Grandeur of the Seas
Grandeur of the Seas / Royal Caribbean
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Palladium Theater
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Grandeur of the Seas in Venice
Grandeur of the Seas in Venice / Royal Caribbean
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Grandeur of the Seas

Our Ship Review
Deal Expert / Travel Blogger

Launched in 1996, Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas has held up well over almost three decades of service, while a series of refurbishments, the most recent in 2012, have seen the ship refitted with some of the cruise line's most popular eateries and enhancements. Attractive and mid-sized, this Vision-class ship is a semi-modernized throwback to the way cruising used to be — complete with two pools and six whirlpools, eight bars and lounges, and 11 decks worth of amusements and fun.

What We Love

Remodeled Staterooms: The dated decor is no more; Royal Caribbean completely refitted the cabins aboard Grandeur of the Seas to include flat-screen TVs, remodeled bathrooms, and spiffy new furnishings.

Cool New Features: Grandeur of the Seas now offers specialty restaurants such as Izumi, Chops Grille, and Giovanni’s Table. A 220-square-foot outdoor movie screen has been added above the main pool, and a new aerial acrobatics show is performed in the ship’s towering central atrium.

Best Known For

Tons of Windows: Grandeur of the Seas and her Vision-class sisters were dubbed "ships of light" when they launched, thanks to the wall-to-wall glass windows that stretch across nearly every public room.

Who It's Best For

Those Put Off by Mega Ships: Let’s face it: 5,000-plus-passenger Quantum- and Oasis-class ships aren't everyone’s cup of tea. With a passenger capacity of just 1,992 (double occupancy), Grandeur of the Seas has a more open, less crowded feel than her newer fleet-mates.

Florida Residents: Anyone who resides in the Sunshine State and fancies an affordable, spur-of-the-moment cruise to the Caribbean can nab a great deal on this classic but lively cruise ship.

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

Small Staterooms: Most interior staterooms are a snug 136 square feet, and the lowest category of ocean view staterooms aren’t much bigger, coming in at just 151 square feet. The rooms are designed well, but expect close quarters with your cabinmate.