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Having been persuaded by members of our family to take an RCI cruise we decided to dip our toes in the water with a cruise aboard what appeared to be the baby of the RCI Fleet. And what a baby (in our opinion) she turned out to be. We were delighted with the reception we received while boarding and the ship itself was in out eyes a joy to behold. The overall layout, cleanliness and facilities were excellent. The staff were very attentive and helpful. The cabin girl was a gem. The food both in the windjammer and the main restaurant were of a high quality and because the ship was 500 short of capacity we never experienced difficulty in obtaining seats at Pool side, Bars etc. Our cabin was kept spotless and with an array of animals appearing each day made from the towels which were always fresh. The on board entertainment was very good with the Beatles tribute Band "Beatlemaniacs" being very good. Overall we found the cruise excellent value and would return again to RCI, or recommend her to friends and family bearing in mind we have nothing to compare her against. The only adverse comment I would make is that the coast of drinks on board were very expensive due to the fact that a Gratuity (which we had paid for up front ) did not include the payment to bar staff along with an additional Spanish tax increased the prices dramatically. We are not heavy drinkers so we had opted not to take the Drinks packages offered but never the less felt the prices a bit steep. However it did not retract from an excellent cruise which gave us access to areas of the Med we had never visited. Excursions a bit pricey and we only took advantage of the one to Florence due to the time factor. the other Ports and cities we visited on our own and therefore saved a considerable amount of money by doing so. Overall 9 out of 10 for the cruise and we look forward to the next one with RCI. Why go elsewhere. Better the devil you know. John Turner

Afloat for the first time.

Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review by John Turner

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Having been persuaded by members of our family to take an RCI cruise we decided to dip our toes in the water with a cruise aboard what appeared to be the baby of the RCI Fleet.



And what a baby (in our opinion) she turned out to be.



We were delighted with the reception we received while boarding and the ship itself was in out eyes a joy to behold.



The overall layout, cleanliness and facilities were excellent.



The staff were very attentive and helpful. The cabin girl was a gem.



The food both in the windjammer and the main restaurant were of a high quality and because the ship was 500 short of capacity we never experienced difficulty in obtaining seats at Pool side, Bars etc.



Our cabin was kept spotless and with an array of animals appearing each day made from the towels which were always fresh.

The on board entertainment was very good with the Beatles tribute Band "Beatlemaniacs" being very good.



Overall we found the cruise excellent value and would return again to RCI, or recommend her to friends and family bearing in mind we have nothing to compare her against. The only adverse comment I would make is that the coast of drinks on board were very expensive due to the fact that a Gratuity (which we had paid for up front ) did not include the payment to bar staff along with an additional Spanish tax increased the prices dramatically. We are not heavy drinkers so we had opted not to take the Drinks packages offered but never the less felt the prices a bit steep.



However it did not retract from an excellent cruise which gave us access to areas of the Med we had never visited. Excursions a bit pricey and we only took advantage of the one to Florence due to the time factor. the other Ports and cities we visited on our own and therefore saved a considerable amount of money by doing so.



Overall 9 out of 10 for the cruise and we look forward to the next one with RCI. Why go elsewhere. Better the devil you know.



John Turner
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