Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

A fair cruise...

Sail Date: April 13, 2006

Reviewed: 11 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

I am glad I have the opportunity to offer a review on my engagement cruise vacation. My soon to be husband and myself arrived at the airport at 5:45am to check in and board our plane. We were told our flight had been cancelled due to over booking. Of course no one notified us. We were then rebooked onto a plane that left at the same time and had a transfer to a different plane in a different city. Ok... Not a problem... Except when we tried to board the new plane we were told we had no tickets, only boarding passes... So we frantically ran around the airport trying to deal with that. We were almost left at the airport by the plane because of this situation. I was in tears. When we arrived at the airport in S. Carolina to switch planes we were asked if we wanted to come into a private room to be frisked or could they do it out in public. Since our flight had been changed we were apparently red flagged. We were then physically frisked, my things were rummaged through and two lighters of mine were confiscated as they said they were explosive paraphenalia. I guess I should stop smoking! We finally arrived in Tampa where we were taking our cruise from. One problem.... NO LUGGAGE!!!
It took us an hour-and-a-half to find it because it was at another terminal... By the time I boarded the ship I was feeling really beat up. The ship itself was average. Not a glamourous ship, food was ok and some of the sevice people lacked necessary skills for their positions. The one thing on the ship that really bothered me was that around the third day of the cruise our cabin bathroom and all the public bathrooms on the ship smelled like raw sewage. Not pleasant! Anyway my honeymoon will be a cruise to the Mediterranian, not booked through and not on Royal Carribian. Hope everyone else has a better experience then we did...

Pros: The weather and the port we stopped at...

Cons: The priceline experience...

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