Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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2 out of 5

Hit and Miss

Sail Date: June 13, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

This is an older ship which as size limits and had too many passengers.

The good: Diner in the main dining room, entertainment at the theater, stateroom attendant.

The bad: All other food service (buffet, Park cafe), ports of call (late arrival in Nassau and delays for Coca Cay), lack of quality entertainment and activities, signs of maintenance and repair (open ceilings, closed areas), tables left dirty. Nothing for my 13 year old son. One staff assigned to the youth area and they offered no fun or exciting activities.


The bottom line, too pricey for the return.

You should do your research! View a YouTube tour, READ REVIEWS, There are truly beautiful ships available at attractive prices.

MSC Divina, Carnival Conquest or Carnival Liberty.


For us, the Grandeur of the Seas was a one time deal. Not to say that Royal Caribbean is out, but again LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP!!!!!



Ship Quality
Too old with size limits. Other ships are over the top, this is not.
Food and Dining
Other than the Dining Room, not so great.
Cabin / Stateroom
Small inside, but the stateroom attentant was nice, remembered our names and serviced the room 3X a day
Main theater was good, only one secondary show was a plus, the piano guy could not sing! (sorry). Parties and other specialty events were energetic and the activities directors did a good job
Children's Programs
What children's program. My son is 13 and only went to the "youth area" to hook up, then run around the ship. Compared with other ships, pretty bad.
Onboard Activities
Lack of activites. Felt we were just waiting until the evening show. Should have had movies each day among other things to do. Disappointed
Destinations and Excursions
For Nassua the ship came in the afternoon, not morning, any activites in town or Atlantis was shortened or canceled. Should have picked a location other that Cocoa Beach since we have been there. Staying on the ship, nothing to do. The docking location did not allow us to get off at all. So unless you PAID to go to town it was a bad choice. Better to spend two days at Cocoa Cay or Nassua or eslewhere. The transfer process for the Cay was painfully slow. And some "guests" would take an elevator to the 1st deck and cut in line. We spoke to staff ablut this, but they did nothing.
Baltimore, Maryland
Not too bad, but the luggage guy seems upset that we did not have tags, then yelled at our taxi driver. The rest of the process is fine.
Port Canaveral, Florida
Why here? The docking port forced you to pay if you wanted out. If you never experienced the NASA it would be better, but we have. No activites during the day. Have something other than a so so lunch
Nassau, Bahamas
Sorry, but when you can not get off the ship until after 3 pm and Atlantis "closes" at 6 or 7, not much time here! Do not pay for somethng you can only use for a few hours!
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
Too long getting off the ship. Line cutting with no monitoring (elevator to 1st deck puts you first in line), Island buffet ran out of food and was not restocked. Lots of hot dogs in a pan of greese though!!!


Don't expect too much and you may not be as disappointed. Look for aother options. There are stunning and beautiful ships to experience, often at less cost.

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