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(A little about the reviewer: A long-time cruiser and cruise fan. Disney Platinum, Celebrity Elite, Royal Caribbean Diamond, MSC Black, many cruises on Carnival, Norwegian, also cruises on Holland American, Costa, Princess and several other cruise lines/ships.) Embarkation process was quick and easy. The Port of Palm Beach provides valet parking for all guest making parking a breeze. The luggage personal was friendly and helpful. Check-in was quick. The whole process from arriving to check-in was about 15-20 minutes. After check-in, there is an opportunity to make dinning reservations, book shore excursions, register children for the children’s programs, get spa information and make other arrangements. This setup is convenient. Cabin 7096 was in a good location and was a good size. It made for a good solo traveler cabin. It had lots of storage, both hanging space and drawer space. The bathroom was an average cruise ship size with storage under sink and plenty of counter space. There is one European style electrical outlet. (Be sure to bring your converter.) The steward was attentive and did a good job. Dinning was a pleasurable experience. The servers were attentive and made sure you had all you needed and wanted. The leadership team was always around to take care of the guest and their staff. The Yellow Elder is an attractive dining room and has nice views. Buffet food was good. The Oceanview Buffet is small in size but proportional to the size of the ship. The smaller buffet area means fewer choices but what was provided was good. An ice cream machine is located in the buffet area. Just aft of the Oceanview Buffet, The Rock Grill provides good omelets for breakfast and hamburgers, hot dogs, etc. for lunch. The buffet crew provides good service and good food. Entertainment on the Grand Classica was good and is on par with other major cruise lines. The production shows in the Legends Grand Theater were of high quality. The preforming groups in the Encore Lounge were enjoyable and relaxing to listen to. The Crow’s Nest Sports Bar & Grill has the best views on the Grand Classica. It also has electronic games (air hockey, darts, basketball, skeeball, car racing, a pool table) and about a dozen TV’s to watch games. Bar service crew was attentive and quick. Guest Services/Reception Desk was always helpful and courteous. Disembarkation was smooth and quick. Guest can get off the ship starting at about 7:30 or at their leisure up until about 9:00. Once outside the terminal, the valet brings your vehicle to the covered area quickly. Exiting the cruise port area is simple. Bottom line on the BPCL Grand Classica is a positive +++ recommendation. The Grand Classica is a classy classic ship. Just remember this is a $129.00pp cruise and not a $2000.00pp cruise. I plan on booking it again soon.

The Grand Classica is a Classy Classic Ship

Grand Classica Cruise Review by Herbie53

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2018
  • Destination: Bahamas
(A little about the reviewer: A long-time cruiser and cruise fan. Disney Platinum, Celebrity Elite, Royal Caribbean Diamond, MSC Black, many cruises on Carnival, Norwegian, also cruises on Holland American, Costa, Princess and several other cruise lines/ships.)

Embarkation process was quick and easy. The Port of Palm Beach provides valet parking for all guest making parking a breeze. The luggage personal was friendly and helpful. Check-in was quick. The whole process from arriving to check-in was about 15-20 minutes. After check-in, there is an opportunity to make dinning reservations, book shore excursions, register children for the children’s programs, get spa information and make other arrangements. This setup is convenient.

Cabin 7096 was in a good location and was a good size. It made for a good solo traveler cabin. It had lots of storage, both hanging space and drawer space. The bathroom was an average cruise ship size with storage under sink and plenty of counter space. There is one European style electrical outlet. (Be sure to bring your converter.) The steward was attentive and did a good job.

Dinning was a pleasurable experience. The servers were attentive and made sure you had all you needed and wanted. The leadership team was always around to take care of the guest and their staff. The Yellow Elder is an attractive dining room and has nice views.

Buffet food was good. The Oceanview Buffet is small in size but proportional to the size of the ship. The smaller buffet area means fewer choices but what was provided was good. An ice cream machine is located in the buffet area. Just aft of the Oceanview Buffet, The Rock Grill provides good omelets for breakfast and hamburgers, hot dogs, etc. for lunch. The buffet crew provides good service and good food.

Entertainment on the Grand Classica was good and is on par with other major cruise lines. The production shows in the Legends Grand Theater were of high quality. The preforming groups in the Encore Lounge were enjoyable and relaxing to listen to. The Crow’s Nest Sports Bar & Grill has the best views on the Grand Classica. It also has electronic games (air hockey, darts, basketball, skeeball, car racing, a pool table) and about a dozen TV’s to watch games.

Bar service crew was attentive and quick.

Guest Services/Reception Desk was always helpful and courteous.

Disembarkation was smooth and quick. Guest can get off the ship starting at about 7:30 or at their leisure up until about 9:00. Once outside the terminal, the valet brings your vehicle to the covered area quickly. Exiting the cruise port area is simple.

Bottom line on the BPCL Grand Classica is a positive +++ recommendation. The Grand Classica is a classy classic ship. Just remember this is a $129.00pp cruise and not a $2000.00pp cruise. I plan on booking it again soon.
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Cabin Review

Cabin 7096
Cabin 7096 was in a good location and was a good size. It made for a good solo traveler cabin. It had lots of storage, both hanging space and drawer space. The bathroom was an average cruise ship size with storage under sink and plenty of counter space. There is one European style electrical outlet. (Be sure to bring your converter.) The steward was attentive and did a good job.