Grandeur of the Seas
October 8 - October 13, 2016
This was the first cruise I was in a Junior Suite
, and an aft Junior Suite at that! We ended up leaving Baltimore
an hour early as the Chesapeake Bay was closing at midnight during to
the coming storm (Hurricane Matthew). Unfortuntaely some people missed
the ship because of this. Around 7 pm we learned we would not be going
to Bermuda, but instead would try to go to Canada and/or New England.
They'd let us know in the morning.
Seas were kind of rough today. We had to slow significantly as so many
people were sea sick. We eventually were told that because we slowed so
much, we could not make Canada or New England. We'd be going to
Bayonne, NJ instead.
Here's the view from the Windjammer
(the buffet all the way in the front of the ship) and another one of the pool deck
, which was closed.
Luckily Royal Caribbean provided us free ferries into Lower Manhattan
. I was able to go to the Freedom Tower and walk around the 9/11 Memorial.
Here's some pictures around the Granduer of the Seas
The mandatory cruise food
Pictures of the ocean
. What a difference a couple days make!
Also, Royal Caribbean gave everyone 100% of what was paid for this
cruise as a credit for a future cruise and because of this, I have
booked an Alaska cruise for 2017!