Grandeur of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean’s Vision-class ships. Launched in 1996, she is one of the oldest ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet.
- Grandeur of the Seas Size
- Grandeur of the Seas Occupancy
- Grandeur of the Seas Speed
- Building Grandeur of the Seas
- Facilities onboard Grandeur of the Seas
- Places to eat on Grandeur of the Seas
- Bars & Lounges Onboard Grandeur of the Seas
Grandeur of the Seas Size
Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas has a gross tonnage of 73,817 GT. Not to be confused with weight, gross tonnage is a measure of the internal volume of a ship. It’s the best way to compare ships by size.
Grandeur of the Seas is 279 metres (916 feet) long, which is about the same length as 9 blue whales or 2.5 football fields!
Grandeur of the Seas has a beam of 32 metres (105.6 feet). Beam is another word for width, when we’re talking about the size of cruise ships.
There are 12 decks on Grandeur of the Seas and 5 of these have cabins. These are accessed by a whopping 9 guest elevators, with more elevators that are just for crew members.
Grandeur of the Seas Occupancy
Grandeur of the Seas is considered to be a medium-sized cruise ship, despite being the smallest ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet. She can accommodate 1,992 based on double occupancy. However, if every bed on the ship is in use, then this ship can accommodate up to 2,440 as well as 760 crew members.
Suggested read: Grandeur of the Seas cabins guide
Grandeur of the Seas Speed
You may be wondering how fast Grandeur of the Seas can go? Well, the top speed is 19 knots, which equates to 21.86482 miles per hour. However, the ship usually sails much slower than this as the speed is dictated by the itinerary and the weather.
Building Grandeur of the Seas
Grandeur of the Seas was built in 1996 in Helsinki, Finland by the shipbuilder STX Finland. Like many Royal Caribbean ships, she was registered in Bahamas.
The ship cost $28,000,000 to build. She was Christened by Aviva Ofer and made her maiden voyage on December 14, 1996.
Grandeur of the Seas has 3 sister ships in the Vision Class:
Facilities onboard Grandeur of the Seas
You’ll find plenty to do onboard Grandeur of the Seas. Here’s what you can expect to find on board:
Adventure Ocean is the Royal Caribbean kids club, and includes AO Babies and AO Junior for younger guests. Children will love the huge range of activities on offer, and the dedicated spaces just for them.
Get your game on at the arcade, where you’ll find a host of different machines suited to all ages. There’s a selection of video games, classic games such as skeeball, and prize games too.
The live entertainment on Royal Caribbean is stunning, with Broadway-style shows that are packed with incredible live music and incredible visual effects. Get comfy in the on-board theatre and enjoy being whisked away to magical worlds through immersive stories.
Whether you’re a poker or blackjack player, or you prefer to stick to machines, Casino Royale has it all. Play some games and potentially win some amazing jackpots in a lively, exciting atmosphere.
The conference facilities on a Royal Caribbean ship can accommodate up to 400 guests, and include facilities for meetings, theater-style events and even trade shows. These rooms can be hired for no additional fee by sailing guests.
Outdoor Movie Screen
Cosy up on a lounger, grab the popcorn and enjoy epic entertainment on the outdoor movie screen. Newly-released movies, classic films and live sport events will be shown at various times.
Rock Climbing Wall
Whether you’re a beginner or a speed-climber, the rock climbing wall is a cool place to hang out and enjoy amazing views. Included in your fare and with no reservation needed, you can scale the wall as many times as you like during your cruise.
If you want to keep up your fitness routine while on your cruise, the running track is the ideal place. Enjoy amazing views across the ocean as you complete every lap of the track, passing many of the ship’s best features.
Exclusively for adult guests, the Solarium is an indoor and outdoor venue designed with pure relaxation in mind. Relax in the quiet pools, grab a cocktail and sit in a lounge space, or enjoy the cascading lagoons on some ships as you let stresses melt away.
Vitality at Sea Fitness & Spa / Spa
At the Vitality Spa, guests can enjoy a range of treatments designed to help them relax and recharge. From beauty treatments such as facials and body wraps, to soothing massages and bathing rituals, there is something for everyone – including a range of services aimed at teens and tweens.
