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Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review by rosiemac7: Perfect trip

3 Reviews
Member Since 2010
3 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 4.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 4.0
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 3.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 4.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 2.0
Value for Money 3.0

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Perfect trip

Sail Date: September 2012
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Las Palmas

we travelled with my son and his new wife for their first cruise.the embarkation queue was lengthy but moved quite fast and within 30 mins we had boarded.we were impressed with the centrum a rea and after signing up for the drinks package we had our first of many cocktails consumed over the 5 days.
i had arranged for the wedding celebration decoration package as a surprise laa we were excited to accompany our son and wife to their stateroom. imagine our disappointment to discover a birthday decoration in their room. i was very disappointed and went to guest services to complain. the very nice lady apologised and offered to refund our money and as a gesture sent some chocolate covered strawberries. i realize that mistakes happen and nothing can be done to rectify it but it was a major disappointment.
however,it did not spoil our trip.we had a great time.i found the food in the main buffet to be good,if a little cool at times.we much preferred the garden cafe.the salads were More exceptional and the sandwiches and paninnis very good.i used room service for breakfast to avoid the throngs.
best service by a mile was the dining room. we used my time dining and were lucky to get the same table and waiters,mauritio and vicky.they made our dining a wonderful experience.they were attentive,great fun and went the extra mile for us.they arranged a special meal for my son who is allergic onions and mauritio made wonderful balloon animals.
the shows were good and the the piano bar great.
while on a trip to split a thunderstorm broke out and everyone dashed to the harbour to get a tender back to the ship. within seconds torrential rain and a strong wind drenched everyone.the tenders bobbed and rocked and it took approx 20 mins to get on board. it felt a little scary but on our tender was a group of women from dublin who sang and joked and calmed nerves and made a bad experience fun.
disembarkation was straightforward.we had an early flight and requested express disembarkation.we left the boat at 7:30 and found our car from venice shuttle waiting to whisk us to the airport.if you need transfers at venice use venice shuttle.they are reliable courteous and prompt.
we had a great time on the grandeur of the seas and converted my son and his wife to the cruising experience Less

Published 09/17/12

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Cabin review: Grandeur of the Seas

plenty of storage and a comfortable bed. but very cramped.had to neogotiate our way around a large chair.when in the cabin we had to put the chair in front of the door for walking space.

Port and Shore Excursions

we wanted to visit pompeii but thought the ship excursion overpriced. we downloaded a map and walking directions to the train station from google maps.the walk was approx 20 mins. on arrival at the station we purchased train tickets to pompeii.2 euro 80 cents and boarded the train. it is very well signposted and easy to navigate so do yourself a favour and take the tra
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