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We wanted to take time to decompress before scuba diving in the Caribbean so we selected a cruise that would give us ample as sea time to relax. We left the port 4 hours late and then had a medical emergency on board the first day at sea which required the ship to steam toward land to meet a Coast Guard helicopter. It was quite the start. Overall, I believe that Royal Caribbean has been cutting corners to keep their prices competitive and it's beginning to show. There were fewer attendants in the public spaces, pools, lounges to care for guests. The attendants that were there seemed overworked and harried. Our wait staff in the main dining room really pushed us to eat and then leave. While they were professional and pleasant, it was easy to see they were tired. The ports of call were fairly average. There were no enrichment activities associated with the ports. If you're looking to learn some history, geology, geography or current events about the ports you will be disappointed. The only information given (including street maps) is exclusively focused on shopping. Most ports have information desks where a traveler can gather their own information.

A reasonable experience on an older/smaller ship

Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review by scubacruizer

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We wanted to take time to decompress before scuba diving in the Caribbean so we selected a cruise that would give us ample as sea time to relax. We left the port 4 hours late and then had a medical emergency on board the first day at sea which required the ship to steam toward land to meet a Coast Guard helicopter. It was quite the start.

Overall, I believe that Royal Caribbean has been cutting corners to keep their prices competitive and it's beginning to show. There were fewer attendants in the public spaces, pools, lounges to care for guests. The attendants that were there seemed overworked and harried. Our wait staff in the main dining room really pushed us to eat and then leave. While they were professional and pleasant, it was easy to see they were tired.

The ports of call were fairly average. There were no enrichment activities associated with the ports. If you're looking to learn some history, geology, geography or current events about the ports you will be disappointed. The only information given (including street maps) is exclusively focused on shopping. Most ports have information desks where a traveler can gather their own information.
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Cabin 7132
Average. The cabin was quite typical with a very small bathroom with no ventilation. The balcony included 2 chairs and a small table. We often ordered a room service breakfast and ate on the balcony. The linens have been in service for a long time and were worn a bit thin.
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