Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

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5 out of 5

Our Cruise Experience on the Grandeur of the Seas - New England & Canada

Sail Date: September 04, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

Barbara and I became interested in visiting New England 4 years ago.  Our vacation plans changed due to employment commitments, however, our focus did not.  We went on-line to Royal Caribbean and discovered the availability of the Grandeur of the Seas cruise to New England and Canada from the Port of Baltimore MD. We booked the cruise and departed on September 4th. The crew on the Grandeur were always courteous and helpful.  We were most fortunate to have the BEST Maitre d' named Salvio from India.  On the first evening, we requested a table with a window view, Table 524.  Shri was our Server and Barrington our Assistant Server. This dynamic trio was always respectful, and served superbly prepared and tasty evening meals.  We had the fortune of eating at the same table each evening at 7 pm with the same group of fellow cruisers.

The four (4) port of calls provided us with an insight of Portland, Bar Harbor (an exquisite quaint town), St. John New Brunswick and Halifax Nova Scotia. Our favorite port of call was Bar Harbor with the Best Lobster, quality shopping and just a picturesque location.  Our favorite excursion was the reversing rapids - in St. John New Brunswick - swirling tides rising 28 feet within 20 minutes, an event we have never before witnessed.  We had most comfortable temperatures from a low of 48 degrees and highs up to 80 degrees; we only experienced a brief shower for 15 minutes while visiting Portland Maine. The variety of available foods, breakfast, lunch and dinner satisfied our appetite and taste. The quality of service provided by cabin staff, entertainers and servers was always exemplary and designed to cater to our needs and desires.

This was our First cruise on a Royal Caribbean ship BUT NOT OUR LAST!

Thank you!

Frank and Barbara Rayne

Ship Quality
The Grandeur was refurbished in 2012!
Food and Dining
Maitre d', Servers provided excellent food and service.
Service and Staff
Salveo, Shri and Barrington were the VERY BEST SERVERS! Thank YOU for Caring!
We enjoyed the variety of shows, especially the singers, music and dance.
Children's Programs
Did not apply to our family (Adults Only).
Onboard Activities
Favorite place was Starbucks and the Entertainment prior to evening meals.
Destinations and Excursions
Reversing Rapids, St. John New Brunswick and the Quaint town of Bar Harbor.
Cabin / Stateroom
The Junior Suite gave us more room with a King Bed, a better bathroom with a tub and a shower, a refrigerator to chill our water and beverages and last but not least a balcony to view the approaches to ports and ocean travel.
Baltimore, Maryland
Intake to the Port was efficient from baggage handlers, parking and processing through to the Grandeur of the Seas.
Portland, Maine
Shopping (tons of stores) and foods.
Bar Harbor, Maine
Quaint village with superb shopping and excellent restaurants (Ah! the Lobster!
Saint John, New Brunswick
Reversing Rapids, a spectacle unparalleled and can't be missed.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Visit the Citadel and Harbor Walk!


A cabin near the center of the Grandeur of the Seas will make it convenient to the Great Gatsby Restaurant, Entertainment and the Casino! Try a Junior Suite and you won't be disappointed. Enjoy a cruise on the Grandeur of the Seas; we did so Thank You Royal Caribbean!

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