17 Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Romantic Cruises to Canada & New England

Walt Okon =Review of GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS on 5- 14 September 2019 in room Grand Suite #8016 Grand Suite # 8016 is located on the eighth deck, port side (Left Side) of the ship. 1/3 of the way from the bow of the ship. Stateroom ... Read More
Walt Okon =Review of GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS on 5- 14 September 2019 in room Grand Suite #8016 Grand Suite # 8016 is located on the eighth deck, port side (Left Side) of the ship. 1/3 of the way from the bow of the ship. Stateroom Attendant was Dominic Moses. He was excellent in all respects. This room was perfectly clean and set up for us. We use sanitizer wipes on everything and inside every drawer. There was no dust anywhere. Temperature control: the system worked perfectly, best control of any room I every had. The mini refrigerator keeps everything very cold. Lighting: Excellent on the complete lighting system and controls. Balcony: Large with table and four chairs and two excellent lounge chairs. Bed: King size with luxurious bedding. The mattress was good but did have the middle high point. We had good sleep every night. Storage: Three large hanging closets and 16 drawers. Lots of storage. The only concern was noise from the ninth deck (pool deck) when they moved furniture, the noise was unbearable. Crew Staff: All very friendly and all were excellent. I cannot say enough excellent things about them. Food: Royal Caribbean food quality has diminished in the past five years because Royal in buying bulk frozen foods that are just cook. Example; hash brown potatoes come in the perfect size and portion that are just fried and served. These and many others are not fresh, but frozen stock. Now York stake and prime rib is so thin the quality taste is not possible. Frozen prepackaged items are served with excellent presentation; but the fresh taste is not there. Royal food quality had been diminished over the years. This is due to Royal Caribbean corporation doing mass food buys/contracts. The corporation is buying food in mass like McDonalds. Cooks can only do their best with the food supplies provided by the corporation. Clam Chowder was soupy and tasteless – worst clam chowder ever. Crab Cake tasted more of bread consistency than crab. Minestrone soup at lunch in Gatsby served with the soup spilled over the cup and down into the serving dish -poor presentation. Dining Room: Great Gatsby main dining is on deck 4 and 5. The staff of head waiters, waiter, and assistant waiters have maintained this restaurant with grandeur and excellence. Dress is formal on formal nights and Smart casual at all other times. Head waiters, waiter, and assistant waiters were all excellent to outstanding. Food quality is only fair to good (3 stars at best). Again, this is due to Royal Caribbean corporation doing mass food buys/contracts. Cooks can only do their best with the food supplies provided by the corporation. Specialty Restaurant: Chop Grill. We had an excellent and very pleasant breakfast in the Chop Grill every morning. Fine dining, perfectly clean lining and dining setting every time. Waiters all excellent. They were very attentive and receptive to all special dining request. Excellent food preparation and presentation. Some frozen prepackaged items are served with excellent presentation; but the fresh taste is not there. Crown & Anchor: Diane Megumi, Loyalty Ambassador Miss Diane Megumi was the Loyalty Ambassador on this cruise. She made herself available and attentive to every question and need. She is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the Royal programs and knows how to provide solutions quickly. I personally brought a new first-time cruiser couple to her and she quickly enabled them as Crown & Anchor members. Concierge Lounge: Dudley Jean, Concierge Concierge Club Lounge is on Deck 11 is a private club lounge with a very advantageous view is the ship and ocean. It is a sound proof room enabling quiet conversations. It is managed by Concierge Dudley Jean and two attentive bar waiters. The ambience is excellent. Continental breakfast and special coffee were not always set up and ready in the lounge daily at 7:00 AM. Diamond Lounge: Ilona Tsyhaniuk, Diamond Concierge The Diamond Lounge is open to Royal Diamond member only and on this Grandeur of the Seas trip 5-14 Sep2019 is managed by Concierge Ilona Tsyhaniuk. She is excellent and is the best concierge I have had on Royal. She has been the most responsive to all needs and questions. The presentation of snacks and refreshments is very well done always looking fresh and inviting. The only and big problem is that the Diamond lounge is not a room that is quiet. It is only a participation space. The wall does not reach the ceiling and the noise from the South Pacific Lounge is unbelievable loud some time making conversation impossible. Guest Services: Adelaida Contreras, Senior Guest Services Officer provided service quickly and efficiently. Her personality and smile