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Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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A great trip for a family with older kids

Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review by mmorrow

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2016
  • Destination: the Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Junior Suite

Before we left for our cruise, I looked at reviews on this site about The Grandeur of the Seas and RCI, in general. I worried a bit because many reviews were negative stating that the ship was old, a bit run down, food was not great, etc. Our experience was the exact opposite.

My husband and I cruised with our 17 and 22 year old daughters. We had a junior suite (fabulous!) and the girls had an inside stateroom. They loved gathering in our room before dinner and we had plenty of space to sit and catch up.

The Grandeur is a lovely ship. We found it to be very clean and well-maintained. The food was very good and we had a terrific waiter in the dining room. Also, we did not purchase any beverage packages. We brought four bottles of wine on board (2 per room per RCI guidelines) and bought an occasional cocktail with our sea pass account.

Our daughters were happy with the free drinks and an occasional purchased coke. The husband and wife cruise directors were terrific and offered a lovely reflection on our last night during the farewell show.

We left the ship knowing we had much to be thankful for.

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Cabin Review

Junior Suite
Cabin JS 8522

Beautiful cabin with more storage than we could use. Nice layout and there is a full-size tub/shower.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Key West

We went to Zachary Taylor State beach which had changing rooms and outside showers for rinsing off. It's a bit of a shlep on foot. Also had lunch at Blue Fish, Red Fish right in town. Wonderful.


Found an access point to Cable Beach and swam.

Port Canaveral (Orlando)

Headed to a state beach near cocoa beach that had changing rooms and showers and then went kayaking which we had prearranged.

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