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Grandeur Of The Seas

Grandeur Of The Seas Review and Specifications

Specifications of Grandeur Of The Seas

Year built1996  /  Age : 23
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderKvaerner Masa-Yards (Helsinki, STX Finland)
ClassVision
Building costUSD 280 million
OwnerRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
OperatorRoyal Caribbean International
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)279 m / 915 ft
Beam (width)35 m / 115 ft
Gross Tonnage73817 gt
Passengers1994 - 2393
Crew770
Passengers-to-space ratio31
Decks12
Cabins997
Decks with cabins5
Last Refurbishment2017
Sister-shipsEnchantment OTS, Vision OTS, Rhapsody OTS, Splendour OTS (Marella Discovery), Legend OTS (Marella Discovery 2)
Christened byAviva Ofer

Current itinerary / position of Grandeur Of The Seas

Grandeur Of The Seas current cruise is 5 days, round-trip Bermuda. Prices start from USD 629 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 14 Sep, 2019 and ends on 19 Sep, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
14 Sep 16:00    Departing from Baltimore, Maryland hotels
16 Sep 13:00 - 17 Sep 14:30    Kings Wharf, Bermuda
19 Sep 07:00    Arriving in Baltimore, Maryland hotels

Review of Grandeur Of The Seas

Launched in 1996, Grandeur of the Seas is the 3rd Vision-class Royal Caribbean ship, together with Vision, Legend (now Marella Discovery 2), Enchantment, Rhapsody and Splendour (now Marella Discovery).

History - construction and ownership

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is a US company, trademarked brand and subsidiary owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL, shipowner). RCI was established in 1968 and currently has over 1/5 of the worldwide cruise market. RCI also has RCCL's largest fleet as both numbers of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). All Royal Caribbean liners have names ending with "of the Seas".

Grandeur Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

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. Speciality dining venues, a redesigned atrium and an outdoor movie screen all give guests more ways to enjoy the 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

Grandeur Of The Seas has a total of 975 cabins (of which 94 Suites, 118 Balcony rooms) in 22 grades. Most Grandeur of the Seas staterooms are 130-145-sq.foot insides (405). 14 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard Grandeur of the Seas is the Royal Suite (1090 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and 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., 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 any time 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 sea days; 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 speciality restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • Giovanni’s Table (Italian speciality restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • Izumi (Asian speciality restaurant)
  • Park Cafe (68-seat deli restaurant; complimentary - serves the Solarium area).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The shows in Grandeur's Palladium (main theatre), are designed around the dining times. Grandeur of the Seas boasts a library with an honour checkout system, a rock wall with different areas for climbers of various skills, two shuffleboard courts, a photoshop and several stores specialized in jewellery, 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.

Additional amenities include Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Adventure Ocean (Youth program), Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.

Grandeur Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

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 and 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 and Lounge; Concierge Club (suite and past guests only); Viking Crown Lounge and Nightclub
  • R Bar (43-seat cocktail bar); Cafe Latte-tudes Bar (36-seat speciality coffee bar, Starbucks Coffee); Ben and Jerry’s (ice cream bar); Schooner Bar (133-seat piano bar)
  • Centrum Boutiques (duty-free; clothes, perfumes, accessories, jewellery, logo souvenirs, General Store/alcohol and cigarettes)
  • Casino Royale (282-seat)
  • Royal Caribbean Online centre (Internet computers room; 24-hour)
  • Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center; 6 jacuzzis; 3 pools
  • Solarium lounge (includes Cafe Bar, pool bar and adults only pool area)
  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Video Games Arcade; FantaSeas Teen Center and Disco Club; Royal Babies and Tots Nursery
  • Adventure Beach; Adventure Ocean kids lounge area
  • Sports Court (golf simulator, table tennis, basketball court); Jogging Track; Rock-climbing Wall.

Grandeur Of The Seas wiki

Grandeur OTS was built in 1996 by the Finnish shipbuilder Kvaerner Masa. Vessel's construction was completed on November 20, 1996. Ship's godmother was Aviva Ofer - wife of Sammy Ofer and mother of Eyal Ofer (a member of RCI's Board of Directors). The naming ceremony was on December 13, 1996, held in PortMiami. On Dec 14 started the inaugural cruise (maiden voyage) to the Caribbean. The RCI ships Grandeur and Enchantment were the world's first passenger liners fitted with Dynamic Positioning System.

Grandeur was extensively drydock refurbished in 2012. During the upgrade, the ship's colours were revived looking brighter and warmer. The newly-added amenities and facilities included Park Cafe, R Bar, outdoor movie theatre (large LED screen), Giovanni’s Table, Chops Grille, Izumi, Centrum's (Atrium) aerial entertainment, ship-wide Wi-Fi coverage.

The relatively smaller in size Grandeur OTS has the 7-deck high "Centrum" - a distinctive feature of all older RCI ships. Viking Crown Lounge is located right on top of the Atrium - the best place for scenic sea- and port views. The design of passenger cabins makes them look bigger than their actual size. Inside their bathrooms, there are also medicine cabinets along with all the line's feature bath amenities.

Grandeur OTS refurbishment 2013 review

The list of deckplan changes after ship's drydock 2013 refurbishment included:

  • cabin upgrades (flat TVs, bathrooms, new interiors, linens, furniture)
  • complimentary “Park Cafe” (deli)
  • “Chef’s Table” (gourmet dining package)
  • “Chops Grille” (steakhouse)
  • “Giovanni’s” (Italian cuisine)
  • “Izumi” (Asian/Japanese cuisine)
  • new “Centrum” program (aerial acrobatic spectacles)
  • “R Bar” (1960s-themed)
  • Nursery
  • “Viking Crown” (received new a la carte menu)
  • New lounges (“Concierge” and “Diamond”) were added.

