"LIVE" from Grandeur of the Seas - Jan 16, 2016

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#1
6,084 Posts
Joined Sep 2000
Hello everyone. . . . I will once again be heading down to Cruise Maryland tomorrow (at the Port of Baltimore) to board the beautiful Grandeur of the Seas for an 8 night sailing . . . I have not sailed with Royal Caribbean since this time last year for Quantum of the Seas in Jan 2015.

I will be posting “LIVE” daily with photos and comments about the public areas, cabins, and our ports of call. Grandeur of the Seas will be sailing to Port Canaveral, Nassau, Coco Cay, and Key West this week. The weather over the last two weeks has been very cold, and I am looking forward to a little warmth as we head down to Key West. The weather forecast for tomorrow will be a little cold (44F) . . . I am not happy about that, but with each hour sailing south the temperature should increase.

My last sailing with Grandeur of the Seas was to Bermuda in Oct/Nov 2013. That “LIVE” post can be viewed HERE.

The ship appears to be sold out as a lot of passengers want to sail south to escape the cold from Maryland in January. I will be travelling solo and plan to get a lot of rest for the next eight nights, but will be ready to bring Grandeur of the Seas to you through my eyes. I am hoping for a valid wireless connection as I will be connected to Unlimited Internet for the duration of this voyage.

The Roll Call for this sailing has over 100 members, and it will be nice to see everyone for our Meet and Mingle that is scheduled for Sunday morning.


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Grandeur of the Seas at Cruise Maryland



Aerial Image courtesy of Maryland Port Administration 2012





Grandeur of the Seas in San Juan, PR



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Grandeur of the Seas Centrum “WOW” in Sep 2013



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My Itinerary for the next 8 nights



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The Sea is Calling . . . I need to be recharged . . .



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#2
NJ
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Joined Mar 2007
Excited to be sailing along! Love your reviews!!!

Happy seas!
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#3
North Ridgeville,Ohio
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Joined Jul 2011
So excited to be boarding Grandeur tomorrow and can't wait to meet you on Sunday Radio! I've enjoyed following along with your live reviews! I will definitely be reading your live review when we get back.


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#7
SW Florida
7,077 Posts
Joined Nov 2006
It's been chilly here in South Florida this week, but should be improving into the low- to mid-70s next week, just in time for your arrival on Grandeur. Have a great cruise! Will look forward to reading your reports.
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#8
3,591 Posts
Joined Dec 2014
You do great reviews. Thanks for taking us along on the Grandeur.
The Grandeur was my first cruise so it's a special one to me.
Enjoy. I look forward to following along.
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#11
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Joined Sep 2000
Originally posted by audome78
Here's hoping the casino is "Radio friendly"..!
haha. . .Thanks. I am hoping so too !

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#13
Catonsville, MD
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Joined May 2003
I will be cruising on the Grandeur next month on the same 8 day cruise on Feb 13 so very interested in hearing your comments and review. Have a great voyage Radio!
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#14
Latrobe, PA USA
436 Posts
Joined May 2000
Radio, I sailed the same itinerary on Grandeur December 19, 2015. Looking forward to your review. I had problems with the internet connection in my stateroom on deck 8. Lower decks in the public spaces get much better reception. Also you will have cell service in Port Canaveral and Key West.
#15
Pa.
241 Posts
Joined Sep 2007
Always enjoy your reviews. Can you post if Trond Holm is the captain and will he be for the next sailing? He started rotation 11/6. I'll be getting on board when you get off. Leave it in good shape.
#16
south central pennsylvania
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Joined Jun 2007
Always enjoy your live threads. And yes, by all means get out of this cold. We've been spoiled here this winter but the cold has set in. No snow yet and we can keep it that way. Have fun!!!
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#18
Virginia
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Joined Feb 2003
Looking forward to sharing your cruise with you!

We were on Grandeur in late Oct. and the internet was really slow and some days we could not get on at all. So I really hope they have been working on it. We bought the unlimited package so were not very happy!
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#19
Atkinson, NH USA
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Joined Jan 2003

Bon Voyage !!!

Looking forward to another of your excellent reviews. This one will have special import to us since we will be sailing on Grandeur (9 nights leaving 22 December), albeit with a different itinerary. Our last sailing on Grandeur was back in December of 2006. It will be interesting to hear about her more recent changes.

Thank you for making the time to do this.

N Ray H