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Grandeur of the Seas

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What people said about this ship:

"The food and the service in the main dining room was excellent." in 80 reviews.

"Cruise Director was amazing -- so much energy!" in 34 reviews.

"...a probably the best we have encountered on our many royal carribean cruises." in 27 reviews.



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sheritan
Purser

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
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Experience:
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First Cruise and I'm Hooked!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grandeur of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 18, 2014

Everything about the cruise was amazing! I would change only a few things for next time but it really had nothing to do with the cruise itself just a few things because this was my first cruise. There was pretty much something for everyone to do and I liked that or you could choose to do nothing at all but sit back and relax. We didn't want for a anything because the staff took care of every detail. 

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Room Type:
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Experience:
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Sandie knows

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grandeur of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 11, 2014

Compared to other RC ships, this one lacks some wonderful additions.  It's really too small for the number of cruisers it attempts to accommodate.  Crowded lobbies, crowded buffets, crowded shows,crowded pool, crowded solarium all distracted from my experience.  Also, 2 ships at CocoCay at the same time made that crowded as well!

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GladToBeMe
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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

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I am loyal to Royal Caribbean

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grandeur of the Seas | Sail Date: Sep 04, 2014

Our 8 day New England/Canada cruise was wonderful, in fact this was the second time we did this cruise because we enjoyed it so much.  The ship's crew were kind and friendly and met all of our needs.  The food was good but we enjoyed the dinners in the main dining room more than the Windjammer buffet . The food wasn't always as hot as it could have been in the Windjammer and though there were ample choices, the food was just average.  The main dining room's food was excellent and we dined there every night.  The excursions were good.  We took two of them, in Halifax, NS and the other one to Freeport, Maine.  We docked in Portland, Maine and took an excursion to LLBean and some of the other outlet stores.  There are also restaurants where one can dine on local faire, including lobsters, clams, etc.  We also took a tour in Halifax to Peggy's Cove.  That place is not to be missed.  The scenery is unbelievable.  There's a lighthouse, small eatery and gift shop there.  From there we were given a tour and history of the sinking of the Titanic and burial ground in Halifax, and then taken through the town and given a history of the explosion that occurred there on Dec. 6, 1917 which destroyed much of the city and claimed many lives.  The tour was well worth the price.  We did a walking tour of Bar Harbor and enjoyed it too.  We dined at a local seafood restaurant (wish I could remember the name of it!).  It's where the locals dine and the food is superb.  As for the ship Grandeur of the Seas?   She is a good ship though she is beginning to show signs of age.  However, the ship's maintenance crew does a good job at keeping her "ship shape".  The entertainment was good.  The activities aboard the ship were OK.  Would I recommend this cruise?  Most definitely.

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ccoombe
Purser

Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

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We had a great time!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grandeur of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 18, 2014

We were at first hesitant about taking a cruise with only one stop but after having experienced the Bermuda cruise on the Grandeur of the Seas we were happy with our experience.  Bermuda was beautiful and we felt lucky to have almost 3 full days to explore the island.  We spent the first afternoon/evening doing a glass bottomed boat to the Bermuda Triangle.  We then took a five-hour island tour where we got a great overview of the island and saw some amazing sights.  Day 3 was spent scuba diving on the many wrecks surrounding Bermuda so over the course of our time on the island we did a variety of things.  One thing we really liked was not having to fly to Florida or San Juan to get on the ship.  Baltimore is close by to where we live so we were able to spend a day and the night before the cruise having some great seafood and exploring the inner harbour.  Service on the cruise was the usual high standard.  We would recommend this cruise to anyone interested in taking it.

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Traveled As:
Large Group

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
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First Time Cruisers that had the time of their lives!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grandeur of the Seas | Sail Date: Aug 15, 2014

We are first time cruisers and our expectations about how a cruise operated and how much activities were had far exceeded our thoughts.  There was always something to do.  I also went with a large family group so there was always someone to do things with.  We didnt book via group sales and were a little worried we were going to be separated at dinning but they did everything to make all 50 of us close together.  The fact that the Grandeur is a smaller boat the main areas were always enjoyable.  I never found myself feeling crowded.  While we have nothing to compare this cruise to, we felt it the best!  We are now HOOKED and looking into booking another cruise next year.

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Popular Tips for Grandeur of the Seas


Preferred lunch buffet at Windjammer over food at Gadsby

The decor and artwork are beautiful. I really appreciated the interactive screens near the elevators that allowed you to view your location, gave directions to onboard locales, venues and activities.

Be careful and study the beverage packages very closely.

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Grandeur of the Seas
21
Members on Cruise

8 Night Bahamas (Baltimore Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Oct 24, 2014
Ship Name: Grandeur of the Seas
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18
Members on Cruise

8 Night Bahamas (Baltimore Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Apr 10, 2015
Ship Name: Grandeur of the Seas
18 Ship Mate app members

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18
Members on Cruise

10 Night Western Caribbean (Baltimore Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Nov 01, 2014
Ship Name: Grandeur of the Seas
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