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Embarkation was good, in room by 1.pm. Chosen for ports. Visited family in Baltimore and Boston. When we sailed on Grandeur in 2009 the was worse due to tail end of hurricane. The weather was wonderful all 9 days during this sailing. The ports of call were great. The ship needs a lot of refurbishment. The beds are old style and very uncomfortable. The room we had was inside because when booked in June, 17 that is all they had left. The room is small but adequate for 2 people, would be hard for 3 or 4. There was no space to get around the bed to get to bathroom because of desk and couch, so we had our bed separated, great after that. Lights in room kept going out. The first 3 days we only had cool water in shower and when we told them they kept saying they are working on it. Then low and behold the water got steamy hot in sink and shower. Their is a shower curtain around the shower, unless you are a tiny person you will get water outside the shower. The cabin had adequate storage (rm 2585). Dining was not up to par, just average food. At dinner savory bits were not offered, we requested and got them nightly after that. Main dining room service took 1.5 hrs. The windjammer food choices were average to poor for the most part. There menu needs to be updated and improved. Entertainment was average to poor. The Female singer was great, most of the others were below average. Activities on the ship were just average, not enough variation from day to day. Port days were poor for activities. Movies where not current movies, old ones, and shown mostly at dinner time and they did show some in the afternoon in the Pallisades Theater but it was visually poor/dark. Shore excursion taken to Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia was $66 for 3 hr. It took 1.5 hr to drive, 1/2 hr there at Cove and 1 hr drive back. I advised them that the tour stated 1 yr at Cove. RCCL did give me 10% back . All other port we toured on our own. We are diamond plus with 350 nights with RCCL. They need to improve things on this ship to bring it to 2017 standards. We enjoyed the concierge club on deck 11 each morning and evening. On the last day (10) we were told not to come there because we were not a suite/ pinnacle. We did enjoy the people on the ship, they are very nice and well go over board to help you. Our waiter, cabin steward and bar staff were all great. I recommend these ports anytime.

New England/Canada 68 yrs old. m/female

Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review by doraohio

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Embarkation was good, in room by 1.pm.

Chosen for ports. Visited family in Baltimore and Boston. When we sailed on Grandeur in 2009 the was worse due to tail end of hurricane. The weather was wonderful all 9 days during this sailing. The ports of call were great. The ship needs a lot of refurbishment. The beds are old style and very uncomfortable. The room we had was inside because when booked in June, 17 that is all they had left. The room is small but adequate for 2 people, would be hard for 3 or 4. There was no space to get around the bed to get to bathroom because of desk and couch, so we had our bed separated, great after that. Lights in room kept going out. The first 3 days we only had cool water in shower and when we told them they kept saying they are working on it. Then low and behold the water got steamy hot in sink and shower. Their is a shower curtain around the shower, unless you are a tiny person you will get water outside the shower. The cabin had adequate storage (rm 2585).

Dining was not up to par, just average food. At dinner savory bits were not offered, we requested and got them nightly after that. Main dining room service took 1.5 hrs. The windjammer food choices were average to poor for the most part. There menu needs to be updated and improved.

Entertainment was average to poor. The Female singer was great, most of the others were below average.

Activities on the ship were just average, not enough variation from day to day. Port days were poor for activities. Movies where not current movies, old ones, and shown mostly at dinner time and they did show some in the afternoon in the Pallisades Theater but it was visually poor/dark.

Shore excursion taken to Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia was $66 for 3 hr. It took 1.5 hr to drive, 1/2 hr there at Cove and 1 hr drive back. I advised them that the tour stated 1 yr at Cove. RCCL did give me 10% back . All other port we toured on our own.

We are diamond plus with 350 nights with RCCL. They need to improve things on this ship to bring it to 2017 standards. We enjoyed the concierge club on deck 11 each morning and evening. On the last day (10) we were told not to come there because we were not a suite/ pinnacle.

We did enjoy the people on the ship, they are very nice and well go over board to help you.

Our waiter, cabin steward and bar staff were all great.

I recommend these ports anytime.
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