Freeport from October 25 – 28th. Celebrated actors, directors, producers and writers will once again arrive by sea and air from the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) and film fans will have an opportunity to meet them and view a variety of international films, along with Bahamian-made films.
“Celebration Cruise Line is very excited to play a small part in bringing FLIFF On Location to Grand Bahama Island. The Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival is a wonderful event and the execution by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and others to make it a success is outstanding. Our goal is to just to make sure all the filmmakers and visitors have an enjoyable cruise coming from Florida to Grand Bahama,”said Glenn Ryerson of Celebration Cruise Line.
“The short cruise from West Palm Beach to Grand Bahama aboard the Bahamas Celebration Cruise Line adds sizzle to the film festival experience and connects the two destinations in a very special way. We appreciate the support of Celebration Cruise Line and know that our participating film makers will be delighted with the travel experience they offer,” said Gregory Von Hausch, CEO, FLIFF.
Hosted at the Canal House, Pelican Bay Hotel, ‘FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island will feature international and local films, outdoor screenings of Sammy 2: , presentation of a Career Achievement Award to Giancarlo Esposito, specialist workshops, location scouting for international filmmakers, and a wrap party / awards presentation at the Grand Lucayan Resort.
Island is a collaboration between the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board. The event has been made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Pelican Bay Hotel; TheBahamasWeekly.com; Mackey Media Ltd; Bahamas Celebration Cruises; Bahamasair; Balearia Bahamas Express; Grand Bahama Port Authority and Group of Companies; Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board; FLIFF; Ministry of Tourism and SkyBahamas Airlines.
About The Bahamas Celebration
The Bahamas Celebration is both intimate and spacious at the same time. The ship can accommodate up to 1, 200 passengers, and with seven passengers decks, there are lots of places to go, things to do and fun to be had.
Deck 3 is where you will enter the ship to begin your action-packed, fun-filled cruise. Before making your way to your cabin you may want to make an appointment for a relaxing massage or beauty treatment at the Fountain of Youth Spa & Salon. You can also check out the onboard gym if a workout is important to you. For great souvenirs, duty free shopping and personal items, the Treasure Coast Gift Shop is available for all your shopping needs. Also on Deck 3 are the Service Desk, Shore Excursion Desk, to greatly enhance your total cruise experience with fun activities in the Bahamas, and the Internet Café.
Deck 4 is where most of the action takes place and where you’ll find some of Bahamas Celebration’s great restaurants for delicious dining including the eloquent Crystal Room, the less formal but equally outstanding Rios and the intimate and upscale Cove. Also on Deck 4 is the Wynmore Casino featuring blackjack, poker, roulette, dice and slots. For a different type of entertainment you’ll enter the main floor of The View for entertaining live shows with multiple acts and late into the night dancing. You’ll want to drop by Pub 411 for live music and a beverage or visit the Photo Gallery to be able to relive all the fun you had on board.
Deck 6 offers the beautiful Ocean Breeze Lounge and an adjacent outside sun deck. For lots of fun and a chance to win $10,000, this is also the place for the nightly Karaoke.
Deck 9 is the place to play in the water, lay in the sun, enjoy a cold exotic drink or some ice cream and feel the cool ocean breeze of the Atlantic. You can take a dip in the pool or relax in one of the Jacuzzis.