Places to eat on Grandeur of the Seas
Grandeur of the Seas has a huge selection of restaurants, cafes and snack bars where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a quick bite to eat. Some of these are included in your cruise fare and some have an extra charge.
Here are all of your dining options onboard Grandeur of the Seas :
Ben & Jerry’s
Cool off on a warm sea day with a trip to Ben & Jerry’s, serving a range of their popular ice cream flavours. Grab yourself a cup or get a milkshake or ice cream float from this popular booth with a host of extra toppings also available. Charges apply.
This casual dining spot offers a wide-ranging coffee menu that includes your perfect morning pick-me-ups and your after dinner cappuccino too. You can also sample a selection of pastries and other sweet treats alongside your drink.
If you want a formal, gourmet dining experience then Chef’s Table is ideal. You’ll be served five stunning courses during this white-tablecloth dinner in an exclusive setting, with every course perfectly paired with a different wine by the ship’s onboard sommelier.
The Chops Grille steakhouse is an iconic Royal Caribbean restaurant, known for its excellent selection of steak, fish and other meat dishes. This speciality restaurant is smart casual and offers a lighter menu for lunch alongside its main dinner selections.
Experience an elevated Italian dining experience at this smart casual venue that serves a mix of classic and contemporary dishes. Sample the incredible house focacia, try an anitpasti platter, or save all your room for the hearty, flavour-rich main courses.
Izumi is a smart casual speciality restaurant that specialises in Asian cuisine, specifically focussing on Japanese classics such as sushi and sishimi. Over four courses (including two mains) you’ll discover some amazing flavours whether you dine at lunch or dinner.
If you choose Traditional Dining, you’ll be given a set dining time for the Main Dining Room every night. You’ll also likely have the same waiter throughout your cruise, who will learn all your favourites and make meal times even more special.
My Family Time Dining
With My Family Time Dining, you get the best of family time dinner while also being able to relax. Your kids will complete their meals within 45 minutes, before they are escorted to the Adventure Ocean kids club while you enjoy the rest of your meal.
My Time Dining
With My Time Dining, you can choose when you take dinner, and you don’t need to make a reservation (although you may have to wait for a table). You’ll need to pre-pay your gratuities if you want this extra flexibility.
While wandering the calming Central Park, why not stop for a light breakfast or lunch at this deli cafe? Fresh paninis and sandwiches are available along with salads and sweet treats too.
Whether you want a late night snack or just a lazy morning in your stateroom, the room service menu has you covered. There are various hot and cold food items and drinks you can choose to have delivered to you.
The Windjammer Cafe is the buffet restaurant on the ship. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you can help yourself to a fantastic selection of hot and cold foods in a relaxed, casual atmosphere.
Bars & Lounges Onboard Grandeur of the Seas
There’s no shortage of places to relax and enjoy a drink onboard Grandeur of the Seas. You’ll find lots of bars and lounges including outdoor pool bars, cocktail bars and live music venues.
Here are the places you can enjoy a drink on Grandeur of the Seas:
Concierge Club Lounge
Suite guests and those at the necessary level of the Crown & Anchor loyalty program can enjoy a quiet drink in the Concierge Club. As well as grabbing a drink, guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, make reservations and borrow movies and CDs too.
The Diamond Club is an exclusive venue for the use of Diamond, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club guests only. Here you can enjoy a calm atmosphere with cocktails (complimentary during the early evening) whilst making reservations for the rest of your cruise.
If you prefer your cocktails to be a little more classical and sophisticated, head to the R Bar. This classy venue serves up dry Martinis, Old Fashioneds and other traditional favourites in a venue that oozes style and swank.
This friendly, relaxing piano bar is the ideal place to unwind at the end of the night. Grab a seat next to the ship’s mast, or next to a porthole and enjoy the view, while the singalong kicks in.
The Secondary Lounge is a large space with ultra-luxurious chairs where you can unwind with a drink and take in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. Decorated in a modern style, you can sit back and enjoy good music and even better company.
Viking Crown Lounge
The Viking Crown Lounge offers stunning views with its floor-to-ceiling windows, making it a great spot to watch the sunset. At night, live music kicks in and the dance floor starts to fill up.