Grandeur of the Seas - Western Caribbean: Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review by world_citizen
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Grandeur of the Seas - Western Caribbean
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: New Orleans
The ship is easy to navigate, and the public rooms are sparkling and pretty. We took in the art auctions, wrote postcards in the library, swam in the Solarium, spent a little time in the casino, and enjoyed entering and leaving the ports of call. Our oceanview stateroom was spacious, comfortable, clean, and convenient. We slept well! The entertainment was most enjoyable all week. The entertainers worked hard to keep us coming back for more. Mosaic is not to be missed; they were truly exceptional! We also enjoyed the two production shows by the Royal Caribbean singers and dancers, as well as the Beatles cover band, the gymnast/juggler, and the illusionist. We chose to hire taxi drivers to show us around Cozumel and Aruba. In Cozumel, we toured Mayan ruins and hung out at a "rasta bar" on the eastern side of the island. In Aruba, we went to Casibari rock, the ruins of a gold mine, and the California Lighthouse, seeing beautiful birds and iguanas along the way. In Grand Cayman, we simply ambled about and enjoyed the relaxed ambience of Georgetown.
The captain had recommended rising early to witness the ship’s entry into San Juan on Saturday morning, so I set my alarm for 4:30 a.m. and was on Deck 10 by 5:00 a.m. Being on the ship and passing El Morro at the crack of dawn really was one of the highlights of the cruise!
Disembarkation was a bit slow for us, as we were not flying home on Saturday, but we found a great seat on the deck to watch the comings and goings in the Port of San Juan. Two more nights at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan rounded out our vacation, where we hired a driver to point out the highlights of Old San Juan and even took in the AARP Convention. We heartily recommend the Grandeur of the Seas for a relaxing, enjoyable cruise vacation! Less
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