5 Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Reviews

This was our 3rd cruise and we sailed early October from Palma Majorca our flight was early out of Manchester and we were on board by 11:00 am, we booked an inside state room as wanted to see what it was like as our previous 2 cruises ... Read More
This was our 3rd cruise and we sailed early October from Palma Majorca our flight was early out of Manchester and we were on board by 11:00 am, we booked an inside state room as wanted to see what it was like as our previous 2 cruises we'd had balcony rooms and was surprised when we got on board as given the key to an outside room we queried it at guest relations and were told that we had been given an upgrade FOC. We enjoyed our cruise and thought the ship was very nice (first time on RC)our room attendant was very friendly and did a good job. We requested a large table for our late dining option and were placed with 3 other couples all in their 70's, we are both 50 so although our fellow guests were lovely to be with we felt that we could have been placed with people of similar ages who may have had more in common with us, we noticed that many tables were mixed languages and one English couple we met had been placed on a table of 4 with a German couple and really struggled to understand each other. Perhaps more thought could have been put into the allocation of tables by RC. The food was of a good standard but we felt that the presentation could have been better. The buffet restaurant had a variety of options but did seem to be muddled up with no continuity. There were many elderly people on board with walking problems who did hold others up which we found to be frustrating and many complained about nothing. The good thing about this cruise was the trial of the All Inclusive Option offered once you were on board you could have either $39 beer package, $49 Beer Wine, Spirits and soft drinks Package or the $59 everything including top brand names, we chose the $49 package and it was sufficient for us and we thought it value for money this included service charge but not the 8% tax All in all we enjoyed our cruise but are unsure whether we will do another one Read Less
Sail Date October 2011
I had concerns about travelling with a full time wheelchair user but the staff could not have done more, airport transfers, room access, facilities and trips were all superb. My partner and I stayed in room 7565 a large interior ... Read More
I had concerns about travelling with a full time wheelchair user but the staff could not have done more, airport transfers, room access, facilities and trips were all superb. My partner and I stayed in room 7565 a large interior stateroom, not sure about the use of the word 'large'but we were only in the room to sleep so not an issue. My mum was allocated 7606 which was an accessible balcony stateroom and was massive. We ate in the Great Gatsby every evening and our waiters Luciano and Rufo were first class, nothing was too much trouble and they would happily substitute anything on the menu for you. The windjammer had a massive selction of foods too but was a little busy for my liking. We went on organised trips in Florence (easy florence) which was not that successful, a 2.5 motorway bus trip for just an hour in Florence which was very cobbly and tough for a wheelchair. Rome (Panoramic Rome) was a more successful trip and many of the sights were seen from the bus, with an hour at the Basilica which was lovely. Cannes we did ourselves and the main town is quite easy to get around with a wheelchair. We did enjoy the evening entertainment most nights, some of it was a little cheesy but how adventurous can you be at sea?? There was a group called Soul Sensation who were amazing if you like the hits of motown. If you go looking for faults in the ship you will find them, and there are a few signs of wear and tear but nothing that would interfere with your holiday. My partner and I purchased the soda package and it was well worth the money, with a souvenir cup to bring home. I would have no hesitation in recommending the ship and wish everyone who sails with her Bon Voyage.. Read Less
Sail Date September 2011
GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS WE HAVE JUST BEEN ON THE G-O-T-S Spanish med cruise,a genuine report follows. Lovely grand ship,friendly staff,clean,good food and entertainment,tea/coffee,lemonade,ice cream available 24hrs outside ... Read More
GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS WE HAVE JUST BEEN ON THE G-O-T-S Spanish med cruise,a genuine report follows. Lovely grand ship,friendly staff,clean,good food and entertainment,tea/coffee,lemonade,ice cream available 24hrs outside windjammer cafe (help yourself). room service good but staff are vying for tips,we were in an inside cabin deck 3,lovely cabin quite adequate,do not pay more for window or balcony. ship berths quite a long way out of main towns but shuttle bus available for 10 dollars each person each time. Drinks are expensive,Spanish VAT 8% and15% service charge,example cocktail of the day-8-95 dollars(£11-16) plus and you keep the glass. Tips do not prepay these,four envelope's are provided and left in your cabin at end your cruise,you pay who you want what you want. Cheapest way to pay your bill is cash(dollars). Overall we had a great time and would go again if the price was right. Read Less
Sail Date July 2011
I have been spoiled for holidays for life! Nothing is ever going to compare to a cruise! From start to finish everything was absolutely amazing. I honestly couldn't fault anything. As first time cruisers, Mum & I had no ... Read More
I have been spoiled for holidays for life! Nothing is ever going to compare to a cruise! From start to finish everything was absolutely amazing. I honestly couldn't fault anything. As first time cruisers, Mum & I had no idea what to expect. And as a poor traveller, I was more than slightly concerned about sea sickness to say the least. Total waste of worry! Very rarely did we ever feel any movement at all! The food was amazing. The choice in the Windjammer was astounding. If anyone whinged that there was nothing for them, then they are born whingers! There was everything you could think of. The Great Gatsby was wonderful. Our waiter, Roberto, was one of the nicest and most helpful people I have ever met. Always a smile when he saw you. We had an oceanview large stateroom which was great. Everyone kept telling me to be prepared for how small the rooms are, but I can honestly say that I have stayed in smaller hotel rooms in London! And our Stateroom Attendant, Steven, was fab. Such a nice guy, and the room was always spotless and tidy. And he defo made the best towel animals I've ever seen! lol! Every member of staff we came across on the boat was fantastic. Always happy and ready for a chat with a smile. It makes such a difference to a holiday. The entertainment was great too. The shows weren't West End shows by any stretch of the imagination, but who's complaining?! They were still great, and a lot of hard work and dedication went into them. We went and saw something different every night, and it defo kept us entertained! I honestly can't fault one thing from my experience. If I was going to be very picky, the only thing would be that I gained a few dress sizes whilst I was there! lol! ;) Read Less
Sail Date June 2011
Having been persuaded by members of our family to take an RCI cruise we decided to dip our toes in the water with a cruise aboard what appeared to be the baby of the RCI Fleet. And what a baby (in our opinion) she turned out to be. ... Read More
Having been persuaded by members of our family to take an RCI cruise we decided to dip our toes in the water with a cruise aboard what appeared to be the baby of the RCI Fleet. And what a baby (in our opinion) she turned out to be. We were delighted with the reception we received while boarding and the ship itself was in out eyes a joy to behold. The overall layout, cleanliness and facilities were excellent. The staff were very attentive and helpful. The cabin girl was a gem. The food both in the windjammer and the main restaurant were of a high quality and because the ship was 500 short of capacity we never experienced difficulty in obtaining seats at Pool side, Bars etc. Our cabin was kept spotless and with an array of animals appearing each day made from the towels which were always fresh. The on board entertainment was very good with the Beatles tribute Band "Beatlemaniacs" being very good. Overall we found the cruise excellent value and would return again to RCI, or recommend her to friends and family bearing in mind we have nothing to compare her against. The only adverse comment I would make is that the coast of drinks on board were very expensive due to the fact that a Gratuity (which we had paid for up front ) did not include the payment to bar staff along with an additional Spanish tax increased the prices dramatically. We are not heavy drinkers so we had opted not to take the Drinks packages offered but never the less felt the prices a bit steep. However it did not retract from an excellent cruise which gave us access to areas of the Med we had never visited. Excursions a bit pricey and we only took advantage of the one to Florence due to the time factor. the other Ports and cities we visited on our own and therefore saved a considerable amount of money by doing so. Overall 9 out of 10 for the cruise and we look forward to the next one with RCI. Why go elsewhere. Better the devil you know. John Turner Read Less
Sail Date May 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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