3rd Time Isn't Always a Charm
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.
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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.