Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review to Bermuda

Contributor Level: Purser

Experience
1 cruise (first)

Review
1

Helpful Votes
5

4 out of 5

Grandeur of the Seas not so grand, but still a worthy value

Sail Date: May 07, 2016

Reviewed: 6 months ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

First, let me say the staff were exceptionally friendly and efficient in all regards. My second impression is that this boat is looking tired and dated. It's very clean and adequately appointed, but numerous little details belie its age. The entertainment wasn't particularly exceptional but amusing. The dining experience wasn't bad at all but the menus seemed a bit retro. The specialty restaurant we dined in had a pleasant atmosphere but the food seemed like only a slight upgrade from the standard dining room fare. Our stateroom was adequately comfortable but Spartan. The emphasis on this trip was value over glamour, particularly if you're savvy to the numerous extra cost items.

Cabin / Stateroom
Always clean and tidy, thanks to the efficient staff, and adequate in appointments, but shows its age. Overdue for a facelift.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Clean but dated. Relax into the time capsule kitsch.
Destinations and Excursions
Bermuda is stunning, and 24 hours there is a taste that leaves one wanting more.
Entertainment
The musical numbers had strong singers and strong dancers, but never the twain shall meet. Apparently the choreographer has gone AWOL. Amusing with cocktails.
Service and Staff
Always friendly on our cruise
Food and Dining
Not bad, a little retro, emphasis on value
Baltimore, Maryland
I chose to leave from Baltimore due to its proximity and convenience. But keep in mind if you leave from this port a significant portion of your trip will be cruising the length of the Chesapeake Bay. The dock facilities seem very rudimentary and an accident had damaged the gangplank while we were away, complicating disembarkment.
King's Wharf, Bermuda
Simple, modern and efficient.

Tip

Not the freshest or most glamorous ship, but a good value if you avoid the many extra cost items.



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