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Grand Suite Cabins 39 Reviews
Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed), and concierge service. (381 sq. ft., balcony 95 sq. ft.)
    
Grand Suite (GS)
Decks: Deck 10
Grand Suite (GS)


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1252
1252 didn't have hot water, the drawers open & close during heavy seas, and the speakers for the television are broken so you can't really hear the TV. We rented a movie and we couldn't hear it !! The bed was comfortable and we had plenty of closet space and drawer space. Wish the chairs & sofa were more comfortable. Location is convenient to the forward elevators.  Read entire member review.
1252
We had a Grand Suite!! Balcony was large and I thought it would be smaller. Sufficient room to put things away ,but missed the walk in closet!! We are definitely spoiled.  Read entire member review.
1260
Loved the cabin. Lots of space. Good storage. Has tub instead of just shower. Tub is high and could be a problem for someone that has trouble getting around. Deck had one lounge chair and table that is large enough for dining and 2 chairs. No problem with noise at night, but you can hear a scrapping noise in the morning and sometimes during the day. I think this is from deck chairs being moved around in the solarium.  Read entire member review.
1264
Grand Suite accommodations: Impressive! Spacious, plenty of closets and storage, some unexpected perks like a coffee maker and an iPod connection on the alarm. The layout was different than expected, with the sitting area at the foot of the bed rather beside it - cabin was wide fore-and-aft as well as inboard-to-outboard. Large balcony with one chaise lounge and a breakfast table (full size, not the mini-tables some ships have) and two chairs. More privacy than other ships I've sailed; steel floor to ceiling bulkheads between balconies instead of the 6-foot fiberglass doors on other lines. Given the overall luxury of the room, we expected a whirlpool tub rather than the standard one we had. Small thing. And of course the Grand Suite is Concierge class, so we had all of the benefits and pampering that go along with that.  Read entire member review.
1268
Great Cruise by Georgeny

You pay for it, no doubt, but suite space and perks such as private concierge lounge and complimentary pre dinner cocktails, priority boarding, reserved ares etc are nice if willing to pay the price.

