Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4 out of 5

December 9th Cruise

Sail Date: December 09, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

We had a wonderful time on this cruise and would do it again on this ship. The convenience of departing from Baltimore is one of the reasons we would choose this ship again. They do offer different itinerary's but we would love to see another port in Baltimore (before the Key Bridge so maybe a Voyager series or larger ship could become available for even more venues). The size of the Grandeur makes it easy to get around to all events in a timely manner. The crew was engaging and helpful. There are a few draw backs as in the size of this ship the Centrum is not a large enough space to hold certain venues but they tried to do so anyway which made it very difficult to see or enjoy them. They would have been better off doing them in the Palladium Theater which was made for larger capacity crowds to entertain. We also noticed a shortage of staff and some events that were in the daily compass never got under way as activities staff were stretched to thin to make and run different events. But all in all we had an enjoyable cruise aboard the Grandeur of the Seas and would cruise this ship again.

Ship Quality
Needs a bit of care.
Food and Dining
Food was good.
Service and Staff
Dining room staff, bar tenders, servers were always there making sure things were good.
Some good, some okay, some reruns.
Children's Programs N/A
Onboard Activities
Most activities were good but some never got started due to activities staff being short, prior ones running longer then anticipated etc.
Destinations and Excursions
Been to all of them multiple times so just okay.
Cabin / Stateroom
To small a space for the large chair they stuck in middle of room. Also our cabin looked nothing like the picture you show here.
Baltimore, Maryland
Easy to get on and off (when ship is on time).
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
Best of this trip. They have done a lot to make this a nice relaxing stop. The shopping village is a bit of a hassle as some just do not take not interested for an answer.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
No issues. Liked the new dock we pulled into verese where we use to dock.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Not much to say.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Beach not as clean as I remember from previous trips and too many people grabbing you wanting to rent you umbrella and beach chairs.


Big screen by pool was wasted most of the time by not being utilized more often. When activities are going on around the pool/ship it might be good to project it up on the big screen for more to be able to see and enjoy with out having to crowd a small space to get a look at what is happening.

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