Grandeur Of The Seas

Grandeur Of The Seas cruise ship
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Cruise line
Royal Caribbean

Current cruise:
11 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise
27 Apr, 2016 - 07 May, 2016

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Grandeur Of The Seas Review and Specifications

Specifications of Grandeur Of The Seas

Flag Bahamas flag Bahamas
Builder KVAERNER MASA-YARDS INC.
Year of built 1996
Speed 22.5 kn
Length 279 m
Beam 35 m
Gross Tonnage 73817 gt
Passengers 1994 - 2393
Crew 770
Passengers-to-space ratio 31
Decks 12
Decks with cabins 5
Last Refurbishment 2017

Review of Grandeur Of The Seas

Launched in 1996, Grandeur of the Seas is the 3rd Vision-class Royal Caribbean ship, together with VisionLegend, EnchantmentRhapsody and Splendour. The ship cost US $300 million to build and was last refurbished in 2012 with next scheduled refurbishment in 2017.

History - construction & ownership

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. RCI is a cruise line brand established in Norway and currently based in Miami, Florida. As of September 2015, the line controls a 17% share of the world cruise market, with 23 cruise ships in service and other three on order. All vessels under the Royal Caribbean brand have had their names ending with "of the Seas" since 1991. Sister brands owned by Royal Caribbean Ltd. are Azamara Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, CDF Croisières de France and Pullmantur Cruises.

The 73,817-ton, 1,950-passenger Grandeur of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean's older cruise liners. However, passengers would never know it from ship's sleek public areas: a grand Art Deco-inspired dining venue, glitzy Palladium Theater and a sweeping 6-story atrium. The 2012 refurb gave Grandeur a new life. Royal Caribbean spent millions to add Oasis-class features to ships which lack in balconies, dining variety, and all the latest perks of the line. Post-makeover, Grandeur of the Seas now sports updated staterooms, including shipwide Wi-Fi and flat-screen TV's. Specialty dining venues, a redesigned atrium and an outdoor movie screen all give guests more ways to enjoy time onboard. Browse daily restaurant menus and activity schedules by digital "Wayfinder" signage - large touch-screens by the elevators, which also help find directions and are incredibly helpful when you can't remember whether you're aft or forward on the ship.

Cruise itinerary program

Grandeur of the Seas itinerary program is based on Canada, Bermuda and Caribbean cruises from Baltimore MD. Feature port destinations include Nassau Bahamas, Cozumel Mexico, Jamaica, Florida (Key West and Port Canaveral), as well as Coco Cay (the private island of Royal Caribbean in the Bahamas).

Cabins

Most Grandeur of the Seas staterooms are 130-145-sq.foot insides (405). There are a total of 1142 staterooms in 24 categories. 14 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard Grandeur of the Seas are the Royal Suites (1090 ft2).

Dining options - Food & Drinks

For a quick bite choose Grandeur's Windjammer Marketplace. It's set up in various stations, so you can grab everything from cheeses and pizza to carved meats and dessert. Beginning at 3 p.m., an afternoon tea is offered there each day. During busy times, it's difficult to find tables. For more formal dining, better check out the two-level Great Gatsby dining room. It's open daily from 7 to 9:30 a.m. for breakfast and from noon to 1:30 p.m. for lunch (when it's converted into a Brasserie 30 restaurant, which serves excellent dishes like shells with pesto sauce). Set-seating dining times are 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Passengers can opt for anytime dining, which allows to avoid set tablemates and eat between 6 and 9:30 p.m. The alternative dining venues onboard Grandeur of the Seas include the Chops Grille (which carries a fee of $30 per person), Giovanni's Table Italian restaurant (serves family-style dishes for $15 per person at lunch, and dinner for $20) and Izumi (mostly Japanese food and sushi restaurant, with a service charge in addition to a la carte fees for menu items). The Viking Crown Lounge serves tapas-style small bites, but if you are a serious foodie, better consider the Chef's Table exclusive experience. You'll pay $95 for five-course, wine-paired dinner hosted by Grandeur's executive chef and sommelier, and it's worth the price.

Follows the complete list of Grandeur of the Seas restaurants and food bars.

