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WHAT a disappointment!! The 12-night, December 1st, Grandeur of the Seas Cruise from Baltimore was everything you would not want!! ** On the sea days, the ship smelled like an ash tray, especially on the rough sea days. Reported to "Melvin" as the Customer Service Desk.... only received smiles. ** Poor Breakfast Service in the Great Gatsby Dining Room. 20-minute wait for a placed HOT meal order with COLD food being delivered to the Table. ** NY Strip Steak dinners were tough to cut. ** Dining Room Management was very slow to clear Tables for 2. They seemed to want a 6-8 table filled. Possibly, more cost-effective for RCL. But, the Server had to wait for all meals to be ready BEFORE anyone at that table could get their meal. ** Dining Room French Onion Soup with cheese and a broth that had NO Flavor. Whole Wheat bread under the cheese in the FRENCH ONION SOUP. No French Bread. ** A female Comedian with offensive comments about minority groups. ** Jugglers were not entertaining. Their comedy was not comic!! ** Ever since RCL went with pre-paid Gratuities, the Service from the Staff has dipped. ** Unless you watch the Bartenders, the mixed drinks are LIGHT in taste and watered-down. ** St. Croix, USVI, was a terrible Port-of-Call. The Island's ACTION is on the OTHER-side of the island. Certainly NOT like St. Thomas, USVI. ** Cabin Staff was great. ** Pinnacle Level RCL "Patrons" were a rude clique. They seemed to 'love' their little-gold badges to identify themselves as the RCL Elite!! ** Apparently, the past itinerary for this 12-Night was St. Thomas and not St. Croix. Those on this cruise who enjoyed St. Thomas were not going again on Grandeur. ** Apparently, RCL is raising the cost of this 12-night by $400pp. ** The "Next Cruise" Office offered the same prices as RCL has on their website. The only difference was the Deposit Amount. If you are thinking about the Grandeur of the Seas ....think twice!!

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Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review by AGuyAndADoll

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2018
  • Destination: Southern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View
WHAT a disappointment!! The 12-night, December 1st, Grandeur of the Seas Cruise from Baltimore was everything you would not want!!

** On the sea days, the ship smelled like an ash tray, especially on the rough sea days. Reported to "Melvin" as the Customer Service Desk.... only received smiles.

** Poor Breakfast Service in the Great Gatsby Dining Room. 20-minute wait for a placed HOT meal order with COLD food being delivered to the Table.

** NY Strip Steak dinners were tough to cut.

** Dining Room Management was very slow to clear Tables for 2. They seemed to want a 6-8 table filled. Possibly, more cost-effective for RCL. But, the Server had to wait for all meals to be ready BEFORE anyone at that table could get their meal.

** Dining Room French Onion Soup with cheese and a broth that had NO Flavor. Whole Wheat bread under the cheese in the FRENCH ONION SOUP. No French Bread.

** A female Comedian with offensive comments about minority groups.

** Jugglers were not entertaining. Their comedy was not comic!!

** Ever since RCL went with pre-paid Gratuities, the Service from the Staff has dipped.

** Unless you watch the Bartenders, the mixed drinks are LIGHT in taste and watered-down.

** St. Croix, USVI, was a terrible Port-of-Call. The Island's ACTION is on the OTHER-side of the island. Certainly NOT like St. Thomas, USVI.

** Cabin Staff was great.

** Pinnacle Level RCL "Patrons" were a rude clique. They seemed to 'love' their little-gold badges to identify themselves as the RCL Elite!!

** Apparently, the past itinerary for this 12-Night was St. Thomas and not St. Croix. Those on this cruise who enjoyed St. Thomas were not going again on Grandeur.

** Apparently, RCL is raising the cost of this 12-night by $400pp.

** The "Next Cruise" Office offered the same prices as RCL has on their website. The only difference was the Deposit Amount.

If you are thinking about the Grandeur of the Seas ....think twice!!
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