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  Grandeur of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International)

Grandeur of the Seas | Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas docked at New Orleans, Louisiana
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Grandeur of the Seas | Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas in Key West, Florida.
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Grandeur of the Seas | Royal Caribbean International
Grandeur of the Seas, Bermuda
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Grandeur of the Seas | Royal Caribbean International
open column from Decks 4 through 9 looking down to the champagne lounge.
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CRUISE SHIP FACTS

Description
The Grandeur of the Seas is a Vision-class cruise ship that’s designed for wellness and relaxation. While this isn’t the biggest cruise ship in the line, it’s certainly one of the most elegant. The indoor / outdoor pool with a sliding roof is one of the highlights of the ship. The Adventure Ocean facilities also make the cruise enjoyable for younger passengers from 3 to 15 years of age. It has a total of six whirlpools, a jogging track, two pools, a fitness center, and a day spa

Destinations
The Grandeur of the Seas travels to the Caribbean during the winter months, Trans-Atlantic during the summer, and to European destinations at other months of the year. It has no fixed seasonal schedule because the Royal Caribbean International usually rotates its vessels to different destination assignments.

History
Built in 1996 by Kvaerner Masa Yards Heitalahti in Finland, the Grandeur of the Seas is one of the Royal Caribbean International’s older vessels. For its age, though, it’s easy to see why it was named as such because while it has been surpassed by numerous vessels today in terms of size, it was one of the biggest during its inception. On April 20, 2005, the hull was damaged while docking in Costa Maya, Mexico, during strong winds. This tore a hole about 5 feet across above the waterline. The ship was dry docked and repaired upon reaching its homeport.

Dining
The main dining area of the Grandeur of the Seas if the Great Gatsby. You can choose between the traditional dining seating, or the “my time” option which allows you to choose your own meal times. They serve impressive Italian and vegetarian dishes. You may need to pay gratuities for the “my time” set-up. They also have superior Japanese and other Asian cuisines. If you wish to eat close to the pool, as the Great Gatsby’s setup is more formal, you may do so at the Windjammer Café. For ice cream and coffee, frequent the Café Latte-tudes. They serve Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and file Seattle coffee.

Entertainment
The Grandeur of the Sea’s entertainment highlight is the Palladium theater which shows Broadway musicals and movies. There is also a casino onboard, three pools (a main pool, a children's pool and an adults-only pool), a casino, a spa and a gym. Aside from the gym, passengers can also jog at the deck track. There are numerous bars and lounges for refreshments and interaction with the other guests. Kids will also enjoy Adventure Ocean’s onboard activities. These are perfect for children 3 to 15 years of age. If you want to do some light reading, you’ll also find the library onboard the ship quite handsome and well-stocked.

Cabins
As you would expect, you can choose from inside, outside, and balcony cabins. However, if you really want spacious accommodation, you could opt for the suites. The Junior, Owner, Royal and Royal Family are the best suites onboard the ship with its own balconies, larger floor areas, and better amenities. Basic amenities which can be found inside both the staterooms and the suites include TVs with remotes, vanity desks, radios, telephones, and in-room safes. Only the Owner’s Suite and the Grand Suite have their own bathtubs.

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Ship Summary
Operator:Royal Caribbean International
Built by:Kvaerner Masa-Yards Heitalahti shipyards, Helsinki, Finland
Date Completed:1996
Gross Tonnage:73817
Length:279.1 m
Width:32.3 m
Decks:11
Passengers:2440
Crew:760
IMO:9102978