made us comfortable as she fixed a problem on the first hour we were on the ship. Salon & Spa appointments: On 12 September 2019, Mrs Go-Okon had a spa appointment for 11:15 AM. Mrs. Go-Okon arrived at 11:10 AM early for the appointment. The Spa front desk person told her to sit down and wait even though there were no other customers. But, the desk receptionist, services two other white woman while ignoring her and not calling her back after she finished with the white customers. Was Mrs Go-Okon being ignored because she is Asian? After being ignored and waiting twenty minutes, Mrs Go-Okon went to the desk again explained she has an appointment at 11:15 AM. The new receptionist said she would get some one. She cam back in five minutes and brought Mrs Go-Okon into a treatment room. The Spa treatment started at 11:50 AM which is 35 minutes scheduled appointment of 11:15 AM. Mrs Go-Okon is stating, “I felt DISCRIMINATED upon because of the way I was TREATED!!” Special Staff Recognition: Becknar Bermudes, Royal Caribbean Dance Instructor is an excellent dance teacher. She is always smiling, friendly before and after sessions with guests. She is genial, kind, and patient in all things and a shining star representing Royal Caribbean. She is one of the hardest working staff personnel I have seen. She is everywhere, helping everyone. Sarah Jane Ete, Windjammer Attendant is outstanding in serving her guests. She is quick to server the needs of the guests as she constantly observing their needs and how she can be helpful. She has a maturity about her in the Hotel management and serving field. She has excellent communications skills and is easy to talk sharing thoughts and ideas. Dickerson Lacsamana, Assistant Maitre d’ is an outstanding leader and manager. We have observed him for nine days and it is evident the entire restaurant staff look to him for leadership and guidance. Resolving problems and guiding staff with a gentile smile is an attribute that is in high demand. Recommend Royal Caribbean consider him for promotion into leadership position with complexity. Keith Sepulveda, Receptionist and hand sanitizer at the entry of the Windjammer Café’. This lady was an outstanding smiling welcome to the Windjammer. She brought smiles to our face every day. In fact, we looked forward to seeing her. She deserves recognition. Over-All Rating Outstanding. It is the friendlest Royal ship. I recommend it Walt Okon, Springfield, Virginia Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We loved the ports! But the wait staff and crew were amazing. Food was excellent! Greeeeaaaat foood Omg! Service was definitely an A+. I would recommend these ports and this trip. Also disembarkation was so easy and smooth. My dad is ... Read More
We loved the ports! But the wait staff and crew were amazing. Food was excellent! Greeeeaaaat foood Omg! Service was definitely an A+. I would recommend these ports and this trip. Also disembarkation was so easy and smooth. My dad is handicapped and we had no issues at the ports except one which was bar harbor, because there were tenders. But a great trip overall. My family and i enjoyed thoroughly! The kids enjoyed also. We took a 1 and 2 year old. I had my concerns about safety originally because they are so active. However, that proved to be unnecessary worry as there were no hiccups. As soon as we boarded, my mind was immediately at ease. Kids enjoyed their time, in and out of the pool also. Lifeguards always in duty. I could be worry free. Great food! Great service! Great staff! Great trip! Loved and enjoyed soooo much! Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
We chose this cruise for the ports in New England. We had not been to this area of our country and wanted to see several with the bonus of Canada. The ship is nice and entertainment was great. I would have liked to see more arts and crafts ... Read More
We chose this cruise for the ports in New England. We had not been to this area of our country and wanted to see several with the bonus of Canada. The ship is nice and entertainment was great. I would have liked to see more arts and crafts besides scrapbooking ?? because I do not gamble. 9 days is a long cruise so we need more entertainment during day time for the arts. Room was comfortable and staff at bars, restaurants, and spa are fantastic. The menu for gluten free folks is basically the original menu without gravies, sauces, and breadcrumbs....so a bit bland but I still managed to gain some weight. hahahaha Evening entertainment and Dancing was awesome. The DJ was great. We really enjoyed ourselves. Our favorite port is Bar Harbor and recommend the Pedego bicycles and you must do the loop road in Acadia National park.....fantastic! Please indulge in some lobster and blueberry pie....I didn't get pie but I heard some ooos and ahhhs with each order. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
We have been on four cruises, all with Grandeur of the Seas. We like the crew and staff and the ship is just the right size for us. The staterooms are very nice, and clean and the staff really take pride in taking care of the rooms. The ... Read More
