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4.7

Relaxing cruise to kick off the new year by davidlap

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas / Destination: Caribbean - Bahamas

This was our longest cruise as we typically go for just a week. We really enjoyed the extra two days as it made the trip even more relaxing. We will be trying a 12 day cruise on Grandeur next year and really look forward to it. The longer cruises are less port intensive which give you more ship time which is what we wanted. If rest & relaxation are your goal then I recommend this itinerary and ship. The smaller ship and staff also have a more intimate, family feel to it which we also liked.

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Great cruise but the Grandeur of the Seas has seen better days ... by glad845

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

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.

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3.4

Convienent and some hiccups by meghad23

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas / Destination: Bermuda

The cruise started out a little rough with a delay getting on the ship and leaving port. Apparently there was issues clearing the contractors with CBP and engine issues- which would later effect us getting to Bermuda. The first night was very rough and the second day I was not feeling so hot, but stayed by the pool and relaxed. The ship is smaller than some of the oasis ships we had been on recently, and shorter, so there was a bit of an adjustment. I didn't think it was so bad, but my boyfriend and his family said no more small ships. My boyfriend was a bit bored and missed the bigger ships, but I didn't mind it and made the most of it. His family booked this on our last cruise and thought we had a balcony, so it was a bit disappointing, but that didn't stop us. I ended up getting a massage and it was a bit strange. The room wasn't as dark as the rooms usually are and felt the movement more than ever so it was hard for me to relax. I wouldn't call it a bad cruise overall, but i've had better.

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4.5

The cruise was ok, the food was very hood, but too many kids in the pool. Couldn't swim, the restaurants were closed after after 10 pm and if you were hungry after that you had to order room service which costed money. The internet sucked. Dont get it by maryann19722

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas

Love the cruise and I had a wonderful time with my friend Lynn. And I would definitely do it again..

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4.6

Great cruise by smille19

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas / Destination: Caribbean - Southern

The Grandeur has some of the best ports. The ship is smaller and you are able to do just about everything that ship offers. There is less crowding at ports and during excursions since less people are on board.

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5.0

Diamond in the Rough by theMcCormicks

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas

Even though we were unable to make it to Nassau I wouldn’t have changed a thing! Perfect Day at Coco Cay and the extended time we had at Port Canaveral made up for missing Nassau! Staff and service on the Grandeur was top notch!!!

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4.0

Amazing Crew - Dated Ship by greginiowa

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas / Destination: Caribbean - Bahamas

I have become a loyal Royal Caribbean sailer over the last 3 years.  When booking this cruise, to be honest, the ship and the itinerary  were not the key factors.  I needed points to step up to the next level with the Crown and Anchor Society.  This 9-night cruise was the least expensive for a Suite cabin.  With that said, a friend and I both had booked JR Suites.  2 days before sailing, we were asked to room together as they had over sold JR suites.  We ended up sharing an Owner's Suite and were able to both keep the single traveler points.   The food in the dining room was a bit off for the cruise, in fact on the final night, we went to Windjammer for an amazing made to order Mongolian stir fry that matched almost every meal in the main dining room.  We also ate at each of the specialty restaurants, Giovanni's Table, Chops Grill and Izumi.  Food was very good at all of them with Giovanni's and Izumi having the better service.

The ship is heading into dry dock in a few weeks for some haul work.  The ship was very clean over all, the shows were good, but not exceptional, weather prevented us from going to Coco Cay, but we did over night in Freeport. Very glad we took the trip and we have some amazing experiences and new friends as a result.

 

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5.0

Great cruise by 15mustang

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas

We had a wonderful time on Grandeur. The ocean was a little bit rough, we followed Humberto to Bermuda. The islands were all wonderful.

