Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review to Bermuda

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4 out of 5

Great Crew, Nice ship

Sail Date: September 10, 2016

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

The stars of this cruise are the crew and the ship's easy to navigate layout. Crew dance parties are the best nights on the ship.  The drawback to this ship is the pool (WAY too small).  Also, as an older ship, there are maintenance issues.  Our stateroom, a large interior room, was well placed in the ship, but the air conditioning was broken and we couldn't unpack, the room was so hot.  It was repaired, and we were able to get a fan in there.  Later, the ship's venting systems allowed for sewage smells on our side of the ship.  Not pleasant.  Also, while the dining room labels meals vegetarian, gluten-free, etc., the Windjammer (main cafeteria) did not label at all.  I am gluten-free, and I realized I was eating gluten unknowingly, though I tried to avoid it.  Still, we had a wonderful time overall, that's how much we like the Grandeur!  Frankly, the Canadian itinerary is better; more ports, fewer kids.

Cabin / Stateroom
Air conditioning needed repairing when we arrived; sewage smells from the hallway. Otherwise comfortable room.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Getting on was a dream; long lines to get off, even with our own luggage at 7:30 AM
Ship Quality
Ship design we LOVE; needs maintenance; kept clean, but systems are failing.
Destinations and Excursions
Love Bermuda; Our excursion leader told us the snorkeling conditions would be rough, and we could be refunded our money. We appreciated that, and did something else, on our own
Onboard Activities
Pool is too small; otherwise activities are varied and fun.
Love the crew parties; one comic stank, the other was very good (Kivvy).
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Food needs to be labeled gluten-free (or not) in Windjammer.


The Solarium is generally quieter and has more comfortable chairs. Also has it's own snack area called Park Cafe. Many never find either of these places.

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