We have been on four cruises, all with Grandeur of the Seas. We like the crew and staff and the ship is just the right size for us. The staterooms are very nice, and clean and the staff really take pride in taking care of the rooms. The chefs and staff in the Great Gatsby go overboard (pun intended) to make sure that we had the best experience possible. We loved the variety of menu options and there was not one meal that we did not thoroughly enjoy. The lobster night was perfect and if you are unsure of the menu items, the waiter and waitress make recommendations. The shore excursions are plentiful and prices are set to suit every budget. We booked some tours through the ship and sometimes we just set off on our own to explore the area. The only complaint that we had is that the 1pm curfew time for children should be adjusted to 10pm or 11pm. There seemed to be more unsupervised preteens this trip then in previous cruises, which led to some unruly behavior. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Dining room menu was the same every night. Order your dessert when you order your entree. Order everything all at one time. This does save on time. Food was just average, nothing special. Although the crew was very nice , some ... Read More
Dining room menu was the same every night. Order your dessert when you order your entree. Order everything all at one time. This does save on time. Food was just average, nothing special. Although the crew was very nice , some were persistant on making you buy Specialty meals in the Special Restaurants on board. They walk around and ask you over and over and some won't take no for an answer, This is a total turn off. If you say no, not tonight they say "what about tomorrow night"??? Ill give you free wine with dinner . come on Madame I can see it in your eyes. You just have to walk away. When buying a souvenir cup, they acted mad if you just bought one. They wanted to sell you 6 at a "special" price. "Why dont you want 6 , Why don't you want to save money". It's very irritating. Cruise director was non existant. He hardly ever announced anything and only appeared at some shows. The ship is tired. It's clean but old. Shower curtain was slimy. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
We were excited to see these ports in Canada and New England, all of them new to us. Definitely a trip I had looked forward to, celebrating our 45th anniversary and a birthday. Some of the things they could have managed were ... Read More
We were excited to see these ports in Canada and New England, all of them new to us. Definitely a trip I had looked forward to, celebrating our 45th anniversary and a birthday. Some of the things they could have managed were smoother transitions for tours off the ship. Maybe special accommodations for handicap accessible needs, such as a bus for their slower pace. Why show a skateboarding and bmx video almost 24-7 for such a senior crowd? Help the visiting speaker with his video and technology issues ahead of time. Dr. Thomas Ryan was disorganized, slides were too small, technically challenged. Keep the photographers from attacking you. Don't interrupt dinner to up sale the other dining rooms. The art work on many levels was not desirable. Have a quiet public space available at all times, even when at sea. Some staff members were amazing, others could have been more helpful when there was a need. The review said the ship was remodeled. I am not sure where. The emissions control that was blocked off looked like a long on going endeavor. Some things were out of the cruise lines control, such as limited fall colors, due to weather patterns. Boston was over crowded with way too many tourists to enjoy the city or really see the sites. Many of the passengers on the ship had physical limitations, which inhibited movement about the ship and on excursions. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
This cruise was perfect in almost every way. Embarkation: Easy breezy in Baltimore. The port authority staff was friendly and helpful. We dropped our luggage on a wagon, and walked in to fill out paperwork. We arrived at the port at 11 ... Read More
This cruise was perfect in almost every way. Embarkation: Easy breezy in Baltimore. The port authority staff was friendly and helpful. We dropped our luggage on a wagon, and walked in to fill out paperwork. We arrived at the port at 11 am and walked right onto the Grandeur within 15 minutes. Ship: As previously stated in other reviews, the Grandeur is a bit older and does show some wear. However, the ship was clean and well-kept. Cabin: 3753. This was our first time on an "inside" cabin and it was perfect for our use. Dark and quiet at night made for great sleeping. We had plenty of closet and drawer space. Our stateroom attendant (Bruce aka Ambrocio) kept our room incredibly clean and tidy and was super friendly. We did a combined bed (two twins together.) That was a minor complaint: the beds were a bit firm for my taste and there was the crack