7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2015
This was our second cruise on Grandeur (plus two prior on Enchantment), all out of Baltimore. The big plus for us is being able to drive just ninety minutes to the port of departure. We're both in our mid-sixties, and over the past 38 ... Read More
This was our second cruise on Grandeur (plus two prior on Enchantment), all out of Baltimore. The big plus for us is being able to drive just ninety minutes to the port of departure. We're both in our mid-sixties, and over the past 38 years we've cruised 21 times on several cruise lines: RCI, Oceania, Windstar, HAL, and Uniworld (in Europe). Embarkation, as we've experienced in Baltimore before, was quick and efficient. You drop off your heavy/checked luggage by driving right up to the longshoremen who take it out of your car, and then you drive to the line to pay for parking. It's not far to park your vehicle, and walk back to the terminal building. There are several security lines inside the terminal, so there wasn't a long wait, and then there are lots of RCI check-in desks beyond. Grandeur still looks good inside and out. Our cabin and everything we saw around the ship looked very clean and in good order. Wireless Internet service seemed to work well wherever we tried it, either with our smartphone in our cabin or down on deck 4 just off the Centrum where the ship passenger PCs were set up. Our first two days outbound found Grandeur in a really active Nor'Easter storm. (We missed Hurricane Joaquin altogether, but we didn't know that until several days into the cruise). Two days of heavy waves and swells, drenching rains, howling winds, and all outside decks off-limits. Cabin drawers and cabinet doors slamming open and closed with every rise & fall & roll of the ship. Saw several passengers take hard falls trying to walk down corridors and in public spaces, and also (unfortunately) saw folks getting sick. Reduced staff and crew we saw were really working extra-hard trying to take care of us passengers and still do their jobs, as well as pick up the slack from other crew members that weren't able to work until the weather improved. Luckily, my wife and I slept well and never missed a meal. :) (Since food and service are quite individually subjective, please take my comments as such. We're not "foodies", and we think we have average expectations for food and service). We ate all of our breakfasts and lunches in the Windjammer Marketplace buffet. It was usually quite crowded, and difficult to find a vacant table, especially on our four at-sea days. Most of the clean-up staff was efficient, so that helped with table availability. Lots of hot and cold choices for breakfast, (omelets made to order were my favorite), but we noticed there was less variety and availability of pastries and breads at breakfast. The coffee was average, but better than on some of our other cruises. Lunches had a good variety of hot and cold selections, but we did notice salads and their sides weren't always available or as nice as we remembered. The freshly-baked cookies at lunch were usually excellent, and our favorite dessert. Our main dining room ("MDR") service for supper was very good. We opted for "My Time Dining" on this cruise, so we ate supper at different times each day based upon when the ship left the day's port. We enjoyed our cordial and efficient waiter, assistant waiter, head waiter, bar/wine server, and host. Entree variety wasn't as good as we remembered from our other RCI cruises, but the hot food was always hot, and the cold food always cold. Soups were delicious. If you couldn't find an entree in the MDR that interested you, there were always the stand-by beef, chicken, pasta, and salad offerings. We felt the desserts in the MDR were only average. We ate supper in all three specialty restaurants this cruise. This was our first experience at Giovani's, and we thought the food and service was okay, but nothing special. Chops was a bit of a letdown compared to our other dinners in Chops on our other Grandeur and Enchantment cruises. The beef was excellent as always, (at least as good or better than what we get at the best steak places ashore), but the accompanying side dishes' portions were smaller and not dressed well. The desserts were nothing special this time. This was our first time at Izumi's, and it was nice. My sushi was fresh and well-prepared, and my wife's beef/chicken skewers cooked on a hot rock at our table were good. Service in Izumi's was excellent. On this trip we didn't attend many of the production shows, mostly because either the ship was rockin' and rollin', or our My Time Dining and suppers at the specialty restaurants didn't align well with the start time of the shows. The shows that we did attend were average. The stage band sounded better and seemed more active than we remembered from our last Grandeur cruise. We enjoyed the aerial show in the Centrum, and the band that played there in the evenings on deck 4 was nice, with an excellent singer. As for our daily stops on this itinerary: Portland, Maine - The challenging (cloudy, overcast, blowy) weather forced a 4-hour late arrival, which changed (or cancelled) some