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Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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1,835 Reviews

Smooth sailing, great service, good food

Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review by Panama Mom-Mom

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2018
  • Destination: the Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Junior Suite

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary having never been to Charleston, SC, Cape Canaveral, or Miami, and the fact that we could drive to the Baltimore terminal.

Our cabin was very roomy and clean and our cabin steward was very good and accommodating We chose to eat in the main dining room for our dinners and were very pleased with the selections and quality of the food. Our dining room stewards were very good, polite, and very informative.We enjoyed the Windjammer Cafe for our breakfasts and lunches even though we had to walk the length of the ship to get there from our cabin. We feel the way this cafe was set up was much more user friendly than other ships that we have been on.

We walked Charleston in the AM and took a bus excursion in the afternoon which gave us the opportunity to view much of the city which is very beautiful with lots of historical buildings, We took the 6 hr excursion to the Kennedy Space Center and were in awe of the history and all that we were able to view. Our tour guide was informative and the bus took us to Saturn 5 first, then to the Visitor Center and we were able to explore on our own until it was time to meet the bus to return to the ship.

We did not have any planned excursions for the remainder of the trip. We did walk around the terminal area in Miami but with a record breaking 91 degree day, we didn't stay out too long.. We walked the shops in Nassau the first day, and visited Atlantis the second day. Atlantis does not allow visitors to see much without a pass, but they do allow you in the casino. The straw market has changed since we were last there in the early 80's. Now in a closed building and quite dark and if one is claustrophobic, not the place to be. The taxis wish to fill their minivans before moving on so one sits and waits for other passengers.

This is only the second time we have sailed Royal Caribbean. We found that they could have had better directions and information on the ship and were lacking some coordination with their activities. At some times the planned activities did not take place where it was noted in the daily news. They also do not provide any world news, so one does not know what is going on in the world unless one is connected to the Internet. We did attend the two premier shows-one of "Britain's Finest" and the other "The Las Vegas Tenors" who were excellent.

Embarkation and Disembarkation went smoothly.

All in all, it was a good trip for us and we are senior citizens.


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Cabin Review

Junior Suite

The cabin was very roomy-king size bed, double couch, two chairs and a coffee table and lots of storage space. There was a hair dryer and toiletries of shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, bar soap, and body lotion were provided. No problem with the ac or toilet and tub/shower. Cabin steward had 17 cabins to care for and no assistant but our cabin was always made up in the morning, and early evening since we do retire early.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Baltimore

Port very easy to get to. Parked for the 9 days at $15 per day.

City Tour

Beautiful homes, lots of history, visited the Citadel, and learned from our guide all about the school.

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