Grandeur for a second time.: Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review by philyerboots
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Grandeur for a second time.
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
We had a midship port side outside cabin which was spacious enough for two and well maintained by our cabin attendant. The bed was comfortable, the flat screen TV a bonus and there was plenty of storage space.
We were on the first sitting on a friendly table of eight in the Great Gatsby restaurant. The waiter and assistant waiter were excellent, the food was pretty good, although the choices had been somewhat restricted. No lobster More or baked alaska etc.
The Windjammer was of a good standard we thought "buffet-wise". We tended to use it for breakfast and midday snacks.
The shows were of varying quality. The resident singers were not up to the standard of other RCL cruisers and the guest artists were fine.
RCL still charge too much for drinks and add 15% for service! We hardly indulged except for taking the "Wine Package" when dining. The excursions arranged through RCL remain ludicrously overpriced and they have started charging OTT for transfers from dock to centres. The Casino was smokey and not much fun.
We can't praise too highly most of the crew we encountered - always friendly and helpful. It was nice to meet the Captain and be welcomed back as Crown & Anchor members.
Lastly, there is a need to mention the nastly smell which affected the Centrum and the erratic performance of our toilet, which seemed to have a mind of its own when it came to flushing. We believe this is an ongoing problem that may be resolved later, rather than sooner! Overall we enjoyed great weather for mid-October, met some great fellow guests and called at some great ports. Whether we will cruise on the "Odeur of the Seas" is questionable! Less
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