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

Great Ports, So So Ship

Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review by Daveandmarg

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2018
  • Destination: Canada & New England
  • Cabin Type: Interior

We picked this ship because of the itinerary and loved the ports. However, the ship was average. Average food, entertainment, cruise director and activity staff. Another problem I had with this ship was that they put the ping pong tables so close to the smoking section of the deck. Who wants to smell smoke when they are playing ping pong? My teen sons loved the teen room. We booked excursions that were not connected to RCCL and saved money. We had a tight schedule in St. John and our private tour guide told us if we actually missed the ship, he would drive us to the next port of Halifax. We made it back in plenty of time and had an amazing time at the Fundy Trail.

We flew into Washington DC and spent a couple of days there before the cruise and stayed an extra day in Baltimore at the end. Coming from FL, we enjoyed the cooler weather and got to see a lot before and after the cruise in those two big cities.

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Cabin Review

Cabin 2V 2547

Our cabin was fine, nothing special but nothing wrong with it. We didn't spend too much time there.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


We actually flew into Washington DC and toured the monuments, Capitol, Supreme Court Building and some museums. We had a great time and then Ubered to the Port of Baltimore.


We hiked the Freedom Trail on our own. I enjoyed climbing the Bunker Hill Monument.

Portland (Maine)

There was a craft fair going on in the downtown area we looked around. Then we hiked along the walkway along the shore.

Bar Harbor

We took the Oli's Trolley 4 hour tour of Acadia National Park. We had 4 stops to get off and walk around for 30 minutes at each stop. After the tour, the tide was low so we walked to the sandbar. Very beautiful port.

Saint John (New Brunswick)

We took a private tour with Gofundytours. We had a great time hiking, climbing cable ladders, going across a suspension bridge at the Fundy Trail. Beautiful scenery and a private tour at a great price.


We went to the Public Gardens which were beautiful. Then got lobster rolls. Walked around the city.

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