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What people said about this ship:

"...was plentiful and worth the trip on its own from the dining room to the snack bar in the solarium." in 110 reviews.

"The cruise director and others were very upbeat and got the crowd involved." in 38 reviews.

"...my and i are not sure that we would cruise again with royal carribean ." in 35 reviews.




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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grandeur of the Seas | Sail Date: Jun 19, 2015

My family had a great time overall. staff was friendly. If you want to travel on a smaller ship then this is the for you

I've enjoyed my time dinning. It was perfect.

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Crew was "GREAT"!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grandeur of the Seas | Sail Date: Jun 12, 2015

Everyone on this cruise was very nice.  Entertainment was nice. The ship was very clean.  Needs some updating.  Pool is VERY small. Food was very good, but in main dining room it never came out hot.  

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grandeur of the Seas | Sail Date: Jun 12, 2015

Everything about this cruise was perfect! Everyone was smiling and was so very helpful and cheerful! The rooms were so clean, the food so delicious, the entertainment so wonderful, the amentities so perfect! Our whole family, from our 9 year old granddaughter to her 72 year old grandfather enjoyed themselves immensily It was fun all the time. Every day was such a joy! Our waiter Nizar at the five o'clock sitting was the most polite, friendly, attentive, personalble, sweet,, and perfect ever! Our stateroom attendant, Allison< was the most attentive, sweet, on the ball guy ever! our four rooms were always cleans and tidy, no matter what time of the day it was. It was the most perfectly wonderful cruise ever!     

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grandeur of the Seas | Sail Date: Jun 12, 2015

Do not skip main dining it is great

Plan excursions at the ports and keep the shopping on board. Shopping on board is fair and convenient.

Theatre performances with singers was quite loud..bring ear protectors.

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Perfect Family Vacation

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grandeur of the Seas | Sail Date: Jun 05, 2015

Our family had been looking forward to this cruise for some time.  We were looking forward to sailing from a port close to home, for several nights at sea and to have a single destination where we would stay more than one day so that we could explore.

Not many cruises go out of Baltimore so the port was not very big and a bit run down (they are in the process of renovations) however the check in process was quicker than any previous cruises. We were very happy with the check in and boarding.

Grandeur of the Seas is a smaller ship and older so it doesn't have a lot of the amenities of a bigger ship. There are fewer shows, fewer things to do. We had been looking forward to playing putt putt golf but it was not available on this ship.

We had a problem with some of our luggage not being delivered. Apparently when checking our bags at the port, the baggage handler put a room number that didn't exist on some of our luggage so when luggage was delivered to the rooms, two of our family members did not get their luggage.  It took several trips to guest services and several delays but the luggage was finally located and delivered to the room at 9:45PM.

I highly recommend getting the drink package and paying for it in advance.  It is much less expensive to buy it prior to boarding and will save you lots of money. We purchased the premium drink package and it saved us lots of money. I would also recommend that if you are planning to purchase pictures from the onboard photography, you do that in advance. You will also save money.

I have read reviews of this ship that say the staff is not attentive or friendly.  This was not the case for us. We found that in almost all cases, the staff went above and beyond what was required to make us happy. Our cabin attendants Johann and Bruce took the time to get to know us. Our family were divided into two rooms on two different decks. Each of the room attendants knew who we were travelling with and passed messages to us when we missed connections with the people in the other room. Bruce always took the time to talk to us. We noticed that all room attendants we came in contact with were friendly and always spoke to us.

Our dining room experience was outstanding. The wait staff were friendly and also took time to get to know us. Our head waiter Dan, waiter Ferdinand, Assistant Vanessa and Bar Server Baharuddin made sure we were well attended. On the first night I asked for lemon for my water and every meal after that there was lemon on the table. Whenever we saw the wait staff outside of the dining room they always stopped and talked. By the end of the cruise they felt like friends.

The food in the dining room was good but we also really liked the food in the Windjammer. There were more choices, it was open more hours and the food was served buffet style. We also liked the sandwiches served in the Park Café.

Bermuda was beyond our expectations. It was gorgeous and the weather was perfect. Make sure you purchase the ferry/bus pass for your entire stay. You can go anywhere you want by using this pass.

We visited Horseshoe Bay our first full day. It is stunning and is a must see. The second day we took the ferry to Hamilton for some shopping. It is a very pretty city with lots of shops and places to eat.

It was nice to be able to get back on the ship whenever we wanted. Activities continued onboard throughout the time in Bermuda, however due to restrictions  from Bermuda, all onboard shopping and the Casino were closed while we were in port.

