Wonderful Grandeur of the Seas
Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: November 01, 2010
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Reviewed: 7 years ago
This is my seventh cruise but my first cruise on Royal Caribbean. I did a 6 night repositioning cruise on the Grandeur of the Seas. The cruise went from Fort Lauderdale to Colon, Panama in early November.
I arrived at pier around 12:30pm and handed my baggage to one of the porters. Walked into the pier and headed towards the line. I found myself at the head of the line and within a minute or two I was being checked in. From getting to the pier to entering the ship took maybe 15 minutes. The check in process was very efficient.
I had to wait about an hour for the rooms to be ready so I went to the Windjammer Caf for lunch. I found the buffet style Windjammer Caf to have very tasty food. When the rooms were opened I put my carryon bag in the room and changed my clothes. I met my Stewart and he introduced me to the cabin and made sure I left for the muster drill on time.
The ship is very nice and kept up nicely. I spent the rest of the time, until dinner, exploring the ship and getting my bearings down. At dinner we had a great table, server and assistant. The food was creative, presented nicely and was delicious. There was no specialty restaurant on board and I didnt see anyone ordering the $15 filet in the main dining room. Went to the nightly show and then back to the room to check out the next days activities. I still havent figured out how to fit all the things that I would like to do into a day (there is always overlap making me miss things I would like to do).
The captain, in his address to the guests, said he had the friendliest crew and I have to say I agree with him. I saw him in the hallway once and had to tell him I agreed with him regarding the crew. All the crew members were friendly, knowledgeable and polite. Only one small problem with the shore excursions and that was taken care of quickly (somehow half my shore excursions werent issued). That being the only bump on the cruise shows how well the crew performed their duties and a great attitude towards their work.
Sadly, six nights is not very long when you are enjoying yourself. Had the same waiting for buses, customs delays and, of course, a driving rain storm that made for an interesting departure in Colon. I enjoyed it so much I am now getting ready to take a 12 night cruise on the Enchantment of the Seas.