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5.0

First time on this ship. Exceptional cruise, especially with the weather circumstances! by Cwhite1225

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas / Destination: Caribbean - Bahamas

We're in WV, and wanted to try cruising via driving to port. Baltimore is the closest (3 hours) and we enjoyed our previous RC cruise so we decided to try the Grandeur out to celebrate our 3 year anniversary. We ended up having a 6 sea day cruise due to the storm that was brewing off of the Carolinas (25 ft waves, 40mph winds) the Coast Guard closed Cape Henry and thus we had to anchor in the bay until it reopened. Even when it was reopened, Captain Patrick kept everyone safe and decided to let the storm pass by before continuing our sailing. We sailed through 12ft waves and 20mph winds and could feel it! I loved it and didn't get sick, best sleep I got in a long time actually. We ended up skipping Port Canaveral, and only had about and hour and a half at Nassau (11pm-12:30am), but the lone port day was Coco Cay which was the day of our 3 year anniversary and it was everything we needed. A couple on the ship got married there! My boyfriend actually proposed on the ship, at sunset and it was the end to "a perfect day at Coco Cay." We spent the remaining two sea days relaxing and enjoying our new status as betrothed. We booked a Bermuda cruise on this ship for next year and we're looking forward to it!

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3.8

Relaxing time on the Grandeur by greginiowa

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas / Destination: Caribbean - Bahamas

The Grandeur is a nice size and older ship. It does not have all the water park features of some of the newer ships, so there tends to not be a lot of small children onboard. The majority of activities tends to be toward the Centrum of the ship if not on the pool deck. The ship is in good repair for its age and the crew is passionate about what they do. Frequently wanting to help out or do more to ensure a great experience.

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4.8

Relaxing Caribbean Cruise by Lighthouse57

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas / Destination: Caribbean - Southern

My husband and I celebrated 40 years while on this cruise. We renewed our vows at sea and the 12 nights was very relaxing. We had a wonderful time and met nice people. We traveled with a group of 86 other folks and our group leader Kathy Craine was awesome. Nice ship and great crew. Not a bad port to sail out of in Baltimore.

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There is nothing Grand about Grandeur of the Seas! by dwhite57

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas / Destination: Caribbean - Bahamas

First things first - The ship is old and is showing it's age - the ship is small and feels like it looks. Secondly the age of the majority of passengers looked to be 65+ and the entertainment is geared mostly towards that demographic.I would not recommend this ship to anyone who is under 65 years old, traveling with children or who is not Caucasian. There were very few minority passengers of any kind aboard. If you are looking for diversity while cruising, then this ship in January is not for you.

Staterooms: My roll call did a cabin crawl and this was a lot of fun! We  saw different categories of staterooms throughout the ship. The inside staterooms are extremely small. I would not recommend them although I only use my room to sleep and change. The insides are too small to do those two things comfortably. The large interior cabins are a better but I had a room under the Casino and although there was no noise the air quality a terrible. I awoke every night coughing which means the air filters were not keeping out the smoke. The shower constantly flooded the bathroom floor and there was black mold in the corner on the the carpet outside of the bathroom! There was ample closet and storage space. The Large ocean view stateroom I toured was  nice  and roomy. I will get an ocean view room for my next cruise. The Junior suites with balcony are really nice - they have a living room, steam shower and tub - I will save towards that category for a future cruise. The Royal Suite of which there is only one on the ship is a traveler's dream! It has a living and dining room with a bar and a grand piano, a full bedroom with his and hers closets, and a luxury bathroom with a large tub and steam shower. I won't be staying in one of these unless I hit the lottery.

Dining:The food in all of the venues was of poor quality until we reached Port Canaveral and restocked. The Dining Room food improved greatly after this but the Windjammer was just garbage. I've sailed on a ship smaller than Grandeur but the buffet was not as small and the menu was more varied. I ate only hamburgers there for several days. I don't usually eat beef but this was the only thing edible along with  green salads (it's hard to mess up lettuce). The servers in the dining room and windjammer made up for the inferior food quality. The service was impeccable! Getting to know my dining room team is always a highlight of my cruise. The alcoholic drinks were extremely weak (I rarely drink and they were weak to me so you know how weak they were!) The iced tea, lemonade, orange juice and apple juice were all watered down.

Entertainment was mediocre at best - as i said - not a lot of diversity and entertainment geared towards those 65+.