of the ship-hosted excursions (including ours). We liked the afternoon excursion to Kennebunkport, although the drop-off time in town was too short to both walk around and also get something to eat in one of the many little restaurants. Bar Harbor, Maine - The town itself is Norman Rockwell-worthy. On our beautiful sunny Sunday morning, it was easy to walk around, with lots to see, some good places to eat, and several nice town parks to enjoy. We took the ship's afternoon excursion to Acadia National Park, which was beautiful, and shouldn't be missed. Saint John, New Brunswick - We're sure there are lots of things to do here on a blue-sky day like we had, but we opted for the pink Hop-on-Hop-off bus to see for ourselves what might be available. We got off the bus at the reversing falls bus stop, walked halfway across the bridge to get fairly up-close-and-personal with the falls, but that was the extent of our outing. Saint John has several heavy industries (a large paper mill, power plants, and the oil industry, all spewing plumes of something into the beautiful blue sky), and of course the huge Bay of Fundy port. Halifax, Nova Scotia - On this drizzly grey day, we (and sixteen others) were bumped off of our original ship's morning excursion to Peggy's Cove with a whole afternoon to ride the Hop-on-Hop-off buses. While in line for the coach we found out the ship's excursion staff over-sold tickets for the size of the pre-arranged coach/bus. We waited around for almost an hour in the cold drizzle while staff figured out that they'd put us on the pink Hop-on-Hop-off bus in the morning instead, and then we'd join another coach to Peggy's Cove later in the afternoon. Because we now had a shortened time in the morning, we just rode both pink bus routes to see some of the touristy sites, ate lunch, and then joined the afternoon coach ride to Peggy's Cove. Even with overcast grey skies and a brisk wind, little lobster-fishing Peggy's Cove was scenic, and worth the trip. It's perhaps someplace we'd like to return to sometime in the future. We had a wonderfully-smooth, blue-sky, lower-60s temps two days cruise back to Baltimore from Halifax. Everyone finally got to enjoy the outside decks for exercise or just relaxing sitting in the sun. Some were even brave enough to get in the outdoor pool, but there were more in the hot tubs. Disembarking was the usual very-early-morning hassle, but the staff was well organized, and we were off the ship and on our drive home pretty easily. Overall, we enjoyed our cruise north, and now we have great stories to tell about surviving our first two at-sea days. Note: We're hoping RCI regains its senses for Grandeur's 2017 itinerary out of Baltimore to Bermuda. Why? For 2016, Grandeur is reduced to only spending 25 hours, (from one o'clock the first day until two o'clock the next afternoon), actually tied up at King's Wharf in Bermuda. That's just not enough time there to justify a "Bermuda" cruise. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2015
I am a 35 year old woman with 3 kids and a great husband. We were celebrating our 10 year anniversary without kids and had booked this several numbers in advance. We booked the second best suite - the Owners Suite and paid a chunk of ... Read More
I am a 35 year old woman with 3 kids and a great husband. We were celebrating our 10 year anniversary without kids and had booked this several numbers in advance. We booked the second best suite - the Owners Suite and paid a chunk of change. In short, we were THRILLED as it was something to look forward to. We were VERY disappointed. I will keep the following brief as I don't want to waste anymore of my time thinking about this awful experience. Old Ship - if you want to see rust, broken pieces of things around the room, HORRIBLE carpet and decor, then this ship is for you. It was built in 2006. You've, it was old and smelly. Our room - Best suit equaled a 3 day leak from the ceiling right in front of the bathroom. We were actually told that they would not be able to talk compensation with us until the END of the cruise because there a chance the lead could continue the rest of the cruise. So we dealt with this ISSUE for the entire cruise. Staff - Burnt out. Food - HORRIBLE. No variety. We have cruised before and this was the worst. Both got VERY sick with stomach bug and ended up having to go to medical. Entertainment - Sad. Never ever take a cruise during hurricane season off the Atlantic leaving from the east coast. We left from Baltimore and are still taking medicine because we feel like we are rocking. Lastly - I love old people. BUT the cruise was 75% people OVER 50. I saw more walkers and wheelchairs in the last several days then I had in the last 7 years. Again, I love old people and one day I might be that old fart on a cruise...but you should know what you are getting into. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2015
Sailed out of Baltimore on a 6 night cruise to Bermuda. Baltimore is an excellent port to sail from unloaded luggage parked car and checked in all within 20 minutes and was onboard at 1:00pm room was ready . Had JS 8066 nice room in good ... Read More
