7 Baltimore Repositioning Cruise Reviews

first time on G of the S for my wife and i sailed from Baltimore with a great 9 day itinerary down the southern US coast and the Bahamas outstanding service from the crew in every area of the ship. the food in windjammer was above ... Read More
first time on G of the S for my wife and i sailed from Baltimore with a great 9 day itinerary down the southern US coast and the Bahamas outstanding service from the crew in every area of the ship. the food in windjammer was above average to very good at times; some selections were the same, but there was different selections each day ship was VERY clean and well kept in ALL public areas (ship is 22 yrs old) CHOPS was a big plus went there 2x all pool areas were safe with lifeguards on duty ALL day, we both like the ambiance of the Solarium so we did spend more time there enjoyed relaxing @ Schooners or listening to live music @ the centrum after the sun went down didn't go to shows in the theater room attendant Mr. Joni was very friendly and kept our inside cabin @ deck 7 spotless plenty of deck chairs/loungers even on sea days some up selling by the crew but still polite and courteous I had the deluxe bev package and thought it to be a good value plenty of things to do @ each port just depends what you enjoy stop @ Freeport was cancelled so remained @ Nassau one extra day>>was all good to me no complaints embark/disembark was organized and wasted little time I would recommend Grandeur of the Seas to friends Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
I absolutely love this ship! It's small, which provides a level of intimacy that you don't get on the big ships. You bond with the crew and they become family. They have always bent over backwards to make our vacations the ... Read More
I absolutely love this ship! It's small, which provides a level of intimacy that you don't get on the big ships. You bond with the crew and they become family. They have always bent over backwards to make our vacations the best ever! Remember though, you get what you give. If you treat them with respect and and kind you will get so much more than the norm! Leaving from the port of Baltimore is so easy and convenient. No flying required. Cabins are clean and neat! Dining is amazing! If you walk away hungry it's your own fault. From the eggs to the lobster the food is the best! There are so many activities that you can't get bored. There are things for kids to the elderly. I highly recommend this ship, RCI and the port of Baltimore for your next cruise. 12 days is a lot to pack for. Being able to pull up, have a porter take your luggage, park your car, walk into the terminal, register, then walk onto the ship... No better way to travel! Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
The grand mother recommended the cruise with Royal Caribbean. The good food was great the staff where friendly the room attendant was great the waiter in the dinning room was great. The bad 2 broken hot tubs, Broken ice cream machine, ... Read More
The grand mother recommended the cruise with Royal Caribbean. The good food was great the staff where friendly the room attendant was great the waiter in the dinning room was great. The bad 2 broken hot tubs, Broken ice cream machine, unwashed windows, and rust abounding on the exterior of the ship. Now the Ugly I dropped my children off at the teen center on the ship for a "in room scavenger hunt" as described in the teen flyer. I come to find out it was a all over the ship scavenger hunt how easy at 10 pm. at night would it be for teen to be abducted and raped and thrown overboard? Brought the issue to guest services it was never addressed!!!!!!! More ugly RC claimed a port of call at coco cay which I hear from others frequently is cancelled so they flat out lied and offered no other port of call. Last of the ugly Shore excursions were great but very short not a good value. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
we keep coming back to this ship and each time we see nice improvements to service, food and customer care. Grandeur is one of RCL's smaller ships but we like the ships under 3,500 people. Having taken 3 trips of the over ... Read More
we keep coming back to this ship and each time we see nice improvements to service, food and customer care. Grandeur is one of RCL's smaller ships but we like the ships under 3,500 people. Having taken 3 trips of the over 5,000 guests mega ships we keep coming back . We were travelling with 2 couples The Port of Baltimore is convenient for us to fly into from Buffalo. This vacation was a 12 day trip visited 5 islands and really enjoyed relaxing with days at sea Due to the hurricanes, St. Thomas was not really ready for tourists, the other 4 ports of call Antigua, St Lucia, Martinique and St Kitts were excellent. Grandeur was kept very clean but it can use some updating. My time dining - Staff knew our names wow. Food was very good Some of the dance shows could use a refresh We all Enjoyed the sauna , it was always working, clean and available. The exercise room is much too small when in full use. We would go again out of Baltimore - 12 days or more but when different ports of calls are offered Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Cruised before on the Pride, usually doing the Eastern Caribbean. The ship is a medium size ship that hold approximately 2,700 passengers. The ship was renovated in 2014 with Carnivals 2.0 upgrades. The older art that was on the ship ... Read More
