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This was our first time on the Grandeur. We were attracted by the itinerary and wanted to try an aft mini-suite. On the plus side, the crew was extraordinary with their commitment to customer service. The ship, although showing its age, is of very manageable size and appeared to be in fairly good shape. The food was acceptable, but fell a bit short of our expectations. We had to miss Cocoa Cay due to poor weather -- apparently this is more the norm then anomaly. Interestingly, when the Captain gave us the bad news the state room attendants were already delivery the daily newsletter with the information. Although they are printed on the ship, it sure appeared that passing by Cocoa Cay without stopping was the plan from departure. Major complaint: There are zero non-selling enrichment activities such as we find on Princess. If its not a trivia game, its selling you something. The food was ok, but not to the standards we expect based on our experiences on Princess. The selling of the specialty restaurants was absurd. One at our table said the person trying to sell to them was like a carnival barker and actually confronted and asked them "why won't you buy the dining package?". They felt very uncomfortable. We tried Chops and decided the MDR food was better. There were some definite hits in the MDR on some nights, but most was just average. Guess it depends on your expectations.

OK, Not Great: Grandeur of the Seas

Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review by jbpcalifornia

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2017
  • Destination: Bahamas
This was our first time on the Grandeur. We were attracted by the itinerary and wanted to try an aft mini-suite. On the plus side, the crew was extraordinary with their commitment to customer service. The ship, although showing its age, is of very manageable size and appeared to be in fairly good shape. The food was acceptable, but fell a bit short of our expectations. We had to miss Cocoa Cay due to poor weather -- apparently this is more the norm then anomaly. Interestingly, when the Captain gave us the bad news the state room attendants were already delivery the daily newsletter with the information. Although they are printed on the ship, it sure appeared that passing by Cocoa Cay without stopping was the plan from departure.

Major complaint: There are zero non-selling enrichment activities such as we find on Princess. If its not a trivia game, its selling you something.

The food was ok, but not to the standards we expect based on our experiences on Princess. The selling of the specialty restaurants was absurd. One at our table said the person trying to sell to them was like a carnival barker and actually confronted and asked them "why won't you buy the dining package?". They felt very uncomfortable. We tried Chops and decided the MDR food was better. There were some definite hits in the MDR on some nights, but most was just average. Guess it depends on your expectations.
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Cabin Review

Cabin 8088
Nice cabin. Not much larger then a normal balcony cabin inside, but with an embarassingly large deck. Great stateroom attendant. Quiet with good A/C, The furniture, though, is ancient -- many of the drawers are warped and are difficult to close and open.
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