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Grandeur of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1719 reviews
46 Awards

Inconsequential ship management, rotten customer service.

Review for Grandeur of the Seas to the Western Mediterranean
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FANDANGO111
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Apr 2012
Cabin: Owner's Suite

The Grandeur of the Seas Vision Class is a nice attractive ship but tired. From Malaga May 1st the ship goes into Cadiz for a complete refit. They are to add more cabins. Where more people will sit I don't know.

Every inch of deck space is covered with plastic sunbeds. The fitness centre is well equipped but far too small, its always full. The restaurant --only one, is massive. Table service is good at 7/10. Food is mid market and very good. The Self service buffet also has a good selection of food daily. Food and service is not an issue.

Formal nights are a waste of time, for it's the same routine, nothing special. It's largely ignored with only about 5% dressed in Tuxedos/cocktail dress, Another 10% in jackets. Last night which was formal -- we dressed in dinner dress as usual for such occasions, and were sat next to a poorly dressed woman with her husband who dressed in a donkey jacket, jeans and t shirt, one of the worst granted, but smart dress is not how we would describe the pax complement.

Cabin Review

Owner's Suite

Cabin OS

owners suite 8004. noisy day and night from kitchen and windjammer cafe directly above . sleep is almost impossible. good size balcony. avoid any owners suite

Port Reviews

Labadee

. In effect an enclave cleverly commercially owned and exploited by Royal Caribbean, designed to give its special pax that special island experience. Visit the traditional authentic tourist market where you can buy junk from Haiti, and no doubt even Chinese made' Haitian' junk specially selected for their pax. . Of course buy drinks, buy food. Buy a boat trip, buy another boat trip. Buy a ride to a beach (wonderful beaches). Buy a drink. Buy a paraglide ride. Buy a snorkel experience. Buy a jetski ride.

St. Maarten

nice island . peaceful in parts, great night life in others . divided French Dutch . duty free and Dutch quite commercial. french is the legant up market area.

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