Grandeur of the Seas from Baltimore to Bermuda: Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review by grab007
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Grandeur of the Seas from Baltimore to Bermuda
But the big disappointment was Bermuda. We toured the whole island and it just doesn't have the same excitement that it once had. Many of the great old resorts are closed or shadows of there former selves. The people are warm and friendly but seemed stuck More in an economic rut that they haven't been able to pull themselves from. We had a nice lunch in St. George's at the White Horse Pub but again, there was very little to see or do. Yes, there are some beaches and a few stores for souveniers. The aquarium and zoo are tired and expensive. The forts were OK but again, expensive. The ferries from the dockyard to Hamilton and St. Georges are GREAT! Timely, HC accessible and FAST! If Bermuda is one of several ports on your cruise its OK, but if its the only one...don't get your hopes up.
Finally, a word about RCI's new automatic gratuity policy. Our party of four experienced cruisers noticed a slight reduction in service levels from our stateroom attendants and dining room staff. They were certainly pleasant enough and provided adequate and required services but that was it. There was no feeling, as there had been in the past, that they were there to make certain that our every need was foreseen and would be taken care of. Co-incidence? Perhaps, a few more cruises will be needed to make the final call on the new policy.
Overall, the cruise was great but a bit less than hoped for. Less
Cabin review: JS8540 Junior Suite
Handicapped cabin - very large. A little tight getting out on the balcony but the balcony was fairly large. Roll-in shower, roll-under sink good. The cabin door was VERY hard to open. I wrote in the comment card that they need to install an automatic door opener like they have on newer ships.Read All Junior Suite (JS) Reviews >>
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