  • Great Gatsby Restaurant (1039-seat aft Dining Room; offers Brasserie 30 lunch on seadays; Chef's Table)
  • Windjammer Cafe lido buffet restaurant (790-seat, offers Early Breakfast at 6:30 a.m., Breakfast between 7:00-11:30 a.m., Lunch 11.30-3:30 p.m. and Dinner 6.30-9:00 p.m.)
  • Chops Grille (74-seat specialty restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • Giovanni’s Table (Italian specialty restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • Izumi (Asian specialty restaurant)
  • Park Cafe (68-seat deli restaurant; complimentary - serves the Solarium area).

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

The shows in Grandeur's Palladium (main theater), are designed around the dining times. Grandeur of the Seas boasts a library with an honor checkout system, a rock wall with different areas for climbers of various skills, two shuffle board courts, a photo shop and several stores specialized in jewelry, souvenirs, cigarettes, cigars and liquor. There are also many themed bars and lounges, including a pool deck bar, Schooner, Viking Lounge, South Pacific Lounge and a piano area. The open atrium is called the Centrum and stretches from deck 4 to deck 10. Several youth facilities are scattered around the ship, including a teen nightclub and an arcade area. A special edition of "The Compass" named "Explorations" is published specifically for kids. Most enrichment consists of activities like gaming lessons in the casino and dance classes in the disco, free of charge. If you expect lectures and the like, Grandeur of the Seas probably is not the ship for you. The line offers a number of shore excursions through its "Explorations!" desk. Glass-bottom boat trips and sightseeing tours are very popular, as are beach excursions, but have in mind that you may be able to access some of the beaches for free or for a lower price if you go on your own.

Follows the complete list of Grandeur of the Seas lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Palladium Theater (870-seat, features grand production shows with dance, acrobatics, comedy and games)
  • Photo Gallery & Shop; Art Gallery
  • The Centrum (6-deck atrium and social hub, offers aerial acrobatics entertainment); Card Room; South Pacific Lounge (328-seat show entertainment lounge); Diamond Club & Lounge; Concierge Club (suite and past guests only); Viking Crown Lounge & Nightclub
  • R Bar (43-seat cocktail bar); Cafe Latte-tudes Bar (36-seat specialty coffee bar, Starbucks Coffee); Ben & Jerry’s (ice cream bar); Schooner Bar (133-seat piano bar)
  • Centrum Boutiques (duty-free; clothes, perfumes, accessories, jewelry, logo souvenirs, General Store/alcohol and cigarettes)
  • Casino Royale (282-seat)
  • Royal Caribbean Online center (Internet computers room; 24-hour)
  • Vitality at Sea Spa & Fitness Center
  • Solarium lounge (includes Cafe Bar, pool bar and adults only pool area)
  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Video Games Arcade; FantaSeas Teen Center & Disco Club; Royal Babies & Tots Nursery
  • Adventure Beach; Adventure Ocean kids lounge area
  • Sports Court (golf simulator, table tennis, basketball court); Jogging Track; Rock-climbing Wall.

