Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

A Memorable Cruise Vacation

Sail Date: April 17, 2006

Reviewed: 11 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

Our family of four chose this cruise to celebrate a wedding anniversary, two birthdays, a decision to attend a 1st-choice college, passing the Eagle Scout Board of Review, a promotion at work, and high-honors for the kids in school. So . . . our expectations were high and we weren't disappointed!

The Grandeur of the Seas is an elegant, modern ship offering something for everyone, from clean and comfortable staterooms; good meals offering variety, choice and wonderful service in the dining rooms; excellent entertainment; fun excursions; and the opportunity to just chill out in a variety of settings. My personal favorite was in a chaise-lounge, in the shade, on deck 5, with a drink, a good book, and relative peace and quiet.

All in all, a very enjoyable vacation!

Pros: Something for everyone

Cons: Insufficient cultural or educational offerings

Food and Dining
Not gourmet, but considering the mass of people being fed, quite passable with but very few exceptions.
Cabin / Stateroom
Would have enjoyed more cultural or educational offerings. What was offered seemed primarily oriented to women (crafts). The "Above Deck" program where ship staff talk about their jobs and life on-board ship was very interesting, as was a Royal Caribbean film on the construction and shake-down cruise of a new ship.
Ship Quality
Children's Programs
Too few day-time offerings for older teens.
Service and Staff
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

Don't Miss: For us, the only reason to visit this port was the trip to the Chacchoben Mayan ruins. Very informative, very impressive, and well worth the time and effort. The
Cozumel, Mexico

Don't Miss: Snorkeling, definitely. Carefully decide in advance how long you want to be in the water, as we had too little time and the water was too crowded where we went.

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