Cruised before on the Pride, usually doing the Eastern Caribbean. The ship is a medium size ship that hold approximately 2,700 passengers. The ship was renovated in 2014 with Carnivals 2.0 upgrades. The older art that was on the ship was replaced with a more modern try of décor. Guys burger join, Iguana cantina, Red frog bar, Alcoy bar and a sushi restaurant were added. The ship was clean and easy to maneuver. You can walk from one end of the ship to the other on the same deck. The only problem with this ship is that the Casino can become very smoky. This cruise went to Grand Turk which is a nice place to relax on the beach right by the cruise pier. The next port was Amber Cove. This was the first time to visit this port. Carnival has a nice port with shops, pools similar to Grand Turk, restaurants and bars, a sky bar with outstanding views and a zip line that is above the swimming pools. Next port was Cartagena, Columbia. This was a beautiful city with modern high rises and the old walled city. The walled city had houses, shops and restaurants similar to San Juan. Our next stop was a trip through the Panama Canal where we anchored and then traveled through the canal a few hours later back into the Caribbean. The passage was very informative and unique to see the ship and other ships being raised in the locks to a higher level to enter Gatun lake and then lowered when returned to enter the Caribbean. Our next port was Limon, Costa Rica. This port is full of different adventures. We chose to go zip lining and a boat exploring the canals. The zip lining had twelve different lines and was a great adventure. On the canal tour we were able to see different birds, howler monkeys, spider monkeys, sloths, an alligator and a cayman. The next port was Cozumel, Mexico. This port also had many excursions. The port area was loaded with shops, bars and restaurants. The only problem was that there were nine ships in port and the area was crowded. Our last stop was where the ship was repositioned in Tampa. Great cruise, but would have been better if the ship had sailed back to Baltimore. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
We chose this cruise for its itinerary and were not disappointed with that. However found the Pride was the worst of any ship on our 14 cruises. 2 nights had nothing appealing to 4 of the 6 at our table. The other couple were first ... Read More
We chose this cruise for its itinerary and were not disappointed with that. However found the Pride was the worst of any ship on our 14 cruises. 2 nights had nothing appealing to 4 of the 6 at our table. The other couple were first timers so had nothing to compare to. Room steward was great Jomel met our every need. However, our room balcony had paint splatter all over the lacquered railing glass, floor and seats. Then when they washed the balcony down there were floating paint chips that stuck to everything. We have sailed on the Pride previously and had a great experience. This time not so much. Female entertainer was off key every time she performed. The only good singer was Marcus Anthony who came on board at 1 port. Shows were quite amateurish from other cruises. Dining we requested to sit with 6 cotravellers and asked 4 weeks in advance and could not be accommodated. Met new friends but watched our party of 6 at every dinner. Matree'd was of no help. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
We chose this cruise for the journey experience and was not disappointed. This was a great cruise, good locations to visit . This was also the best Carnival Crew I have ever had. From my room steward, Veronica, Head waiter Bajon, and ... Read More
We chose this cruise for the journey experience and was not disappointed. This was a great cruise, good locations to visit . This was also the best Carnival Crew I have ever had. From my room steward, Veronica, Head waiter Bajon, and Bartenderes Jo Ann (piano bar) and Maria at alcameny, they were the best. The panamal canal experience was wonderful. Had done before but it is amazing what goes on to get a boat in and out of the locks. Entertainment was OK. Really enjoyed the lounge singers, especially the Musical Nomads and Acoustical Brad. In the piano bar, Brad was great, just watch out for the late night if you are easily offended. The selections in the Main dining room were delicious. Good choices and the regional foods made it difficult to select some nights. The Main dining room staff for dine on your own time were great. Bajon, Awa were attentive and set the tone for both of their teams. All in all a good time. Met some good people, visited some good ports and saw beautiful sun sets. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017

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