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PostSubject: Grandeur of the Seas/med cruise    Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:12 pm

This is my review of the Grandeur of the Seas, I think the photos will tell most of the story here.



Well after checking in we stood at the side of this massive vessel, I couldn't believe I was about to go on a cruise.

I loved the way they had taken our luggage and said they would deliver it to our room for us, good start.









Room

Well we couldn't wait to see the room and it was exactly what we expected for a budget room, very small but nice and clean.



There was a big double bed and two bunk beds which dropped down from the ceiling.






As you can see the bathroom was tiny but again nice and clean, and after all we were not about to spend all our holiday in there .



It was weird not having a window lol.









Out of the room turn left and we were in the what they called upper Centrum area.









Centrum

This was the central hub of the ship, it was another amazing place with all the neon lights that changed colour, they always had a singer and someone on the piano in this area but also had little shows on.


















WoW what lovely looking girls lol



Our names are James-----------James Bond



This lady singer had the most amazing voice



Our Captain, he was gutted because we wouldn't dine with him hehehe, only joking















Pool Area

Well we didn't expect a huge pool but what was there was really nice. There was also drink dispensers and tea and coffee machines for free, the cold drinks were like a bitter lemon, ice tea or water. Pop was an extra but we paid for the drinks package for our kids so they could have lemonade, coke etc I think it worked out at an extra £24 a week, the beer package worked out at a whopping £45 a day each, we didn't bother




















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Theatre (Palladium)

I loved this amazing looking theatre, the deco was fantastic and stylish, I was really looking forward to the big broadway style shows, unfortunately they didn't appear lol. I was a bit disappointed with the shows they put on in the theatre, they lasted a maximum of 45 minutes and I would say 15 minutes of that was taken up with the entertainment team telling you what was on the next night in English then in French. The last nights show in this magnificent theatre was a juggler from France, nothing else just a juggler I mean come on No

Dont get me wrong I enjoyed what they put on but just expected a bit more pizazz.



























Viking Crown Lounge

I loved this area, really nice deco, again a bit of a waste as there was hardly any entertainment on, I thought they would have had singers etc but we did go to a quiz there once lol.







Nightclub







Ive got some night shots and I will update soon


The dining hall






The scene out of our window every night when we went for our tea












These were our waiters for the entire cruise, they were brilliant at there job and a really good laugh.





Sorry couldn't wait so here is a photo after I've munched at it lol







Allison sampling the wine, the whole bottle lol.



We heard some funny stories from this guy I can tell you, he was always laughing and sometimes laughed that much we couldn't understand what he was saying lol. If I owned a restaurant he would defo be working for me, a really nice guy.

These guys work really long and hard hours but they always had a smile on there face.







Casino












Climbing wall

Our Kate



And here is Christopher, me and Graham were going to go up but didn't want to show the kids up pale



Centrum shops



Sorry cant seem to find anymore photos of these, I do have them somewhere and I will update as soon as I can.

Some views from the ship

Dolphins







Views of Mallorca Island from the ship
















Now that's what I call a can





A bit more info..............

Drinks
The drink prices were ridiculous and a total ripp off, Ive never paid so much for a lager in my life, go for the oil can Fosters its the same price as a pint but about a pint and 3 quarter's in the can. The drinks package worked out at about £45 a day each, we didn't bother.

Transfers to the resorts
Again a rip off we found the local taxi's to be alot cheaper than the ship transfers, it was like you have paid all this money for your holiday but we want more of it. It really annoyed us.

The staff/bedroom assistant/dinning hall waiters
Don't forget to budget for paying there wages, they get next to nothing from the ship company and its upto you to pay there wages, now if you have never been on a cruise before this can be a bit of a shock to the system, they give you a detailed page telling you how much they expect you to pay, if you dont let them know in advance they could charge this money directly to your credit card, the last day of your holiday they leave envelopes on your bed to put money in and hand it to the staff yourself, I think this is a horrible way of doing things and you feel very pressurised into paying out even more after paying for your holiday.