Source: CruiseShipDeckPlan.com


Grandeur Of The Seas Itineraries 2016

The below listed Grandeur Of The Seas cruise prices on 2016 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Royal Caribbean fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
27 April 11 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $2134
27 Apr      Departing from Baltimore
30 Apr 08:00 - 16:00      Labadee
01 May 13:00 - 22:00      San Juan
02 May 08:00 - 17:00      St Thomas
03 May 08:00 - 17:00      Philipsburg
07 May      Arriving in Baltimore
07 May 6 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise
Prices starting
from $625
07 May      Departing from Baltimore
09 May 13:00 - 14:00      Kings Wharf
12 May      Arriving in Baltimore
12 May 10 days, round-trip Bermuda & Bahamas Cruise
Prices starting
from $906
12 May      Departing from Baltimore
14 May 14:00 - 15:00      Kings Wharf
17 May 13:00 - 23:00      Nassau
18 May 08:00 - 17:00      Coco Cay
21 May      Arriving in Baltimore
21 May 6 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise
Prices starting
from $629
21 May      Departing from Baltimore
23 May 13:00 - 14:00      Kings Wharf
26 May      Arriving in Baltimore
26 May 10 days, round-trip Canada & New England Cruise
Prices starting
from $810
26 May      Departing from Baltimore
28 May 10:00 - 23:00      Boston
29 May 08:00 - 17:00      Portland
30 May 08:00 - 18:00      Bar Harbor
31 May 07:00 - 15:00      Saint John
01 Jun 10:00 - 19:00      Halifax
04 Jun      Arriving in Baltimore
04 June 6 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise
Prices starting
from $696
04 Jun      Departing from Baltimore
06 Jun 13:00 - 14:00      Kings Wharf
09 Jun      Arriving in Baltimore
09 June 10 days, round-trip Bermuda & Bahamas Cruise
Prices starting
from $850
09 Jun      Departing from Baltimore
11 Jun 14:00 - 15:00      Kings Wharf
14 Jun 13:00 - 23:00      Nassau
15 Jun 08:00 - 17:00      Coco Cay
18 Jun      Arriving in Baltimore
18 June 6 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise
Prices starting
from $850
18 Jun      Departing from Baltimore
20 Jun 13:00 - 14:00      Kings Wharf
23 Jun      Arriving in Baltimore
23 June 10 days, round-trip Canada & New England Cruise
Prices starting
from $1392
23 Jun      Departing from Baltimore
25 Jun 10:00 - 23:00      Boston
26 Jun 08:00 - 17:00      Portland
27 Jun 08:00 - 18:00      Bar Harbor
28 Jun 07:00 - 15:00      Saint John
29 Jun 10:00 - 19:00      Halifax
02 Jul      Arriving in Baltimore
02 July 6 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise
Prices starting
from $959
02 Jul      Departing from Baltimore
04 Jul 13:00 - 14:00      Kings Wharf
07 Jul      Arriving in Baltimore
07 July 10 days, round-trip Bermuda & Bahamas Cruise
Prices starting
from $943
07 Jul      Departing from Baltimore
09 Jul 14:00 - 15:00      Kings Wharf
12 Jul 13:00 - 23:00      Nassau
13 Jul 08:00 - 17:00      Coco Cay
16 Jul      Arriving in Baltimore
16 July 6 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise
Prices starting
from $835
16 Jul      Departing from Baltimore
18 Jul 13:00 - 14:00      Kings Wharf
21 Jul      Arriving in Baltimore
21 July 10 days, round-trip Bermuda & Bahamas Cruise
Prices starting
from $929
21 Jul      Departing from Baltimore
23 Jul 14:00 - 15:00      Kings Wharf
26 Jul 13:00 - 23:00      Nassau
27 Jul 08:00 - 17:00      Coco Cay
30 Jul      Arriving in Baltimore
30 July 6 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise
Prices starting
from $842
30 Jul      Departing from Baltimore
01 Aug 13:00 - 14:00      Kings Wharf
04 Aug      Arriving in Baltimore
04 August 10 days, round-trip Canada & New England Cruise
Prices starting
from $1300
04 Aug      Departing from Baltimore
06 Aug 10:00 - 23:00      Boston
07 Aug 08:00 - 17:00      Portland
08 Aug 08:00 - 18:00      Bar Harbor
09 Aug 07:00 - 15:00      Saint John
10 Aug 10:00 - 19:00      Halifax
13 Aug      Arriving in Baltimore
13 August 6 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise
Prices starting
from $884
13 Aug      Departing from Baltimore
15 Aug 13:00 - 14:00      Kings Wharf
18 Aug      Arriving in Baltimore
18 August 10 days, round-trip Bermuda & Bahamas Cruise
Prices starting
from $1030
18 Aug      Departing from Baltimore
20 Aug 14:00 - 15:00      Kings Wharf
23 Aug 13:00 - 23:00      Nassau
24 Aug 08:00 - 17:00      Coco Cay
27 Aug      Arriving in Baltimore
