Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas
Grandeur of the Seas Fast Facts:
Maiden Voyage: 12/14/96
Renovated: Spring 2012
Passenger Capacity: 2,446
Gross Tonnage: 73,817
Max Beam: 106’
Cruising Speed: 22 knots
Look up the word “grandeur” in the dictionary and it says, “the quality or state of being impressive or awesome.” Indeed, this Vision-class ship is just that! Although she is not a new ship, and she is not a large ship by today’s standards, her classic design and intimate size make her worthy of her name.
There is no better way to spend a hot, sunny day at sea than by lounging by the pool on deck 9 of the Grandeur of the Seas. Add an icy cold drink, and band playing Caribbean pop in the background and it might just be a perfect day! Then, when your skin turns the perfect shade of bronze, cool off in the pool or take a soak in one of the four whirlpools that border it. Or evade anyone under sixteen by relaxing in the Moorish themed solarium, an adult only area with its own pool and hot tubs. Here the day is always perfect, because at the hint of a drizzle, the crystal canopy closes out inclement weather. Note that from 10:30am to 6:30pm, and from 9:00pm to midnight, the Solarium Cafe on Grandeur of the Seas serves up pizza, hot dogs, and hamburgers!
At 200 feet above sea level and towering 30 feet above the deck, the rock-climbing wall offers an incredible view and is one of the most popular onboard activities. Whether it’s your first time on a rock wall or if you’re a seasoned climber, there are challenges for all levels of experience. However, if you prefer to get your exercise with both feet on the ground, so to speak, the fitness center is just the place. There is also an outdoor jogging track.
The elegant two-tier Great Gatsby dining room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dining times for the evening meal are around 6 pm for traditional main seating or around 8 pm for traditional late seating. Guests that prefer more flexibility can choose open seating called My Time Dining.
The Windjammer Café, found on all Royal Caribbean ships is open for breakfast and lunch, buffet style, and late afternoon and late evening snacks. At night, service steps up a notch. Service is tableside, and food is offered off a menu.
The Palladium Theater features a Las Vegas style show starring the talented Royal Caribbean singers and dancers. During the rest of the week there are a variety of shows that may include musicians, singers, comedians or magicians.
The Casino Royale features an array of world-class casino table games, such as blackjack, craps, roulette, and poker, as well as dozens of unique slot machine games to choose from. There are onboard lessons for novice players and tournaments for the more advanced.
Wrap up an evening at any one of the eight bars / lounges aboard the Grandeur. The Viking Crown Lounge and the Singing in the Rain Lounge are lovely with their walls of glass windows. They’re both nice places to sit with a good book on a day in which you’re looking to escape the sun for a few hours. The views are amazing! Dancing feet will enjoy the South Pacific Lounge and the Schooner Bar is always a fun place to spend some time, especially when a piano player is there. The music is a bit softer at the Champagne Bar.
Fun isn’t just for adults at Royal Caribbean. Kids from 3-17 are invited to take part in their exciting, complimentary Adventure Ocean Youth Programs. Run by an energetic and fully qualified staff, the program is tailored to fit five separate age groups meaning your child will always be enjoying age appropriate activities.
The Grandeur of the Seas itineraries include both the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, depending on the time of year.
Grandeur of the Seas Reviews
Prepare to bask in the splendor of the Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship brought to you by Royal Caribbean cruise lines! This ship’s impressiveness stems from the multitude of enthralling activities and plethora of relaxing ways to spend your time. Sailors of all ages will marvel at the vast array of enticing opportunities for fun, adventure, and entertainment aboard Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas luxury cruise liner. You’ll be embarking upon an exciting excursion in which many happy memories will be made. Make sure to bring your camera, as there is going to be a lot of adventure to try and remember, and you’ll want to capture all the riveting moments you share on board the Grandeur.
Dine in the Great Gatsby dining hall to enjoy the elegance and carefree style of the 20's. The Day Spa & Fitness Center feature modern exercise equipment as well as sauna and massage rooms, plus a beauty salon and gorgeous views through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. There’s the Solarium for adults only, which is an indoor/outdoor pool and lounge area which can be covered by the Crystal Canopy in case of inclement weather. The Schooner bar is a perfect place to have a drink with friends, with its nautical theme and friendly bartenders, and the Observatory on Deck 10 lets guests view the ocean as well as the night sky.
For those of you who love to curl up with a good book, you’ll find comfortable reading chairs and a wide selection of literature in the on-board library, and if you enjoy a good card game, visit the Card Room to join a Bridge tournament or play a friendly game of poker. Find that perfect item in the Jewelry Shop on Deck 6, then visit the Champagne Bar, where you can enjoy a glass or two in peace while you reflect on all the good memories you’ve been creating on your voyage. Another great place for reflection is the Singin’ in the Rain Lounge, a cozy 100-seat lounge where you can gaze through glass walls into the depth of the ocean you sail through on your nautical journey. There’s so much in store for those on board, you’ll never be bored, and always have fun, on the Grandeur of the Seas cruise by Royal Caribbean.