Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review by Grandma Gail: Some good, some not so good
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Some good, some not so good
This review is on our second leg of our B2B on Grandeur of the Seas, March 18 – 28. We got off the ship upon its arrival back to Baltimore to pick up our Grandson (9y.o.). He was joining us for the next 10 days. We did have to change cabins but by the time we got back on the Ship our Room Stewart, Sandy, had everything moved into the new cabin. The new cabin 7154 was not as large as the corner AFT cabin and had to pull the couch away from the wall to put the suitcases there.
We were a little worried about keeping the Grandson occupied since a friend who was to join us couldn’t. After exploring the ship we went up to Adventure Ocean to check it out. We had to fill out a lot of paperwork. They asked to see the permission letter from our daughter authorizing us to travel with Grandson.
We had dinner with two friends that were on the B2B with us in the MDR. None of us were impressed with the menu selections. The kid’s menu was better and two of us More ordered from there. Grandson was very well behaved even though the dinner took over two hours.
The next morning we went to Adventure Ocean to drop Grandson off. They asked to see our Sea Passes and had to designate who could pick him up. Kudos to the Adventure Ocean Staff. When we came to pick him up he didn’t want to leave, and he wasn’t the only one protesting about leaving. We has to show our Sea Pass cards and even after knowing us, they still asked to see them. He had a fantastic time there. The staff will also take them for lunch and dinner on Port Days. I was surprised that so many children were “selfies”. Meaning they could come and go without their parents. We did see a lot of children roaming the ship and eating meals without their parents.
We did hit some rough seas and our Grandson got REALLY sea sick and we had to go to Medical. There they gave us some medicine but it didn’t work. We then had to see the Doctor and she suggested a shot. OMG what a complete meltdown at that suggestion, but after the shot he said it didn’t hurt that much. On the return trip we hit really bad weather and Grandson asked to go and get the shot. The Staff there was fantastic.
MDR – I don’t know if we were just tired of the food in the MDR but we had most meals in the Windjammer. There it took us 45 minutes as opposed to the 2 hours in the MDR. Plus everything was hot.
As usual, leaving the ship was a breeze and we were home about 9:30 that morning. Less
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Cabin review: Grandeur of the Seas 7154
Disappointed that the suitcases no longer fit under the bed for storage. A nice cabin but showing signs of wear. Cabinets scratched, drawers and doors not shutting. AFT cabin - we loved the balcony.
Port and Shore Excursions
We had an Over The Water Cabana on Barefoot Beach. Had a good time snorkeling but you need water shoes on this beach because of the rocks. The BBQ lunch was great and very filling. We took the Grandson to the Water Park and he had an hour on all the Blow-ups. We got tired just watching all the kids.
We did the Dolphin Swim and Beach Break. This was amazing. We spent so much time in the water with the Dolphins. There was a photographer to document all your interactions with the Dolphins. After swimming with the Dolphin we had some beach time. The water was great and the sand so soft. They did offer a lunch but not many ate the "burgers". Everyone called them "mystery meat".
We took a taxi to Meagan's Bay. The beach was fantastic. Warm water and soft sand. Did a lot of snorkeling there. Saw lots of fish and some turtles. You have to rent chairs and there is an admission fee to get in. When we returned we met some friends who live there at the Fat Turtle for lunch. They may have the best burgers on the Island.
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