Sailed out of Baltimore on a 6 night cruise to Bermuda. Baltimore is an excellent port to sail from unloaded luggage parked car and checked in all within 20 minutes and was onboard at 1:00pm room was ready . Had JS 8066 nice room in good condition (no pole at foot of bed) and room steward George gave us excellent service. I would say that even though the ship is on the older side it has been kept in good condition. Found the food to be just average not great not terrible but nothing to rave about. Ate twice in Giovanni's table the Italian restaurant and was not impressed with the selection or the food the one veal dish I got was so tough I could not eat it. I complained but was not offered any resolution other than the waiter saying he would tell the cook. Ate in Chops and the steaks were excellent along with great service and atmosphere. Found the drinks at the bars good with generous pours average cost for a standard cocktail is $11.80 with the 18% tip added. Diamond lounge was great. Great service along with food and cocktails every night from 4:30- 8:00pm. Casino was hot and smokey and the machines are very tight easy to blow your money quickly with very little play. The weather was horrible 20 ft seas and 40+ MPH winds all the way to Bermuda then clouds and rain in Bermuda but that is the weather you can expect sailing in late September and not the Captain or crews fault but many passengers seemed to believe it was and took out their frustration on the crew which I felt was very unfair. All and all we enjoyed ourselves despite the weather but probably not cruise again during hurricane season . We docked at 7:00am and we were off and in our car by 8:30am. Would sail again on Grandeur without hesitation. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2015
Let me start by saying that I am not hard to please....most of the time I can find a silver lining in any experience. This cruise had a few silver linings, but really was mostly disappointing. Embarkation and Debarkation could not have ... Read More
Let me start by saying that I am not hard to please....most of the time I can find a silver lining in any experience. This cruise had a few silver linings, but really was mostly disappointing. Embarkation and Debarkation could not have been smoother or easier.....room was ready as soon as we arrived and our luggage arrived quickly. Our room attendant, Ida, could not have been any more helpful. He responded quickly to all of our requests. We were frustrated, however, that our average size suitcases would not fit under our bed. In a small and already cramped room, this was a major issue. The water in the sink was a dribble at best and the toilet took up to 5 minutes to actually flush after you pushed the button. Actually, this often seemed to be a problem in the public bathrooms as well. Our room was nicely appointed and Ida did a great job of keeping it stocked and tidy. The weather was more than awful on our journey, and waves often lapped our window. It was common to get moisture inside the window that ran down onto our pillows beneath the window. That was annoying. Food was average at best. I can eat most anything, so I never went hungry, but the food lacked pizzaz and good variety. It lacked seasoning and was only served warm, never hot. Our assistant server, Oskars, and team worked diligently to keep us satisfied but requesting extra rolls, or an extra serving of anything seemed to be a strain on the kitchen. Interestingly, the same food served in the dining room was also served in the Windjammer and temperature there was much more pleasing. Breakfast in the dining room was a waste of time. They would not honor any special requests and I asked for iced tea and was rudely told that Iced Tea was not served at breakfast. On another day I asked for Iced Tea and it was delivered to me immediately. We found it far more preferable to eat in the Windjammer for breakfast. That was not true when we sailed on the Allure. Park place served great paninis and salads and pretty good late night snacks. They always seemed understaffed however. We only had room service one morning and it was fine. We sailed on very rough water/storms and much of the entertainment we were expecting didn't happen. We only had aerial entertainment in the centrum on the night we were docked in Bermuda. (understandably) Pools were drained and movies continued on deck but who wanted to sit in the rain and watch? Why weren't they moved? Shows were ok - I was really impressed by a salute to the military during the farewell party. That was pretty neat. There was a great violinist and good comedian/dancer. We didn't make the farewell show because there was only one showing at 7 and we were still in the dining room when that started. The farewell party afterwards was fun. I just really found that there was no back up for bad weather and that it was hard to find ways to entertain yourself when there was no pool, no pool activities, no movies, etc.... We did get a massage in the spa and that was nice but there was a hard sell in the end for skin care products that cost over $400 total. Cruise director and team did stay upbeat and helpful though during some rough days at sea and kept