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We came to join friends from previous cruises for work as well as play, and to see Capt. Ante Cavala again before he goes to Brilliance. We've been on Grandeur several times, so only went to "new" shows to us. Britain's Best, a Beatles tribute group, and the Tenors group were good enough that we would go again. The reworked and much safer floor version of the Seasons show, is also worthy, with 4 excellent vocalists. Note to Staff: please check those mics- you lost a good male voice that way. We've done every route Grandeur offers one to three times, but will do our favorites some more, especially Bermuda. Baltimore is an easy port for getting on and off, with good parking at the port, although the price is up 50%, to 15.00/day. If you prefer, some local hotels offer a free shuttle to/from the port and 7 days of free parking, with additional days for a daily fee if your cruise is longer. If you are comfortable in the US, shore excursions aren't as essential as in foreign itineraries, but in new ports the Hop-On Hop-Off buses are a great way to find what interests you most and allow you time and transport to go back to those places. Service is a strength with Royal, but the dining has slipped noticably, with consistently undercooked steaks- if you want medium, order medium well or well done. If you want raw, order rare. Staff are happy to replace items until you figure it out, but the galley is a lot slower than it has been on past cruises.

Dancing in our cabin!

Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review by *Justus2*

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2018
  • Destination: Bahamas
We came to join friends from previous cruises for work as well as play, and to see Capt. Ante Cavala again before he goes to Brilliance.

We've been on Grandeur several times, so only went to "new" shows to us. Britain's Best, a Beatles tribute group, and the Tenors group were good enough that we would go again. The reworked and much safer floor version of the Seasons show, is also worthy, with 4 excellent vocalists. Note to Staff: please check those mics- you lost a good male voice that way.

We've done every route Grandeur offers one to three times, but will do our favorites some more, especially Bermuda.

Baltimore is an easy port for getting on and off, with good parking at the port, although the price is up 50%, to 15.00/day.

If you prefer, some local hotels offer a free shuttle to/from the port and 7 days of free parking, with additional days for a daily fee if your cruise is longer.

If you are comfortable in the US, shore excursions aren't as essential as in foreign itineraries, but in new ports the Hop-On Hop-Off buses are a great way to find what interests you most and allow you time and transport to go back to those places.

Service is a strength with Royal, but the dining has slipped noticably, with consistently undercooked steaks- if you want medium, order medium well or well done. If you want raw, order rare. Staff are happy to replace items until you figure it out, but the galley is a lot slower than it has been on past cruises.
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Cabin 8058
We could have danced in our cabin! There was really that much room even with a sofa and coffee table, 2 chairs and 2 ottomans. We had more drawers and shelves than we could possibly have used, but as veteran cruisers we don't overpack as much as we used to do. There is a pole in this cabin but it's not in the middle of the floor and posed no hazard to us.
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