idohair4u

idohair4u
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Carnival Pride

April 2018 - 7 Night Bahamas & Grand Turk (Baltimore Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Pride

Grandeur of the Seas

March 2017 - 12 Night Southern Caribbean (Baltimore Roundtrip) Cruise on Grandeur of the Seas

Overall, Wonderful as always

We always have a great time on the Grandeur. The staff is wonderful! Good entertainment, good food, smaller ship. The bad this time? cabin was not very clean, stateroom attendant was not the best ( never had a problem before), heat and a/c never worked right, door on the balcony locked me out, sewer smell a few times in the bathroom. ( had a maintenance person EVERY day out of 12), no mini fridge for meds as stated in the online special needs form. The good - every single issue was addressed promptly! Guest service staff is wonderful!!! Every person from guest services, to maintenance, to food service were top notch! THANK YOU!!  My issues mostly stemmed from the fact that it is going in dry dock about 3 weeks after our cruise. She needs some love :)

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Grandeur of the Seas

April 2016 - 10 Night Eastern Caribbean (Baltimore Roundtrip) Cruise on Grandeur of the Seas

Our cruise experience

Our cruise experience was excellent.  Everything went as described.  Food was extraordinary.  Dining room service- could not have had better and our state room was clean & everything kept in order.  Could not have asked for anything more. Thanks RC.

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Grandeur of the Seas

September 2015 - 8 Night Canada & New England (Baltimore Roundtrip) Cruise on Grandeur of the Seas

Just a wonderful little ship!

I was concerned the first time I went on the Grandeur when I saw how small she was.. but it is probably my favorite ship now! Just did the New England/Canada cruise and it was just wonderful! Can't say enough about the cabin steward Ismael, or our waiter Wilson. They were more than top notch!  All the workers on the ship were SOOOO friendly and nice.  The entertainment was first class, too! Never been a real fan of the shows.. but I never missed one on this ship and they were great, especially the comedians!  The MDR food choices were great as was the prep. Not overly enthused with the Windjammer but it really was ok. The ship is very clean, and there is always something going on,especially in the centrum. Love the idea of that.  The only complaint I have, and it is a big one, was the bed in our balcony cabin. The mattress was so bad that is sagged in the middle, BIG TIME.. and was so hard and uneven. Our cabin steward did his best to correct it, but there was just no fixing it. The don't use the egg crate foam anymore because they cannot sanitize it ( eww)...I ended up on the couch. Yep.. that's right.. a dream vacation and I sleep on a couch.. It was flat and even so it was much better than the bed. My poor hubby had to deal with the mattress. Ismael made up the couch for me every single night and then had to take it apart. He never complained except that he wish he could help me MORE.... They really need to take a look at their bedding. One couple on the ship said their towels were threadbare.. ours were ok.. This was our second time on this ship and will be returning in April.. PLEASE FIX THE BEDDING!!!

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Grandeur of the Seas

March 2015 - 10 Night Eastern Caribbean (Baltimore Roundtrip) Cruise on Grandeur of the Seas

Big surprise of how this small ship is wonderful!

Easter Sunday in the Windjammer Fresh flowers upon arrival St Thomas San Juan at night from our balcony

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We went on the Grandeur March 31, 2015. I knew it was a small ship, the smallest that I have ever been on , and was a little concerned about there being enough to do, rocking, etc. What a BIG surprise! I LOVE this ship!  Smaller means less people, ALWAYS something going on in the Centrum, easy to get around, a cozier feel, if that is a way to put it haha. This ship does not disappoint!  The musical entertainment was superb at the nightly shows and more so in the centrum during the day and evening. I was amazed after being a little let down with these things on other ships in the past.  The nightly shows were fabulous, except for the first night comedian, He was so bad people left and they could have let him off before he even got on they way most of us saw it. Not even REMOTELY funny.  Our stateroom was exceptionally clean I am the kind that takes my lysol spray AND wipes and does the whole room before  I touch anything. From the drawers in the whole stateroom to the shelves in the bathroom to the top of the closets, I got nothing!  I mean not even a trace of dust!!  Kurt, our cabin steward, was wonderful.  Room service was top notch, as was everyone we came in contact with. The photo gallery guy was not real friendly, but he was ok.  I can't wait to travel on it again :) My last RC cruise on the explorer a few years ago was a nightmare. Worst cruise ever. So bad I said never again to RC.. but this cruise surely changed my mind!  LOVE the Grandeur!

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Grandeur of the Seas

October 2014 - 6 Night Bermuda (Baltimore Roundtrip) Cruise on Grandeur of the Seas

Brilliance of the Seas

September 2014 - 7 Night Canada & New England (Boston Roundtrip) Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

idohair4u's Tips

Grandeur of the Seas Grandeur of the Seas - Don't forget your magnetic hooks!! The whole cabin on cruise ships is metal!
Anthem of the Seas Anthem of the Seas - Book shows and activities and dining the minute you book your cruise!
Grandeur of the Seas Grandeur of the Seas - The food was excellent in both, We ate in the dining room in the evenings, sometimes lunch. All other times we ate in the WindJammer.
Grandeur of the Seas Grandeur of the Seas - Do the MDR for lunch! loved the chopped salad made fresh! very enjoyable!
Grandeur of the Seas Grandeur of the Seas - Enjoy your balcony by using room service for a few meals!
Samana, Dominican Republic - What a beautiful unspoiled place! But, we were told the ships were going to once again stop going to Samana due to tendaring. They want to build a cruise dock with stores, etc and the DR does not want it since it would spoil the natural beauty of the island. Guess the cruiselines are trying to force them into it by not giving them the tourism that they rely on. How sad for all.
Norwegian Gem Norwegian Gem - Go to the garden cafe early, or go to the diningroom for less wait. Our favorite place was the GREAT OUTDOORS on the back of the ship :)
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island) - Horseback Ride! You should do this once in your lifetime.. it was awesome! The staff were very safety concerned and made sure everyone had a great time. The beach bbq was wonderful :)
Grand Turk Island - This was our second time doing the Dune Buggy Tour.. it is fabulous!
St. John's, Antigua - beautiful! shops only open since it was labor day..( the dock shops) but they were really good
Basseterre, St. Kitts - several name places like diamonds international and ehfh were closed; out of business... but it was a fun port
Roseau, Dominica - no shopping except at cruise dock.. very dirty, but we didnt go on any excursions, so it may be better other places on the island
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas - lots of stores were going out of business and it was carnival...prices were higher than you normally find here

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