down the middle where the beds joined. Someone said you could ask for an egg crate topper which maybe we would do next time. Dining: For breakfast we went to the Windjammer a few times which was good, but since we are not huge breakfast eaters, we were very happy with the Park Cafe for egg sandwiches and a fruit cup. Lunch we ate off the ship, or the dining room on sea days. For dinner, we enjoyed the dining room My Time Dining. The food was good and the service was INCREDIBLE! Hats off to the Serving staff! By the end of the week however, we were getting a bit tired of the two hour sit-down formality and ventured to the Windjammer for dinner. Let me tell you that we were quickly won over as we were enjoyed our Indian food: special of the day. Special thanks to Umesh and Song for excellent service. We went to dinner at the Windjammer every night thereafter. Entertainment/Activities: SUPERIOR Entertainment!! The theater had a variety of shows from comedians to a trumpet player and juggler. Also, fun times were provided by Cruise Director and assistant (Cruisin' Susan and Tino) who were fabulous. Susan had us crackin' up at Quest and dancin' at the disco party and Tino did an incredible INCREDIBLE Michael Jackson impersonation. WOW!! I wish I had that on video. Thanks for your humor and for getting the crowd involved in the fun. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
This was the perfect cruise to see New England. Grandeur of the Seas is a smaller ship with easy access to everything. Also, if you are looking for a cruise without lots of kids, this is it. I had a broken foot and could go everywhere. I ... Read More
This was the perfect cruise to see New England. Grandeur of the Seas is a smaller ship with easy access to everything. Also, if you are looking for a cruise without lots of kids, this is it. I had a broken foot and could go everywhere. I enjoyed the shore excursions I booked for each port. The staff and service on the ship were excellent. Our servers at dinner and the bartenders were there to meet all of our needs. The variety of food on board would meet everyone's needs. They will also accommodate gluten free, diabetic or lower calorie / healthier diets. The shows ranged from comedians to Broadway themed showed and were wonderful. The on board activities were lead by excellent staff and were always full of laughter and fun. They ranged from paper airplane flying contests to, of course, Love and Marriage. You could be entertained from morning to night or just relax at the piano bar. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
DH & I were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary, a new job for him, & my retirement. We had been on Grandeur twice before, but not the New England/Canada itinerary. From the beginning, we were very pleased with our trip ... Read More
DH & I were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary, a new job for him, & my retirement. We had been on Grandeur twice before, but not the New England/Canada itinerary. From the beginning, we were very pleased with our trip and the service provided by the crew. Embarkation was very easy, everyone at the Baltimore port was pleasant. We were on the ship before 11:00 and settled in the Solarium where we love to watch people as they board. The Park Cafe opened for lunch at 11::45 & we had salads w/ roast beef. We are both Gluten Free due to my health issues. DH had emailed the Diamond Lounge Concierge prior to our cruise to ask if some GF snacks could be provided during the evening social time. Francis and his staff went above and beyond, making sure that we had our own plate of warm snacks prepared each evening. Francis, Dennis, and Andreea made our time spent in the Diamond Lounge some of the most enjoyable and memorable we have had on any of our RCI ships. I must emphasize that we alerted Francis AHEAD of time. I would never expect someone to deal with our food needs without giving them a head's up. We were also surprised to receive a bottle of sparking wine from the Guest Services Officer Kumar Kunchipudi and chocolate covered strawberries from DL Concierge Francis to celebrate our anniversary. Also on the subject of food, we do not eat dinner in the MDR. We simply do not enjoy spending the amount of time a typical meal takes. We usually go to the Windjammer where the foods are labeled for food allergies. The first evening, I asked for assistance putting together a meal and was introduced to Chef Kutty. The first item we passed looked delicious but had noodles & Kutty said, "Be careful, you cannot eat that." I said, "I know. I used to love eating food like that. But not anymore." Well, that was all she wrote! He made some for me with GF noodles and brought it out to our table. After that, every night he made something different, GF and very tasty! The only negative experience I had was at the Spa of all places. I NEVER use the spa but as a treat I had booked a Deep Tissue Massage & expected to receive 20% off. During the pre-massage consult, the woman (I do not remember her name) convinced me to add