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Grandeur of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Review for Grandeur of the Seas to the Eastern Mediterranean
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Kellie Poodle
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2012
Cabin: Large Ocean View Stateroom

I would be remiss if I did not begin this review with a warning to avoid transferring flights between Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris and Marco Polo in Venice. I've traveled world-wide and have not found the degree of ineptitude that pervades CDG.

Next, I would warn anyone with mobility issues to avoid the port of Venice unless you are prepared to spend upwards of two hours waiting to be transferred to the ship. If you cannot walk down several flights of stairs, this port may not be for you. If there was another way, we were not shown it.

Now for the voyage:

Cabin Review

Large Ocean View Stateroom

Cabin H

Great location right in the center of the ship. It was not noisy at all. Plenty of storage space, though the new sinks take away counter space in the bathroom. Bad smell from a mechanical problem the ship could not seem to get a handle on.

Port Reviews


With very little time, we took the People Mover to the P.Roma and hopped on the number 2 Vaporetto to St. Marks. At St. Marks we visited the Doge's Palance and the Basilica. Walked around the area a little. We took the number 1 Vaporetto back and had a grand tour of the Grand Canal. People Mover back to the port.


What a gorgeous place! We had a private tour with a taxi and an amazing driver and we saw so much. After a stop at a high point on top of a mountain where we could see our ship floating like a tiny toy in the port, we descended the mountain on a twisty narrow road while watching the sun set over the hills and water. Not something that will be ever forgotten.

Athens (Piraeus)

We had a fabulous tour with a wonderful driver who had a stellar knowledge of Greek history and politics. He always managed to get us ahead of the crowds.


What fun we had wandering through the castle! Great way to get rid of some of those calories!

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