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Sailed March 24 - April 5, 2018 - 12 day Southern Caribbean... Beautiful mid sized older classic ship, was properly maintained and kept clean, with a fantastic cruise director and his energetic staff, also had great ship entertainers, singers and dancers, with up to date lighting and sound system throughout the ship, and to top it off everything seemed evenly spaced and spread out so it never seemed overcrowded in any one area. Rouston Rodriguez, my stateroom attendant did an outstanding job of caring for the cabin and bathroom. Always clean and never a shortage of supplies. I feel he should be commended by RCI for his customer service. Great ports of call. Easy on-off access to the ship. Short piers to shopping and tours. Breakfast selection for room service is one of the best I've seen on cruise ships I've been on. Lots of choices and time options. Need more chairs set around the rail on decks 5 & 6 Centrum. About 15 or 20 on each deck would do the job nicely. In my opinion guest should not have to move furniture around the deck in order to sit where they can see the presentation going on in the middle. This could be extremely dangerous for older guest, especially if the weather is even just a little rough. Park Café in the Solarium on deck 9, left a lot to be desired. Never sailed on any cruise ship where you could not get a burger, hot dog, fries, pizza or nacho chips pool side for lunch. Had to go into the Windjammer Market, fight the crowds and bring the food poolside. Ice Cream maker on deck 9 port side outside the Windjammer Market was always in need something, just never seemed to work right. Not sure if this was due to not having a dedicated crew member supervising or if the machine just needed to be replaced. Anyway never seem to be enough ice cream available when needed mostly before and or after mealtime. The one on the starboard side was hardly ever used for some reason. It always worked great when it was in operation. The bed in stateroom 8546 could have been about 2" higher, so a larger standard size suit case could fit underneath. This would save a lot of closet space required to store them. This might be a good re-hab project to consider during one of your yard overhaul periods. One last thing: Non Dairy Coffee Creamer is not Half & Half, yet this is all you serve when ordering from room service.

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Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review by jimjbd

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Sailed March 24 - April 5, 2018 - 12 day Southern Caribbean...

Beautiful mid sized older classic ship, was properly maintained and kept clean, with a fantastic cruise director and his energetic staff, also had great ship entertainers, singers and dancers, with up to date lighting and sound system throughout the ship, and to top it off everything seemed evenly spaced and spread out so it never seemed overcrowded in any one area.

Rouston Rodriguez, my stateroom attendant did an outstanding job of caring for the cabin and bathroom. Always clean and never a shortage of supplies. I feel he should be commended by RCI for his customer service.

Great ports of call. Easy on-off access to the ship. Short piers to shopping and tours.

Breakfast selection for room service is one of the best I've seen on cruise ships I've been on. Lots of choices and time options.

Need more chairs set around the rail on decks 5 & 6 Centrum. About 15 or 20 on each deck would do the job nicely. In my opinion guest should not have to move furniture around the deck in order to sit where they can see the presentation going on in the middle. This could be extremely dangerous for older guest, especially if the weather is even just a little rough.

Park Café in the Solarium on deck 9, left a lot to be desired. Never sailed on any cruise ship where you could not get a burger, hot dog, fries, pizza or nacho chips pool side for lunch. Had to go into the Windjammer Market, fight the crowds and bring the food poolside.

Ice Cream maker on deck 9 port side outside the Windjammer Market was always in need something, just never seemed to work right. Not sure if this was due to not having a dedicated crew member supervising or if the machine just needed to be replaced. Anyway never seem to be enough ice cream available when needed mostly before and or after mealtime. The one on the starboard side was hardly ever used for some reason. It always worked great when it was in operation.

The bed in stateroom 8546 could have been about 2" higher, so a larger standard size suit case could fit underneath. This would save a lot of closet space required to store them. This might be a good re-hab project to consider during one of your yard overhaul periods.

One last thing:

Non Dairy Coffee Creamer is not Half & Half, yet this is all you serve when ordering from room service.
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Cabin 8546
Well appointed & spacious.
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