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Old 01-24-2014, 06:38 PM   #61
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When we went on the Dream New Years Eve cruise, my wife wanted to do this excursion. When we had decided on it, it was sold out. I contacted Graycliff, and they do offer this outside of the Disney ones. My wife prefers to go on the Disney offered excursions, in case there are any problems, so we did not opt to go on our own. Eventually someone must have cancelled, and we were able to book through DCL. Anyway, here is a a copy of the info I got from Graycliff. Not sure it is exactly the same as the Disney one, since this says duration 1 hour, but the price is a little less.


Graycliff Chocolatier – The Art of Chocolate Making and Factory Tour
Minimum: 6
Maximum: 24
Cost:
$49.95 per person (11 years +)
Hours:
Duration:
Available Monday to Saturday at 11:15am and 2:15pm
1 hour
Enter the world of chocolate for a fully-interactive experience from roasting beans to creating
scrumptious confections.
The Graycliff Chocolatier begins the journey with the surprising history of chocolate and its new
Bahamas home, trace the provenance of regional cocoa beans, and learn the importance of
promoting fair trade and organic farming.
Exploring the factory, see how cocoa beans become scrumptious candy and get hands-on as
these gems are roasted and ground into cocoa powder, mixed into liquid chocolate then poured
into sculpted moulds. Graycliff’s Chocolatier demonstrates techniques for dipping, glazing and
using moulds to craft bars, bits, bonbons, truffles, barks and cocktail pops.
Become an artist creating unique chocolate masterpieces with the finest Graycliff chocolate
paired with the freshest Bahamian mango, lime, sea grapes and genips; as well as the most
savoury and unlikely: sweet tomato, basil and bacon. Then taste the finest chocolate from white
and milk to the richest levels of dark.
All creations are packaged in a Graycliff Chocolatier box and presented with a Certificate of
Completion as a souvenir.
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:07 PM   #62
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If our boxes had been that nice tan color we would have kept more than one! Ours were green and icky to our eyes.

We adored Kiki.
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We loved Kiki. We had a lot of fun, and the chocolate was good too.
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:04 AM   #64
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So glad to read all the positive reviews. I was a little bummed about Nassau "as in I didn't want to go to Atlantis", but a chocolatier excursion sounded awesome. Im really looking forward to booking this for my cruise on the Dream in September.
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:39 AM   #65
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I'm booked this coming Monday. I will report back as well. 3 kids, 11, 13, and 9
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:39 PM   #66
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I'll be sailing on the Wonder in September and Nassau will be our last stop on our last day. This tour sounds great and something different so definitely thinking it might be a great option for my mom and I.

Just curious, does anyone know if we'd have any problems getting any leftover chocolate through customs? Just not sure as the chocolate is fresh and isn't wrapped propperly.

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Old 02-06-2014, 12:47 PM   #67
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I'll be sailing on the Wonder in September and Nassau will be our last stop on our last day. This tour sounds great and something different so definitely thinking it might be a great option for my mom and I.

Just curious, does anyone know if we'd have any problems getting any leftover chocolate through customs? Just not sure as the chocolate is fresh and isn't wrapped propperly.

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We had no problems getting our chocolate through customs. I just put it on the bottom of my tote bag and carried it off the ship.
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:33 PM   #68
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I'll be sailing on the Wonder in September and Nassau will be our last stop on our last day. This tour sounds great and something different so definitely thinking it might be a great option for my mom and I.

Just curious, does anyone know if we'd have any problems getting any leftover chocolate through customs? Just not sure as the chocolate is fresh and isn't wrapped propperly.

Thanks,

meg
It is NOT a problem. Customs doesn't care about chocolate. They are looking for booze, fruit, meat, etc.

Just remember to eat the chocolate covered pineapple QUICKLY. The acids in the fruit start eating through the chocolate quickly, and you can end up with a very soggy mess if you leave it too long.
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I'm booked this coming Monday. I will report back as well. 3 kids, 11, 13, and 9
How was this excursion
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We're did this tour a couple of weeks ago.

It was fun, but we were not given the option if we wanted milk chocolate, which would have been nice as my kids are not really dark chocolate fans.

We did give the chocolate bars we made to our serving staff and they were thrilled.
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:18 PM   #71
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we did this excursion last week. KiKi was great as our tour guide. we worked with dark chocolate and it was quite good. we made a chocolate bar, chocolate truffle, chocolate covered marshmellow and then free styled all the extra chocolate. in addition to the chocolate, you work with coconut, almonds, cranberries and peanuts, if I remember correctly. KiKi quizzed us at the end of the tour and the prizes were.......more chocolate. so pay attention to the tour in the beginning. We would definitely recommend this excursion.

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What time did the excursion leave? Does anyone know if it's always the same time?
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our excursion started at 11am

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Old 07-22-2014, 08:25 PM   #74
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Talking Chocolate and Nassau?

Hi there, for those of you who did this excursion? Did you go into Nassau and look around before or did you stay on the ship until it was time to meet for the excursion? Is there even an option (it's our first cruise). Also, on the drive to the Graycliff, did the driver go through the shopping area? Did the route to Graycliff show you a bit of Nassau? Thanks!

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Old 07-25-2014, 09:13 PM   #75
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Just curious, does anyone know if we'd have any problems getting any leftover chocolate through customs? Just not sure as the chocolate is fresh and isn't wrapped propperly.

Thanks,

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What is this "leftover chocolate" you speak of?! LOL!

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