Somewhat Disappointing

Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 45

Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
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Grandeur of the Seas

12 Night Southern Caribbean (Baltimore Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 09, 2017

Ship: Grandeur of the Seas

Cabin number: 8037

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

This was our worst cruise with Royal Caribbean, but we focused on the positive things and made the best of it. Overall, I do not think this particular cruise was worth the money spent.


4 out of 5
Bags were checked at port-side without issue.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Very good, and in the dining room if you didn't like what you were served, they would bring you something else.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Ever staff member was above comment - excellent.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
This is our 3rd cruise on the Grandeur of the Seas. She's a good ol' ship, but starting to show sings of wear and some rust.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
The cabin was gross. The pictures should speak for themselves, but we had to cover the sofa with a sheet because it was so filthy. This is not acceptable. We overheard another passenger arguing with staff about the chair in their room; they were told there is nothing that could be done. So, we saved our breath and just covered the sofa. The bed coverlet stain seemed more like a permanent one, so we just gritted our teeth on that one.

Ship tip

Wait for sales in the shops - all the prices were great then.

Ports of call

Baltimore, Maryland

4 out of 5
Only used the port to board; we live locally.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
We had a good experience here and enjoyed our excursion.

St. John's, Antigua

4 out of 5
Had a great day at the beach, but our excursion was NOT good. The excursion group was horribly disorganized. We left almost 40 minutes late, and they boarded us in a van to go back almost 30 minutes early because they didn't know which passengers boarded from which ship. We did not get all of our time on the excursion. BUT the lunch was delicious and we enjoyed what little time we did have on the beach.

Castries, St. Lucia

4 out of 5
LOVED this. Our excursion was the best one we had and we enjoyed a beautiful visit at a private estate which was like heaven on earth.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

3 out of 5
We did not do an excursion here, but did enjoy shopping and lunch.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

1 out of 5
This port was in NO WAY ready for tourists and should have been removed from the itinerary. We could have substituted another island or spent an extra day somewhere else. in addition, our excursion was cancelled because it was deemed to be unsafe to travel. We were not notified and waited in the rain for almost 20 minutes. I finally made a mobile call (expensive) and discovered it was canceled. I was refunded my money.


4 out of 5
Great - taking your own luggage is the way to go. Greeted by employees wearing Christmas hats was a plus

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