apologizing for something they had no control over. Our time in Bermuda was shortened by the weather to one full day and that was it. We immediately knew that without beach time we would need to book an excursion. We were treated VERY rudely by the man in excursions who refused to answer our questions and wouldn't give us any information on public transportation options. He really was terrible, and the young lady working with him sought me out and apologized for his behavior. I wish I had gotten his name...he should not remain employed....it was THAT bad. We ended up booking a private van with 2 other couples and our driver, Sam, was AWESOME. We literally saw every inch of the island, he stopped upon request for picture taking, had excellent commentary, knew all of our names by mid day, and left us in Hamilton with great instructions on how to catch the Ferry back to port, where to eat a good lunch, and tips on good shops to browse in. We found our excursion to be the highlight of our vacation. The ship, itself, was nice enough. Because of weather, there was much of the ship that went unused. I am bothered by the entertainment in the centrum as there is not enough room for everyone and chairs are pulled along the edge, blocking view for those having to stand. It is a very long time to stand, particularly on a rocking ship, so chairs are scouted out and reserved hours ahead of time. The ship is kept clean and most all of the crew are nice and attentive to your needs. Shopping area was extremely crowded, particularly during special events and sales, but I suspect this was amplified by the fact that there really was not anything else to do to occupy our time. The Palladium is nicely appointed and seating is comfortable, dining room is tight but bright and comfortable. Lounges are comfortable but $9-14 for drinks is steep in my book! Overall, a bad day at sea is better than a good day at work...staying optimistic despite the weather was hard. I hope to return to Bermuda again one day, but it probably wont be on this ship. (Although I think this is the last season for the Grandeur to go to Bermuda anyway) We were blessed to be traveling with good friends and sat around and talked most of the time. If we had been by ourselves, I probably would have lost it out of boredom. My husband liked not having to travel long distances between dining room and entertainment venues, but I, by far, find the larger ships more appealing. It was nice not to have to fight for an elevator all of the time and because there were only 3 main floors for everything, stairs were always a quick alternative. Overall, it was a nice getaway from the every day but if it had been my only vacation it would have been terribly disappointing...both from a service standpoint and a weather standpoint. Weather is not something the cruiseline had any control over but they do need to have alternate activities and plans to entertain when this happens. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2015
Ship was okay but was disappointed in several things.... No ice carving, no carved watermelons on display, no fruit, cheese carving on the buffet and the evening shows in the theater were not listed as to what the actual show was in the ... Read More
Ship was okay but was disappointed in several things.... No ice carving, no carved watermelons on display, no fruit, cheese carving on the buffet and the evening shows in the theater were not listed as to what the actual show was in the Compass. Had to go to the show in order to see what it actually was on most occasions. Guest services were not very friendly. They didn't seem to have alternative activities in case of bad weather on the ship. We went through a tropical storm and we feel they should have provided other activities to take the place of the ones that were cancelled because of the bad weather. Pool was closed and pool activities were cancelled, was not able to play ping pong or shuffle board, etc. Went on Enchantment of the Seas in 2011 and it was GREAT so considering that this ship was in the same category we expected Grandeur to be just as good in all aspects. We won't be cruising on Grandeur again, sad to say. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2015
I absolutely agree with every single comment NCBN0902! It was my very first time cruising and it was absolutely horrible. I understand the company had no control over the weather but they did absolutely nothing to assist passengers. My ... Read More
