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Grandeur of the Seas Review

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Grandeur of the Seas - Western Caribbean

Review for Grandeur of the Seas to the Western Caribbean
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Sail Date: Mar 2007

Since this was about the last sailing out of New Orleans for the Grandeur, I will post info about the ports at the port boards. This was our 8th cruise, 3rd on RCCL. We have also been on Celebrity, Carnival, Holland, and NCL. We have found RCCL is a step or two above Carnival. We were in a midship balcony on the starboard side on deck 7. We have had balcony cabins on the last few cruises and would have a hard time going back to just a window, though, this trip, we did have to leave our balcony and close our door occasionally when the upwind neighbors went out for a smoke. The balcony doors can be locked open in any position with the handle. No bungee cord is needed. We used 3 small chip clips to weight the bottom of the shower curtain. The shower is a tight fit even when the curtain is pulled out. Our toilet stopped working one afternoon, but was fixed within an hour of our call to maintenance. Our tablemates also said they had the same problem one day. That is probably something that will be taken care of in drydock next week - along with the installation of new bedding and linens. They are also planning a complete rebuilding of the buffet area. Our cabin attendant was a very cheerful, friendly, Chinese woman named Zcheng. We would have liked to take her home with us. Our dinner servers, Alan and Oswald were equally friendly and marvelously efficient. The service we have received on RCCL has always been exceptional. We were determined to relax on this cruise rather than trying to make it to all of the activities, but we did get to a few of the games, including the quest game. I've seen some comments on the boards about the quest game. If you are bothered by others who do not seem to be at all modest, you should stay away - and children certainly should not be in a place where adults are behaving in a sexual and provocative manner. I really appreciate the announcements and printed notices we received just after boarding reminding parents to monitor their children. For a spring-break cruise, the children and teens seemed to be well managed. I might also mention that on the 2 formal nights, at late seating, only a handful of men wore tuxes. Also, the captain I've seen others mention as very personable and humorous left the ship a few weeks ago. Captain Remo is the current captain. He is very professional and rather stoic.

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