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Hello everyone. . . . I will be leaving tomorrow for Cruise Maryland
(at the Port of Baltimore) for an unusual sailing on Grandeur of the Seas.
I know, I know. . .The normal sailing will begin on Friday for 7 nights to Bermuda. This sailing tomorrow will be a one night sailing (or a cruise to nowhere). I went down to the Pier today to get a glimpse of what is to come. . .
This will be the first post fire (May 2013) Cruise for Grandeur of the Seas. I don’t think we will even make it to the ocean as we will only be sailing for 12hrs. Our Sail away is scheduled for 7PM, and we return on Friday at 7AM. Maybe once we get past the Chesapeake Bay Bridge they may open Casino Royal for a few hours.
I am sure there will be some information given while on board about what has been damaged, and what has been repaired (so far) I know that there are many cabins that have not been approved for passengers yet and RCI is trying to “bump” many passengers to a future sailing. I will be able to see firsthand what has been completed and I will be looking forward to comments from the Crew and Staff about how the last 6 weeks have been.
I am expecting a lot of information on the recent Royal Advantage upgrades that took place in May 2012. . .I hope to have a valid wireless connection to post photos, (I should be able to see land the whole 12 hours). I am planning on posting many pics on this short voyage. I will try to get several posts with commentary tomorrow, and a few more on Friday morning.
So sit back, and relax . . . have a cup of Coffee (I need to make sure some coffee will be brewing at Café Latte-Tudes) Hmm ? Casino Royale and Café Latte-Tudes might open? Radio should be very happy!
Thanks for tuning in. . . .
I went down to the Pier today to get a Preview of Grandeur of the Seas
There seemed to be much done on the outside. (There were many workers on the decks)
I am looking forward to boarding tomorrow.
I am always happy to go to Cruise Maryland
Aerial view of Grandeur of the Seas at Cruise Maryland (2007)
Cruise Maryland. . . Here I come !
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Quantum of the Seas / January 2015 Oasis of the Seas / April 2015 Liberty of the Seas / Summer 2015
Can't wait to hear how she is! We are doing a B2B August 30 to Bermuda and then on to Canada and New England. Our oldest son and his wife will be sailing December 24 for their honeymoon.
Carnival Carnivale - May 1980 (Bermuda), Celebrity Galaxy - August 2003 (E. Caribbean), Voyager of the Seas - July 2004 (W. Caribbean), Grandeur of the Seas - August 2006 (W. Caribbean), Explorer of the Seas - August 2007(Bermuda & E. Caribbean), Freedom of the Seas - August 2009 (W. Caribbean), Grandeur of the Seas - October 2009 (Bermuda), Radiance of the Seas - September 2010 (14 night Ultimate Alaska), Adventure of the Seas - January 2011 (Southern Caribbean), Serenade of the Seas - October 2011 (B2B - Southern Caribbean), Serenade of the Seas - May 2012 (12 night Mediteranean & Greek Isles), Enchantment of the Seas - September 2012 (Bermuda), Grandeur of the Seas - August & September 2013 (B2B -Bermuda and Canada & New England), Radiance of the Seas - June 2014 (Alaska), Navigator of the Seas - August 2014 (Honduras, Belize, Cozumel),
Radio--glad you are on this cruise. We know you will give everyone the details!!
Previous Cruises:Carnival Ecstasy– July 2000: Mexico; Carnival Fantasy– August 2006: Bahamas; Carnival Pride –October 2009: Bahamas; Celebrity Constellation–March 2010: Panama Canal; Enchantment of the Seas–June 2010: Eastern Caribbean, September 2010: New England and Canada, March 2012: Southern Caribbean; Celebrity Mercury–November 2010 Eastern Caribbean and January 2011 Bahamas and Florida; Carnival Legend –April 2011: Western Caribbean; Radiance of the Seas--Alaska; August 2012, Explorer of the Seas--Bermuda: October 2012; Legend of the Seas –Transatlantic, October 2013; Grandeur of the Seas –June 2005: Bermuda, April 2013: Caribbean reposition cruise; March 2014: Western Caribbean; Brilliance of the Seas--North Atlantic TA: August 2014; Vision of the Seas--Southern Caribbean: November 2014
Well, I know what my plans are for tomorrow evening. I've always found your posts to be very informative.
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Voyager of the Seas (7/02)
Splendour of the Seas (4/04)
Explorer of the Seas (4/06)
Pride of America (7/08)
Serenade of the Seas (4/10)
Grandeur of the Seas (4/12) - B2B
Majesty of the Seas (10/12)
Grandeur of the Seas (12/13)
Liberty of the Seas (4/14)
Majesty of the Seas (9/14)
Radio, thanks for your report. We'll be sailing in an aft cabin on deck 8, in Jan 2014, so we'll be paying close attention to your "report". Thanks again!
