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"The Dining Room Staff went above and beyond to please you and meet your every need!" in 111 reviews.

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grandeur of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 23, 2015

I have been on 3 cruises with Royal Caribbean and the shows were much to be desired. We also had some friends who did the Caribbean Haiti Puerto Rico and St. Martin and they also said the show were not good at all.

The clocks were all not working all around the ship and every floor. We had kids in camp and never knew the time.

The ice cream machine was broken the whole time, the ice cream was watery and melted. You should have a ice cream bar with a  server and the fixings (choc chips sprinkles)

You should have a burger and hot dog station on the pool deck instead of people going in and out of the buffet.

The main dinning room food was very salty

We had 3 rooms. The port holes in rooms 3610,2612 and 3614 needs to be painted, the screws or bolts were all rusted and salty, the moldings were separating from the window

The buffet needs to be open longer. It closed at 9PM. When we were on the celebrity it closed at 11 or 12 I cant remember.

The solarium café that was open until 2AM there was not assortment of food there was only hot dogs and nachos and cheese. So salty. I went to bed hungry many times.

The dismemberment was a joke. there was nobody there to guide anyone. The lines on the 4th floor wrapped around the floor and we stood still for long periods of time.

The dinning room staff was excellent very efficient

the room staff was excellent our rooms were always clean.

you need to work on the ship you have a great staff 

We are actually considering changing ships and as you know I am a platinum member

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grandeur of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 23, 2015

We did not get what we were told. I was told we would have a full size bed and either a trundle bed or a sofa that would work for our granddaughter. My husband and I spent our anniversary in twin bunk beds. We were told there would be a cake sent to us for our anniversary and when I checked to see if it was going to happen, I was told it was not planned and had to pay for it myself. For our first cruise experience, it was quite disappointing.

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grandeur of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 23, 2015

Travel Agent Dwyane Black was excellent i will always use him. He is very knowledgeable.

Staff was excellent for the rooms

main dinning room staff was excellent. Buffet staff was excellent

Ice cream machine was always broken

The show were not that good this time

Clocks on every floor were not working, we had kids in camp and constantly asking people of the time

Port holes need to be painted and maintanined by the ship.

Main dinning room food very salty

Buffet not open late enough,

Solarium cafe very little selection only hot dogs and chips with meat and cheese. I went to bed hungry many times.

 

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Lovely Cruise and Island

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grandeur of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 17, 2015

The cruise was ok.  The best part of the cruise was the time spent with family.  In addition, the service was exceptional!  The wait staff at dinner was our most positive experience as they made sure we were comfortable with everything.  I can recall a moment we were just having a casual with the wait staff at dinner and Indian Food was mention (this is our favorite cuisine) and the next day, the wait staff went out of their way to prepare a very very nice Indian cuisine for us!  That really blessed my family.  I do not believe they were doing this to get a tip but wanted to do their job with excellence.

The entertainment was decent.  Comedians were funny.  Wish there was more to do for those of us who do not like the bar scene after hours.  Not too much to do for the kids…this cruise is definitely not recommended for children as the activities listed did not go on as most kids did their own thing.  We took our kids this time and they were bored (they are 12 year old twins).  Will not happen again as far as taking kids.  Overall, we liked the cruise and Bermuda.  Will definitely be going back…probably via airplane to get more time on the island.

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Wonderful cruise!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grandeur of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 17, 2015

This was a wonderful trip!! Every detail was taken care of from the time we boarded the ship until the very end. Great food, great entertainment, great service and wonderful port of call. Bermuda was absolutely breath taking!! highly recommend this cruise!

 

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Awesome Time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grandeur of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 10, 2015

Loved the cruise. Ship is still in great condition, considering its age. Great crew and would recommend this ship at least once. Newer ships have more amenities.

