3rd Time Isn't Always a Charm

Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Grandeur of the Seas

7 Night Bahamas (Baltimore Roundtrip)

Sail Date: November 21, 2016

Ship: Grandeur of the Seas

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Cabin Number: 3078

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review Summary

This was our third cruise on the Grandeur of the Seas. We felt comfortable with this ship although it is showing it's age for sure. We had a wonderful state room, room steward, location on the ship and wonderful weather. However, a Thanksgiving cruise is for families with children. There were 500 on board. Some are well behaved but the few that were not really made it difficult on everyone else. I blame the parents for no discipline. My husband is a plain eater and he did not care for all the ethnic dishes and tasteless desserts. The dining room, Great Gatsby, had perfect service, Indar, and food was good if you got soemthing you knew what it was. Many items on the menu were unknown to me, Cock-a-leekie???  Lots of strange items. So, it wasn't quite the cruise we had hoped for. Partly our fault, but the entertainment on the ship was not what it used to be. Only 1 comedy show, and no Newleywed Game. Intertainment was so so.  Anyhow, cruising was calm, docking was wonderful, loading and unloading went perfect. Never saw a photographer except for Formal night. Anyhow, things were different. 



Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


1 out of 5
Only one comedian on one night on a 7 night cruise. No Aerial show which had been advertised. No Newlywed Game which has been on all cruises I have been on. Shows were not interesting. Liverpool Legends was Good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our room was wonderful, quiet, cool, clean the sheets were THE BEST. Our window was dirty, but everything else was kept spotless. Ien Sinclair was never seen but everything was kept tidy.

Ship Tip

I would tell anyone wanting to go a cruise, first time, close to Baltimore, Grandeur is a good choice. It's a nice size boat. It just needs a little more Adult entertainment and food that is more plain and recognizable. And something sweet for dessert would make 7 days go by easier.

Ports Of Call

Baltimore, Maryland

3 out of 5

Port Canaveral, Florida

1 out of 5
There is nowhere to go close to the ship. For the older folks, we just stayed on the ship. A wasted port.

Cococay (Cruise Line's Private Island)

5 out of 5
Picnic was nice but very disorganized. Ran out of everthing at different locations. Need to put ALL the fruit stations at one place and servie that one area. The drinks provided were all watered down and terrible. I remember when we used to get a soda cans. My husband tripped over one of the bases to the poles that taped off all the areas and he fell scraping his knees. Don't understand the need for all the roped off areas.

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
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