I absolutely agree with every single comment NCBN0902! It was my very first time cruising and it was absolutely horrible. I understand the company had no control over the weather but they did absolutely nothing to assist passengers. My cabin was at the very back of the ship and in order to get dressed to our "formal" dinner, i had to lay on the bed to get dressed because staying up was impossible. I had an unlimited drinking package but the seas made me so nauseous that it wasn't even needed. By the second night, i knew every single song that played on that ship. The entertainment was boring and targeted towards an older audience. Food in the Great Gatsby dining room was the same every night and so was breakfast. Decided to eat at the Italian place onboard on the ship due to arriving at Bermuda so late and nothing else to do, and it took 2.5 hours to get my food. Service was extremely slow. It appears most of the waitressing staff had too many tables to attend and the majority of them were stressed out which decreased the quality of service. The onboard casino was the main passageway to get to the Palladium Theatre and if you are not a smoker, you were out of luck and were introduced to second hand smoke and the same happened on the decks. The acrobatic show was four people dangling from bungee chords-not impressive at all! The time in Bermuda was unfortunately very short due to the ship arriving really late and leaving on time at 1 pm. By the time, I left Bermuda, I was wishing i was in Baltimore once again. it couldn't have come any faster. I absolutely hated every single minute of it and needless to say it will be my last cruise ever. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2015
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
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2015
We were allowed on the ship beginning at 10:30 am. we arrived at 11:00 am. and our luggage was promptly taken and loaded on the appropriate cart. we were given priority embarkation and within 15 minutes we were sitting at the grille ... Read More
We were allowed on the ship beginning at 10:30 am. we arrived at 11:00 am. and our luggage was promptly taken and loaded on the appropriate cart. we were given priority embarkation and within 15 minutes we were sitting at the grille having a bite to eat. Our suite was ready by 12:45 pm. We sailed in an Owners Suite, and it was gorgeous. tons of room, lots of storage, and the balcony was immense with 2 chairs, 2 small tables, a large table, and two comfortable lounge chairs. the bathroom was huge with a jacuzzi tub, separate shower, dual sinks, marble floors, and impeccably clean. We were given daily use of the Concierge Lounge, where each afternoon, there were a variety of small bites, and free drinks. One of the perks of having booked an Owner's Suite. We got to speak to the Captain twice and found him to be extremely friendly and interested in how all the guests were treated. The Concierge went out of his way daily to make sure all suite passengers were treated with the utmost respect. Each day we were surprised in our stateroom with a plate of goodies. We ate at one of the specialty restaurants, Giovanni's Table, and the service and food was fantastic. Most nights we ate in the dinning room with anytime dining. All we had to do was show the golden card we were given an check-in and right away were guided to tables each night by the windows. This cruise was so relaxing and as I said, RCI made us feel like Royalty. The only issue we had was addressed immediately and was more than taken care of. Disembarkation was as smooth as silk. We had a private place to wait, and our Concierge took us to the exit floor himself. Our luggage was placed in a separate area, and the entire process to disembark was less than 15 minutes. I recommend this ship to anyone wanting to get away to Bermuda. The island is clean, beautifully kept, and the people go out of their way to have you want to come back. The port of Baltimore is a breeze to get to, to park at, and to get on and off the ship. All in all, we had at Royal experience and I would highly recommend RCI for future cruises. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2015
My wife and I are in our mid-40s and decided to take a cruise to Bermuda thinking that it would be a great way to spend a romantic week together while also getting to experience the culture of a foreign country. We were wrong. What we ... Read More
My wife and I are in our mid-40s and decided to take a cruise to Bermuda thinking that it would be a great way to spend a romantic week together while also getting to experience the culture of a foreign country. We were wrong. What we got instead was a "bus trip" aboard a no-tell motel to a shopping mall. The details are as follows: - The overall look of the ship was old and shabby, this was the first thing that I noticed as we ascended the gangway. There was peeling paint, rust, carpeting hanging from the stairs, dirty windows and every door that wasn't glass, be they cabin doors or elevator doors, was dented as if hit randomly and repeatedly with hammers. - When we arrived at our cabin, the first thing that greeted us was the stench of sulphur (like a septic tank) and wet carpet at the entrance to the bathroom. After notifying customer service about this, the room was cleaned, the rug was "dried" with a massive air blower (that blocked the entire walkway) and the shower was recaulked. This entire process took place over the first three days but the smell was gone and the carpet dry. - The toilet randomly just refused to flush. It always eventually did, just not on demand. - The food was mediocre AT BEST. This applied not only to the Windjammer buffet where, being a buffet, you'd expect mediocre food but also to the "fine dining" restaurant where the pretentiousness far exceeded the quality of the food. The "food" at the Park Cafe