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Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York
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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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Grandeur of the Seas

8 Night Canada & New England (Baltimore Roundtrip)

Sail Date: September 04, 2014

Ship: Grandeur of the Seas

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Cabin Number: 7586

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review Summary

After taking 22 cruises with different lines over the years, I feel I can honestly rate this cruise as a delight!  Our cabin service with Jenin (cabin 7586) was excellent as was our nightly dinner service with Parnab and Lee Ann (table 218).  Jenin spoke with us daily about our needs and was quick to learn our schedule.  He made sure we had ice twice a day and was always responsive if we had a question.  Parnab was, by far, the best waiter we have ever had.  He was friendly, attentive, conversive but appropriate in his joking and taking with us.  We had a party of 8 friends at this table and knew our habits and needs after the first day.  He brought us extra dinner plates to try and extra desserts which we all consumed.  He was appropriately rapid with his taking our orders and equally fast to deliver each section of our meal.  We all liked Parnab and his methods.  Lee Ann was helpful also.  She engaged us in conversation and was helpful in making us feel welcome.

The ship was accommodating as it was not too large but easy to learn.The shows were great.  We attended all of them.  The orchestra was excellent as were the singers and dancers.  Ricky, the cruise director, was especially enjoyable.  He was energetic, funny, sensitive and helpful with his manner.  He is probably the best cruise director we have ever had.  Andre, the activities director was also enjoyable.  Their cruise morning show was a hoot.  I looked at it daily to check out what they had to say.  The activities we enjoyed the most were the trivia and we took part in all of these sessions.  The food was excellent on this ship.  Whether in the lido or in the dining room, we enjoyed the offerings.  Wait staff were always available on the lido deck to direct us, help us, or give suggestions. In all, we loved this cruise--the ports were good and we enjoyed the excursions that we took.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent selections in dining room and on lido deck

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We took part in those that we were interested in--trivia, etc.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
We loved all of the shows. The orchestra was excellent and the selection of shows was versital and good quality

Children's Programs

didnt participate

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The best--Parnab in the dining room was our favorite. Our cabin steward Jenin was also excellent, attending to our needs and was always cheerful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Clean, good appearance, easy to get around

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I can't say enough about this cabin. it was spacious, the ocean view was very good--larger window that previous ships. We could spread out and had enough storage space

Ports Of Call

Baltimore, Maryland Did not visit port

didn't take advantage of this port

Portland, Maine

5 out of 5
Enjoyed Portland, did a walking tour. Men did a bike tour

Bar Harbor, Maine

5 out of 5
We loved the small town and the shops. We took a trail walk around the water

Saint John, New Brunswick

5 out of 5
Enjoyed our trip into town...

Halifax, Nova Scotia

5 out of 5
Loved Peggy's Cove
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