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This was our first cruise and we thought we would try it with an American company and heard that RCI GOS was coming to Western Europe for the first time in May.Amazing price we only paid £460 inc Gratuities...! Plus flights for an outside stateroom with balcony!! It was a bit of a faff checking in, but really not much different to an airport so can't complain, however I think there is a great assumption that you have been on a cruise before... (are airports any different? We got to our cabin, chilled out for half hour and then decided to check out the ship... Surprised that the ship was smaller than we thought it would be.... however this turned out to be a nice thing as everyone on the ship seemed to be great fun apart from a select few. The Windjammer restaurant is my worst nightmare, apart from the amazing views!! I hate buffets and the mad rush you have fighting over food, cannot be dealing with it!! To be fair you could have in room dinning for free so it was our choice! That evening we were shown to our table which was 8.30pm seating (which i prefer, although the earlier seating do seem to benefit slightly better for the entertainment (however didn't really rate it so suited us fine!) The people on our table were fantastic, great fun, telling jokes and stories about their travels and experiences.... i think this made our trip more than the ship/excursions. One of the people on our table won the Karaoke prize!! Simply outstanding she was!Enjoyed the trips we had out, very well organised, some of the places you visit are stretching it a little in terms of whether you would want to visit or not!!... however in Ibiza we did old town and that was nice. Barcelona we had been before and walked all the way up Pasieg De Gracia to Gaudi's houses and then up to Park Geuill *excuse spelling* and the segrada!! Amazing place. Then Malaga we visited Marbella and Puerto Benus which were nice. I quite enjoyed Gibraltar although i do understand the ENGLISH, comments!..Food was OK, its like comfort food, its not amazing its not awful its just average... Alcohol isn't overly cheap at $40 a round for 5 people.... however if you do like to drink a lot then go for the packages as they pay for themselves pretty quickly. My Wife and I drink a lot of diet coke so we bought the soda package and stuck to that for most of the time....Great Atmosphere in the evenings in the Schooner Bar... fully recommend it and Steve Zakin (i think his name was) was great fun and very good... some people even joined in or did solos... All in all thoroughly enjoyed our first cruise.

1st Cruise - Grandeur of the seas

Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review by sspclarke

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This was our first cruise and we thought we would try it with an American company and heard that RCI GOS was coming to Western Europe for the first time in May.Amazing price we only paid £460 inc Gratuities...! Plus flights for an outside stateroom with balcony!! It was a bit of a faff checking in, but really not much different to an airport so can't complain, however I think there is a great assumption that you have been on a cruise before... (are airports any different? We got to our cabin, chilled out for half hour and then decided to check out the ship... Surprised that the ship was smaller than we thought it would be.... however this turned out to be a nice thing as everyone on the ship seemed to be great fun apart from a select few. The Windjammer restaurant is my worst nightmare, apart from the amazing views!! I hate buffets and the mad rush you have fighting over food, cannot be dealing with it!! To be fair you could have in room dinning for free so it was our choice! That evening we were shown to our table which was 8.30pm seating (which i prefer, although the earlier seating do seem to benefit slightly better for the entertainment (however didn't really rate it so suited us fine!) The people on our table were fantastic, great fun, telling jokes and stories about their travels and experiences.... i think this made our trip more than the ship/excursions. One of the people on our table won the Karaoke prize!! Simply outstanding she was!Enjoyed the trips we had out, very well organised, some of the places you visit are stretching it a little in terms of whether you would want to visit or not!!... however in Ibiza we did old town and that was nice. Barcelona we had been before and walked all the way up Pasieg De Gracia to Gaudi's houses and then up to Park Geuill *excuse spelling* and the segrada!! Amazing place. Then Malaga we visited Marbella and Puerto Benus which were nice. I quite enjoyed Gibraltar although i do understand the ENGLISH, comments!..Food was OK, its like comfort food, its not amazing its not awful its just average... Alcohol isn't overly cheap at $40 a round for 5 people.... however if you do like to drink a lot then go for the packages as they pay for themselves pretty quickly. My Wife and I drink a lot of diet coke so we bought the soda package and stuck to that for most of the time....Great Atmosphere in the evenings in the Schooner Bar... fully recommend it and Steve Zakin (i think his name was) was great fun and very good... some people even joined in or did solos... All in all thoroughly enjoyed our first cruise.
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Cabin 7548
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