Grandeur Of The Seas

Grandeur Of The Seas current position

Grandeur Of The Seas current location is at Caribbean Sea (coordinates 13.10383 N / -59.62950 W) cruising en route to DRIFT. The AIS position was reported 52 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Grandeur Of The Seas

Grandeur Of The Seas current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Island Hop. Prices start from USD 228 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 05 Dec, 2021 and ends on 12 Dec, 2021.

Date / TimePort
05 Dec 22:00    Departing from Bridgetown, Barbados hotels
06 Dec 08:00 - 18:00    Scarborough, Tobago
07 Dec 08:00 - 18:00    Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
08 Dec 08:00 - 18:00    St Georges, Grenada
09 Dec 08:00 - 18:00    Fort-de-France, Martinique
10 Dec 08:00 - 18:00    Roseau, Dominica
11 Dec 08:00 - 18:00    Castries, St Lucia Island
12 Dec 07:00    Arriving in Bridgetown, Barbados hotels

Specifications of Grandeur Of The Seas

Year built1996  /  Age: 25
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
Crew760
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
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Grandeur Of The Seas Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Dec 05 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Island Hop Bridgetown $228
2021 Dec 12 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Island Hop Bridgetown $228
2021 Dec 19 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Island Hop Bridgetown $420
2021 Dec 26 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Island Hop Holiday Bridgetown $389
2022 Jan 02 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Adventure Bridgetown $391
2022 Jan 09 14 days, round-trip Ultimate Caribbean Cruise Bridgetown $849
2022 Jan 23 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Island Hop Bridgetown $249
2022 Jan 30 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Island Hop Bridgetown $249
2022 Feb 06 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Island Hop Bridgetown $249
2022 Feb 13 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Adventure Bridgetown $341
2022 Feb 20 14 days, round-trip Ultimate Caribbean Cruise Bridgetown $5025
2022 Mar 06 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Island Hop Bridgetown $311
2022 Mar 13 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Island Hop Bridgetown $251
2022 Mar 20 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Island Hop Bridgetown $350
2022 Mar 27 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Adventure Bridgetown $252
2022 Apr 03 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Island Hop Bridgetown $341
2022 Apr 10 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Island Hop Bridgetown $291
2022 Apr 17 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Island Hop Bridgetown $311
2022 Apr 24 10 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Galveston Bridgetown $566
2022 May 04 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $211
2022 May 09 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $181
2022 May 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $231
2022 May 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $191
2022 May 23 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $191
2022 May 27 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $281
2022 Jun 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $481
2022 Jun 06 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $351
2022 Jun 10 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $461
2022 Jun 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $471
2022 Jun 20 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $390
2022 Jun 24 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $461
2022 Jun 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $521
2022 Jul 04 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $442
2022 Jul 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $541
2022 Jul 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $541
2022 Jul 18 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $420
2022 Jul 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $501
2022 Jul 27 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $471
2022 Aug 01 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $382
2022 Aug 05 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $481
2022 Aug 10 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $461
2022 Aug 15 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $361
2022 Aug 19 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $451
2022 Aug 24 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $421
2022 Aug 29 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $302
2022 Sep 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $381
2022 Sep 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $381
2022 Sep 12 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $291
2022 Sep 16 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $381
2022 Sep 21 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $381
2022 Sep 26 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $291
2022 Sep 30 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $381
2022 Oct 05 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $381
2022 Oct 10 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $302
2022 Oct 14 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $391
2022 Oct 19 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $391
2022 Oct 24 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $302
2022 Oct 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $391
2022 Nov 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Miami $299
2022 Nov 18 9 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Miami $840
2022 Nov 27 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Miami $299
2022 Dec 02 9 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Miami $581
2022 Dec 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Miami $359
2022 Dec 16 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Miami $420
2022 Dec 21 9 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Miami $1060
2022 Dec 30 9 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Holiday Miami $1230
2023 Jan 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Miami $308
2023 Jan 13 9 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Miami $668
2023 Jan 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Miami $308
2023 Jan 27 9 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Miami $698
2023 Feb 05 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Miami $308
2023 Feb 10 9 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Miami $698
2023 Feb 19 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Miami $368
2023 Feb 24 9 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Miami $728
2023 Mar 05 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Miami $368
2023 Mar 10 9 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Miami $768
2023 Mar 19 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Miami $428
2023 Mar 24 9 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Miami $728
2023 Apr 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Miami $428
2023 Apr 07 9 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Miami $768
2023 Apr 16 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Miami $308
2023 Apr 21 9 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Miami $698

Grandeur Of The Seas Review

Review of Grandeur Of The Seas

The 1996-built Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship is the 3rd Vision-class Royal Caribbean liners, with sisterships Vision OTS, Legend OTS (now Marella Discovery 2), Enchantment OTS, Rhapsody OTS, Splendour OTS (now Marella Discovery).

The vessel (IMO number 9102978) is currently Bahamas-flagged (MMSI 311315000) and registered in Nassau.

In 2021, after 23 years of RCI service, Grandeur OTS was planned to leave the RCI fleet and to be transferred to Pullmantur Cruises Spain, but these plans were canceled. As a replacement for Grandeur OTS in homeport Baltimore MD was scheduled Enchantment OTS. Pullmantur planned to deploy the liner in Northern Europe for Baltic Sea and Norwegian Fjords itineraries with roundtrips from homeports Trondheim Norway and Warnemunde-Rostock Germany.

History - construction and ownership

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is a US passenger shipping company, trademarked travel 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 RCG's largest fleet as both numbers of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). All RCI liners have names ending with "of the Seas".

