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"LIVE" from Grandeur of the Seas - Aug 30, 2013

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Hello everyone. . . . I will be leaving tomorrow for a Cruise on Grandeur of the Seas from Cruise Maryland for a delightful 6 Night sailing to Bermuda (My favorite Port of Call).

 

It has been only a few weeks (July 12, 2013) since I was on Grandeur of the Seas for a very short 1 Night Cruise to Nowhere. HERE but a long 6 Years have passed since I have actually been on an actual Cruise on Grandeur.

 

It was in September 2007 when I sailed her last to Bermuda. That Cruise was very relaxing and restful. That 2007 Post can be viewed HERE

 

 

I loved going on the 1 Night CTN, but I will have a chance to experience many of the new features that were added during her “Royal Advantage” upgrades in May 2012.

I was able to see many of them, but there were still some areas of Grandeur that were closed due to the fire in May 2013 like the South Pacific Lounge and the AFT Promenade Deck.

 

I never made it to the Palladium Theater or the NEW Diamond Lounge. I really didn’t get to relax in the new Viking Crown Lounge or Concierge Club either. I will have many days to experience all of the features that Grandeur has on board. I may even be able to watch a full length feature film up on the pool deck.

 

 

Mrs. Radio will be sailing this Cruise, and she is very excited to be sailing to Bermuda once again. She hasn’t sailed since Oasis of the Seas in March 2010 (Eastern Caribbean). I really miss the Oasis class of Ships, but hope to be on one next year. There will be many changes since she sailed last on Grandeur in 2007.

 

The forecast for Sailaway will be sunny skies and warm temps (84F). The forecast for our arrival in Kings Wharf Bermuda is similar, but with a chance of a shower (84F). (The forecast for Starbucks on board will be very nice with ship temps at 76F, and very relaxing.)

 

We are scheduled to arrive in Kings Wharf by 3PM on Sunday. We will be there for 2 nights and leave by Tuesday at 12 noon.

 

 

For those of you who are new to Cruise Critic. . . This will be more than a Cruise Ship trip report. My reports are a little different. Those of you who are aware of my “LIVE” reports know that I will be providing daily comments and photos of many aspects of the ship including public rooms, ports of call, and day to day life onboard. . .

 

You probably won’t be consuming as much coffee as me, but you will be able to view Grandeur of the Seas through my eyes. . .

 

 

Sit back. . . Grab a Coffee, and welcome aboard.

 

 

 

Thanks for tuning in. . .

 

 

 

Radio

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aerial view of Grandeur of the Seas (2007)

 

 

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©Maryland Port Administration

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow will be exciting!

 

 

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Great Gatsby Main Dining Room

 

 

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July 12, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grandeur of the Seas at Cruise Maryland

 

 

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July 12, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cruise Maryland. . . Here I come!

 

 

 

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The Sea is Calling

 

 

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Whoopee.

I'm looking forward to your review.

The day you get off we will be boarding for our 3rd cruise on her since she returned to Baltimore.

She looks great and has a wonderful crew.

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Can't wait for your reports. The little lady and I are doing the same cruise in October. I followed your cruise to nowhere on the Grandeur back in July and thoroughly enjoyed it. I very much appreciate these live updates. Hope the weather is nice for you.

 

Craig

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Just what the doctor ordered! This is the best medicine to get me through my waiting period of my 9/21/13 cruise!

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Woo hoo! Let's get this show on the road!!

 

Are we there yet?

 

Are we there yet?

 

Are we there yet?;)

 

:)

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The photo of Mrs. Radio holding the shell looks familiar. I'm sure I've seen her before.;)

 

Looking forward to another captivating report!

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I'm subscribed! I'll be waving from Sandy Point or Hemingway's. Want to finally get the photo op of her going under Bay Bridge here, even if it's dusk or later.

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This will get me even more excited for our Grandeur cruise in November. Looking forward to your posts.

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Radio,

 

We will be on Grandeur in November. Can't wait to hear about the Diamond and Concierge Lounges.

 

You really are an asset to Cruise Critic and to all of us.

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What a nice way to wake up this morning.....to a live "Radio" review. Better still, I will be on the Grandeur in Oct. So anxious to see what's in store for us. Haven't been on her since 2005.

 

Thanks Radio.

 

Gwen :)

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I love following your live posts, but this time I am sailing with you. Woo Hoo!

