Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has announced some big news about upgrading a current cruise ship and details about a new addition to the fleet.
The cruise line which operates short cruises to the Bahamas is preparing for a huge 2018 by refurbishing its current ship and welcoming a new ship. Grand Celebration which has been used by FEMA for Hurricane relief efforts in the Caribbean will make a return to regular cruising on December 23 and the ship will have some new features for passengers to enjoy.
Oneil Khosa, chief executive officer of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, said:
“We are pleased to have been able to assist those in need in the Caribbean. Now we are ready to return to offering memorable cruises to our guests. We are excited to welcome an even better Grand Celebration back to Palm Beach, just in time for the holidays, with several new spaces for our guests to enjoy”
“We are also looking forward to the arrival of our new ship, Grand Classica, in April, and have strengthened our relationship with The Bahamas by signing a three-year agreement to bring both ships to Grand Bahama Island, thus offering daily arrivals to Grand Bahama Island and giving our guests added convenience to fit their schedules.”
The 1,900 passenger Grand Celebration will be all shiny and fresh just in time for Christmas and the New Year. Through 2018 and beyond the cruise ship will showcase all its new onboard features. Take a look at what’s being added by Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line.
Grand Celebration Upgrades
Expanded, Enhanced Casino
For those seeking lady luck at sea, Grand Celebration’s Par-A-Dice Casino has doubled in size, offering more slot machines, video poker and enhanced table games. Nearly 70 of the most popular slot games have been added to the casino, bringing the total number of slots to 125, in addition to several new video poker machines. The casino’s table games area, which include Roulette, Blackjack, Craps, Three Card Poker and the Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, have been divided into two comfortable areas and now also include raised maximum betting limits, the ability to make additional wages while playing blackjack, and the addition of electronic roulette machines for those who like to play without a crowd watching.
New Adult-Only Area
The forward sun deck at the top of the ship has now become The Oasis – a complimentary adult-only area for those ages 18 and over that want to relax and unwind in serenity. The expansive area includes a bar, a large hot tub, all new sun loungers and several outdoor daybeds.
Specialty Coffee Bar and Juice Bar
Baristas will prepare specialty coffees and offer delectable gelato and pastries at the new Grand Café on Deck 9. Menu items feature a variety of hot or iced specialty coffees, teas and other beverages, including smoothies and freshly squeezed juices. In the morning, guests can indulge in chocolate croissants, Viennese pastries, muffins and quiche. Throughout the day, the Grand Café will offer delectable sweet treats, including delicious homemade gelato, sorbet, cakes, tarts, cupcakes and chocolate truffles.
Grand Celebration will be departing every other day starting on Saturday, December 23. The ship offers small short cruises year-round from the Port of Palm Beach, Florida.
Grand Classica is Coming in 2018
The cruise line also announced details on Grand Classica, a cruise ship which will join the Bahamas Paradise Cruise fleet in 2018. In November 2017 the cruise line completed a 3-year deal to bring both ships to the Grand Bahamas Island which will increase passenger counts.
Grand Classica will begin cruising in April 2018 and the cruise line will announce further details about the ship in early 2018 including its itineraries and onboard features. The ship is coming from Costa Cruises and is mainly known as Costa neoClassica and it can carry 1,680 passengers in 685 cabins.