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Celebration FAQs

Cruising with Celebration Cruise Line is a memorable experience. Here is some helpful information to make your cruise even more enjoyable:

Can I use cellular phones on Celebration Cruise Line?
Enjoy the convenience of using your cellular phone to keep in touch with friends and family while sailing on the Bahamas Celebration. In order to use your cell phones onboard, you might need to first activate the roaming service by calling your cellular provider. The network gets activated when the ship is at sea, out of reach from land and your regular cellular provider. When the service becomes available, your cellular phone will display either MCP or 901 12 or indicate Digital Roaming. This service is charged via your home cellular provider at international roaming rates for exact pricing, please check with your home operator.

What's included in the cruise price?
Your fare includes shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, all meals (except if opting for The Cove Restaurant) and onboard entertainment.

What's not included?
Gratuities of $12 per night per person, transportation to and from the ship, parking, shore excursions, bar beverages, soft drinks, phone calls, photographs and items you may choose to purchase that are not specifically stated. Celebration Cruise Line reserves the right to charge an additional fuel supplement of up to $12 per person per day on all passengers, to be collected at time of embarkation without prior notice, in the event that the price of light sweet crude oil according to the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index) is greater than $40 per barrel of oil.

Will I need a passport or visa?
All U.S. citizens must have valid proof of citizenship.  A passport or passport card is preferred by government officials, is required for overnight stays in the Bahamas and may be required on all cruise ships in the future.  For more information on passport cards please click here ( For the cruise only, not overnight stays, a government issued birth certificate with a raised seal (not from hospital) is an acceptable form of identification if accompanied by a photo ID. Resident aliens must travel with their "Green Card" Alien registration cards and a government issued photo ID 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. All guests over 16 years must carry a Government issued picture ID such as a state or provincial driver's license with a picture or a government photo ID card. Again, a valid passport is required if staying overnight in the Bahamas and not just visiting for the day.

What should I pack?
Dress Code – Dress is generally casual. Dinner and evening attire is casual elegance, with proper attire required for the Crystal, Rio's and Cove restaurants, including collared shirts, blouses, pants, dresses and skirts. Tank tops and swimsuits are not permitted in the dining areas or public lounges.

What about personal belongings?
Celebration is not responsible for theft or loss so be sure all baggage and personal belongings are properly insured and labeled with the owner's name, address, and ship's name, cabin number and sailing date. Suitcases should be securely locked. Please personally carry all medications, jewelry, fragile items, valuables and important documents on and off the ship. Any luggage left at the pier will be forwarded at the guest's expense.

What about special needs?
If you have a specific need or a medical condition that requires special attention, you must advise us when making your reservation and confirm the information to us in writing. Special dietary needs can be accommodated if the passenger makes the request at the time of booking. Passengers requiring a wheelchair onboard must make independent arrangements.

What is the onboard alcohol policy?
Guests may not bring alcohol onboard prior to embarkation and any alcohol found in a guest's possession is subject to confiscation. The drinking age on the ship is 21 in US waters and 18 at sea and on Grand Bahama Island and a valid ID is required. Celebration Cruise Line has the right to refuse sale and/or service to anyone.

Will baby-sitting be available?
A program of supervised children's activities in three age-appropriate children's clubs. are available. Private baby-sitting is not available.

What about tipping?
For your convenience, gratuities are charged to your onboard charge card at $12 per person, per day. This covers all food and cabin services provided to you by your Cabin Steward, Waiter, Busboy and Maitre d’. Other staff members may be tipped as services are rendered. Please note that a 15% service charge will be included on all bar, wine and Spa & Salon tabs. This is standard in the cruise industry.

What is the ship's electrical current?
The ship's power is 220 volts the standard household appliance is 110 volts. Any items being plugged in must be 220 Volts compatible. Adapters will only convert the plug not the electrical current. Converter boxes which will convert the electrical current of item plugged in are only given for medically necessary equipment. All electronics must be 220 Volts capable if using onboard ship. Hair dryers and curling irons are provided for your use onboard, you can obtain these items from your cabin steward or the front desk. Guests are not permitted to bring flat irons.