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

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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.

 

 

Radio

 

 

 

Grandeur of the Seas at Cruise Maryland

 

 

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Aerial Image courtesy of Maryland Port Administration 2012

 

 

 

 

 

Grandeur of the Seas in San Juan, PR

 

 

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Izumi on Deck 11

 

 

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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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Royal Caribbean International

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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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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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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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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Looking forward to reading your review. I will be boarding Grandeur on 2/21 so I will be interested to hear of any changes. Enjoy your trip! Katherine

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Here's hoping the casino is "Radio friendly"..!

 

haha. . .Thanks. I am hoping so too !

 

Radio

;);)

 

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Thanks Radio looking forward to your reviews. Already liked it on Facebook. Safe trip and bon voyage.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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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

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Thanks, Radio - for doing another LIVE report. I always follow the reports - your pics are always the best and commentary informative. We are sailing Grandeur Jan 24 - when you leave (I know - don't mention that now). Anyway, VERY anxious to see how smooth or rough the seas are as you head south in the winter. We have an aft cabin - excited about balcony - but a little concerned about possible movement. So look forward to your reports - wishing you smooth sailing and a great time. Hope to hear reports on entertainment as well. We have sailed Allure and Quantum in the past. I know this ship much smaller with not as much variety, but I hear service is good. AND - living in PA it is nice to drive 2 hours to port instead of having to pay to fly to sail out of Florida. Enjoy your cruise!!! Thanks again for all your work!

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Radio: Always enjoy reading your live posts. Appreciate that you take the time to do so. Have a great cruise!

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Fair Winds and Following Seas, my friend. Sorry we won't be joining you. Maybe soon though.

 

Enjoy your vacation, I'm sure you've earned it.

 

"INSIDE JOKE TIME" can you report if they season the water like you ask? "INSIDE JOKE"

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Love your posts Radio! THANK YOU! We'll be on Grandeur on March 30 with the 10 night itinerary. VERY EXCITED!!

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Radio

 

 

 

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My Itinerary for the next 8 nights

 

 

GR8.jpg

Royal Caribbean International

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Royal Caribbean International

 

 

 

 

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Hey, someone moved Orlando. Oceanfront now. :eek::D

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Hey, someone moved Orlando. Oceanfront now. :eek::D

 

Someone must have accelerated the Global Warming cycle. :D

 

N Ray H

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Happy to cruise along vicariously while you enjoy your time on Lady G!:D Wishing you Bon Voyage and calm seas.;)

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Interested to see how the cruise goes. As a NoVA resident I've wondered what a cruise from Baltimore would be like in January. Not a fan of cold weather for the first few days so we fly to Florida for our cruises. Happy sailing.

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Interested to see how the cruise goes. As a NoVA resident I've wondered what a cruise from Baltimore would be like in January. Not a fan of cold weather for the first few days so we fly to Florida for our cruises. Happy sailing.

 

Hello Tommy3putts. . . I have cruised from Baltimore many times in January.

 

The voyage down the bay should be smooth (just a little cold), but the question always comes the next morning.

 

It is really just a coin toss. . .Half of the time it is very smooth down to Florida. . . The other half will include rough seas,

swells, and a lot of rolling. . . .All due to the Gulf Stream. The worst is usually the first and last day at sea.

I will just hope for the best. If all else fails. . . I will be spending a lot of time at Casino Royale.

 

The seas will be reported daily from your intrepid reporter ;)

 

Day 1 begins tomorrow !

 

 

Radio

;);)

 

 

 

Gulf Stream

 

 

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Did this itinerary on the Lady G. Should be interesting to see what we missed since Radio always finds the best places to see and things to do.

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Just found the thread...thank goodness I saw your post on FB ;) Signing on and can't wait to see what this cruise has in store for you! I'm four weeks out from my next cruise - you are giving me exactly what I need to maintain my sanity. As always, wishing you a wonderful cruise, smooth waters and sun on your face. And of course a radio-friendly casino! :eek:

 

Thank you in advance for all your time and energy!

 

Ginger

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Thanks for taking us along on your cruise! We will be anxious to hear all about your experience. We are sailing on Grandeur on March 30th!

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Yipee Skipee....Radio is off doing a 'live from' for us. Can't wait, thanks so much Mark.

dm

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Hello Tommy3putts. . . I have cruised from Baltimore many times in January.

 

The voyage down the bay should be smooth (just a little cold), but the question always comes the next morning.

 

It is really just a coin toss. . .Half of the time it is very smooth down to Florida. . . The other half will include rough seas,

swells, and a lot of rolling. . . .All due to the Gulf Stream. The worst is usually the first and last day at sea.

I will just hope for the best. If all else fails. . . I will be spending a lot of time at Casino Royale.

 

The seas will be reported daily from your intrepid reporter ;)

 

Day 1 begins tomorrow !

 

 

Radio

;);)

 

 

 

Gulf Stream

 

 

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Thanks! Looking forward to following your exploits. Need all the Intel I can get.

 

Smoot sailing!

 

Cheers

Tom

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Hi all

 

Radio ~ wishing you safe travels & fun times. Glad to be following along on your cruise south as it's pretty chilly up here too.;)

 

~ Jo ~ :)

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