hot stones to my treatment, saying it would add only $20. I repeated this to her to make sure I heard her correctly. Well, what she didn't say was that it was $20 because she used my 20% on the Hot Stone treatment and I was charged full price for the more expensive Deep Tissue massage. I didn't catch this as I signed & left because she was strong arming me to buy almost $200 worth of product and I just wanted out of there! I will never go back to the spa. For what it's worth that was the only time I had anyone annoy me with a sales pitch. People would come up and ask if we were interested, we would say no thanks and they would leave. One young man from Ukraine was asking about eating at Giovanni's. We kept asking him questions about Ukraine and enjoyed talking to him for almost 20 minutes! We got off at each port and were glad to have the last 2 days at sea so we could rest. BOSTON - We met family there and walked on the Freedom Trail. DH loves to take pictures so he had a wonderful time! Mikes Pastry's has some GF treats PORTLAND - Walked and took pictures. Not much to see here. BAR HARBOR - Our excursion to Little Cranberry Island was cancelled so we walked up Main Street and shopped. Geddy's Restaurant serves GF lobster rolls! The Scrimshaw Workshop, 150 Main St - artist uses fossilized mammoth & walrus bones/tusks which are apparently in great supply. His work is amazing. We usually try to buy a piece of jewelry that represents the area we visit & didn’t expect to get anything this trip. I got a beautiful pendant he designed the has a lighthouse on it. ST. JOHN - Walked to and from the Reversing Falls, Oh my aching feet!! Take a bus! Bit of a disappointment, there is a huge factory/plant of some kind right across from the falls that ruins the view IMO. HALLIFAX - Walked to the Maritime Museum for the Titanic & the Halifax Explosion exhibits. Well worth it. The Halifax Explosion was 100 yrs ago & there is a lovely quilt on display. Both exhibits were sobering and fascinating. Next time, hope to go to Peggy’s Cove. We will do this itinerary again one day, hopefully on Grandeur. We have future cruises planned on The Freedom and The Oasis, but we love the Grandeur. She is a lovely, little ship wth a caring, hard-working crew. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
We have never cruised or visited the New England/Canadian area and thought we would try a cruise going North for a change. Although it was a little cooler than we expected, even if you don't get off the ship there is still plenty to ... Read More
We have never cruised or visited the New England/Canadian area and thought we would try a cruise going North for a change. Although it was a little cooler than we expected, even if you don't get off the ship there is still plenty to do while on the ship when docked. Grandeur of the Seas is so perfect for us as we live in Maryland and the ship is out of Baltimore. How much more convenient is that? No airfare! You are waited on hand and foot, and if you don't see what you want, the staff will do their very best to find it for you. Entertainment is top notch! Food in the dining room is excellent and so was our waiter and assistant waiter. It is so much fun talking with them, finding out where they are from, how long they have been on the ship,etc. Some of the staff are actually married and their spouse is actually on the ship as well. There were 59 different nationalities of the staff alone on the ship. Royal Caribbean is highly recommended in our book! Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
The Ports of Call plus the fact the pier was only 40 minutes from our home. All in all it was a great cruise. Food was excellent and the Dining Staff was one of the best we have had to date. Only thing was there were a couple of ... Read More
The Ports of Call plus the fact the pier was only 40 minutes from our home. All in all it was a great cruise. Food was excellent and the Dining Staff was one of the best we have had to date. Only thing was there were a couple of Ports of call that were too long and did not have enough time to see the city. Boston and Portland come to mind the most. Stateroom was clean and the attendant paid attention to details and was very friendly. Entertainment was fantastic, the best we have seen to date. Activities were plentiful and fun. The Cruise Director and the Activities Director were the best to date and we have been on at least 9 Royal Caribbean Members. We had a 2 person table and there were another 3 table similar to ours and we became instant friends and had a great time. We took a picture as a group with our wait staff and were sorry to leave them. In fact we are going to miss them very much. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
We chose this Grandeur of the Seas ship and New England & Canada cruise because we wanted a smaller ship and a friendly ship. We read that the staff were very friendly and the personal service of the staff had extremely high ratings. ... Read More