Grandeur Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

The 2000-passenger ship Grandeur OTS is one of Royal Caribbean's older 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 that lack 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 HDTV'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.

Decks and Cabins

Grandeur Of The Seas staterooms (997 total, in 21 grades) include 95 Suites, 122 Balcony, 380 Oceanviews, 400 Inside. Cabin sizes vary between 140-190 ft2 (13-18 m2). Most cabin balconies are sized 40 ft2 / 4 m2. The largest is the Royal Suite (1185 ft2 / 110 m2 plus 160 ft2 / 15 m2 terrace). Wheelchair-accessible cabins are 16.

The boat has 12 decks, of which 11 are passenger-accessible and 5 with cabins.

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 desserts. 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 5-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 dining times. Grandeur OTS boasts a library with an honor checkout system, a rock wall with different areas for climbers of various skills, two shuffleboard courts, a photoshop 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.

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, 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 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.

Itineraries

Grandeur of the Seas itinerary program was based on Canada New England, Bermuda and Caribbean cruises leaving from homeport Baltimore MD. The roundtrips were operated until 2020 and visited ports in Bahamas (Nassau, Coco Cay), Mexico (Cozumel), Jamaica, Florida (Key West and Port Canaveral). In Baltimore, Grandeur OTS was replaced by Enchantment OTS.

In mid-January 2021, RCI announced the company's first-ever homeporting in Bridgetown Barbados with Grandeur OTS. The itinerary program (December 2021 through April 2022) also featured 3x new for RCI ports - Scarborough (Tobago Island), Port-of-Spain (Trinidad Island) and Kingstown (St Vincent Island, Grenadines).

RCI's ex-Barbados program is based on fly-cruise deals (roundtrip flights from the USA) and 3x itineraries - two 7-night and one 14-night.

  • 7-night "Southern Caribbean Explorer" itinerary visits Scarborough (Tobago), Port-of-Spain (Trinidad), St George's (Grenada), Kingstown (St Vincent, Grenadines), Roseau (Dominica), Castries (St Lucia)
  • 7-night "Southern Caribbean Adventure" itinerary visits St George's, Kralendijk (Bonaire), Oranjestad (Aruba), Willemstad (Curacao), Port-of-Spain
  • 14-night "Ultimate Caribbean" itinerary visits St George's, Kingstown, Kralendijk, Oranjestad, Willemstad, Port-of-Spain, Cartagena (Colombia), Colon (Panama) and Puerto Limon (Costa Rica).

 Bookings opened on January 13, 2021.

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Grandeur OTS was constructed by Kvaerner Masa-Yards (Helsinki Finland). The 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 colors 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' namesake is the RSSC's boat Seven Seas Grandeur (2023).

Inaugural roundtrip Barbados cruises 2021

For winter 2021-2022, Royal Caribbean scheduled for Grandeur OTS a total of 15x roundtrips from Barbados. The company's first-ever homeporting season in Barbados (December 5, 2021, through April 17, 2022) included 3x different itineraries.

7-day "Southern Caribbean Explorer" (from $1040 per person, with double occupancy)

Date / TimePort
05 Dec 22:00Departing from Bridgetown, Barbados
06 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Scarborough, Tobago
07 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
08 Dec 08:00 - 18:00St Georges, Grenada
09 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Fort-de-France, Martinique
10 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Roseau, Dominica
11 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Castries, St Lucia Island
12 Dec 07:00Arriving in Bridgetown, Barbados

7-day "Abc Caribbean Adventure Cruise (from $660 pp)

Date / TimePort
02 Jan 22:00Departing from Bridgetown, Barbados
03 Jan 07:00 - 15:00St Georges, Grenada
04 Jan 12:00 - 21:00Kralendijk, Bonaire Island, Dutch Antilles
05 Jan 08:00 - 22:00Willemstad, Curacao Island, Dutch Antilles
06 Jan 08:00 - 22:00Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles
08 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
09 Jan 07:00Arriving in Bridgetown, Barbados

14-day "Ultimate Caribbean Cruise" (from $750 pp)

Date / TimePort
20 Feb 22:00Departing from Bridgetown, Barbados
21 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Kingstown, Saint Vincent Island, Grenadines
22 Feb 07:00 - 14:00St Georges, Grenada
23 Feb 14:00 - 23:00Willemstad, Curacao Island, Dutch Antilles
24 Feb 08:00 - 21:00Kralendijk, Bonaire Island, Dutch Antilles
26 Feb 07:00 - 15:00Cartagena, Colombia
27 Feb 07:00 - 18:00Colon, Panama
28 Feb 07:00 - 17:00Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
02 Mar - 03 Mar 14:00Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles
05 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
06 Mar 07:00Arriving in Bridgetown, Barbados

Grandeur OTS refurbishment 2013 review

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

  • cabin upgrades (LCD 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" Atrium program (aerial acrobatic spectacles)
  • "R Bar" (1960s-themed)
  • RCI Nursery
  • "Viking Crown" (received new a la carte menu)
  • New lounges (“Concierge” and “Diamond”) were added.

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New product RCCl at the time

by Craigscruises4u
38 Reviews written
8 days, round-trip from Miami, Florida
Departure date: 21 Feb 1999
Cruise number 7 . Cruised on the RCCL Grandeur of the Seas Departure date : 21st February 1999 Cabin number : 4542.- mid ships deck 4 Balcony Total pax : 2446 , Crew :760 : Decks : 11 Cruise - Eastern Caribbean - 7 nights Miami / San Juan / St Croix / St Thomas / Nassua /Miami Modern style...

Great crew of the Grand Lady

by ps_cruiser32
1 Review written
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...

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