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

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4 out of 5

Great cruise ship showing its age

Sail Date: September 01, 2016

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

The cruise was really nice, weather great and crew very friendly.  We would definitely recommend this trip for others.


This was our first cruise North so the ports were new and unique as opposed to the Islands in the Caribbean.  Cruising during September (hurricane season) was a challenge and we lucked out because we were between 2 storms and just ahead of a third.  We will reconsider the time of year next time.



Cabin / Stateroom Cabin was very nice, but the living room table had deep scratches, the marble near the vanity had water stains and the toilet had issues flushing at times. It was very nice but the entire ship, including this room, need an overhaul.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Both embarkation and disembarkation was smooth. We were disappointed to learn that we, as suite guest having priority disembarkation, were leaving the ship AFTER the walk offs with the first group of guests. What made our disembarkation "priority" then?
Ship Quality
The ship is definitely showing its age. We had an owner's suite and the table was scratched, marble stained, problem with flushing the toilet.
Destinations and Excursions
The volume of the entertainment in the Centrum was EXTREMELY loud very often. It did not need to be that extreme for everyone to hear. It would have been more enjoyable to listen to the entertainment with less volume. We were on deck 8 towards the front of the ship and could hear the shows clearly.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Had steak the first night in the dining room and it was tough and definitely not up to Royal standards. All other meals were very good. We ate in the specialty restaurants 3 times and that was very good as well.
Baltimore, Maryland
Boston, Massachusetts
Boston was extremely crowded and made the Freedom Trail tour difficult. It was hard to enjoy because it was SOOOOO crowded, nor could you hear that well when the tour guide was speaking.
Portland, Maine
Bar Harbor, Maine
Saint John, New Brunswick
Halifax, Nova Scotia


Chops was excellent and highly recommended. Iszumi was also very good.

When walking in the halls, be aware that the cleaner that they use to disinfect causes it to feel sticky and/or "slimy" until it is dry. Most of the time it was fine, but we periodically touched it immediately after cleaning

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