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1274
Cabin 1274. Quiet part of ship, small uncomfortable settee and chairs. Space filled out with extra unneccasry tables. Balcony long but narrow and views obscured by centre pillar. Generally nice size but smaller than GS on Legend of the Seas  Read entire member review.
1288
Good location - but port side cabins tend to have a better view and also avoid any drifting smoke from the smoking area above by the pool. Huge bathroom, lots of storage space. A bit of a hike to the elevators but that made the cabin very quiet.  Read entire member review.
1288
Grand Suite was lovely and the extras are nice.  Read entire member review.
1288
Grand Suite 1288 The cabin is great. However for only two people a junior suite is ebough room for us.  Read entire member review.
1324
Loads of storage space, plenty of closet space (three full closet doors, two of which have two tiers of hanging). Room was quiet, no noises from above. Nice balcony. The sofa and chairs are not the most comfortable ones we've had in a Grand Suite...  Read entire member review.
1324
GS 1324 - great central location on the hump. Balcony is narrow and blocked by a metal wall. Hafl glass and half metal balcony.  Read entire member review.
1324
excellent cabin...take it anytime in a New York minute :)  Read entire member review.
1324
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS 2009 by sisocialworker
We had GS1324 on the hump. Nice view and location. A bit wider balcony on one end since it is on the hump. Two tables, two sitting chairs, one recliner and one sitting chair with a foot rest. On rocky sea days some noise can be heard from deck 11 above. I think is comes from the public women's bath room right above, maybe the stall doors swinging open/closed? But on calm sea days, no noise at all. Ear plugs on those few nights worked fine. The room did show some signs of wear, like wall paper pealing, stains on the couch/bed and chairs, carpet worn in some spots, no flat screen TV and some issue with the dimmer switch not working, some pealing paint on the balcony too and the railing needs to be varnished, but the ship is going into dry dock right after this cruise so these issues should be fixed. In addition, the hot water and coffee pot were dirty and the coffee insert makes 24 ounces of coffee not just one cupthey didn't have any of the one cup insert coffeesPlenty of cabin space. Lots of closet/drawers and full length mirrors.  Read entire member review.
1548
Quiet location on deck 10, immaculate cleanliness, comfortable.  Read entire member review.
1552
My cabin was a Grand Suite located on the the 10th floor forward. Great room, spacious enough for two people. The bathroom nice and big, with double sink and enough counter and draw space and big tub with shower. Ample closet and draw space for clothes. Balcony large enough for two chairs with a table and a chaise lounge.  Read entire member review.
1552
Room 1552, 10th Floor Forward, Grand Suite (GS) One of the things that was nice is that our side of the ship faced the port so we could look out over the entire Dockyard while in port (versus the 1200 rooms which faced the sea). I would have taken a nightlight. We didn't figure out a way to have some light but not too much light for nightime. Bathroom lights are white bright. Note: I picked this room over #1548 as I thought (by the diagram on RC website) that the elevator opened up in front of that room. This is not the case. It also looked like #1548 may be larger. It was identical in size. Some complained about rust or the condition of the balcony. Ours was in great shape and actually afforded ALOT of privacy because of the way they are built. It was quiet except for Day 3 we could hear the base of some music but couldn't really determine where it was coming from. It was convenient to the spa, gym, shows and farthest away from the food (like you can escape the food!).  Read entire member review.
1553
Grand Suite 1556. Cheerful balances of warm pastel yellows and blues for furniture and drapes, darker blues for the carpet. Neutral tan tile floors, dark granite counter and bar surfaces. Warm honey wood tones. Lots of storage. Lots of space to spread out. Huge windows gave great views. Suite Defects: Razor outlet over sinks malfunctioned, put 220 volt out of 110 volt outlet (made my recharge transformer overheat.) Three other 110-volt outlets in suite worked fine. Stains on sofa. One closet door needed repair. TV malfunctioned (black horizontal lines distorted the picture when it got bright it, for a second or two). Remote control for entertainment system malfunctioned (cabin steward replaced it when I mentioned it). One light bulb in overhead lighting was burned out. Lighting had dimmers, but the dimmer for the overhead lights was broken. I figured out I could adjust it by sticking a plastic toothpick in it, to move the slider (rheostat). Some may say that these things are expected on a well-used cruise ship. I disagree. Do not expect a customer to put up with it because you didn't get around to fixing it. I'm tired of telling RCCL what needs fixing in their "better" cabins. I shudder to think what people in lesser accommodations have to endure. That's my opinion and hope you expect nothing less for your vacation dollar.  Read entire member review.
1556
Need bigger hooks for towels and bigger towels. Great spot, close to elevator. Another comforter needed for kids on sleeper sofa. Loved the robes! Tv didn't always work, trying to turn on and off.  Read entire member review.
1556
Accommodations: Grand Suite 1556. Cheerful balances of warm pastel yellows and blues for furniture and drapes, darker blues for the carpet. Neutral tan tile floors, dark granite counter and bar surfaces. Warm honey wood tones. Lots of storage. Lots of space to spread out. Huge windows gave great views. Suite Defects: Razor outlet over sinks malfunctioned, put 220 volt out of 110 volt outlet (made my recharge transformer overheat.) Three other 110-volt outlets in suite worked fine. Stains on sofa. One closet door needed repair. TV malfunctioned (black horizontal lines distorted the picture when it got bright it, for a second or two). Remote control for entertainment system malfunctioned (cabin steward replaced it when I mentioned it). One light bulb in overhead lighting was burned out. Lighting had dimmers, but the dimmer for the overhead lights was broken. I figured out I could adjust it by sticking a plastic toothpick in it, to move the slider (rheostat).  Read entire member review.
1574
This is my 4th GS. I love this category. It is spacious with plenty of storage. My only minor complaint was that for the first time on a RCCL ship, there was strange smell next to the bed in this cabin. I could not get rid of it and even tried spraying perfume. It lingered the entire cruise. Otherwise the cabin was clean and well maintained. The old tube TV looks out of date.  Read entire member review.
1588
Grand Suite 1588 was in the middle of the ship and it was a fair distance to get anywhere, elevators, Windjammer, etc. Adequate space - nice large balcony with two chairs, table, and a lounger. Quiet room - did not hear any noises.  Read entire member review.
None
We had a grand suite, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Had a huge balcony, though as previously stated, need an overhaul. The sleeping area was tastefully done, and the bed was very comfortable. All tables had granite counters and there was just adequate drawer space. I wasn't too pleased to have said drawers under the bar, and next to the refrigerator. The bathroom was almost too big(after all, how much time does 1 actually spend there?}, but beautiful, all marble and granite. Due to the cold weather, glad we splurged, but would have liked better in-room entertainment. Plus, if you are going to the expense of installing a Bose sound system, why have a cheap, old-fashioned TV?  Read entire member review.
None
Pleasantly Surprised! by krispykritter78
Bigger then I thought it would be. Loved having all the space we never felt crowded. Balcony was big all four of us could fit on it with space to move around. Lots of closet space and drawers to put clothes in. Bathroom was so big, two people could easily get ready in there. Hallways were mostly quiet. Perfectly located mid ship on the 10th level. Loved the fact that we got reserved seating by the pool and shows. We also got to have free drinks and appetizers from 5:30-8:30 every night.  Read entire member review.
None
Grand Suite----Very poorly lit! Enough closet space, but limited drawer space. very tired television set in need of replacement. Balcony OK, but furniture was outdated and in need of major cleaning. Room was large & comfortable for a family of four.  Read entire member review.
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