CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews


Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Grandeur of the Seas by grannynanny Panama Canal September 21, 2002

I've named this cruise...THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY THE GOOD

the ship is beautiful, even thought, as previously stated, there are some wear and tear areas that could be fixed. the cruise director, Tom and his staff were excellent the chief purser and his staff were very helpful the food was exceptionally good in the Dinning Room and in the Windjammer buffet for breakfast and lunch. the wonderful enterainment on the ship.

THE BAD

leaving Ensenada with only 1 engine working. after traveling 2 hours from San Diego (the port we were supposed to sail from) to Ensenda, being made to sit on the bus for over 1-1/2 hours with no explanation or offering us as much as water. missing time in most ports and cancelling Costa Rica.

THE UGLY

our cabin #7110 flooding from rain and wind, the water coming in from under the balcony door track and cracks in the door. having to sleep in an inside cabin (I'm cluastrophobic) for one night so the blowes could dry out our cabin's carpet. not seeing the night cliff divers in Acapulco because RCI cancelled both nights they were scheduled (we stayed an exra night so they could repair (replace?) the engine. Jeopardizing our safty by letting the ship sail with 1 engine.

I will say that we had a great time on the ship, we met lots of wonderful people and made some lasting friendships. (Kuki) I even bought a horse and lost by 1 roll of the dice, but did win best dressed (will bring pics on Legend to show you all). We tried to make the best of an unfortunate and very disappoanting situation, and I'm sure anyone sailing on the Grandeur will love the ship and have a great time. Just make sure both engines are working, this has been a problem for several months and hopefully, it it finally fixed properly.

If you have any specific questions, please feel free to e-mail me. Nancy

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