Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line exclusively provides a dedicated passenger boarding terminal at the Port of Palm Beach.
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Created for your pleasure, we are the only cruise line offering a 2-Night cruise or a Cruise & Resort Stay package.
Day 1 - Embark at the Port of Palm Beach
Check-in begins at 12:00 PM. Boarding begins at 1:00 PM
Passengers must be on board by 4:30 PM. Departure is at 6:00 PM
Day 2 - Grand Bahama Island
Arrival at destination 8:00 AM. Departure is at 6:00 PM
Passengers must be on board by 4:30 PM
Day 3 - Disembark at the Port of Palm Beach
Arrival at port 7:00 AM
Disembarkation between 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM
Your fare includes shipboard accommodations, round trip ocean transportation, all meals (excluding specialty dining options), select beverages, onboard live entertainment (excluding the adult comedy show), and our supervised kids programs.
U.S. Citizens: All U.S. citizens must have valid proof of citizenship. While a passport is highly recommended, passengers can travel with an original birth certificate issued by a U.S. government agency (not form a hospital) and a valid government issued photo ID, in place of passport.
Passport cards and enhanced driver’s licenses are also acceptable forms of documentation.
Children ages 15 and under only require a birth certificate as noted above. Children ages 16 and over must carry a government-issued picture ID such as a state ID or provincial driver's license and an original birth certificate issued by a U.S. government agency.
Passengers from Puerto Rico must have a valid U.S. passport or a valid government-issued photo ID along with an original issued birth certificate. Birth certificate issued prior to July 1, 2010 are not accepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
U.S. Citizens born outside of the U.S.: Will require a valid U.S. passport for travel or an original naturalization certificate along with a valid government issued photo ID.
U.S. Permanent Residents: Will require a valid Permanent Resident card, also known as a Green Card, with a valid government-issued photo ID or a valid passport from their country of citizenship.
Please note some permanent residents (e.g. Haitian citizens) must carry a valid passport along with a valid Permanent Resident card. Please contact the Bahamian Consulate or U.S. immigration for more information.
Non-U.S. Citizens or Residents:
A valid Passport, Multiple Entry Visa, or Resident Alien Card is required for re-entry to the United States. Please contact U.S. Customs or the Bahamian Consulate for any additional required documentation. 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.
For more information on travel documentation, please visit the Before You Cruise link.
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 on-board account. All luggage must be stored in the passenger's stateroom.
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(West Palm Beach, FL)—The MV Grand Celebration, owned and operated by Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, will be heading to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands at the request of FEMA. The chartered ship will have responsibility for housing the National Guard - first responders as they help to rebuild the lives of individuals and create some structure after the devastation left behind by Hurricane Irma.
The humanitarian mission is expected to start with the ship’s arrival in St. Thomas on Saturday, September 23, 2017 and last through the latter half of December. The cruise line will resume normal cruise operations beginning with the cruise on Saturday, December 23, 2017, with 2-night cruises between the Port of Palm Beach and Grand Bahama Island. The ship has 750 cabins and capacity up to 1,900 passengers.
“We will be reaching out to all of our guests and travel partners this week,” explained Oneil Khosa, CEO of the cruise line. “We feel badly about this 90 day disruption but believe the extensive needs of the St. Thomas people to be of greater importance at this time.”
The island of St. Thomas now must be on alert for the path of Maria, which is a category 5 Hurricane.
Individuals who booked directly with the cruise line for cruises through December 21 can contact Bahamas Paradise’s customer service department at 800-374-4363 to review all the options that are available to guests. Direct cruise line customers can receive a full refund or reschedule their cruise with a $100 onboard credit. Other booked guests should contact their travel providers.