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Cruise Ship Information

The Grand Celebration is a Holiday class cruise ship, originally built for Carnival Cruise Lines. As of January 2015, it is being refitted in Freeport, Bahamas and is planned to re-enter service with Bahamas Paradise Cruise Lines in February 2015 to replace the ill fated MS Bahamas Celebration.

Atmosphere on board

Renovated & adapted to Spanish taste in 2008, the Grand Celebration is characterised by its large outdoor areas, where you can enjoy the sun, the outdoors and poolside cocktails.  Grand Celebration passengers tend to be Mixed ages and Spanish & European. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 31.9 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 2.2 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 24.9 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 2.8 passengers.

Family with Kids/Teens

Entertainment for children and adolescents

throughout the day, our entertainment team organizes activities for younger children, leaving parents free time to relax or, if desired, for excursions ashore.

The animation team is at your Costa available to serve children from 3 years (even if they meet the three years during the cruise if they are autonomous and have bowel control) and 11, daily from 9.00 to 23.30. There is further provided a collective babysitting from 23.30 to 01.30 in Club Squok request. These schedules are subject to slight variations depending on the cruise program. In some periods, there may be limitations to this service, which would be reported on board.

There are four clubs: Mini, for children 3-6 years; Maxi, for children between 7 and 11; Junior, 12 to 14; Teen and, for young people between 15 and 17 years. Club activities may vary depending on the ship and the number of participants.

No childcare and animation for children under 3 years. Special services for babies (6 months to 3 years) Our boats are perfect for parents with infants and young children using strollers: spacious lifts and cabins, spacious decks and walkways and promenades unhindered. In addition, children under three years have priority boarding and use dependencies and toys Squok Club, but always accompanied by a parent (off season or out of hours of high occupancy). Upon request and subject to availability offered: cribs, cots and baby baths in the cabin, preparing baby food in our kitchens (on request or consultation with the maître) and high chairs in restaurants. Free warmer Service (available 24 hours by staff of the cabin).

Past Passenger Programs

All our cabins have private bathroom (shower and toilet), thermostatically controlled air conditioning, satellite TV, interactive TV service "film on demand" (in almost all boats), telephone and satellite Direct boat with units, fridge minibar, a small safe and hairdryer. You will find a card with the name of the waiter or assigned to his / her cabin waitress.

All linens (sheets, towels) required to stay in the cabin is regularly replenished. In the bathroom you will find bars of soap and shower gel. For reasons of environmental protection and limit the use of plastic, bathing caps and body moisturizer should be requested, provided free of charge, the waiter / a assigned to his / her cabin.

Suites: special features

addition to the normal services and accessories intended for all our cabins, passengers of any suite (Suite, Panorama Suite, Gran Suite, Samsara Suite) enjoy the following privileges:

 Priority boarding

 Butler at your disposal.

 Free breakfast in the cabin (on request).

 Fresh fruit in the cabin.

 A bottle of sparkling wine and a plate with a dozen canapés.

 Possibility of lunch and dinner in the cabin.

 Whirlpool with bathrobe and slippers are provided.

 Letter pillows.

 Invitation to an exclusive cocktail with the Captain.

 Priority to choose shift at the restaurant (depending on availability).

 Ability to book tours and services of the wellness or beauty center through Butler

Fitness And Spa

The ship has a nautica spa, (separate sections for men and women.) It includes a gym, aerobics, massage, health treatments and a beauty salon. The pools are on the lido deck but they are quite small in size and the Jacuzzis provide ocean views.

