Great ports, Average ship, Average food, Average Entertainment

Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Grandeur of the Seas

12 Night Southern Caribbean (Baltimore Roundtrip)

Sail Date: December 10, 2016

Ship: Grandeur of the Seas

Cabin Type: Inside

Cabin Number: 7655

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

My partner and I booked this cruise in the last 90 days and scored a 550 inside cabin for 12 days. We have no complaint about the price and def got more than we paid for. 

 

With that said, as someone who is a frequent cruiser this ship / food / entertainment was pretty average. We are 36 and 27 years old and we were def in the 100 youngest people onboard of the over 2000, because of that we didn't feel the whole experiance wasn't really gear towards our demographic. 

 

The ports of call were great, except St Thomas, I guess the port was over booked with cruise ships and we had to tender to shore, because of this we were unable to get off the boat till after noon even though we arrived at 8am! Had to be back on the ship by 4pm So we lost that day completely.

 

Dominica is a new port the ships are going to now, it ended up being our favorite port, from the champaign beach, to the waterfalls, to the boiling sulfur pits, it was a really cool experiance. It wasn't over touristy like St thomas and St Marteen have become. 

 

The rest of the ports were cool, Barbados we swam with turtles over a ship wreck, st marteen and st Lucia were nice and touristy.

 

7 days at sea is a bit much for a smaller ship with limited activities, we spent many of those days chillin in our small inside cabin because there wasn't a ton of activities geared towards a younger/middle age crowd. 

 

If youre a baby baby boomer or older this cruise will be great for you.

if your gen x/y ... You will be able to relax but won't be blown away

millennials will get board with the ship after a day or so. 

 

The 12 day part of this is really the best thing, the 3/4 days to settle in and realize your on vacation was nice, then the 5 days at port felt like abtrue adventurous vacation, then the last 3 days to unwind and do nothing was great. Overall middle of the line cruise experiance, if you can snag this cruise for a good price (40-60$ a day) its worth your time. 

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Inside cabins are SMALL, careful with your use of the "do not disturb" card, if you miss one of their 2/3 schedualed room clean ups the room will not get made up... also small dumb complaint, but everyone else got towel animals ... 😔 We wanted towel animals too 😢

Ship Tip

For a 20 year old ship you will be really impressed with the upgrades and what it had to offer considering it's a smaller older vessel ... with that said, you can tell it was designed 20 years ago, and there isn't a ton to do if you're under 50 or over 15...

Ports Of Call

Baltimore, Maryland

3 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

1 out of 5
I can't believe at one of the most popular cruise destinations we had to be tendered in and we lost the day!

Roseau, Dominica

5 out of 5

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

3 out of 5
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