Loved the ports, hated our room!

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


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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9 Night Canada & New England (Baltimore Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 26, 2016
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 4513
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago

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!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
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.

Ship Tip

Take the sushi-making class!

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
We bought a Groupon for a trolley tour that included a harbor cruise. We had a great day!
5 out of 5
We went on a working lobster boat- so fun!
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
Such a beautiful city!
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