Overall, fairly good cruise, but certainly there were shortcomings.

Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Grandeur of the Seas

9 Night Southeast Coast & Bahamas (Baltimore Roundtrip)

Sail Date: January 11, 2018

Ship: Grandeur of the Seas

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Cabin Number: 3014

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Review Summary

We made the best of our cruise despite the shortened itinerary and the cancelled port stops. There were shortcomings with meals and entertainment. I would suggest the comedians get some new and fresh material as their jokes were old and appealed to a "less sophisticated/mature" audience. I.E. Genital humor is not funny, but is offensive to many. Games hosted by the cruise staff tended to be juvenile and again, crude. I am not amused by seeing the simulation of copulation by couples, nor are many of my cruise friends. Kindly request the decision-makers to upgrade to more classy fare.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Long lines, but they moved.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Staff were very nice and efficient. Some of the meals were just okay such as Chilean Sea Bass (dry) and a disappointing Beef Bourginon which tasted like a very plain stew. Where was the wine which is part of the recipe? Escargot was cool, not warm.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Wanted to use the fitness center, but the classes I wanted to attend such as the stretch classes were always early-- 7a.m.! Need to move themaround for different folks who like to sleep in. Disappointed that the Yoga and Pilates classes were $12 and $15, plus 18% gratuity. Considering all the changes and cancellations of our cruise days, (7 days, not 9 days as originally planned) it would have been nice to have some freebies. I did use the machines in the fitness center and they were adequate.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Loved Elise Furr, the Ventriloquist and the boy band, Rook. Very entertaining. The comedians were just okay. Their jokes were stale and rather crude, even at the early hour. The Tango dancers were good and had good energy and appeal. Did not like a couple of the games such as The Battle of the Sexes. Please contact me for further details. I have previously written to the Cruise Director, Bob, about the offensive content of this game and hope to see it changed!

Children's Programs

not with children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All waiters and stewards were very nice and friendly and efficient.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Yes, the ship was clean and well designed.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Nice cabin with adequate space for clothing. Shower was small, but we have come to expect that compact size on all cruises. It was clean and serviced twice daily.

Ship Tip

Check the weather and the forecast at various ports. We had our schedule changed because of rudder repairs and skipped ports because of bad weather.

Ports Of Call

Baltimore, Maryland

4 out of 5
Liked that we could park here and not have to fly to embark on our cruise. Very convenient and fast. Nice staff.

Charleston, South Carolina Did not visit port

Cancelled:(

Port Canaveral, Florida

3 out of 5
Not so interesting as we'd been here before and we didn't wish to take an excursion.

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island Did not visit port

Cancelled

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
Not too exciting. Took a cab over to Atlantis, but were told that we would have to pay $62.00 each to see the Aquarium there so just walked around and took the cab back. Had already been to the markets on a previous cruise.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very efficient and professional! Out in very good time.
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