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Embark - good Disembark -good Size of Group - 19 6 teens 13-18 - nothing for them to do, thankfully brought cards! 1 under 8 - very happy with kid club Ship - old / small Pool - too small - about 34 person capacity - water sloshes out with boat movement Dining - great in Gatsby; good in Windjammer; check out Windjammer menu at night so you don't miss out on Indian night! Shows - good, better than expected Service - great Ports - Bermuda - WONDERFUL; Bahamas - OK; Cococay - GREAT Bermuda - first afternoon - Snorkel Beach - close by, good snorkelling/swimming - ask what time they close before renting chairs/umbrella; Horsehoe Bay (a must see for whole day) - no need to book excursion - just eat breakfast on ship, hop off at 7:30 and grab a cab there, head back in afternoon (cabs running continuously) Bahamas - if you want to shop, good; same as above, ask before renting chairs/umbrellas or you're paying for only a couple of hours Cococay - very nice; with teens, I'd just get off early and one of the first beaches are great, lots of fish, deeper water; if you want to escape everyone, travel to other side of island (walk-able and there are shuttles) there was no one over there! Food was great for lunch. Tips: 1. Bring Bonine/Sea Bands - one person in our group got sick first day - definitely can feel the motion much more than on larger boats 2. Don't pay for a bag of laundry until you get coupon in daily newsletter 3. Spa couples massage was great! 4. $15 corking fee for wine you bring on board ... bottle on board was about $30 5. Beverage package - buy it on sale and do your math, for us it was worth it because we drink Starbucks 2x a day on board 6. Shore Excursions - buy them when on sale, else, call cancel and rebook all on same call to get sale price 7. Walkie-Talkies - they work if you buy the right one's but we ended up not using after day 4 - boat small enough to find each other 8. Lots of opps for family photos and great quality pics! 9. Arcade VERY SMALL - not worth pre buying any amount We'd likely go again on a larger Royal ship.

Older/Smaller Ship - Not Much for Active Teens

Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review by cruisingII

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2017
  • Destination: Bahamas
Embark - good

Disembark -good

Size of Group - 19

6 teens 13-18 - nothing for them to do, thankfully brought cards!

1 under 8 - very happy with kid club

Ship - old / small

Pool - too small - about 34 person capacity - water sloshes out with boat movement

Dining - great in Gatsby; good in Windjammer; check out Windjammer menu at night so you don't miss out on Indian night!

Shows - good, better than expected

Service - great

Ports - Bermuda - WONDERFUL; Bahamas - OK; Cococay - GREAT

Bermuda - first afternoon - Snorkel Beach - close by, good snorkelling/swimming - ask what time they close before renting chairs/umbrella; Horsehoe Bay (a must see for whole day) - no need to book excursion - just eat breakfast on ship, hop off at 7:30 and grab a cab there, head back in afternoon (cabs running continuously)

Bahamas - if you want to shop, good; same as above, ask before renting chairs/umbrellas or you're paying for only a couple of hours

Cococay - very nice; with teens, I'd just get off early and one of the first beaches are great, lots of fish, deeper water; if you want to escape everyone, travel to other side of island (walk-able and there are shuttles) there was no one over there! Food was great for lunch.

Tips:

1. Bring Bonine/Sea Bands - one person in our group got sick first day - definitely can feel the motion much more than on larger boats

2. Don't pay for a bag of laundry until you get coupon in daily newsletter

3. Spa couples massage was great!

4. $15 corking fee for wine you bring on board ... bottle on board was about $30

5. Beverage package - buy it on sale and do your math, for us it was worth it because we drink Starbucks 2x a day on board

6. Shore Excursions - buy them when on sale, else, call cancel and rebook all on same call to get sale price

7. Walkie-Talkies - they work if you buy the right one's but we ended up not using after day 4 - boat small enough to find each other

8. Lots of opps for family photos and great quality pics!

9. Arcade VERY SMALL - not worth pre buying any amount

We'd likely go again on a larger Royal ship.
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Cabin was nice, roomier than we thought it would be. Service was fantastic.
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