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Grandeur of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Review for Grandeur of the Seas to Canada & New England
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Bookworm66
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: May 2016
Cabin: Large Ocean View Stateroom

This was my first cruise so I have nothing to compare it with. Overall, it was okay. Not spectacular, not awful. The water was thankfully smooth, the weather cool. We had a cabin on deck 2 in the center and it was very quiet and we barely felt the movement of the ship. I was surprised at how tiny the cabins are and the bathrooms are about the size of a airline bathroom. Crazy small. For the cost, I would think they would be bigger! The room was clean and kept this way by a good attendant who visited at least 3 times a day. The space had a small loveseat that we piled things on because we had no place to store our bigger luggage. The space under the beds is too low. The ship uses the room space well, little storage cubbies everywhere and a decent sized closet. I found the small area a bit claustrophobic and spent as little time in the room as I could. The activities on board are simple little games like bean bag toss and themed trivia lists. RC would do better if they had an explanation of the activities in the paper they leave in the room each evening for the next day. I didn't understand that "family trivia" was for everyone. I thought it was for those traveling with families. The same with the line dancing. I figured a partner/spouse was required. Basic explanations might have made my leisure time more enjoyable. A first timers orientation, announced well and given more than once would be helpful too.

Entertainment: As mentioned, some simple games going on much of the time. Music performers in the center atrium each afternoon and sometimes beside the outdoor pool on deck 9. Island music. Classical piano/violin. And the cruise line's band that featured a bored girl singer with a decent voice who looked and sounded as though she'd rather be anywhere but there. Each night, the theater has some sort of show--magician, comedians a couple of times, the cruise lines performers/singer/dancers, a wonderful violinist who surprised me by keeping my attention the full time.

The ship is older and a bit dated looking but clean and pretty well kept. Any problem was immediately taken care of. I discovered the walking track on deck 5 about halfway into the cruise. It's a bit more sheltered than the open air track on deck 10. Not being a person who likes to sit or lay around much, I spend a lot of time walking the decks, wishing we weren't at sea for 2 boring days! A favorite place is the Solarium on deck 9 that is adult only. It's a large area with lounge chairs, two hot tubs and a pool. Heated and covered for all types of weather.

Cabin Review

Large Ocean View Stateroom

Cabin F

I've already covered this above.

Port Reviews

Baltimore

Didn't see much of Baltimore. It was fly in and go to the ship. EVerything was smooth.

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