Food & Dining

in restaurants and buffets on board, menus offer a wide and varied selection of dishes of Italian and international cuisine. In the buffets are provided spaces where local cuisine and specialties from the destinations visited offered. In the restaurant, the menu includes daily: appetizers, first courses, second courses of meat or fish, vegetables, salads, cheeses, desserts and ice cream. They are available also vegetarian menus and diet dishes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be taken into the cabin (paying nicely Classic), in the restaurant and the buffet restaurant (freely available). For lunch, you can choose from the buffet restaurant or the restaurant with waiter service (no assigned seats). Dinner is served in the restaurant with waiter service, in two shifts. Table booked for dinner Each passenger will have a table assigned throughout the cruise. Please specify when booking any requirements regarding the position or the number of diners. You will find in your cabin confirmation of your booking. Two shifts are expected, with the following indicative timetable: . • First Shift - At 19:00 hours . • Second Shift - At 21:30 pm Anyway, please check schedules in the newspaper "Today". Smoking is prohibited in restaurants. Special diets may be served special diets, if requested and confirmed at time of booking. Passengers can apply for special diets such as, for example, hypoglycemic diabetic, gluten or other types of allergies or intolerances. Special dietary requirements can only be managed safely in the main restaurant. To ensure the effectiveness of passenger service to reconfirm at the time of boarding the specific needs in office information please. If passengers bring the products necessary for your diet, it is mandatory to inform the maître as soon as possible after loading to organize the preparation of meals. Gala dinner and other gastronomic events The gala dinner is a meeting Special offering a menu of delicacies in an elegant and festive atmosphere, with the presence of Captain and officers (except service requirements). During the cruise are also provided for other special gastronomic events. For example, the Midnight Buffet in classrooms; Buffet Al Fresco in the indoor pools, with the spectacle of ice sculptures (if weather permits) and other thematic buffets as a tribute to visited ports. During the holidays (Christmas, New Year, Easter) special menus are served. Restaurants Club On board the Costa Diadema, Costa Fascinosa Costa Favolosa, Costa Deliziosa, Costa Luminosa, Costa Pacifica, Costa Serena, Costa Magica, Costa Fortuna, Costa Mediterranea, Costa Atlantica, Costa Victoria and Costa neoRomantica restaurants have to pay, operating under reservation and offer a unique and refined. With an extra cost of € 25 per person (excluding drinks), you can experience new flavors and unusual combinations of refined menus, serving international and Italian cuisine, created by a team of world-renowned chefs. Dining Club is open every night from 19:00 to 21:30 hours, unless otherwise provided information on board. Bookings are made ​​on board in the office or interactive information kiosks.

Entertainment

During the day the ship's entertainment team organizes entertainment for passengers on the decks or in classrooms (games and contests, tournaments, craft workshops and on longer cruises and on certain routes, also lectures on art and history), with free participation.

At night there is music in the halls and theater performances by professional artists, disco and theme parties. Also on board you can play bingo (surcharge).

The full list of activities in the newspaper "Today". Entertainment activities are performed by a multilingual team. Sports All Costa ships are equipped with sports equipment and fitness, so that passengers can maintain their fitness during the cruise. For example, you can tour the jogging track of the outer cover where also the indoor pool and hot tub is located. Or you can work out in the fitness center with gear-edge supplied by Technogym and take part in group classes free. In addition, there is the possibility to book personal training sessions payment. Library A library board offers a wide selection of books. Borrowing is free. The opening hours indicated in the "Today". Program Casino (surcharge) All Costa ships have an onboard casino with slot machines, roulette and card tables. According to international standards, the casino is only open when the ship is at sea and only for guests aged 18 years and over. You can use your Costa Card to record bets on the gaming tables and slot machines. Simulator Grand prix (surcharge) In the largest and newest ships in the fleet can taste funny and advanced entertainment technologies: Simulator the Grand Prix, Golf Simulator with outdoor putting green, tennis Roller Skate, Cinema 4D and only in the Costa Pacifica, a recording studio and a laser space.

Fellow Passengers

are not allowed to bring pets onboard ships, with the only exception in the service of passengers with disabilities (subject to notification when booking). Smoking is strictly prohibited smoking in theaters, restaurants and buffets (indoor) , corridors, hallways, lobbies, elevators and stairs inside. In the halls are planned areas reserved for smokers. The pipes and cigars are allowed only in some places dedicated to that purpose. To prevent fire, it is extremely important to always extinguish cigarettes in ashtrays and never throw lit the sea. Taxes in the US When the ship is docked in US ports, the amount of drinks consumed on board will increase by 20%. List of airlines that operate with Costa Cruises: Aerolinas Argentinas, Air Austral, Air Berlin, Air Caraibes, Air Europa, Air France, Air Mauritius, Air Méditerranée, Air Transat, Alitalia, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Blue Line, British Airways, British Midland, Cathay Pacific, Condor, Corsair, Delta Airlines, Easy Jet, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Europe Airpost, Finnair, Gulf Air, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Meridianafly, Neos Air, Olympic Air, Orbest, Privilege Style, Qantas Airways, Qatar Airways, Ryanair, Royal Brunei, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SN Brussels Airlines, Swiss, TAM, Thai Airways, Tap Air Portugal, Thomson Fly, Transavia, Travel Service, Tui Fly, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines , Us Airways, Vueling.

Tipping

Allow up to £6 (10 Euros) per passenger per day in total.

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