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We have been aboard Lady G five times and hope for many more. Although we have not experienced RCI's larger ships, my husband and I love the size of the Grandeur. It's nice to see the same familiar faces/passengers throughout the cruise and the crew is so very accommodating and friendly. The port of Baltimore's embarkation process is so fast and easy. We stop to give our luggage to the baggage handlers, park our car in the secure lot and get in line for security. Once through that, we complete a short health questionnaire and get our Sea Passes. Then we head to the ship, have some lunch, browse around the ship, and by then (around 1:00), cabins are ready. Muster Drill is around 3:00 and then we get a good spot for sail away. Although we had a table for two in the main dining room, we opted this cruise to dine in the specialty restaurants for four of our dinners. Giovanni's and Chops (ate there twice) are always a great treat and this time we also tried Izumi for ramen and sushi. We also love the selections in the Windjammer and dined there many evenings. Only ended up dining in the MDR on two occasions this cruise. The entertainment was just okay for us this time. One really good comedian and a good singing/dancing show. We visited five ports: St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten. Saved the best for last....St. Maarten is always our favorite. The biggest highlight of our cruise was the activities staff. Particularly, Orlando. We've never seen a more entertaining crew member. He hosted game shows, trivia galore, contests, etc. At every one of these events, Orlando would bring a little extra....he's a fabulous dancer and comedian. My husband and I were one of two couples in a game show with Orlando....so much fun. Good looking guy from the Dominican.....all the ladies loved him. In one of our trivia contests, he said if a man can come duplicate some of his dance moves, he'd win a cruise aboard Orlando of the Seas.....it's a bus that goes to his grandmother's house in the Dominican. ;) Our other favorite activities staff member was Caroline (pronounced Car-o-LEEN-uh). She hails from Canada and was really cute, funny and a great dancer. She also hosted many trivia contests and also Origami classes, napkin folding, etc. My husband and I really hope to cross paths with them again! We've been on 8 cruises thus far (5 Grandeur, 2 Enchantment and 1 Disney Magic). This is the first cruise where we were blown away with the jammed-packed activities on the last full day. Usually that day has a few activities but mainly it's like "hey, start packing up and get on outta here." There was so much going on, including a "fair" in the Centrum with lots of fun activities and prizes. Even the layout in the Windjammer for dinner was fabulous that night. Shrimp, special desserts, etc. We will definitely be back on the Grandeur sooner rather than later!

She's still "home" to us!

Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review by wingedpigskin

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We have been aboard Lady G five times and hope for many more. Although we have not experienced RCI's larger ships, my husband and I love the size of the Grandeur. It's nice to see the same familiar faces/passengers throughout the cruise and the crew is so very accommodating and friendly.

The port of Baltimore's embarkation process is so fast and easy. We stop to give our luggage to the baggage handlers, park our car in the secure lot and get in line for security. Once through that, we complete a short health questionnaire and get our Sea Passes. Then we head to the ship, have some lunch, browse around the ship, and by then (around 1:00), cabins are ready. Muster Drill is around 3:00 and then we get a good spot for sail away.

Although we had a table for two in the main dining room, we opted this cruise to dine in the specialty restaurants for four of our dinners. Giovanni's and Chops (ate there twice) are always a great treat and this time we also tried Izumi for ramen and sushi. We also love the selections in the Windjammer and dined there many evenings. Only ended up dining in the MDR on two occasions this cruise.

The entertainment was just okay for us this time. One really good comedian and a good singing/dancing show.

We visited five ports: St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten. Saved the best for last....St. Maarten is always our favorite.

The biggest highlight of our cruise was the activities staff. Particularly, Orlando. We've never seen a more entertaining crew member. He hosted game shows, trivia galore, contests, etc. At every one of these events, Orlando would bring a little extra....he's a fabulous dancer and comedian. My husband and I were one of two couples in a game show with Orlando....so much fun. Good looking guy from the Dominican.....all the ladies loved him. In one of our trivia contests, he said if a man can come duplicate some of his dance moves, he'd win a cruise aboard Orlando of the Seas.....it's a bus that goes to his grandmother's house in the Dominican. ;) Our other favorite activities staff member was Caroline (pronounced Car-o-LEEN-uh). She hails from Canada and was really cute, funny and a great dancer. She also hosted many trivia contests and also Origami classes, napkin folding, etc. My husband and I really hope to cross paths with them again!

We've been on 8 cruises thus far (5 Grandeur, 2 Enchantment and 1 Disney Magic). This is the first cruise where we were blown away with the jammed-packed activities on the last full day. Usually that day has a few activities but mainly it's like "hey, start packing up and get on outta here." There was so much going on, including a "fair" in the Centrum with lots of fun activities and prizes. Even the layout in the Windjammer for dinner was fabulous that night. Shrimp, special desserts, etc.

We will definitely be back on the Grandeur sooner rather than later!
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Cabin 3592
Cabin was fine for the two of us. Love the newly raised beds so that large suitcases will slide under there. Nice flat screen, swivel TV.
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