 

 

Sent using the Cruise Critic forums app

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Radio

So glad to see you posting again, absolutely love your posts. You take such professional looking pictures, I look forward to seeing them. If all goes well I will be on Grandeur on March 28, 2013. Looking forward to this report you have never disappointed. Enjoy

 

Sharon I

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thanks for keeping us entertained! This is a great way to tide us over until our turn to cruise. Love your "live" reports. Nice of you to be bringing Mrs. Radio along on this cruise! :D I hope we get to meet her!

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Oh happy happy day! you will make it much less difficult to grundge through the next 21 days for our Trip on GR to Canada and New England. I can live vicariously through you and Mrs Radio!

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We're sailing her in October. Can't wait to read your review.

 

Radio-- I don't know which way you are heading to the terminal in the morning, but don't forget the Grand Prix starts early. Lots of street closings and it may impact some traffic on 95 (this is our first year being home for the race so I can't say for sure where the extra traffic will be)

 

Here's a link to the Getting Around section of the race page:

 

http://www.grandprixofbaltimore.com/plan-your-visit/getting-around

 

Fair winds and following seas,

Melissa

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Hi Radio.....here we go again, can't wait.

Though I have no immediate plans to sail on the Grandeur, I am in the early stages of booking a group cruise to Bermuda. I know you will provide tons of info on the island. Thanks in advance.

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Good Morning Mr. & Mrs. Radio,

and a coffee filled wish for a great voyage.

 

To the Master of the "LIVE from...." format, may I wish "Fair Winds and Following Seas"

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Yahoo! I love your live threads Radio, can't wait to vicariously cruise through your posts. I'll make it to Bermuda one of these days.

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Yay! Can't wait, have a great cruise Radio!

 

I have a question that maybe you can answer during or post cruise: on Enchantment the 2nd floor of the dining room was reserved for my time dining. I assume it is the same on Grandeur but wonder if you can confirm if you think of it.

 

Starbucks look out!!!!:p

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Wahoo Radio! It's always a pleasure to sail along "Live" with you. Got my coffee in hand. Lady Allure is calling your name to sail on her in November. :-)

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk. Please excuse any typographical errors.

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Getting ready and packed to sail away on Grandeur tomorrow, too. Your "LIVE" report will be something to go back and relive the cruise after we have sailed.

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Glad i stocked up on K Cups....i will need a lot of coffee..and i do not like to run out.

 

Have wonderful and relaxing cruise.....and I hope tbe weather is cooperative....

 

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Forums mobile app

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Thanks again for yur very informative live reports - won't be able to follow along live this time (boarding the Oasis on Saturday) but I am subscribed.

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Yay! Have a great trip Mr. and Mrs. Radio! Looking forward to great pics and "live" commentary!

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Yay! Can't wait, have a great cruise Radio!

 

I have a question that maybe you can answer during or post cruise: on Enchantment the 2nd floor of the dining room was reserved for my time dining. I assume it is the same on Grandeur but wonder if you can confirm if you think of it.

 

Starbucks look out!!!!:p

 

 

Ha ha, Thanks. . .I have My Time Dining for this sailing so I will be sure to give you the details !

 

 

Radio

;);)

 

 

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Glad i stocked up on K Cups....I will need a lot of coffee..and I do not like to run out.

 

Have wonderful and relaxing cruise.....and I hope the weather is cooperative....

 

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Forums mobile app

 

 

 

I would love it if Royal Caribbean ships had K-Cup machines. . .

I would be in Heaven. . .

 

 

 

Radio

;);)

 

 

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Will be awaiting your review. We are going to Bermuda in Oct. on the Grandeur, so this will be my preview. Thanks.

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Radio - wishing you and Mrs. Radio a fantastic voyage :D

I will be tuning in several times a day to get my "fix" :p

Smooth seas and sunny days......:)

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Radio...this report could not be more timely. Made final payment a few days ago and did my online check-in and printed out my SetSail Pass, for 11-16-13, last night. Cruising with you will help tide me over till it is my time to cast off and set sail for the high seas.

 

While you are aboard, would appreciate knowing who is at the helm, who is CD and of tables 305 and 342, which is port and which starboard.:confused: Want to make sure that I request the one on the correct side.;)

 

Best to you and the MRS for calm seas and warm breezes!:D

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