27 August 6 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise
Prices starting
from $711
27 Aug      Departing from Baltimore
29 Aug 13:00 - 14:00      Kings Wharf
01 Sep      Arriving in Baltimore
01 September 10 days, round-trip Canada & New England Cruise
Prices starting
from $913
01 Sep      Departing from Baltimore
03 Sep 10:00 - 23:00      Boston
04 Sep 08:00 - 17:00      Portland
05 Sep 08:00 - 18:00      Bar Harbor
06 Sep 07:00 - 15:00      Saint John
07 Sep 10:00 - 19:00      Halifax
10 Sep      Arriving in Baltimore
10 September 6 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise
Prices starting
from $670
10 Sep      Departing from Baltimore
12 Sep 13:00 - 14:00      Kings Wharf
15 Sep      Arriving in Baltimore
15 September 10 days, round-trip Canada & New England Cruise
Prices starting
from $847
15 Sep      Departing from Baltimore
17 Sep 10:00 - 23:00      Boston
18 Sep 08:00 - 17:00      Portland
19 Sep 08:00 - 18:00      Bar Harbor
20 Sep 07:00 - 15:00      Saint John
21 Sep 10:00 - 19:00      Halifax
24 Sep      Arriving in Baltimore
24 September 6 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise
Prices starting
from $636
24 Sep      Departing from Baltimore
26 Sep 13:00 - 14:00      Kings Wharf
29 Sep      Arriving in Baltimore
29 September 10 days, round-trip Canada & New England Cruise
Prices starting
from $796
29 Sep      Departing from Baltimore
01 Oct 10:00 - 23:00      Boston
02 Oct 08:00 - 17:00      Portland
03 Oct 08:00 - 18:00      Bar Harbor
04 Oct 07:00 - 15:00      Saint John
05 Oct 10:00 - 19:00      Halifax
08 Oct      Arriving in Baltimore
08 October 6 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise
Prices starting
from $666
08 Oct      Departing from Baltimore
10 Oct 13:00 - 14:00      Kings Wharf
13 Oct      Arriving in Baltimore
13 October 10 days, round-trip Canada & New England Cruise
Prices starting
from $875
13 Oct      Departing from Baltimore
15 Oct 10:00 - 23:00      Boston
16 Oct 08:00 - 17:00      Portland
17 Oct 08:00 - 18:00      Bar Harbor
18 Oct 07:00 - 15:00      Saint John
19 Oct 10:00 - 19:00      Halifax
22 Oct      Arriving in Baltimore
22 October 10 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Bahamas Cruise
Prices starting
from $698
22 Oct      Departing from Baltimore
24 Oct 07:00 - 16:00      Charleston
25 Oct 10:00 - 21:00      Port Canaveral
26 Oct 10:00 - 20:00      Miami
27 Oct 10:00 - 23:00      Nassau
28 Oct 08:00 - 17:00      Coco Cay
31 Oct      Arriving in Baltimore
31 October 13 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $1331
31 Oct      Departing from Baltimore
04 Nov 09:00 - 18:00      St Thomas
05 Nov 07:00 - 16:00      St Johns
06 Nov 10:00 - 19:00      Bridgetown
07 Nov 08:00 - 16:00      Castries
08 Nov 09:00 - 17:00      Philipsburg
12 Nov      Arriving in Baltimore
12 November 10 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Bahamas Cruise
Prices starting
from $653
12 Nov      Departing from Baltimore
14 Nov 10:00 - 21:00      Port Canaveral
15 Nov 10:00 - 19:00      Miami
16 Nov 08:00 - 17:00      Freeport
17 Nov 08:00 - 23:00      Nassau
18 Nov 08:00 - 17:00      Coco Cay
21 Nov      Arriving in Baltimore
21 November 8 days, round-trip Bahamas Cruise
Prices starting
from $710
21 Nov      Departing from Baltimore
23 Nov 10:00 - 20:00      Port Canaveral
24 Nov 09:00 - 17:00      Coco Cay
25 Nov 07:00 - 17:00      Nassau
28 Nov      Arriving in Baltimore
28 November 13 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $1116
28 Nov      Departing from Baltimore
02 Dec 09:00 - 18:00      Basseterre
03 Dec 09:00 - 18:00      Castries
04 Dec 09:00 - 18:00      St Johns
05 Dec 07:00 - 18:00      St Croix
06 Dec 07:00 - 16:00      St Thomas
10 Dec      Arriving in Baltimore
10 December 13 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $1030
10 Dec      Departing from Baltimore
14 Dec 09:00 - 18:00      St Thomas
15 Dec 07:00 - 16:00      Basseterre
16 Dec 10:00 - 18:00      Bridgetown
17 Dec 08:00 - 16:00      Castries
18 Dec 09:00 - 17:00      Philipsburg
22 Dec      Arriving in Baltimore
22 December 13 days, round-trip Holidays In The Antilles Cruise
Prices starting
from $1742
22 Dec      Departing from Baltimore
26 Dec 09:00 - 18:00      St Thomas
27 Dec 07:00 - 16:00      St Johns
28 Dec 10:00 - 19:00      Bridgetown
29 Dec 08:00 - 16:00      Castries
30 Dec 09:00 - 17:00      Philipsburg
03 Jan      Arriving in Baltimore