Itinerary: Port Canaveral is dead unless you go on a pricey excursion. I went to Kennedy Space Center. The tour is $84.00 which includes transportation to and from the center, the price of admission and a private tour guide. Those tours to Disney and Universal are not worth it in my own opinion due to the few hours you get to spend there. Nassau is unsafe after dark and the ship stays there until 9:30pm. You don't dock until 1:30pm and if you take a tour you miss the shops as they close at 5:30pm. I enjoyed Coco Cay except that I was unable to do my excursion of jet skiing as I purchased a ticket as a passenger only. The advertisement for the excursion made it look as if they had guides to take you as a passenger - but you had to have your own driver with you.They did refund my money. Lines were long and confusing for the Island BBQ and again the watered down beverages. Key West was wonderful! I did the hop on hop off tour (purchased on Groupon) and enjoyed learning about the history of the Island. The ship leaves at 4:30 pm which is not enough time to enjoy the island. I hope to go there in the future to stay a week. I enjoyed all of the tours despite the time restrictions.

 

I will go on another cruise with Royal Caribbean but never again on Grandeur of the Seas.

 

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4.9

Wonderful. by Beegles

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas / Destination: Caribbean - Bahamas

This was our first cruise and we loved it. I can’t wait to go again.

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4.3

Wonderful 1st experience by LadyAngel76

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas / Destination: Bermuda

This was our first cruise and one I would love to do again. The staff were very friendly even though we weren’t treated as king and queens. I would definitely choose Royal Caribbean again. Now we are in the talks of an Alaskan cruise

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3.7

Grandeur of the Seas to Bermuda, October 12 to October 17 by NCRuss

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas

Wonderful cruise with delays on each end due to weather. Bermuda was sunny and beautiful. Our cruise had repairs in the Centrum that limited access and seating, but those appear to be finishing up. Heavy seas coming back to Baltimore had dishes falling in the main dining room.

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5.0

We really enjoyed our cruise! Missed a day in Bermuda due to hurricane Humberto. We already have a cruise planned for next September 2020 by 2Royals

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas / Destination: Bermuda

We had an awesome time looking forward to going back

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4.6

Grandeur out of Baltimore by havense

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas / Destination: Caribbean - Southern

Everything was great except my spa issue , dealing with a burn from day 2 of a 12 day cruise , wasn’t what I planned

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Relaxing Fun Bermuda Cruise by GrandpaK

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas / Destination: Bermuda

This is first small ship we have sailed, loved it, easy to get around, small size makes it easy to make new friends and you will see them around ship frequently. Entertainment is modest but lots of fun, Real Time Band was awesome, Royal Caribbean Orchestra is excellent and a real joy to have a real orchestra for the shows. had 15' seas one full day, you could feel the ocean and it was awesome. My favorite cruise so far.

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My 'Wonderful Cruise Exsperience by akaBUNNY

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas / Destination: Caribbean - Bahamas

My first time on the cruise was a wonderful experience. The rooms were bit small but reasonable,  kept very clean.The staff was kind and friendly, I made every single day memorable  for myself. The exercise dancing on the deck, the gym facility was great, The food, the dinning and buffet was great. I met people from different states. I enjoyed shopping at Key West FLORIDA the weather was terrific there and the Bahamas. I and a friend toured The bottom glass boating in Bahamas it wasn't what I expected certainly not worth the price,because the boat wasn't very clean and the steps were a bit steep for all the passengers especially for the disable when taking you up and down stairs to see the fish in bottom of the sea . The glass could have been clearer to look out. However the gentlemen on board was very nice and we were able to stand outside the boat and see the beauty of the water and land as we got the 411 on the different properties etc. I enjoyed seeing the different fish. I enjoyed the cookout  on the Island. I enjoyed so much and I might add I toured as much of the boat as I could last but not least the Broad Way Show was amazing on board. I'M SO GREATFUL FOR THIS OPPITUNITY. AND HOPE TO ENJOY MY LIFE MORE SAILING ETC.

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4.0

Trip to the bahamas by mcw

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas / Destination: Caribbean - Bahamas

We had a wonderful trip.  It came after two trips with many passengers having the norovirus.  So the crew was very careful to make sure everything was super clean.

 

Everyone was lovely, the food was good, the weather wonderful and we had a wonderful time.

 

My only criticism is that we didnt stay long enough in the Bahamas.  I would definitely skip Florida if it could be done, and add a day in the Bahamas.

 

Wonderful trip all together though, and I would do it again tomorrow.  The crew was wonderful....

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