We are currently in the longest government shutdown in history, and while many in the travel industry are pressuring lawmakers to end the shutdown, some are offering a helping hand in the meantime.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is providing a free lunch buffet and an afternoon of fun for federal workers aboard one of their ships between January 21 and January 31 (unless the shutdown ends before that time).
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The only days the deal is not available are Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26.
Unfortunately, not every federal worker in the U.S. will be able to take advantage of the deal, since the participating ships, the Grand Celebration and the Grand Classica, are located at the Port of Palm Beach at 1 East 11th Street in Riviera, Florida.
To join in, federal workers just have to make a reservation with the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Customer service desk at 800-374-4363. When they arrive at the pier, they’ll need to provide their federal ID at the visitor check-in.
While it doesn’t make up entirely for a lack of a paycheck, those who take advantage of the deal will enjoy a filling lunch and an afternoon aboard a Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line ship which may just be enough to escape from the government shutdown nightmare for a few hours.