DannoB

DannoB
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Hometown: Frederick, MD
Joined: 11/30/2015
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We love to cruise on Grandeur of the Seas.


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Cruise Lines: Royal Caribbean

Ships: Grandeur of the Seas

Destinations: Caribbean

Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico


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November 2016 - Grandeur of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

Good, but starting to slip

Hopefully R/C Grandeur is going to get a refit or makeover in March-April '17.  The cabin furniture, mattress, and wear items are starting to show its age and are in need of replacement.  Additionally, Grandeur needs a paint job badly.   As for our cruise, the cruise director was a drip and seemed to be disengaged.  It seemed like he would make his announcements twice a day, but was never seen around and about.  The ship's activities are sporadic and marginally interesting.  It's obvious that the main goal is to get you involved in one of the fee generating activities or into the casino.  Therefore, its imperative that you bring some enjoyable reading materials (my wife and I are avid readers). If you are a big reader, this is the cruise for you.  On other past Grandeur cruises, the cruise director was more actively engaged.  

 

My wife and I really enjoyed the cruise; however, I would say the food was very average and uninteresting--I'd classify it as mid-grade cafeteria food.  Outside of the chocolate chip cookies/oatmeal cookies, the desserts were poor--not including the specialty restaurants.  The specialty restaurant 'Chops,' served up some tasty steaks, sides, and fantastic desserts.   The sushi restaurant was also very good.  It's too bad that the only way to get a truly memorable meal it to dine at a specialty restaurant at an extra charge.    Overall, a good cruise for the money, but the dining is really starting to slip!

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Grandeur of the Seas Grandeur of the Seas - Rum Runners! Bring your own booze on board and save big bucks. Get the basic soda package and mix your own! Also, don't forget the two bottles of wine (one per passenger). Expect on paying $10/drink minimum on average.
Grandeur of the Seas Grandeur of the Seas - #1. Rum Runners. Get the non-alcoholic drink package and mix your own and save significant $$! Also 2 free bottles of wine U can bring! #2. Don't get there too early on departure day. You cannot access your cabin until 1pm at the earliest. #3. Bring a power cord to all of your chargeables.

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shared a quick tip for Grandeur of the Seas"Rum Runners! Bring your own booze on board and save big bucks. Get the basic soda package and mix your own! Also, don't forget the two bottles of wine (one per passenger). Expect on paying $10/drink minimum on average. "

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