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Ok service and dining experience, but not so much for kids

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grandeur of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 10, 2015

We were traveling with our children (ages 16,15,12 and 10) and were disappointed by the lack of pool/slide/water activities for them.  This is an older ship, and it shows.  What I wish I had read in the reviews, was that there was no outdoor area geared for kids and teens.  The main pool was available to them, but the kids were not very welcomed by the adults lounging by the pool (even though there is another pool for those only over 16- the Solarium), and some children were really too young to be exposed to the "sexiest man contest"...it can get quite inappropriate, lol!  We purchased the Aqua Park tickets for the kids at Coco Cay Beach, and had been misinformed that they could use the park for the day while we were there, but that is not true, and actually incorrect in the shore excursion descriptions as you are really only paying for 50 minutes of use of the park.  We also purchased the Balmoral Island Beach Break...beautiful beach, but be prepared to be there for 5 hours without a way back to the ship until the end, and you can't bring water or food...you must buy it there....and bring your wallet...$5 for a bottle of water, very limited food choices as well...like $5 for a little muffin, no other meals available!  We also did the Airboat ride which was nice...the one with the 100 year old fishing camp.  The animal show was cute afterwards. Must say that where the ship docks in Nassau, hold your breath as the smells of urine and feces along the sidewalk area are overwhelming, and you cant avoid that area to get to any shops in town. We have been on Royal Caribbean cruises before, but not this ship, and I really wouldn't recommend it to anyone, even though the service and staff were good. It is an older and stuffy ship, and unfortunately attracts a good amount of older and stuffy guests, and many of them holding the opinion that "children should be seen and not heard".  I work in a nursing home and love my job and my residents, but I witnessed many older folks shaking their heads in disapproval for kids just being kids...and several instances where these older folks think they can say what they want to discipline your children, especially in the elevator.   

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A bit of a disappointment

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grandeur of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 03, 2015

There were so many things lacking on this ship from the food, the service, to the condition of the bathrooms in the state rooms.   When I first arrived, I was told that my rooms did not connect eventhough I had booked them that way. I pleaded with the front desk to help, but they said nothing could be done to change it. I was in tears for several hours until I entered my room and discovered that they were wrong, and the rooms did in fact connect No one apologized or mentioned a thing about it.

Once in our state rooms, we found it difficult to open and close doors without  rearranging the furniture. We kept bumping into chairs, because the space was far too small for the amount of furniture placed in it. Both of the bathrooms in our adjoining state rooms smelled absolutely  putrid. I complained, but was told nothing could be done to remedy the situation.

The staff seemed overworked and annoyed much of the time. That could have been due to the fact that there weren't many things for the passengers to do and they were constantly tasked with trying to entertain them.

The food options were very limited for adults and kids. My son complained almost every night. The desserts were so bland that I skipped it most nights.  

Bermuda was a beautiful and safe Island. I thoroughly enjoyed my three days there. However, my overall experience on The Grandeur of the Seas, has left me with a less-than-stellar, impression of Royal Caribbean.

 

 

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fun, relaxing vacation

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grandeur of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 03, 2015

My Husband and I were celebrating our 15th Wedding Anniversary.  We felt pampered from day one.  Awesome staff from Cruise Director and Entertainment Director down to wait staff and hotel staff.   We would recommend getting a beverage package.  It was nice to be able to get bottles of water and soda from the soda machine.  There were several soda machines around the ship.  We enjoyed the nightly performances.  Great comedy shows and a breathtaking aerial show!  Plenty of activities to choose from.  Movies by the poolside, Bingo, trivia games, family games, adult shows, and line dancing lessons,  just to name a few of the things we enjoyed.  Food was delicious.  They were having trouble with the soft serve ice cream maker when we were on board but I'm sure it is fixed now.  Bermuda was beautiful.  We did not book any excursions from the ship.  We felt perfectly save to explore the islands on our own. 

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So far - the best cruise we have had..............

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grandeur of the Seas | Sail Date: Jun 26, 2015

Amazing cruise - staff was friendly and attentive to our needs.  Dining Room servers were aware of our choices and gave us a friendly smile every evening at dinner.  Cruise Director was awesome.  The RC band was not given enough credit - they did an amazing joy with backup for the entertainment.  BTW - comedians, entertainers, shows, everything was not to be missed.  We would definitely go on another RC cruise again. Big SmileYummyHappy

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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

stahl5
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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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