June 2014 - Grandeur of the Seas to Caribbean - Bahamas
Love the convenience of leaving out of Baltimore. Very efficient, easy process. The trade off is four full days at sea. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy from early morning to late at night. The pool deck is always crowded and busy with activities or music. The deck above is not as crowded or loud but you can still enjoy what is happening below. If you really want a quiet space and shade, try deck 5. We avoided the Windjammer. Too crowded and not crazy about buffets. The Park Cafe offers healthier alternatives. Great sandwiches, salad and fruit for breakfast and lunch. We would get something there and take it back to our lounge chairs. My biggests complaint: the eating areas between the Windjammer and the Park were always FILTHY. Tables not bussed, food spilt on floor. They need more help to keep up with the turn over. Or, a place for diners to leave their plates. Just disgusting. The Gatsby dining room offered a nice menu breakfast, lunch and especially dinner. Definitely takes more time to eat there. The food is very good. And, if you don't like it, order something else. Or, if you want to try two dinners, order two. Don't miss 50/60's night or 70's night. The activity staff does a great job. The Quest game is a hoot; worth staying up. We had my time dining but really, we were encouraged to come at the same time every night. It seemed as though there were still just two seatings. We only tried once to go without a reservation and that was while we were in port so it was not a problem. Our room was well kept and the stewart was always about if we had a problem. We had a room with a large window which we enjoyed. The shower is small but the water pressure is strong. Plenty of storage space.