The cruise home was just as nice as the cruise to Bermuda.  There was lots to do. Once we made it to Baltimore, leaving the ship was a breeze compared to our past experiences.

All in all it was a great cruise. I recommend it highly. We loved Grandeur of the Seas, we loved Bermuda and we plan on taking this cruise again in the future. 

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Easy, relaxing, fun!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grandeur of the Seas | Sail Date: May 29, 2015

My family and I (13 of us)  had a wonderful time on this cruise. The Baltimore Port is easy, the service on board the ship was outstanding, the ship was beautiful and well-maintained, the shows were consistently good, the dining was great, and there were lots of fun activities. Excellent!

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grandeur of the Seas | Sail Date: May 29, 2015

I love Royal Caribbean. I have been on other lines and don't find it to have the same quality or customer service. We had excellent customer service throughout the cruise. The food was excellent and again the service was great.  Waiters knew us by name and knew what we liked after a day or two.

I have no complaints about this cruise. We did not get the drink packages, as we are not big soda or alcohol drinkers, and we found the extra drinks we paid for to be less overall than the drink package would have cost.

Activities for all ages were held on board. Spa services were great.

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Can't Wait to Go Again but WILL NOT Book thru Cruises.com

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grandeur of the Seas | Sail Date: May 29, 2015

Our cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas exceeded our expectations.  The ship is well-appointed, well-maintained, and very clean.  The staff are exceptional, always pleasant and helpful. While we were not very impressed with Nassau {not realizing it was a very congested city}, we were thrilled with Cococay!  Cococay is quiet, very natural, and restful.  There are some activities on Cococay, but we personally enjoyed the quiet surroundings.  The Jamaican band and buffet lunch brought to the island by the ship was a nice treat, although unexpected.  {We do wish we had known ahead of time complimentary food would be provided.} The only complaints we had were issues with Crusies.com.  We will never again book a cruise through Cruises.com.  We will instead book directly with the cruise line.  The day we boarded the ship was spent on the cell phone trying to resolve the issues created by our booking agent.  Sadly, our very first cruise began with aggravation & very high stress!  Thankfully, the crew on the ship assisted us with resolving this issues that were resolvable but Cruises.com was not very helpful.  Each time we called, we got a different representative who told us a different story.   The biggest issue was the BEVERAGE PACKAGE we had purchased through Cruises.com when we booked the cruise.  The rep at Cruises.com had told us that if we did not purchase a Beverage Package, we would not be entitled to anything to drink other than water.  For whatever reason, the booking agent arbitrarily eliminated the Beverage Package from our booking before charging it to our credit card and we didn't know that until we were on board and underway!  However, as it turned out, several beverages ARE included in the price of the cruise even without purchasing a Beverage Package {coffee, hot & iced tea, hot chocolate, milk, orange juice, lemonade, and flavored lemonades are included in the base price, but no sodas or alcohol}.  What we thought we had already paid $80 for would have cost us $107 on the ship since it wasn't purchased in advance.  We did NOT purchase a Beverage Package on the ship, but instead relied on the free beverages. The other issue was that the Cruises.com rep had PROMISED us a special COMPLIMENTARY CAKE to be presented to us at dinner one night during the cruise in recognition of our 30th wedding anniversary.  He apparently never included those instructions to Royal Caribbean.  The ship would normally have charged us $16 for the cake, but due to the fact that it was our first cruise, our 30th anniversary, and not Royal Caribbean's fault, the ship's staff made good on the broken promise and provided the cake for us free-of-charge.

The third issue Cruises.com dropped the ball on was a $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE that was supposed to be included in our package and could be used like cash to spend on the ship.  That never made it onto our cruise package either because the ship had no record of it.  Cruises.com later claimed it would be an after-the-cruise rebate...which we have yet to see. The cruise itself was fabulous but, again, we will NEVER book a cruise through Cruises.com.

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grandeur of the Seas | Sail Date: May 29, 2015

Very enjoyable, relaxing, excellent food and entertainment. Would recommend this cruise to anyone who enjoys cruising. Crew was very professional and attentive.

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grandeur of the Seas | Sail Date: May 29, 2015

this was my first cruise and I would not have changed a thing!  

Excursions ran smoothly, crew on board was helpful and friendly, food

was excellent.....loved it!

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I enjoyed eating at the Gasby instead of the WindJammer.

xboyc
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As stated above, the Gatsby dining room was outstanding; windjammer was OK; coffee pots were often slow to be refilled at breakfast. Only real complaint is there was no food available late at night. The Palladium Theater was very comfortable and classy. Showers are too small

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The Chops resturant had the best steak we had ever eaten! Worth every extra penny we paid to eat there.

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