Grandeur Of The Seas Itineraries 2017

The below listed Grandeur Of The Seas cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Royal Caribbean fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
03 January 12 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $1125
03 Jan      Departing from Baltimore
07 Jan 09:00 - 18:00      St Thomas
08 Jan 09:00 - 18:00      St Johns
09 Jan 08:00 - 16:00      Castries
10 Jan 09:00 - 17:00      Philipsburg
14 Jan      Arriving in Baltimore
14 January 10 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Bahamas Cruise
Prices starting
from $647
14 Jan      Departing from Baltimore
16 Jan 07:00 - 16:00      Charleston
17 Jan 10:00 - 21:00      Port Canaveral
18 Jan 10:00 - 20:00      Miami
19 Jan 10:00 - 23:00      Nassau
20 Jan 08:00 - 17:00      Coco Cay
23 Jan      Arriving in Baltimore
23 January 13 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $1076
23 Jan      Departing from Baltimore
27 Jan 09:00 - 18:00      St Thomas
28 Jan 07:00 - 16:00      St Johns
29 Jan 09:00 - 18:00      Castries
30 Jan 09:00 - 18:00      Basseterre
31 Jan 07:00 - 17:00      Philipsburg
04 Feb      Arriving in Baltimore
04 February 10 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Bahamas Cruise
Prices starting
from $647
04 Feb      Departing from Baltimore
06 Feb 07:00 - 16:00      Charleston
07 Feb 10:00 - 21:00      Port Canaveral
08 Feb 09:00 - 18:00      Freeport
09 Feb 07:00 - 23:00      Nassau
10 Feb 08:00 - 17:00      Coco Cay
13 Feb      Arriving in Baltimore
13 February 13 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $1164
13 Feb      Departing from Baltimore
17 Feb 09:00 - 18:00      St Thomas
18 Feb 07:00 - 16:00      St Johns
19 Feb 10:00 - 19:00      Bridgetown
20 Feb 08:00 - 16:00      Castries
21 Feb 09:00 - 17:00      Philipsburg
25 Feb      Arriving in Baltimore
25 February 10 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Bahamas Cruise
Prices starting
from $786
25 Feb      Departing from Baltimore
27 Feb 07:00 - 16:00      Charleston
28 Feb 10:00 - 21:00      Port Canaveral
01 Mar 10:00 - 20:00      Miami
02 Mar 08:00 - 17:00      Freeport
03 Mar 08:00 - 17:00      Coco Cay
06 Mar      Arriving in Baltimore
06 March 13 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $1221
06 Mar      Departing from Baltimore
10 Mar 09:00 - 18:00      St Thomas
11 Mar 07:00 - 16:00      St Johns
12 Mar 09:00 - 18:00      Castries
13 Mar 09:00 - 18:00      Basseterre
14 Mar 07:00 - 17:00      Philipsburg
18 Mar      Arriving in Baltimore
18 March 10 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Bahamas Cruise
Prices starting
from $1048
18 Mar      Departing from Baltimore
20 Mar 07:00 - 16:00      Charleston
21 Mar 10:00 - 21:00      Port Canaveral
22 Mar 09:00 - 18:00      Freeport
23 Mar 08:00 - 17:00      Coco Cay
24 Mar 08:00 - 18:00      Nassau
27 Mar      Arriving in Baltimore
27 March 13 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $1135
27 Mar      Departing from Baltimore
31 Mar 09:00 - 18:00      St Thomas
01 Apr 07:00 - 16:00      St Johns
02 Apr 10:00 - 19:00      Bridgetown
03 Apr 08:00 - 16:00      Castries
04 Apr 09:00 - 17:00      Philipsburg
08 Apr      Arriving in Baltimore
08 April 10 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Bahamas Cruise
Prices starting
from $947
08 Apr      Departing from Baltimore
10 Apr 07:00 - 16:00      Charleston
11 Apr 10:00 - 21:00      Port Canaveral
12 Apr 10:00 - 20:00      Miami
13 Apr 09:00 - 23:00      Nassau
14 Apr 08:00 - 17:00      Coco Cay
17 Apr      Arriving in Baltimore
17 April 8 days, round-trip Bahamas Cruise
Prices starting
from $630
17 Apr      Departing from Baltimore
19 Apr 10:00 - 20:00      Port Canaveral
20 Apr 13:00 - 23:00      Nassau
21 Apr 08:00 - 17:00      Coco Cay
24 Apr      Arriving in Baltimore