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First of all, the staff is very friendly, and provided great service. Like said earlier comments, I dont know the reasoning behind why the ship was wobbling so badly that made my head spin with headache on the last two days of the cruise, and i still felt my head spinning two days later after the cruise. I don't want to hear excuses about weather, or reducing speed to save gas, whatever, bottom line i book a cruise, not a joe blow boat that anyone can steer. If i wanted to be wobbled and shaked i would have book something else. to give you an comparison i was on the carnival pride in Dec 2010 going to the bahamas with my wife. We loved that whole experience, the ship was wobbling like we're in 17th century ship. I saw on one of your channel about the newer freedom of seas has stabilizers. this ship really needed badly, especially if i cant sleep because i was woken up feeling like ship is dipping into the ocean. Second thing I was really annoyed is the allowing of smoking around outside pool deck, it was annoying the moment i walk out of windjammer cafe. i get slam with smoke from people smoking, while i'm holding all the food in my hand, not good, i guess you royal caribbean doesnt care about the people that dont smoke and not afraid of people suiting them for lung cancer due to second hand smoking. I understand everyone has rights on what they can do, if they like smoking so be it, but it needs to be somewhere where, other non smokers are not affected. I dont know about others, but i couldnt get into the pool, because i'm not interested in doing second hand smoking. Also, there are pregnant women on board including my wife. What end up happening is me and my wife walk down to deck 8 across the state to go to park cafe to avoid the smokers. Park cafe is great, but it doesnt have selection of windjammer, not that it has that much variety anyway. I was a chef for a 3 years for a chinese restaurant, the food variety and quality that was display on winjammer, i would give it at best 5 out of 10 for mediocre. My wife and I was bored with selection after day 2. for example, so much food for breakfast, i ate mostly an omelet and green apple, and hash brown, and sausage. everything else look disgusting, scrambled beater eggs looks watery and gross. Sushi rolls was really sour. lunch and dinner, ehh.....i rather cook at home. We decided to enjoy some fresh air on deck 5, guess what more people smoking, and deck 10 was somewhat ok as its completely open, but the wind was very strong and not enjoyable, 4 out of 10 days. I booked a cruise vacation spend 5 days figure out where are the smokers, and where we can enjoy the vacation. We even had to avoid parts of deck 5 as the smokers right outside the casino, sends smoke to the centrum. Dont get me wrong, the entire staff is super awesome, but the ships policy for smokers, inability to keep the ship stable on a cruise, and the food variety and selections are the biggest deterrents for me and my wife booking another royal caribbean trip. For pete sakes you have 700+ crew, and for all the cooking staff you have, i should see more than just 2 things different on the buffet. everything is same old same old starting day 2. surely royal caribbean can have just two or 3 of your cooking staff to think of better variety then 2 or 3 dishes. I use cooking staff, as based on what i seen food quality and variety, they feel like interns to me. None of the dish make me feel like they are even chef quality.

Not a cruise vacation, more like torture

Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review by acuraxl

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First of all, the staff is very friendly, and provided great service. Like said earlier comments, I dont know the reasoning behind why the ship was wobbling so badly that made my head spin with headache on the last two days of the cruise, and i still felt my head spinning two days later after the cruise. I don't want to hear excuses about weather, or reducing speed to save gas, whatever, bottom line i book a cruise, not a joe blow boat that anyone can steer. If i wanted to be wobbled and shaked i would have book something else. to give you an comparison i was on the carnival pride in Dec 2010 going to the bahamas with my wife. We loved that whole experience, the ship was wobbling like we're in 17th century ship. I saw on one of your channel about the newer freedom of seas has stabilizers. this ship really needed badly, especially if i cant sleep because i was woken up feeling like ship is dipping into the ocean.
Second thing I was really annoyed is the allowing of smoking around outside pool deck, it was annoying the moment i walk out of windjammer cafe. i get slam with smoke from people smoking, while i'm holding all the food in my hand, not good, i guess you royal caribbean doesnt care about the people that dont smoke and not afraid of people suiting them for lung cancer due to second hand smoking. I understand everyone has rights on what they can do, if they like smoking so be it, but it needs to be somewhere where, other non smokers are not affected. I dont know about others, but i couldnt get into the pool, because i'm not interested in doing second hand smoking. Also, there are pregnant women on board including my wife. What end up happening is me and my wife walk down to deck 8 across the state to go to park cafe to avoid the smokers. Park cafe is great, but it doesnt have selection of windjammer, not that it has that much variety anyway. I was a chef for a 3 years for a chinese restaurant, the food variety and quality that was display on winjammer, i would give it at best 5 out of 10 for mediocre. My wife and I was bored with selection after day 2. for example, so much food for breakfast, i ate mostly an omelet and green apple, and hash brown, and sausage. everything else look disgusting, scrambled beater eggs looks watery and gross. Sushi rolls was really sour. lunch and dinner, ehh.....i rather cook at home. We decided to enjoy some fresh air on deck 5, guess what more people smoking, and deck 10 was somewhat ok as its completely open, but the wind was very strong and not enjoyable, 4 out of 10 days. I booked a cruise vacation spend 5 days figure out where are the smokers, and where we can enjoy the vacation. We even had to avoid parts of deck 5 as the smokers right outside the casino, sends smoke to the centrum. Dont get me wrong, the entire staff is super awesome, but the ships policy for smokers, inability to keep the ship stable on a cruise, and the food variety and selections are the biggest deterrents for me and my wife booking another royal caribbean trip. For pete sakes you have 700+ crew, and for all the cooking staff you have, i should see more than just 2 things different on the buffet. everything is same old same old starting day 2. surely royal caribbean can have just two or 3 of your cooking staff to think of better variety then 2 or 3 dishes. I use cooking staff, as based on what i seen food quality and variety, they feel like interns to me. None of the dish make me feel like they are even chef quality.
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Cabin 2523
this state room smaller then carnival pride's interior stateroom, as it has two sofas not one with a chair
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