bordered on inedible and regardless of where it came from, the coffee tasted as if were filtered through a mixture of burnt sofas from a house-fire and ground up railroad ties (I wish that this was exaggerated). - The activities aboard the ship ranged from boring to embarrassing. Some of the highlights were the "World's Sexiest Man" contest, where having any sense of decorum was clearly grounds for disqualification, the belly flop contest, where the runners-up from the previously mentioned contest could put their splendid physiques to good use and, perhaps best of all, the "Fine Art" auction. This was the most offensive of all. Not because it plainly showed that the cruise line thought of their captive guests as pretentious dupes, who believe that actual art is sold on a cruise ship, but because they were apparently at least partially right. - The staff were all very friendly and always smiled, even when a "guest" gave them little reason to do so. - Many of the "guests" simply had no idea how to behave properly in public. Obviously this is not the cruise line's fault but it did have a great impact on the experience overall. - It's almost inconceivable that in 2015, smokers are still allowed to engage in their filthy habit in such close proximity to those of us that choose not to poison ourselves. Yet all of the starboard-side outdoor decks and the entire casino still allow this, as though they are somehow actually separated from the rest of us. Sorry smokers, it's your addiction not mine. Thanks Royal Caribbean for the opportunity to breathe second-hand cigarette smoke. - The entire cruise is a never-ending "up-sell". While eating in one restaurant, people from another badger you to come to theirs. You are ceaselessly encouraged to book your next cruise, starting while still at the dock. Plainly, the free coffee is designed to send you running for the on-board Starbuck's. The spa staff are always "encouraging" you to visit - When it rained, water leaked from everything but the lights. - Our daily one-mile walk on deck 10 doubled as trash pick up. The staff simply didn't do it and we couldn't just ignore it as it would have blown overboard. In hindsight this was rather silly considering the environmental rape that cruise ships inflict upon the oceans with what they dump overboard. - Once we arrived at Bermuda all of the ship's closed, forcing anyone inclined to spend money to do so on the island, at the grossly inflated prices that having a captive audience allows. - Snorkel Park "Beach" I won't get into details about that. You can find out all you need to know on Trip Advisor. I STRONGLY advise that you do so before visiting this physically hazardous dump (it literally is a "reclaimed" dump). Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2015
I can eat anything and I am not picky but the food was ok nothing special. Really the food was not great. I had no choice in the room because it was a family trip. If you are older don't pick a room with a pull out bed. I struggle ... Read More
I can eat anything and I am not picky but the food was ok nothing special. Really the food was not great. I had no choice in the room because it was a family trip. If you are older don't pick a room with a pull out bed. I struggle getting up and down but young kids might like it. It was also damp and nothing dried in the room so bring extra bathing suit. Bermuda was beautiful even if it rain some. It very expensive so bring your own water and snacks. Take the bus and go to horse shoe bay it is very nice. You need to walk down a hill but the van charges 2 buck to take you up or down. They kept putting on the same music and dance the same dance. They had some fun activity but most of the time you just want to drink. You still owe money to the ship because they charge you tip. They try to get you to spend money so estimate another 300-600 bucks if you drink or buy anything like pictures. They did not have the air show as they advertise in the centrum. I was very disappointed. People are territorial about chairs by the pool and everywhere. It was my first time and I realized I do not like it. If I went on a cruise that was extra special maybe I would have done it again but no! They let smoker smoke on one side of the boat but they never follow the rules. It was very smokey. My daughter did not like the food and she ate French fries only. The late snack was a joke the lady who serve it was rude and a jerk. So much for service. In the main dinning room they take forever for the food then rush you out. We had the late dinner time. The food was over cooked and I saw the same deserts day after day. they had some good service like the cabin Stewart did a great job kept the room clean and always gave us new towels day and night. He worked hard. You get what you pay for so do get a nice room. You do spend time in it. Read Less
Grandeur of the Seas Ratings
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Cabins 3.5 0.0
Dining 3.5 0.0
Entertainment 3.5 0.0
Public Rooms 3.5 0.0
Fitness Recreation 3.5 0.0
Family 3.5 0.0
Shore Excursion 3.5 0.0
Enrichment 1.0 0.0
Service 4.0 0.0
Value For Money 4.5 0.0
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