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Grandeur, RC 01/1999
Grand Princess 01/2004
Millenium, Celebrity 01/2005
Westerdam, HAL 01/2006
Westerdam, HAL 01/2007
Volendam, HAL 01/2008 (Panama Canal)
Westerdam, HAL 12/28/2008 & 1/4/2009
Maasdam, HAL 8/29/2009 (Historic Coasts)
Westerdam, HAL 1/9/2010
Jewel of the Seas, RCC 9/18/2010 (Canada NE)
Ryndham, 1/16/2011 (Western Caribbean)
Millenium, Celebrity, 5/13/2011 (Alaska, Inside Passage)
Jewel of the Seas, 9/17/11 (Canada NE)
Nieuw Amsterdam, HAL, 1/15/2012 Western
Explorer of the Seas, RCCL, 5/10/12 Bermuda
Explorer of the Seas, RCCL, 1/13/13, Eastern Caribbean
Independence of the Seas, RCCL, 10/3/2013, Spain, Portugal & Canary Islands
Grandeur of the Seas, RCCL, 1/3/2014, Bahammas (15th Wedding Anniversary Cruise)
Brilliance of the Seas, 10/26/2014, Repositioning Cruise (Bos to Tampa)
Celebrity Equinox, 1/12/2015, 11 Night Ultimate Caribbean
Grandeur of the Seas May 16 2014
Grandeur of the Seas July 2007
Grandeur of the Seas June 2008
Serenade of the Seas April 2009
Grandeur of the Seas April 2010
Navigator of the Seas Feb 2011
Rhapsody of the Seas June 2011
Jewel of the Seas January 2012
Enchantment of the Seas May 2012
Grandeur of the Seas May 2013
Enchantment of the Seas Sept 2013
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QE2 - 2003, 1971, 1970 - HAL Rotterdam 1974 - Royal Viking Line - 1979 -
SS France - 1973 - Mississippi Queen - 1976 - Leonardo Da Vinci - 1969
Our friends are TA's and will be onboard. I asked them to smuggle me on, but since no luggage service, won't happen
I will however get a good report from them.
Grandeur of the Seas 01 Nov 2014
Grandeur of the Seas 18 March 2014
Allure of the Seas 03 Nov 2013
Explorer of the Seas 15 Mar 2013
Explorer of the Seas 04 Nov 2012
Enchantment of the Seas 10 March 2012
Freedom of the Seas 16 Oct 2011
Enchantment of the Seas 23 July 2011
Explorer of the Seas 07 Nov 2010
Explorer of the Seas 19 Mar 2010
Grandeur of the Seas 25 July 2009
Carnival Miracle 22 April 2009
Carnival Glory 01 Nov 2008
Dawn Princess 21 Oct 2007
Carnival Glory 11 Nov 2006
Carnival Fantasy 13 Nov 2005
So happy to have ya onboard! I will get myself settled in tomorrow with a coffee and tune in for your report.
RCI Allure of the Seas 5/4/14
Norwegian Getaway PreInaugural 1/27/14
NCL Breakaway PreInaugural 5/8/13
NCL EPIC 11/24/12 - Ewes Baby!
RCI Enchantment 8/3/12 - Addicted to BERMUDA!
NCL Gem 10/2/11 - Back to Bermuda!
RCI Enchantment of the Seas 5/28/11 - Bermuda
RCI Grandeur of the Seas 9/11/10
Carnival Triumph 6/7/09
RCI Independence of the Seas 2/1/09
Disney Wonder 09/11/08
Carnival Sensation 08/07
RCI Freedom of the Seas 5/07
Carnival Elation 11/06
Disney Magic 2/05
NCL Norway 6/02
RCI Sovereign of the Seas 9/98
RCI Sovereign of the Seas 9/97
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Disney, NCL, Princess, HAL and Celebrity posted here.... http://photobucket.com/cruisekidpages
Love reading your reports. Can't wait for your take on this.
April 2004 Mariner of the Seas
February 2005 Grand Princess
February 2006 Celebrity Mercury
August 2006 Carnival Conquest
December 2006 Freedom of the Seas
December 2007 Mariner of the Seas
February 2009 Sapphire Princess
November 2009 Carnival Triumph
February 2010 Mariner of the Seas
October 2013 Oasis of the Seas
March 2014 Liberty of the Seas
Hi. thanks for posting the pics. Ironic in the I have a Grandeur corner aft cabin (sailing in Aug). For months I have been trying to find decent pics of the Grandeur aft...both from the outside and from the cabin itself. Before the fire, there weren't too many. With all the emphasis on the fire...and the repairs, I can see exactly what I was looking for.
__________________ Carnival Fantasy...Sailed December 25, 1992 (3 nights) Celebrity Zenith...Sailed February 19, 1999 (10 nights)
Legend of the Seas...Sailed December 19, 1999 (21 nights) Celebrity Zenith...Sailed Febraury 19, 2001 (11 nights) Disney Wonder...Sailed December 17, 2006 (4 nights)
Independence of the Seas...Sailed March 28, 2010 (6 nights)
Radiance of the Seas...Sailed April 21, 2011 (4 nights)
Oasis of the Seas...Sailed May 28, 2011 (7 nights)
Enchantment of the Seas...Sailed March 31, 2012 (7 nights)
Grandeur of the Seas...Sailed August 9, 2013 (7 nights)
Independence of the Seas...Sailed April 12, 2014 (8 Nights) Carnival Victory...Sailed May 8, 2014 (4 nights)
Last edited by PhillyDad; July 10th, 2013 at 07:29 PM.
Looking forward to another Radio review. I'll be paying close attention since the Grandeur is on my radar for our yearly cruise. Radio please pay close attention for sewage smells since it seems to have been a common complaint. Bon Voyage!!!
RCCL Nordic Prince
RCCL Explorer Of The Seas
RCCL Allure Of The Seas
RCCL Oasis Of The Seas