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We were looking for a relaxing vacation, and 12 nights aboard Grandeur of the Seas was perfect. The crew is the friendliest in the fleet! Cruise Maryland is a few hours from our home so we didn't have to fly. The staff at the port were friendly and efficient. We dropped off our luggage, and parked within a very short walk to the terminal. We were on the ship within 30 minutes of our arrival at the port. Love this port! We very much enjoy sea days along with the stops in St Thomas, Antigua, St Lucia, St Kitts, and St Martin. While you could see some evidence of hurricane damage in St Thomas & St Martin, those islands were very much open for business. The downtown area of Phillipsburg St Martin, including the boardwalk and beach area looked like pre hurricane. We did two excursions: Scenic St Lucia-we had a wonderful guide and toured the island. It was informative, and featured beautiful scenery. The St Kitts train excursion, however, was disappointing. The train had a terrible squealing noise to the point you couldn't hear the tour guide. The first part of the train trip (20 mins) offered views of abandoned junked cars. Following the train portion, the bus returned us to the port. However, it stopped 4 blocks from the port for a bathroom break. Everyone on the bus was tired and looked forward to the excursion being over. It was not a tour we would recommend. Grandeur doesn't have the big Broadway Productions like Oasis class, but had a great variety of entertainment. There were the Royal Caribbean singers & dancers, as well as comedians, ventriloquist, and a hypnotist. Two outstanding shows were Tango Buenos Aires, and a Beatles tribute band. Of course there were the typical "shows" by the Cruise Director's staff. We always enjoy "Finish that Lyric", "Dancing with the Stripes", Sing along with the officers, and trivia. There were great movies in the Theatre almost every afternoon. Dining was nice. Our wait staff was excellent. It is obvious that they are cutting back on the quality and selections in the MDR. Overall I much prefer the appetizers to the main entrée. We certainly didn't go hungry, and looked forward to meeting up with our tablemates each evening. Although our next cruise is aboard Allure, we wouldn't hestitate to sail Grandeur of the Seas again.

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Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review by Wildcatfish

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We were looking for a relaxing vacation, and 12 nights aboard Grandeur of the Seas was perfect. The crew is the friendliest in the fleet!

Cruise Maryland is a few hours from our home so we didn't have to fly. The staff at the port were friendly and efficient. We dropped off our luggage, and parked within a very short walk to the terminal. We were on the ship within 30 minutes of our arrival at the port. Love this port!

We very much enjoy sea days along with the stops in St Thomas, Antigua, St Lucia, St Kitts, and St Martin. While you could see some evidence of hurricane damage in St Thomas & St Martin, those islands were very much open for business. The downtown area of Phillipsburg St Martin, including the boardwalk and beach area looked like pre hurricane.

We did two excursions: Scenic St Lucia-we had a wonderful guide and toured the island. It was informative, and featured beautiful scenery. The St Kitts train excursion, however, was disappointing. The train had a terrible squealing noise to the point you couldn't hear the tour guide. The first part of the train trip (20 mins) offered views of abandoned junked cars. Following the train portion, the bus returned us to the port. However, it stopped 4 blocks from the port for a bathroom break. Everyone on the bus was tired and looked forward to the excursion being over. It was not a tour we would recommend.

Grandeur doesn't have the big Broadway Productions like Oasis class, but had a great variety of entertainment. There were the Royal Caribbean singers & dancers, as well as comedians, ventriloquist, and a hypnotist. Two outstanding shows were Tango Buenos Aires, and a Beatles tribute band. Of course there were the typical "shows" by the Cruise Director's staff. We always enjoy "Finish that Lyric", "Dancing with the Stripes", Sing along with the officers, and trivia. There were great movies in the Theatre almost every afternoon.

Dining was nice. Our wait staff was excellent. It is obvious that they are cutting back on the quality and selections in the MDR. Overall I much prefer the appetizers to the main entrée. We certainly didn't go hungry, and looked forward to meeting up with our tablemates each evening.

Although our next cruise is aboard Allure, we wouldn't hestitate to sail Grandeur of the Seas again.
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Cabin 2057
The cabin was clean and quiet. Our stateroom attendant, Christopher did an excellent job, and was friendly as well. Lots of towel animals!
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