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Grandeur of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1730 reviews
46 Awards

Lovely, classic ship

Review for Grandeur of the Seas to Bermuda
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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Oct 2009

I will not rehash what's already been said about this ship other than to just comment on a couple of things. It was the smallest ship we'd ever sailed on, and it felt pleasantly intimate. We didn't miss any of the bells and whistles, though if you travel with children, you might. The dEcor of the Grandeur is very nice, not too flashy, and it still looks like a ship instead of a Vegas club, which we liked. I believe the ship is soon to go in for a polish, which given today's cruise ship market is probably warranted. I just hope they don't ruin it.

Four of us booked two basic OV cabins on a last minute special, but the ship sailed completely full. It never felt crowded, though. We booked this ship solely because it went out of Baltimore to Bermuda. The drive was easy, and the port accessible and simple to navigate. The exit on I-95 pretty much throws you into the parking lot. I don't know if it was Baltimore and its proximity to NoVA, or maybe it was the time of year, but it was a pleasant, low-key, and ethnically diverse crowd, which was great. There were few children, and none were badly behaved. Our cabins were quite nice; fresh and immaculately kept, though there were a few little signs of wear. It was the smallest, plainest cabin we'd ever booked, but it worked well for us and had plenty of room. We had a lovely cabin steward named Daniel who should probably be promoted to supervisor. He had more polish than I've seen in some 5-star European hotel staff.

In fact, the most positive aspect of this ship is the staff. They are all exceptional, friendly, and well-trained, with two minor exceptions during debarkation the first day when a group of about a dozen of us were repeatedly chided for "lingering" around the elevators near our cabins. (Deck 3.) An attendant came up and outright accused us of lurking in order to line-jump the people on the stairs. When one of the ladies (didn't know her) angrily said that she had no intention of doing that, the attendant said, "Yes, you do. You know you do. You must all go up to Deck 6 and line up, then come back down. That is the rule."

Cabin Review

Simple cabin with more than ample room for 2 adults. Could easily have handled two children. Nice shower, roomy closet. Window was large. No refrigerator.

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