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Wife and I choose this cruise to restore our faith in RCL! We were on the Anthem in 2016 and had the worst food and service in over 35 cruises. Loved the Anthem ship, but the rest was a nightmare. So reading all the good reviews for the Grandeur we thought we would give her a try. We were amazed at the great service, excellent food and the nicest fellow passengers we had the good fortune of meeting. I can see why there are so many repeat loyal cruisers. Many on her B2B, some with 20 or more sailings on her. We stayed pre cruise at the best western plus Elkridge,MD booked through great guy Bruce at trinity reservations, $129 parking, good direct shuttle, and breakfast. We will stay there in the future, safe area, Timbuktu resteraunt down the road great crab cakes. Shuttle to and from prompt good service. Check in a breeze on shuttle at 9 am on ship at 11 am. Ate at windjammer one of the very few times. Room inside deck 7, great for us. We are diamond and enjoyed diamond lounge deck 6 which included South Pacific lounge. Great drinks, wings, snacks, very friendly fellow passengers. MDR was great. In am Leah and Austin provided excellent service. In pm Krystina and Kenneth were amazing. My time dining top level table for 2, friendly environment with many fellow cruisers. The asst. maitre des were great helping. It's a well run machine. Very much like the celebrity service. MDR for lunch was always good, tutti salad, good service. Park cafe great roast beef sandwiches, chips, salads, good spot. Ports we do our own thing, ferry to St. John's was good, pounding surf enjoyed it. St kitts snorkeling from shore at Carembola beach club, reef right off shore. St marten airport beach, a fav. View it on YouTube, maho beach, you should go, nice water! Antigua beach by sandals, sneaky Petes bar, great spot. St Lucia, rainy quick cab to the beach by airport, $15 cab ride, okay, water! Activities each sea day wife did Zumba with the excellent Shelie in the centrum, line dancing, ballroom, etc, lunch more stuff. Surprised by so much activity. 3 great bands for dancing. 5 very good to excellent comics. Very good shows. 50's and 70's party lots of fun. Quest adult game in South Pacific lounge great fun packed house. CD a bore, hit or miss with activities staff, Shelie was fantastic, mikala was good, others not so much. Stretch class in gym very good, not enough room. Sauna was great, as were pools, very clean. James stateroom attendant, was fantastic. We didn't bug him much because he was so good. Ship is a little old but you don't notice it becaus of the wonderful service. Only cons Dan asst. CD made a crude joke about the older fellow passengers, not cool. Indoor pool was hogged each am by an abnoxiious pompous fitness instructor with his private group, with pool noodles. RCL allows this, not good for the rest of us! One of the best cruises ever because of the gracious fellow passengers.

Excellent service, great food, wonderful fellow passengers

Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review by cementhands

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Wife and I choose this cruise to restore our faith in RCL! We were on the Anthem in 2016 and had the worst food and service in over 35 cruises. Loved the Anthem ship, but the rest was a nightmare. So reading all the good reviews for the Grandeur we thought we would give her a try. We were amazed at the great service, excellent food and the nicest fellow passengers we had the good fortune of meeting. I can see why there are so many repeat loyal cruisers. Many on her B2B, some with 20 or more sailings on her.

We stayed pre cruise at the best western plus Elkridge,MD booked through great guy Bruce at trinity reservations, $129 parking, good direct shuttle, and breakfast. We will stay there in the future, safe area, Timbuktu resteraunt down the road great crab cakes. Shuttle to and from prompt good service.

Check in a breeze on shuttle at 9 am on ship at 11 am.

Ate at windjammer one of the very few times.

Room inside deck 7, great for us.

We are diamond and enjoyed diamond lounge deck 6 which included South Pacific lounge. Great drinks, wings, snacks, very friendly fellow passengers.

MDR was great. In am Leah and Austin provided excellent service. In pm Krystina and Kenneth were amazing. My time dining top level table for 2, friendly environment with many fellow cruisers. The asst. maitre des were great helping. It's a well run machine. Very much like the celebrity service. MDR for lunch was always good, tutti salad, good service.

Park cafe great roast beef sandwiches, chips, salads, good spot.

Ports we do our own thing, ferry to St. John's was good, pounding surf enjoyed it.

St kitts snorkeling from shore at Carembola beach club, reef right off shore.

St marten airport beach, a fav. View it on YouTube, maho beach, you should go, nice water!

Antigua beach by sandals, sneaky Petes bar, great spot.

St Lucia, rainy quick cab to the beach by airport, $15 cab ride, okay, water!

Activities each sea day wife did Zumba with the excellent Shelie in the centrum, line dancing, ballroom, etc, lunch more stuff. Surprised by so much activity.

3 great bands for dancing.

5 very good to excellent comics.

Very good shows.

50's and 70's party lots of fun. Quest adult game in South Pacific lounge great fun packed house.

CD a bore, hit or miss with activities staff, Shelie was fantastic, mikala was good, others not so much. Stretch class in gym very good, not enough room.

Sauna was great, as were pools, very clean.

James stateroom attendant, was fantastic. We didn't bug him much because he was so good.

Ship is a little old but you don't notice it becaus of the wonderful service.

Only cons Dan asst. CD made a crude joke about the older fellow passengers, not cool.

Indoor pool was hogged each am by an abnoxiious pompous fitness instructor with his private group, with pool noodles. RCL allows this, not good for the rest of us!

One of the best cruises ever because of the gracious fellow passengers.
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Cabin 7647
Great Deck 7 one down to diamond lounge, 2 up to pool, James the attendant was the best.
Decent room no fridge, shower curtain clinging to you, no room under bed for suitcases.
But a great room non the less.
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