Discovery Cruise Line, which operates same
day, roundtrip cruises from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale to
Grand Bahama Island, has abandoned its coach fares and restructured
its three existing fare categories to include food in the ticket
The line's previous
coach fare was a ticket-only price, "but there was overwhelming
demand by the public for the return to the inclusion of food in the
ticket prices. Excellent food is something that Discovery has been
known for during its 20 years of operation," according to Hanns
Hahn, general manager.
Under the new
structure, which takes effect Oct. 17, the $99 roundtrip fare
(same-day return) includes three all-you-can-eat buffet meals on
the cruise as well as a tropical drink and match play at the Isle
of Capri Casino on Grand Bahama.
An upgrade to the
Grand Bahama Grill level, for $29 more, includes a champagne
breakfast and a seven-course dinner in the a la carte restaurant
onboard. The champagne breakfast is available by itself for
service, offered with Cruise 'N Stay resort packages, includes
priority embarkation and debarkation, use of a private lounge on
board, island transfers, a champagne breakfast, a buffet lunch en
route to Grand Bahama and a gourmet dinner in the Grand Bahama
Grill on the return cruise. This fare is priced at $49 in addition
to the cruise.
Cruise fares are
slightly higher on weekends and holidays. Additional fees and
surcharges include a $39 per person Bahamas departure and harbor
fee and fuel surcharge ($26 for kids under 6) plus a $10 security
surcharge and U.S. Customs and Border Protection user
include a Las Vegas rules-style casino, entertainment, games, a
show, a disco and a Kids' Club.
daily from Fort Lauderdale at 7:45 a.m.; the return trip leaves
Grand Bahama at 4:45 p.m. The trip takes roughly five hours each
way. The line offers stayover vacation packages at six resorts on
Grand Bahama as well.
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