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Grandeur review nov 16-23 2019

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19 hours ago, suesnake2002 said:

SRF. Had to laugh at your comments. After this week john and katrina blair are off the grandeur. I don't recall where they are going. 

 

 

As long as I do not have to put up with them the end of January. 😄

 

They were not THAT bad, but not as good as the ones on previous Lady G cruises.

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14 hours ago, suesnake2002 said:

 

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So it seems these are the previous only cabanas.

 

But minus the cooked on site buffet for cabana and full suite guests.

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Srf, these cabanas can only be purchased. There is no cooking at this site. I believe they keep the menu manageable for the attendant. Our attendant only had 2 cabanas that day. And both cabanas had only 2 people. 

Bar, chill grill, and bathrooms literally a 2 minute walk away. 

When you sign in they give you wristbands. Anyone without that will be escorted out. I saw all of the attendants at one point or another ask people to leave. 

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Another nice perk to point out is towels will be supplied in cabana. No need to check any out. And cooler has bottled water too. 

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I have to ask....where does your husband get those suits?! In particular the $100 bill one and the one with the flamingos. My wife would never let me where that, which just makes me want to get one even more....maybe sneak one on as a surprise on our next cruise 😂

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1 hour ago, suesnake2002 said:

Srf, these cabanas can only be purchased. There is no cooking at this site. I believe they keep the menu manageable for the attendant. Our attendant only had 2 cabanas that day. And both cabanas had only 2 people. 

Bar, chill grill, and bathrooms literally a 2 minute walk away. 

When you sign in they give you wristbands. Anyone without that will be escorted out. I saw all of the attendants at one point or another ask people to leave. 

 

I know they have to be purchased.   I have been in one before.

 

But also ate at other times at the buffet, due to sailing a suite.

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1 hour ago, dadraftsman said:

I have to ask....where does your husband get those suits?

 

Kohl's, online. I actually have to match him lol. 

I also bought a box of million dollar wrapped chocolate bars. That we gave out. The crew loved the chovolate. 

His bathing suit attire is all bud light. From trunks to tee, flip flops,visor,sunglasses, lanyard, and the beer in his hand. 

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My wife and I were on this same cruise, same dates. I actually recall seeing your husband at Schooner a few times - he's hard to miss 🙂

 

You did a great write up, I wanted to add my perspectives:

  • We were also in a JS on Deck 8. The carts rolling up on the Pool Deck (Deck 9) are VERY loud on this ship. We've done a JS before and somehow forgot this. Despite the noise, we slept very well.
  • The ship is definitely tired - it just looks dated/tired/worn. Things didn't seem to be up to the level of what we have experienced on other RCL ships.
  • Baltimore is AWESOME! We also arrived at 10am and were at the R Bar at 10:15 having cocktails.
  • Main Dining Room food was below average for RCL and much smaller portions. The quality was very hit or miss.
  • Bar staff seemed over-worked (or under-staffed) and slow often. R-Bar in the evenings was our spot because of the music/dancing and those bartenders took care of us because they got to know us - but other spots were slow.
  • The smoke from the casino was AWFUL, especially the last night. I don't know if the scrubbers weren't working or what, but it was bad.
  • The cafe in the Solarium had *great* breakfast sandwiches which was nice in the AM
  • The staff handled the weather and the itinerary change well and the captain kept us well informed

 

All in all we had a great time on our cruise, was nice to disconnect from work and relax, but not sure we'd do another Granduer because of the smoke (we are both sensitive to it).

 

D

 

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1 hour ago, RaleighDavid said:

The smoke from the casino was AWFUL, especially the last night. I don't know if the scrubbers weren't working or what, but it was bad.

The engine smoke stack may have a scrubber but not sure the casino vent system has one, probably has a filter at best. 

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Raliehdavid. I have to agree with the smoke from the casino. It was really bad. I think it had to do with weather, everyone was smoking in there. 

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Billhoo they had nitely shows and late night comedy. Missed most comedy shows. And after seeing 2 headliners, one being a juggler telling jokes. We did not go back for more

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I'd like to also mention that cough I left the ship with wound up being pnuemonia. First time for that. On that other f b page alot of discussion of people being sick. 

I know alot of complaints were made to the head office about not getting our port charges back for nassau. And no one has gotten any satisfaction with that. 

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5 hours ago, suesnake2002 said:

I'd like to also mention that cough I left the ship with wound up being pnuemonia. First time for that. On that other f b page alot of discussion of people being sick. 

I know alot of complaints were made to the head office about not getting our port charges back for nassau. And no one has gotten any satisfaction with that. 

I feel for you that you got sick, but outbreaks occur on cruise ships all the time.  It's not like we hear about this regularly on the Grandeur.  It appears to me that unfortunately you were on one of those cruises that had an outbreak.

 

Dan

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Thank you fun reasearcher. Being in tight quarters, I know illness will happen. Especially at the height of flu, virus season. I always get the flu shot, and do alot of washy washy. Hubby never gets the shot and never gets sick. Go figure. 

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Flu and pneumonia are two different diseases.

 

Getting a flu shot does not prevent pneumonia.  There are pneumonia vaccines available.   The common one is Prevnar 13.  It provides immunity to 13 common strains of pneumonia.  I also understand there is a 23 strain version, that covers different strains.  My pharmacist recommended getting both, but to spread them at least a year apart.

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