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Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review
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Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review by kimmlet

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2015
  • Destination: the Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Grand Suite

This cruise was intriguing to us because of the stops, it wasn't the standard Caribbean islands. Port Canaveral is great if you have kids because you can take a shuttle to Disney/Universal studios. The RCCL private island in the Bahamas Coco Cay is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. It's much like their area in Labadee but with a distinctive Bahamian feel. We got a cabana in the private club and had the most enjoyable time. It was quiet, they had excellent food which there was plenty of and we could really relax. Nassau is a good stop for excursions, heading out in the shopping area right outside of the port is crowded and stressful while the rest of the town or after a quick shuttle ride to Paradise Island will give you an enjoyable time. Key West was a first for me and it seemed like the port was rather small so only the smaller ships can dock there. It was a really nice stop with lots to see and do and you weren't hassled the second you got off of the ship to take a taxi or to buy random crap. It's a great destination to take a tour or to just meander about on your own.

The ship had lots of energetic parties, the musical acts were top notch and were always very entertaining to dance to. The food wasn't as good as we've had on past cruises, it seems to be going further downhill with each subsequent cruise.

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Cabin Review

Grand Suite
Cabin GS 8008

The room is excellently appointed, it's the amount of space of 2 regular cabins. There is a queen bed with a curtain at the end that offers some seclusion from the rest of the cabin. The living room area is quite large, we moved the coffee table to the side and had more than ample space for my son's travel toddler bed with room to spare. The sofa was fine, it was noisy when you moved on it but it was firm and adequate for the trip. The balcony was lovely, there were 2 deck chairs and a nice table with 3 wicker-type chairs; much nicer than the standard balcony furniture. There was tons of storage, 3 large closets with drawers and shelves and plenty of space for all of our hanging clothes and our luggage, 8 drawers in the bar area, 2 drawers in each bedside table, 5 drawers in the desk, 3 drawers and 2 cabinets in the bathroom and storage in the little entertainment center. The tv seemed to be a better quality that ones we've had in other rooms on the grandeur, the detail still isn't great, it's difficult to read the speed on the "where are we channel" but it was alright. The room also had a control panel by the door for all of the lights in the room. You could turn them on individually there and dim them so you had just the right amount of light, it was super convenient. You are towards the front of the ship so it gets quite rocky in rough seas. It's right under the coke machines in the Windjammer which works out well, you're not under dining tables in the Windjammer or pool chairs on the pool deck so you don't have the chair scraping noise all day and night. The downside is you could quite clearly hear them rolling carts of I suspect dishes until around midnight each night. It's also across the hall from the staff door/stairwell so there is a lot of in and out there and clanking of dishes. All in all it was a splendid room and I wouldn't hesitate to book it again.

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