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

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5 out of 5

New England/Canada cruise

Sail Date: September 03, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Strongly recommended for first-time cruisers.  Eight night cruise visiting four ports.  One port requires tendering (must take small ship's boat to shore).  Great shows, excellent food, smaller ship with less than 2000 passengers.

Cabin / Stateroom
Well-kept, clean cabin with queen bed. European shower is small, toilet works on suction system that requires lid be closed before flushing.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Excursions, especially for Halifax, fill up quickly, so get yours early.
Onboard Activities
Minimum of six shows. Our cruise included an aerial show in the ship's Centrum area.
Service and Staff
Superb staff and service in all areas.
Food and Dining
Baltimore, Maryland
Portland, Maine
Bar Harbor, Maine
Lots of activities. Visit Route 66 diner for lunch.
Saint John, New Brunswick
Ship arrived on Labor Day, most stores and shops were closed.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Walk to central shopping district, about 7 blocks from pier. Reserve excursions early, they fill up fast.


Windjammer Cafe is a buffet-style facility, located forward on Deck 9, open all three meals. If you want to control you caloric intake, choose the Great Gatsby (main dining salon) on decks 4 and 5. We chose flexible "My Time" dinner dining on deck 5 that requires daily reservations once onboard.

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