We chose this Grandeur of the Seas ship and New England & Canada cruise because we wanted a smaller ship and a friendly ship. We read that the staff were very friendly and the personal service of the staff had extremely high ratings. Yes, we wanted to eat fresh caught cold water Lobster. We had fresh caught cold water Lobster at a Bar Harbor restaurant on the water. It was good. But the Lobster served on the Grandeur of the Seas was far better. Our Cabin was a Grand Suite 8512 with 340 sq feet plus a large balcony. Head Waiter Dan in the main dining room exceeded all expectations of professionalism and has risen far beyond any other Head Waiter that I have ever met. He provided service as if he read my mind. I have observed him giving direction and guidance to his waiters and I know he used just the right touch with them. I have been on nine Royal Caribbean cruises and Dan is head and shoulders above all others. I was also at the Captains Table and Dan and his team serves the Captain and us. Dan’s performance ensured service to the Captain and us was done to perfection to the smallest detail. The only negative was the time in the ports of Saint John and Halifax was too short only 6 hours. Sincerely, Walter J Okon Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
We traveled Oct 13-22,2016. We picked the cruise because of the ports. The ports were good to excellent. It was easy for us to get on the ship. We arrived at 1:30 and walked on the ship by 1:50. We were able to carry on our bags right ... Read More
We traveled Oct 13-22,2016. We picked the cruise because of the ports. The ports were good to excellent. It was easy for us to get on the ship. We arrived at 1:30 and walked on the ship by 1:50. We were able to carry on our bags right to our room. We had an interior and it was clean. We had great service with the room. The cruise was very good with excellent service in MDR. We had ATD. We went mostly at 5:00. It was busy, but service was very good to excellent. We never waited and sat at the same table every night. We had a table for 2. The entertainment was hit and miss. We were on the Grandeur last year, so some was a repeat for us. We could not complain about the weather it was great to be in the north, it was 60's and 70's. We booked three excursions through RCCL and two private excursions.The only issue I had was the way RCCL disembarked the excursions booked through RCCL. So excursions met on the ship and were escorted off. Some booked through RCCL met on the pier and had to get off the best way possible without missing the excursion. RCCL needs to review this process to help all paying for an excursion to get off the ship. All of the excursions were very good. Boston we toured Boston, Lexington and Concord through RCCL. It was mostly history. Portland was a private tour and we toured the city and lighthouse. This was an o.k. tour. Bar Harbor was a private tour{Olis Trolley) and was excellent. St. John we used RCCL excursion. We rode a train to see the reversing river and then hop on hop off of city. It was an o.k. tour. Halifax was also through RCCL and was excellent. We visited Peggy's cove and titanic graves. We used self-assist to leave and were the first to leave. We were off the ship and in the car in 10 minutes. This was our second time on Grandeur. We would cruise on the Grandeur again. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
My wife and I sailed on the Grandeur of the seas Royal Caribbean cruise for nine nights for our 25th wedding anniversary. The ship only had six children on board which was nice in a way, however there were two thousand customers and only a ... Read More
My wife and I sailed on the Grandeur of the seas Royal Caribbean cruise for nine nights for our 25th wedding anniversary. The ship only had six children on board which was nice in a way, however there were two thousand customers and only a hand full of people under the age of 50. The ship was clean and the room steward, waiter and assistant waiter were outstanding. The room attendant, Ricardo always kept our ice bucket filled and the room was always kept clean. The previous cruise we were on, Royal Caribbean's Freedom ship was a horrible room attendant. Never any ice, not friendly and the room was not up to par. The excursions were decent and the price was cheaper then Caribbean ports. The Arcadia National forest tour, Kennebunkport and Boston's boat and bus tour were also good. However there was not a lot of time in Boston to see much, although we were in port for 11 hours. The port of Boston is far away from the actual city, so a bus is provided which you would pay extra for, $20 round trip per person. Not walking distance like the other ports on the cruise. We chose my time dining because we don't like to be on a schedule for diner. We always had a table, which was usually the same all the time, and the same wait staff, The food was good but one night it was ok. Other then that, very happy with the choice and tastes of the meals provided. I highly recommend this cruise, especially late October, which we went and November to see the fall foliage. Absolutely beautiful. I will be returning on the cruise, however will be spending extra days in Boston to see everything. Perhaps take the cruise ship out of Boston to start. Loved everything about it, especially the crew. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Grandeur has one of the nicest crews that we've found in over 30 cruises. They make every minute on the ship so much nicer. You encounter smiles everywhere and they are all extremely polite and helpful. Grandeur is an older and ... Read More
