GRAND CELEBRATION (or paradise)
Registered Owner: Grand Cruise Shipping Unipessoal Lda - USA - Operator: Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line - Manager: FleetPro Ocean
Entered service: 1987 – Refits: 2008/2014 - Gross tonnage: 47.263 - Pass. lower beds: 1502 - All berths: 1800 - Passenger decks: 9 - Length: 223,37 m. - Beam: 28,20 m. - Propulsion: 2 diesel engines make Sulzer 7 cyl. 2 stroke - Bore: 660 mm.-Stroke: 1440 mm. Draught: 7,9 m. - Total installed power: 23.520 kW. at 138 rpm. - 2 Controllable propellers of 10.000 kW. each at 138 rpm.- Service speed: 19 knots - Max. speed: 21.5 knots - Built: Kockums Yard - Sweden - Yard no. 597 - Flag: Bahamas - Classification: BV.
Former name: Celebration-Carnival Celebration (1987-2008)- Grand Celebration (2008-2014) - Costa Celebration(end 2014 only for a few months) - Grand Celebration (2015 - until present
Sister Ships: Jubilee since 2012 Henna and the slightly smaller Holiday/ Grand Holiday now Magellan.
- Internal transfer from Carnival Cruise Lines. Start operations for
Iberocruceros in 2008 as Grand Celebration. After shutdown of
Iberocruises in late 2014 Ship hand over to Costa Cruises. Renamed Costa
Nov. 20 -2014 After a drydocking to turn her from the Grand Celebration to the Costa Celebration, the ship’s winter season has been cancelled, according to the Italian company. The Celebration will no longer be part of the fleet with immediate effect on November 22. Deployment in 2015 will be taken over by the Costa neo Classica.
Costa Celebration was achieved in December 2014 suddenly out of the fleet. Although sales for cruises already started. Rumors due to the sale of the ship. The vessel is rumored to have been sold or leased elsewhere, although no cruise operator has stepped forward yet. There are strong rumors that they replace the damaged Bahamas Celebration.
Dec. 2014 Three weeks ago Costa Cruises abruptly pulled the Costa Celebration from joining the Costa fleet, according to some sources for an immediate sale. Now, it seems clearer that the intention was to send her to the Bahamas as a substitute for the damaged Bahamas Celebration on the Palm Beach-Freeport route.
|Passenger Space Ratio all berths 26.25|
Bahamas Paradise is the only cruise line that offers a year round 2-Night Bahamas cruise that feels so much longer because of all of the entertainment venues and activities. The Grand Celebration sails every other day of the week, providing tremendous convenience for everyone to enjoy regardless of their schedule. With our great value weekend cruises, there is no need to ever use a vacation day for a fun cruise getaway. Passengers with the flexibility to sail away any time can often take advantage of amazing promotional offers on select week day cruises. Boarding starts at noon but departure isn't until 6pm so the cruise is also convenient for same day flights into West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Orlando.
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