7 Things to know before your first Bahamas Cruise - Bahama Paradise Cruise Line
Things To Know

Before You Cruise

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  • Day 1 – Embark at Port of Palm Beach
    • Check-in begins 11:00 AM
    • Boarding 12:00 – 4:00 PM
    • Departure is at 5:30 PM
  • Day 2 – Grand Bahama Island
    • Arrival at port 7:00 AM | Back on board by 4:30 PM
  • Day 3 – Disembark at Port of Palm Beach
    • Arrival at port 7:00 AM | Disembark 8:00 – 10:30 AM

Traveling with minors

When minors (17 and under) are not traveling with either of their parents, you must bring an original notarized signed letter from the absent parent/legal guardian authorizing the minor to travel. The minor consent form can be found here.

Parking & Directions

Parking at the port is fast and efficient with our valet service, provided by the Port of Palm Beach. One of our parking attendants will meet you as soon as you arrive to the terminal. Valet parking is available for only $22 per night. Learn more on our Parking & Directions page.

Luggage Allowance

Each guest is permitted to bring two pieces of complimentary luggage, not to exceed 50 pounds per piece. For excess and overweight luggage, a $25 fee per bag will be automatically charged to your onboard account. All luggage must be stored in the passenger’s stateroom.

Drink Packages

Drink packages are available for purchase on board.

Unlimited Soda Package | $24.78* (includes souvenir cup)
10 Alcoholic Drink Coupons | $89.67*
10 Non-Alcoholic Drink Coupons | $41.30*

*Please note, an 18% service charge will be automatically applied.

Internet & Wifi

There are two packages available for wifi access, subject to change. Visit the Customer Service desk once on board for more information. $25 per device for the full 2-night cruise

Onboard Credit Application

All purchases on board must be made through your room card, connected to the personal account of your choice. Make the check-in process smoother by printing and filling out your Onboard Credit Form before arrival to port. English Form | Spanish Form





U.S. Citizens: All U.S. citizens must have valid proof of citizenship. While a passport is highly recommended, passengers can travel with an original birth certificate issued by a U.S. government agency (not from a hospital) and a valid government issued photo ID, in place of passport.

Passport cards and enhanced driver’s licenses* are also acceptable forms of documentation.

Children ages 15 and under only require a birth certificate as noted above. Children ages 16 and over must carry a government-issued picture ID such as a state ID or provisional driver’s license and an original birth certificate issued by a U.S. government agency.

Passengers from Puerto Rico must have a valid U.S. passport or a valid government-issued photo ID along with an original issued birth certificate. Birth certificates issued prior to July 1, 2010 are not accepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

*Enhanced driver’s licenses are only issued in Minnesota, Michigan, New York, Washington, and Vermont.

U.S. Citizens born outside of the U.S.: Will require a valid U.S. passport for travel or an original naturalization certificate along with a valid government issued photo ID.

U.S. Permanent Residents: Will require a valid Permanent Resident card, also known as a Green Card, with a valid government-issued photo ID or a valid passport from their country of citizenship.

Please note some permanent residents (e.g. Haitian citizens) must carry a valid passport along with a valid Permanent Resident card. Please contact the Bahamian Consulate or U.S. immigration for more information.

Non-U.S. Citizens or Residents: A valid Passport, Multiple Entry Visa, or Resident Alien Card is required for re-entry to the United States. Please contact U.S. Customs or the Bahamian Consulate for any additional required documentation. 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.

Onboard Alcohol / Beverage Policy

Guests are not permitted to bring any alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages on board during embarkation. Beverages found in a guest’s possession will be confiscated. Alcohol and soda packages are available for purchase, as well as bottled water. Beverages purchased on Grand Bahama Island will be held safely for the duration of the cruise and will be returned during debarkation. If guests have concerns regarding dietary needs, they may contact customer service prior to booking. The legal drinking age on ship is 21 in U.S. waters and 18 while at sea and on Grand Bahama Island – valid photo ID is required. We have the right to refuse sale and/or service to anyone.