CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Grandeur of the Seas Western Caribbean January 22, 2005

We just returned from our cruise on the Grandeur of the Seas. The ship was in great shape considering its age. It is big enought but yet small enough so that you don't get lost in it.

Just a few highlights...

Embarkation was great in New Orleans, went smooth and fast, we were on the ship by 12:00, we couldn't get into our staterooms though until 1:30.

Deluxe inside room, very roomy, had alot of space for storage. Bathroom to us was smaller then usual, especially the shower. the dining room the food was fantastic! Service great! Buffet in the Windjammer needs alot of improvement. Drinks were good and not terribly overpriced. on board wasn't as good as on other ships, not much selection. Booze is cheap and we found that it was cheaper then on the islands.

Pools...there are 2, and plenty of hottubs for all.

Shows..were great with the exception of the last night at sea.

Ports...first was Cozumel, to us we were not there long enough, it would have been nicer to have more time there. We did hit Carlos and Charlies. Other then that we just did some shopping and didn't do any tours or sight seeing since we have been there numerous times before.

Grand Cayman....we were disappointed on how long it took for the people to get off the ship, we used tenders and it took a long time. Unless you were on a tour, you were one of the last ones off. I know that some didn't get off until 1:00 and had to be back by 4:30. we booked the Captain Bryans Catamaran Snorkel and Stingray Island tour, it was only $34 per person, and there was only 10 of us on board, it was great!!

Costa Maya....the water there is so beautiful.....crystal clear. It was pretty crowded at the port site where there are shops and a pool. we shopped and then took a taxi to Majual. There we ate and had a drink by the beach, we were going to swim but ran out of time. We did do some local shopping with the people who live there. If I had to do it again, I would have done the beach break with the ship, I heard alot of good things about it. My husband did the ruins tour and really enjoyed it.

Disembarkation went smooth!!! The whole trip was great, we met alot of nice people from all over. The crew and staff were great.


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