This should all be in with the price its cheap labour on behalf of the shipping company as far as I'm concerned. We saw on one table where passengers had been for there meals every night but on the last day didnt turn out so they didnt have to face the staff and give them anything.



For more info on this ship click the link below.

http://www.royalcaribbean.co.uk/our-ships/vision-class/grandeur-of-the-seas/ships-decks-and-facts/#tab-16-5284

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PostSubject: Re: Grandeur of the Seas/med cruise    Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:55 pm

Daryn, brilliant mate, looks like you had a cracking time. I bet when you started to approach Mallorca, it all of a sudden felt very familar like coming home eh?!!!

Nice one mate.
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PostSubject: Re: Grandeur of the Seas/med cruise    Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:22 pm

Very good Daryn, well worth the wait, rep from me. clap clap

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PostSubject: Re: Grandeur of the Seas/med cruise    Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:42 pm

WOW, it looks amazing. Don has often said about a cruise, I wasn't too sure until I saw this.
Great Daryn, have a rep clap clap
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PostSubject: Re: Grandeur of the Seas/med cruise    Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:44 pm

Excellent Daryn - so pleased you all enjoyed yourselves.

Rep from me too.

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PostSubject: Re: Grandeur of the Seas/med cruise    Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:28 pm

yes great review Daryn, it doesn't leave any stones unturned for those that would like a cruise rep from me
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PostSubject: Re: Grandeur of the Seas/med cruise    Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:29 pm

Looks fab Daryn .....

rep from me too ! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Grandeur of the Seas/med cruise    Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:37 pm

Excellent daryn really was up there with one of the best for me loved every minute got it brings it all back rep from me too
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PostSubject: Re: Grandeur of the Seas/med cruise    Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:23 pm

Thanks everyone it was a great experience and one Ill remember for a long time, posh for one week only lol. More reviews to come of the places we visited and of course Palma Nova

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PostSubject: Re: Grandeur of the Seas/med cruise    Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:19 pm

brilliant photo's daryn,really excellent.

always wanted to try an informal cruise and after seeing your photo's and review we really want to try one now.

have a rep mate,really enjoyed that.










well worth the wait wtf lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Grandeur of the Seas/med cruise    Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:22 pm

Heres a pic of my tea before i ate it



Also was a bit lazy and did breakfast in bed a few times















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PostSubject: Re: Grandeur of the Seas/med cruise    Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:25 pm

How much extra was it for Brekkie in bed Graham?

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PostSubject: Re: Grandeur of the Seas/med cruise    Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:27 pm

It was free hehehehe

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PostSubject: Re: Grandeur of the Seas/med cruise    Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:57 pm

you turned down a fry up
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PostSubject: Re: Grandeur of the Seas/med cruise    Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:11 pm

Nice one daryn, rep from me, one for Graham too Very Happy Thumsup

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PostSubject: Re: Grandeur of the Seas/med cruise    Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:06 pm

Great review Daryn, I have never really fancied a cruise but I can see the attraction when you are on a ship like that.

Glad to see you dressed to impress for the formal dining, very smart Thumsup

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PostSubject: Re: Grandeur of the Seas/med cruise    Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:19 pm

Great honest review, with fab pics! Well done Daryn . . . rep from me.
But I'm feeling queasy now . . pale
Where did I put those Quells . . lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Grandeur of the Seas/med cruise    Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:25 pm

theboss wrote:

But I'm feeling queasy now . . pale
Where did I put those Quells . . lol!

Maybe that's why I never fancy a cruise pale

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PostSubject: Re: Grandeur of the Seas/med cruise    Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:28 pm

There might not be enough 'Hillbilly' entertainment for you H . .
You'ld have to bring your own banjo Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Grandeur of the Seas/med cruise    Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:30 pm

Just noticed H . . you seem to have been 49 for a very long time . .
Were you born in a leap year Cool
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