Smaller cruise lines are shifting their focus to a more tailored cruising experience through theme-cruise offerings. Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line launched their first-ever Bollywood cruise experience in January on a 2-day cruise to the Bahamas.
Porthole Cruise Magazine was fortunate enough to have boarded Grand Celebration with celebrity guest Sarah Schreiber to experience and document the one-of-a-kind authentic Bollywood cruise adventure.
What is Henna?
Our first activity led us to Deck 9 for complimentary henna tattoos from expert Indian artists. The artists explained henna was “the spread of happiness,” so we made sure to get all of our hands decked out in ink.
Indian Food? Yes, PLEASE!
We had been picking up on the aroma of Indian spices all evening long and were finally ready to dive into the buffet. The restaurants offered a wide array of Indian cuisine including vegetarian entrees, too! The spices were perfectly proportioned, with some dishes offering a little extra kick for those passengers with a love for spicy foods.
I was sweating by the end of dinner from taste-testing all the spicy dishes, but it was worth it! I will dream of that dal for years to come.
Dinner is best when followed by a show, and boy did we get a show! The cruise director announced a special Bollywood performance from the Bahamas Paradise Grand Celebration performers that will only be featured this one time. I felt like an absolute VIP knowing that no one else will get to witness this stellar production.
— Christina Hunting