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Grandeur Of The Seas Itineraries

The below listed Grandeur Of The Seas cruise prices on 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.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Aug 31 5 days, round-trip Bermuda Baltimore
2019 Sep 05 9 days, round-trip Canada & New England Baltimore
2019 Sep 14 5 days, round-trip Bermuda Baltimore $629
2019 Sep 19 9 days, round-trip Bermuda & Perfect Day Baltimore $719
2019 Sep 28 5 days, round-trip Bermuda Baltimore $609
2019 Oct 03 9 days, round-trip Canada & New England Baltimore
2019 Oct 12 5 days, round-trip Bermuda Baltimore $550
2019 Oct 17 9 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day Baltimore $719
2019 Oct 26 5 days, round-trip Bermuda Baltimore $529
2019 Oct 31 8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Perfect Day Baltimore $560
2019 Nov 08 8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Perfect Day Baltimore $540
2019 Nov 16 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day Baltimore $730
2019 Nov 23 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day Baltimore $751
2019 Nov 30 12 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Baltimore $1067
2019 Dec 12 8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Perfect Day Baltimore $660
2019 Dec 20 8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Perfect Day Baltimore $980
2019 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip South East Coast & Bahamas Holiday Baltimore $1249
2020 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day Baltimore $631
2020 Jan 11 12 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Baltimore $1129
2020 Jan 23 8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Perfect Day Baltimore $530
2020 Jan 31 8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Perfect Day Baltimore $549
2020 Feb 08 12 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Baltimore $1099
2020 Feb 20 8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Perfect Day Baltimore $560
2020 Feb 28 8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Perfect Day Baltimore $579
2020 Mar 07 12 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Baltimore $999
2020 Mar 19 8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Perfect Day Baltimore $630
2020 Mar 27 8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Perfect Day Baltimore $530
2020 Apr 04 12 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Baltimore $930
2020 Apr 16 8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Perfect Day Baltimore $590
2020 Apr 24 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Baltimore $729
2020 May 01 8 days, round-trip Bermuda & Bahamas Baltimore $629
2020 May 09 5 days, round-trip Bermuda Baltimore $587
2020 May 14 9 days, round-trip Canada & New England Baltimore $706
2020 May 23 5 days, round-trip Bermuda Baltimore $587
2020 May 28 9 days, round-trip Canada & New England Baltimore $739
2020 Jun 06 5 days, round-trip Bermuda Baltimore $686
2020 Jun 11 9 days, round-trip Canada & New England Baltimore $889
2020 Jun 20 5 days, round-trip Bermuda Baltimore $737
2020 Jun 25 9 days, round-trip Bermuda & Perfect Day Baltimore $880
2020 Jul 04 5 days, round-trip Bermuda Baltimore $776
2020 Jul 09 9 days, round-trip Bermuda & Perfect Day Baltimore $929
2020 Jul 18 5 days, round-trip Bermuda Baltimore $797
2020 Jul 23 9 days, round-trip Bermuda & Perfect Day Baltimore $859
2020 Aug 01 5 days, round-trip Bermuda Baltimore $767
2020 Aug 06 9 days, round-trip Bermuda & Perfect Day Baltimore $880
2020 Aug 15 5 days, round-trip Bermuda Baltimore $666
2020 Aug 20 9 days, round-trip Canada & New England Baltimore $869
2020 Aug 29 5 days, round-trip Bermuda Baltimore $566
2020 Sep 03 9 days, round-trip Canada & New England Baltimore $789
2020 Sep 12 5 days, round-trip Bermuda Baltimore $487
2020 Sep 17 9 days, round-trip Canada & New England Baltimore $819
2020 Sep 26 5 days, round-trip Bermuda Baltimore $487
2020 Oct 01 9 days, round-trip Canada & New England Baltimore $789
2020 Oct 10 5 days, round-trip Bermuda Baltimore $487
2020 Oct 15 9 days, round-trip Canada & New England Baltimore $739
2020 Oct 24 5 days, round-trip Bermuda Baltimore $467
2020 Oct 29 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Baltimore $829
2020 Nov 09 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Baltimore $799
2020 Nov 20 8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Perfect Day Baltimore $581
2020 Nov 28 12 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Baltimore $849
2020 Dec 10 8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Perfect Day Baltimore $579
2020 Dec 18 8 days, round-trip South East Coast & Perfect Day Holiday Baltimore $830
2020 Dec 26 7 days, round-trip South East Coast & Perfect Day Holiday Baltimore $830
2021 Jan 02 7 days, round-trip South East Coast & Perfect Day Baltimore $622
2021 Jan 09 12 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Baltimore $963
2021 Jan 21 8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Perfect Day Baltimore $602
2021 Jan 29 8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Perfect Day Baltimore $602
2021 Feb 06 12 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Baltimore $953
2021 Feb 18 8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Perfect Day Baltimore $634
2021 Feb 26 8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Perfect Day Baltimore $634
2021 Mar 06 12 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Baltimore $1049
2021 Mar 18 8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Perfect Day Baltimore $655
2021 Mar 26 8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Perfect Day Baltimore $781
2021 Apr 03 12 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Baltimore $1049
2021 Apr 15 8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast & Perfect Day Baltimore $674

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by ps_cruiser32
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12 nights / 13 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean
Departure date: 14 Apr 2018
What makes this ship so great is the crew. We have been on 4 cruises on the Grand Lady and have another cruise scheduled for later this month, hurricane season pending. The ship is awesome but the crew makes these cruises great. The food in the main dining room is pretty good. The food in the...