2 Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Europe - Western Mediterranean

we travelled with my son and his new wife for their first cruise.the embarkation queue was lengthy but moved quite fast and within 30 mins we had boarded.we were impressed with the centrum a rea and after signing up for the drinks package ... Read More
we travelled with my son and his new wife for their first cruise.the embarkation queue was lengthy but moved quite fast and within 30 mins we had boarded.we were impressed with the centrum a rea and after signing up for the drinks package we had our first of many cocktails consumed over the 5 days. i had arranged for the wedding celebration decoration package as a surprise laa we were excited to accompany our son and wife to their stateroom. imagine our disappointment to discover a birthday decoration in their room. i was very disappointed and went to guest services to complain. the very nice lady apologised and offered to refund our money and as a gesture sent some chocolate covered strawberries. i realize that mistakes happen and nothing can be done to rectify it but it was a major disappointment. however,it did not spoil our trip.we had a great time.i found the food in the main buffet to be good,if a little cool at times.we much preferred the garden cafe.the salads were exceptional and the sandwiches and paninnis very good.i used room service for breakfast to avoid the throngs. best service by a mile was the dining room. we used my time dining and were lucky to get the same table and waiters,mauritio and vicky.they made our dining a wonderful experience.they were attentive,great fun and went the extra mile for us.they arranged a special meal for my son who is allergic onions and mauritio made wonderful balloon animals. the shows were good and the the piano bar great. while on a trip to split a thunderstorm broke out and everyone dashed to the harbour to get a tender back to the ship. within seconds torrential rain and a strong wind drenched everyone.the tenders bobbed and rocked and it took approx 20 mins to get on board. it felt a little scary but on our tender was a group of women from dublin who sang and joked and calmed nerves and made a bad experience fun. disembarkation was straightforward.we had an early flight and requested express disembarkation.we left the boat at 7:30 and found our car from venice shuttle waiting to whisk us to the airport.if you need transfers at venice use venice shuttle.they are reliable courteous and prompt. we had a great time on the grandeur of the seas and converted my son and his wife to the cruising experience Read Less
Sail Date September 2012
Just returned from 7 day Western Med Cruise. Check in was ok, I knew the ship was in need of re-fit from other reviews. I must say that things have gone downhill on catering, the Windjammer on most days was awful. The Main Dining room, ... Read More
Just returned from 7 day Western Med Cruise. Check in was ok, I knew the ship was in need of re-fit from other reviews. I must say that things have gone downhill on catering, the Windjammer on most days was awful. The Main Dining room, food was good some days but the choice was not as good as previous cruises on RCI. One thing I did notice was that cleanliness seemed also to have gone down, food on the floor, sticky surfaces etc. in Windjammer, also the buttons in the lifts were often sticky. The Staff were very good, always friendly and efficient, Stateroom attendant was incredible as were staff in Dining Room. Prices were ridiculous !!! Rip off shuttle buses When I booked,our flight was early evening, I found out that there was nowhere to store luggage at port or airport I was in formed by RCI that the only thing to do was to take an excursion [expensive] or book a day room in a local hotel which I did. Then when on board found out that you could get late departure [at a cost] Was a bit miffed by this. All in all, we did have a good time, but I think I will try another cruise line next time Read Less
Sail Date June 2011
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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