This ship is no longer operated by Balearia Caribbean.
This guide is applicable only for when the ship was operated by Balearia Caribbean and this information should not be used as a guide for the ships current or future operations:
Bahamas Express offers efficient and daily return crossings between Florida and the Bahamas aboard the Pinar del Rio. Built in 1992 and previously operating in between various Spanish islands until brought over to Miami. Pinar Del Rio has a passenger capacity of 463 and can carry 92 cars in its garages. On board seating has 2 sections: economy and first class, both fit with TVs showing various programs, films and documentaries. Other services include a bar, shop and a games area.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Pinar del Rio guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.
100% of our customers recommended this ship
"Ferry to Bahamas"
Quick boarding, onto clean and spacious facility. Enjoyed the trip. Like having a mini cruise
Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Balearia Caribbean on Pinar del Rio
"Sea sickness is no fun"
we were asked to be at the ferry terminal 2 hours before departure time. The terminals in Fort Lauderdale and grand Bahama are very basic, and for the number of passengers on that day a one hour check in time would have been sufficient rather than having to hang about in a non-stimulating environment. Also a shock to the system was the extra baggage fee of $US 25 per case per journey ($50 for a return journey with one suitcase) that had to be paid on top of the already fairly pricey ticket.Apart from a bout of (dry) sea sickness during a storm the journey was fine.
Reviewed by Friederike who travelled with Balearia Caribbean on Pinar del Rio
"Balearia Bahamas Express"
We recently took the ferry to go to the Bahamas. The crossing went well. However, the AC was too strong! You need to bring a jacket for the journey. You have to pay 50 dollars each way for 2 bags. It's something to keep in mind!
Reviewed by Ludivine who travelled with Balearia Caribbean on Pinar del Rio