Grandeur of the Seas Review

One of RCL's oldest. Needs to retire.

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greasyjon
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2023

We've been on the Grandeur years ago. I understand it was due to be retired, but saved at the last minute. Please! Retire! It shows it's age everywhere right down to the shower curtains which leak everywhere. As with most lines, service and food keep declining in the name of profits. If you sell to the trailer park boys, surprise, they're gonna book. The 350+ pounders were in abundance, hauling food away at the buffet as if it was a one-trip. The variety both in the Windjammer and main dining has been cut back. Turn-down service is also once a day, as we were forewarned. But - the automatic gratuities have not gone down. Well, mine did.

Service with a smile. Still there and appreciated. The shows were second class, but this was a short cruise on a lesser ship. The big issue of note was that a day or two in, the waves picked up, and maintenance came in and boarded up our windows! Mind you, not sealed as you could still see daylight all around the edges. For "safety reasons". No one could answer what that was. If water had actually come in the windows (like the ship was going down), it would have been slightly slowed, not stopped. So - in effect we then had an inside room for the balance of the cruise. We were not offered any compensation.

RCL, like most of the others I guess is all about the bottom line. Sell to the lowest common denominator and on board: sell, sell, sell. Guess I have to accept that, and they're still far better than Carnival has ever been. I'll be back, but not this ship.

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