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Grandeur of the Seas Review

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The Motion of the Ocean

Review for Grandeur of the Seas to Canada & New England
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Oct 2019

This was our first Canada New England cruise. If we were to do this again... we would definitely not go in late September or October. The weather is to iffy and uncertain. The Lady G was put to the test this trip. First we were 9 hours late leaving Port of Baltimore. We never got a real honest explanation as to why. Non-mechanical some say, whatever that meant. Then she faced a Category 1 tropical storm Nor'easter which quickly came up the coast. This storm created 50 foot waves which caused 30 to 40 foot swells. The ship rocked back and forth. Back and forth. Back and forth. You literally walked from this wall to that wall. It was crazy. These swells also created havoc in the galleys on Decks 4, 5 and 9. Food was flying off shelves and counters as witnessed during a galley tour on Deck 5. Dishes were crashing in the dining room falling off the waiter stations. It truly was crazy.

The bad storm also created changes in the itinerary. We got onto Boston late. We only had 2 to 3 hours off the ship before having to sail onto Portland. That day was nice. Extremely windy but sunny. We left and then were told RCCL cancelled our next port, St. John and would have a sea day to Bar Harbor. As the weather was getting worse we knew our chances of tendering were slim. We got all the way to BH only to be told nope water too dangerous to render. We are heading BACK to Boston! We thought the trip was over. We got back to Boston to find out the ship was still having non-mechanical issues and had to be repaired! The one thing that all paying cruisers deserve is to be told the honest truth about every aspect of troubles regardless of what they are. We stayed in Boston and then headed back UP to Halifax. So we have now missed 2 of 5 ports. I will say that Halifax was a good day. Stable weather and actually got to go on an excursion to Peggy's Cove which I recommend highly. I forgot to mention that all excursions were cancelled in Boston (first visit) and St. John.

So, aside from the awful weather which caused the 1800 passengers to be stranded inside finding things to do. We made the best of it. We kept ourselves busy and got lots of rest. I will say that the constant rocking motion of the ship put you right to sleep.

Cabin Review

Spacious. Clean. Room to maneuver large power wheelchair. Oliver our room steward was great and provided everything we needed and went above and beyond to be sure we were well taken care of!

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