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Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Grandeur of the Seas

8 Night Bahamas (Baltimore Roundtrip)

Sail Date: April 09, 2016

Ship: Grandeur of the Seas

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Cabin Number: 2102

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review Summary

RCI is continually doing away with amenities that once made this line first class. They are really pushing the additional restaurants that charge an extra fee to dine there; which is why I feel the dining room food has changed.  This cruise even in the dining room they wanted you to get the whole Maine lobster and a special filet steak at an additional price.  Every night they mentioned this.  One of their ships was made larger by making the cabins even smaller.  The beds are so low suitcases don't fit under them anymore. I noticed in the dining room that the waitstaff was new (within a few months) to RCI.  They have again increased the gratuities. If they paid their employees the proper amount they wouldn't have to take the gratuities from the passengers and then share them not only with the employees on your ship but with other RCI ships.  

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Rated large oceanview, hate to see small oceanview. Would love to see either a longer shower curtain and one made of different material so it doesn't hug your body when wet. It would be nice if the bed was higher for people with bad knees or backs. Our cabin steward was absolutely the best ever - he was a prince.

Ship Tip

It's great to go out of Baltimore, getting on the ship was a very good experience as was getting off. If you are going to the shows leave plenty of time to find seating. The shows are very good. Smaller ships are wonderful (you don't have to pack a sandwich to reach the other end).

Ports Of Call

Baltimore, Maryland

5 out of 5

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5

Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)

3 out of 5

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5
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