Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

Grandeur Is Still Grand

Sail Date: February 07, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Our Feb. 7 - 12 cruise on Grandeur was outstanding. We had sailed on her third voyage back in Dec. 1996 and she was just as beautiful as then. We like the smaller size as compared to some of the super ships of today. It was a pleasure to meet "Captain Rob" Hempstead and we were fortunate enough to be selected to dine with him for the Captain's Gala Dinner. He was very interesting to talk to and is the only American Captain in the fleet. All the crew and staff we encountered were very friendly and yet professional and attended to our needs. The dining room food was very good and Neihl and Kenger were exceptional as our wait staff. Although rough seas prevented our stop in Costa Maya, we enjoyed our two nights in Cozumel as a bonus. Paradise Beach was fun and they did not charge you for use of loungers or umbrellas. The only negative I have with the ship is that the bar staff is a bit aggressive on pushing drinks and can be anoying if you are just trying to relax on deck or in a lounge. Suggest ignoring them as they come by unless you are ready for a cocktail. Saining out of Tampa was also a pleasure and passing under the bridge was a thrill. We can't wait for our next cruise on RCL.

Pros: Size of ship, friendly crew and staff, dining room food

Cons: Bar waiters pushing drinks too much

Recommends Grandeur of the Seas? Yes!

Cozumel, Mexico

Don't Miss: Paradise Beach

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