We joined the Grandeur of the Seas in Baltimore following a 4 day stay in New York and, after the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple, it is the best decision we made. New York was great, it was our first visit, but the pace a bit too fast for us and we knew on viewing the ship for the first time that our holiday had really began. Embarkation went smoothly and quickly and we were made to feel welcome from the minute we handed our luggage over at the port. We were on the ship within 20 minutes of arriving. Staterooms were ready at 1.00pm and luggage had already been delivered. The cabin steward introduced himself and did a great job throughout the trip. Food in the Windjammer and main diningroom was varied and tasty, yes there were some dishes which were not to our liking, but that is not a negative comment as there was a mix of nationalities being catered for. We did not use the speciality restraunts so cannot comment. Entertainment staff were very interactive with passengers throughout the trip and could usually be seen at one or other venue on the ship day and night. This said there was always plenty of quiet spots to sit and read.
The ship docked close to all ports visited all of which we enjoyed except the weather which was not good to us!!!!
The service throughout the ship was excellent and all staff had a ready smile and happy to talk to cruisers. We had flown from Scotland to be on this cruise and were the only Scottish couple on board. We met with so many lovely American people who took the time to chat with us and if you were one of them we thank you for adding to the joy of this cruise, you are a lovely nation of people. All in all a great trip, we will be back.
Cabin at rear of ship with minimum engine noise. Small but plenty storage space
The weather was so bad we could not even see the port so cannotbrate
Took a hop on hop off tour. Guide very good and had lots of facts at his fingertips. Again perhaps the weather but not as overawed as I expected to be.
Loved the colour and characters. Only visited the market by the ship but very entertain. Lots of shops/stalls but no pressure to buy. Look out for the singing water seller
Loved this port it was like taking a step back in time. Very interesting history, lovely clean town. A breath of fresh air after the hectic pace of New York