Great cruise but the Grandeur of the Seas has seen better days ...

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

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Grandeur of the Seas

9 Night Canada & New England (Baltimore Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 29, 2017

Ship: Grandeur of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7532

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Overall, it was a great cruise. I only wish that Royal Caribbean would retire the Grandeur of the Seas, as she is getting very old. We met very many people, both on the ship and in ports, and it was a wonderful experience. The food onboard the ship was tasty (for the most part). The entertainment and activities were good too.


5 out of 5
As Diamond members, it was very uneventful. We were onboard in a very short time of arriving in the terminal.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The common areas such as the restaurants, stores and theater etc. were clean, but the public restrooms were not always cleaned as well as on past cruises on the Grandeur. Things were very messy. See pictures! We have cruised on the Grandeur many times in the past and it was always a great experience, but it's quite evident that she is slowly becoming a "rust bucket". There was a lot of rust on the outside of the ship, including on our balcony. There also seemed to be a lot of patching in other areas of the ship. It's time for the Grandeur to be retired! See pictures!

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The cabin was very clean, however, we had to ask to have ice and glasses delivered to our stateroom in the morning and evening. The attendant did bring ice as requested but never left clean glasses each day. We had to ask for them too. On every other cruise we've taken on Royal Caribbean, the ice was always provided without asking. The sofa has a tired and worn look. It should be replaced.

Ship tip

Except for the negatives of the ship's condition, we did have a great cruise. So if you can look beyond this aging ship, you should enjoy yourself.

Ports of call

Baltimore, Maryland

5 out of 5
The Baltimore Port is great. It's easy to get too, and parking is onsight and good. It cost $15 per day.

Boston, Massachusetts

5 out of 5
There isn't much to see as you get off the ship, but the excursions are great. There is so much to see and do in Boston.

Portland, Maine

5 out of 5

Bar Harbor, Maine

5 out of 5

Saint John, New Brunswick

5 out of 5
It was an easy access off the ship, and lots to see and do. We went on a five hour excursion. It was very nice but a little too long. We did not book the tour through RC.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

5 out of 5
We didnot do an excursion in Halifax because my husband came down with a cold, but we have visited Halifax before and really enjoyed it. Many passengers on the Titanic who didn't survive the ship's sinking are buried here.


5 out of 5
We put in for early disembarkation and were off the ship around 8:15 am that morning. It was effortless. The Port of Baltimore is great!
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