Grandeur of the Seas first took to the waves in 1996 and is one of the more intimate ships in the fleet at 74,000 tonnes, bringing mid sized cruising to a destination near you. In 2012 Grandeur of the Seas underwent a $48 million revitalisation to bring her into line with the rest of the fleet's features. She now boasts a new entertainment area called the Centrum, with a five story Atrium as the backdrop for aerialist entertainment, a revamped Viking Lounge and new restaurants, plus the Champagne bar is now the R Bar with cocktails and impromptu performances.
With so many things to do, you wouldn't be sorry of you stayed aboard every day of your cruise – try rock climbing on the vertical cliff face high above the ocean, roll the dice at the Casino Royale, take in the food and drinks in one of the seven bars and lounges, or have a dip in the open-roofed Solarium Pool or one of six whirlpools. Fitness is fully catered for in the gymn, complete with plenty of treadmills, ellipticals, weights and other exercise machines. Treat yourself to full spa services in the ship’s salon and day spa. Passengers can also participate in group fitness classes and healthy living seminars.
Take in a broadway style show and then visit one of the 8 bars and lounges including the Latin themed Bolero's lounge and the new R Bar, while the kids are occupied by the Adventure Ocean activities and clubs, or the new Royal Babies and tots nursery..
New dining venues have been installed including Giovanni's Italian and the Izumi Asian Restaurant, Park cafe for lighter meal options, Chops Grille for the famous steakhouse experience and the Chef's Table, which is an exclusive and intimate event co-hosted by the executive chef.
Of course the Main Dining Room is still a formal favourite and the Windjammer buffet continues to provide fabulously informal meals for all.
Grandeur of the Seas boasts wonderfully airy and extremely well appointed cabins, all tastefully decorated in soft, calming colours, so you know there is always somewhere to come back to and relax after a tough day enjoying yourself. There are four main categories of stateroom; Suites, Balconies, Oceanview and Inside cabins. All come with as standard
• Two twin beds or one Royal King bed
• Luxurious bedding
• TV, telephone and safe
• Private bathroom with shower, vanity area and hair dryer
• Room service available