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

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3 out of 5

Loved the ports, hated our room!

Sail Date: May 26, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

This was the first time we had sailed on Royal Caribbean, so we knew nothing about the ship's layout, dining, etc.  We worked with a travel agent and he booked us an inside cabin that we assumed would be fine.  I should note we booked this cruise 7 months before departure so there were plenty of cabins for our travel agent to pick from!  The room was NOT OK.  I will talk more about that in the cabin review section.  Overall, the cruise was fine.  We loved the ports and the food in the main dining room!  We never ate at any of the specialty restaurants because the food in the main dining room was so good.  Also, the ship offered a sushi-making class that was a fabulous deal!  For $30 each, we got to make a Calofornia roll, a shrimp tempura roll, and two pieces of nigiri (when sliced, that made 18 pieces of sushi)!  We also got miso soup and unlimited bellinis.  It was a great class with lots of food and drink.  I definitely recommend it!

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TERRIBLE! We were right next to what the crew called a "pantry." That is where dirty dishes are taken. We heard dishes clanging and rolling carts banging from about 6AM-midnight. It was impossible to sleep past about 6AM due to the noise. Also, on the last sea day, the crew didn't even take the dishes into the pantry.....they stacked them in the hall! It was gross and unsanitary. I am attaching one picture of our room (bunk was lowered for our son) and one of the mess in the hall. The door closest to the dishes was the pantry door and the door in the back of the picture was our stateroom door.
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Baltimore, Maryland
Boston, Massachusetts
We bought a Groupon for a trolley tour that included a harbor cruise. We had a great day!
Portland, Maine
We went on a working lobster boat- so fun!
Bar Harbor, Maine
Saint John, New Brunswick
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Such a beautiful city!


Take the sushi-making class!

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