Grandeur has one of the nicest crews that we've found in over 30 cruises. They make every minute on the ship so much nicer. You encounter smiles everywhere and they are all extremely polite and helpful. Grandeur is an older and smaller ship but she's in excellent condition and we actually enjoy relaxing on this size of ship. She has three specialty restaurants to enjoy, a buffet that's well-sized, and both traditional and flexible dining options. What more could we ask?! The New England/Canada itinerary was new to us but we found it to be very enjoyable and intend to do it again in the future. All of our ports were easy to navigate and excursions were plentiful. We really enjoyed going North to cooler temperatures. After years of Caribbean cruises this was a very nice change of pace. Since we cruised in August there were a lot of children on the cruise, but we found them to be very well behaved. Royal Caribbean seemed to provide enough for the children to do along with a lot of nice activities such as recent movies like Star Wars shown on sea days. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
My husband booked this cruise as a birthday gift to me, especially because I love lobsters and have always wanted to visit Maine. This was the best cruise ever. The crew was exceptionally friendly. We enjoyed most of the entertainment. Our ... Read More
My husband booked this cruise as a birthday gift to me, especially because I love lobsters and have always wanted to visit Maine. This was the best cruise ever. The crew was exceptionally friendly. We enjoyed most of the entertainment. Our server, Tony and his assistant, Delian (?) was awesome and friendly. The food was good and we met lots of friends on this cruise. Having been on several of Royal Caribbean cruises, I wowed not to try them again after having a bad cruise to Alaska, but I wasn't disappointed one bit. Katrina is sweet - love her smile and entertainment. Fernando, our room attendant was nice and friendly. Even the Captain, the Chef were very friendly. The chili cookout was a big hit. Thank you Royal Caribbean for the champagne, and chocolate covered strawberries. We felt very special. We've been taking cruises every year in May to celebrate our birthdays and our anniversary. This was the best cruise ever. Thank you Royal Caribbean - you didn't disappoint us. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
We have sailed on Grandeur two other times. This time I decided to get a Jr suite for our anniversary. That was a mistake. On this ship it was small and the balcony was very small and no lounge chairs, they wouldn't fit anyway. I ... Read More
We have sailed on Grandeur two other times. This time I decided to get a Jr suite for our anniversary. That was a mistake. On this ship it was small and the balcony was very small and no lounge chairs, they wouldn't fit anyway. I didn't realize that we didn't get all the perks until months after our deposit. The room steward was fabulous. He gave us excursion tips, spoke to us every time we saw him and got everything we needed. The mar was great and so was most of the food. The service was wonderful. The dress of most people was lousy. Now I see the people that complain about dress code. I enjoy dressing nice every night. Shorts and Capri pants are not good enough. The entertainment was good could have been better. Grandeur is a small ship and one night they had only one show, wow what a mess. You can't get half the people in the theater and many stood including my husband and we got there early. Many couldn't get in at all. The adult solarium was nice. The pool could be bigger. The shows or entertainment in Centrum was a joke. No matter when we got there , there were no seats. People sit there for hours and drink and wait for the show. One night I did get a seat and was kicked and stepped on so many times we left. The crew didn't really speak much to us at all. The captain barely spoke even if we spoke to him. The servers everywhere were very nice. Excursions were good not great. It was slow getting back on. For what we paid which was a lot you do not get enough for the money on Grandeur. You are paying for the new ships they are building. It was a good cruise but a few problems. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Grandeur of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.5 4.0
Dining 3.5 4.0
Entertainment 3.5 3.8
Public Rooms 3.5 4.2
Fitness Recreation 3.5 3.8
Family 3.5 3.8
Shore Excursion 3.5 3.8
Enrichment 1.0 3.5
Service 4.0 4.5
Value For Money 4.5 3.9
Rates N/A 4.2

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