Cruise was good but not great, Ship is old and doesn't offer much!

Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Second Mate
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review

Sail Date: May 30, 2014
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 2617
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

I will start with the ship, The ship is Extremely Dated and has Excessive amounts of wear! The ship needs a complete updating or RETIRED!  I would say Retiring it would be best because updating it would not gain you much! The ship has a crack from side to side on deck 10 and also the supports for the viking lounge are cracked at the welds! Also the ship dosnt offer much activity wise compared to newer ships, it only has 2 small pools and dosen't have any water slides or tube runs, etc! Second would be the shore excursion desk help (Vas Francis) is slightly rude and knows Nothing about the excursions, only wants to charge you the extremely high prices and move to the next person in line! Third would be the port shopping guides (Eric+Tara) they are SO full of themselves it isnt funny! They are constantly bragging about the jewelry they have and want you to drool over it, During the talk over half of the people got up and left because they were sick of it! The room attendants were very nice and did a good job keeping new towels and room clean. The Great Gatsby dining room waiters are very nice and are the hardest working people on the ship they go out of their way to make sure you are happy!! One thing I hated was the food was NEVER hot, most times it was barely warm! This is in NO WAY the waiters fault but that of the kitchen! The food quality and slection at the Windjammer was poor, Especally for breakfast! The ship needs more activites/shows since there are so many days at sea! All in All Royal Caribbean could improve this to 100% by giving Baltimore the MUCH needed upgrade to a Newer or NEW Ship!!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
dining room food was great but never hot,, Windjammer food quality was poor!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
with the amount of sea days ship needs much more shows/activites!

Entertainment

3 out of 5
evening shows were very good, other entertainment was not that great!

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Dining room waiters were amazing go out of their way to make you happy! Ramil Faustino and Valdimir Nesic!!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
ship is old and doesnt have much to offer!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
room was nice, room stewards were very nice and replaced towles and kept room freshened!

Ship Tip

The ship is older so if you want more Activites or options like the newer ships I would not recomend you sail on it!

5 out of 5
easy port to get around, easy process on and off the ship!
3 out of 5
not much to do near the port, everything is 15-30 min away minimum.
3 out of 5
easy on and off, some shopping (straw market) close by, not a nice town at all!, unless youre spending big $$$ to go to atlantis!
5 out of 5
private island water is amazing!!
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