry.

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...it has been 13 years since the Celebration has entered United States Waters.

 

13 years? Wasn't the Celebration still sailing from Jacksonville, FL for Carnival Cruise Lines in 2008? :confused:

 

 

 

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13 years? Wasn't the Celebration still sailing from Jacksonville, FL for Carnival Cruise Lines in 2008? :confused:

 

 

 

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Ummm...Yes. My last Celebration cruise.

 

 

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