RISMEDIA, March 27, 2009-While the economy continues to struggle, cruise lines continue to thrive as Americans look for ways to leave the doom and gloom behind. Celebration Cruise Line, a new cruise line that operates two and three-night cruises to Nassau, Bahamas has seen an increase in passengers as the cruise line looks for ways to make trips affordable.
Celebration Cruise Line began operations out of Port Everglades with the inaugural cruise of the MS Bahamas Celebration on March 16. The new cruise line offers two and three-night cruises that depart from and return to Port Everglades every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. With limited advertising, cabin bookings for March are at 96%t capacity and April is trending similarly.
Celebration Cruise Line is creating its niche in the crowded South Florida cruise market by trying to offer the best value in the industry. According to Glenn Ryerson, the cruise line’s marketing vice president, passengers will get a top-notch cruise experience at prices starting at $199 per person for a three-night weekend cruise. For those on a tight budget, there are three-night cruise options available for as low as $119.
Understanding that money is tight in the current economy and schedules are hectic, Celebration Cruise Line offers lower priced two-night cruises with sailings every Monday and Wednesday. Celebration is the only cruise line in South Florida with two-night cruises to Nassau.
At nearly 700 feet and over 35,000 gross tonnage, the MS Bahamas Celebration can hold up to 1,500 passengers, making it both spacious and intimate at the same time. With its classic European style, the MS Bahamas Celebration has four restaurants, a 630-seat nightclub, multiple lounges, a spacious casino, a complete spa, a fitness room, three children’s clubs with age-appropriate electronic games and activities, a pool for adults and a pirate-themed pool with a 180-foot slide for children. The cruise also offers a variety of live music and shows, as well as snorkeling, sightseeing tours and beach resort excursions.
The four dining options include a classic American restaurant, serving five-course meals from a broad menu, an all-you-can-eat Brazilian-style steakhouse and buffet and a casual Italian restaurant, all as part of the cruise price. For individuals looking for more upscale dining, the elegant and romantic Cove Restaurant is available at an additional cost.
For more information, visit www.celebrationCL.com.