The Grand Celebration ship will be departing on another post-hurricane relief mission to Grand Bahama Island this Sunday, September 15, 2019 (mobilized by Bahamas Relief Cruise — a 501c3 non-profit and Mission Resolve). This sailing will continue the efforts we started just days after Hurricane Dorian. Additional humanitarian cruises may follow.
Palm Beach - Grand Bahama
Depart - Sunday, September 15th at 6:00 PM
Boarding - Begins at 2:00 PM and ends 4:30 PM
Arrive in Grand Bahama - Monday, September 16th at 7:30 AM
Grand Bahama - Palm Beach
Depart - Tuesday, September 17th at 7:30 PM
New Passengers will embark on Tuesday ONLY must be boarded by 5:30 PM
Arrival into Palm Beach - Wednesday, September 18th at 7:30 AM
In light of our efforts and the devastation that Hurricane Dorian unleashed on the island, we have cancelled the following scheduled sailings:
9/15, 9/17, 9/19
Please note that the sailing taking place on September 13 is strictly a humanitarian relief cruise. If you are wanting to volunteer please visit www.BahamasReliefCruise.org
DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR TRAVEL:
U.S. Citizens: All U.S. citizens must have valid unexpired passport.
U.S. Citizens born outside of the U.S.: Will require a valid U.S. unexpired passport for travel 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 unexpired government-issued photo ID or a valid unexpired passport from their country of citizenship.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR BAHAMIANS TRAVELLING TO THE US:
Bahamians wishing to travel one way to Florida via Grand Celebration are required to book a stateroom at $49 per person and provide proper documentation in Freeport. As a foreign traveler, per the Department of Homeland Security, they will also need to provide the address of where they will stay during their visit to the United States. No advance registrations are being accepted at this time – bookings must be done in person in Freeport. The cruise line will be donating 100 percent of all cruise fares back to the relief effort, in order to further support the rebuilding of Grand Bahama Island.
If you are planning to return with the Grand Celebration to Palm Beach on Sunday September 15th Embarkation will begin at 12 PM and Final Boarding will be at 5 PM.
If you are departing the Bahamas by vessel you must be in possession of a valid unexpired government issued passport and valid travel visa to travel to the US.
If you are departing the US by vessel and plan to return to the US you are required to have a valid unexpired government issued passport and visa.
URGENT CALL FOR DONATIONS:
We are still collecting donations at our warehouse. Please donate in the form of aid supplies and send them to:
Experience Grand Bahama Island your way on your own two wheels. Bring your bicycle on board at no extra charge and explore paradise with complete freedom. Ride on your own, with friends, or a bike group. Unlike other cruise lines that charge a premium for transporting your wheels or only offer high-cost bike rentals, we gladly invite you to store any bike of your choice right in your stateroom for free (with the exception of tandem bicycles). Sharing a stateroom with someone else? No problem. You can both bring your bikes aboard the ship at no additional cost. There’s no better biking deal on the seas!
Once on Grand Bahama Island, join your group or take off independently any time after 9am and discover that the flexibility of biking allows you to access some of the island’s most enchanting spots. Whether you want to ride for miles at your leisure with the ocean breeze at your back or embark on a quick jaunt to the nearest powdery beach, you’ll find Grand Bahama Island truly reveals its charms when explored by bicycle. Maybe head for a fabulous waterfront resort, follow the steps of the earliest settlers along the Heritage Trail or venture farther east to unspoiled Barbary Beach, all the time surrounded by gently swaying palm fronds and the intoxicating scent of tropical flowers. You’ll agree that biking in the Bahamas is an experience unlike any other. And if you’d like access to the finest beaches or insider info on the island’s best eats, check the Shore Excursions Desk aboard the ship for terrific dining recommendations and an exclusive beach pass. Just remember to stay hydrated, keep off the busiest roads and return to the ship by 4:00pm. Pedal away and have fun!
Guests should feel comfortable exploring independently, as a guide will not be provided.
If you wish to swim in Grand Bahama Island, bring swimwear and a towel.
Bring a hat, sun protection and sunglasses.
Bring a towel from the ship if you wish to swim.
Bring water from the ship or cash/a credit card to purchase water ashore to stay hydrated.
Keep personal belongings with you at all times.
Guests may disembark at 9 a.m. and must be back on the ship no later than 4:00 p.m.
Each stateroom can accommodate a maximum of two stored bicycles.
We regret that tandem bicycles cannot be accommodated.
Guests must sign a waiver upon checking in aboard the ship.
Bicycles may only be used for personal enjoyment, and may not be sold on Grand Bahama Island.