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Royal Caribbean are widely known for their fun-filled, innovative ships and action-packed holidays, making your time spent at sea just as memorable as the destinations you travel to. Whether you're a solo voyager, a couple, new to cruising or a family group trying to find an option to suit everyone, RCL is the perfect choice. Boasting amazing onboard activities, such as surfing and skydive simulators, all day dining to suit all tastes and some brilliant itineraries that take you to the heart of each port of call, Royal Caribbean cruises are nothing short of incredible.

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Dining onboard a Royal Caribbean ship can be an adventure in itself. There are a number of restaurants included in your cruise fare, plus some speciality ones for that extra-special evening. Choose from venues like Jamie's Italian for your favourite pasta dishes, Teppanyaki for an Asian food experience, and El Loco Fresh for unfussy, flavoursome Mexican fast food.

Included restaurants

  • Mini Bites
  • Dog House
  • Coastal Kitchen
  • Windjammer
  • El Loco Fresh
  • Splashaway Café
  • The Café @ Two70
  • Solarium Bistro Restaurant
  • Café Promenade
  • Noodle Bar
  • Sorrento’s Pizza
  • Park Café
  • Vitality Café
  • Main Dining Room

Speciality restaurants

  • Chops Grille
  • Chef’s Table
  • 150 Central Park
  • Samba Grill
  • Izumi
  • Portside BBQ
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Wonderland
  • Fish & Ships
  • Sabor
  • Teppanyaki
  • Jamie’s Italian
  • Hooked Seafood
  • Sichuan Red
  • Giovanni’s Table

Dining packages

For those wanting to experience the unique Royal Caribbean speciality restaurants, why not opt for a dining package which allows your more choice when it comes to mealtimes at a discounted price?

  • Three restaurant package- for the opportunity to dine out at three times at the speciality restaurants at excellent prices, this is a great option.
  • Unlimited dining package- if you don’t want any limits on your speciality dining, this package allows you to dine at the speciality restaurants as many times as you’d like, with the added bonus of discounted prices on bottles of wine.

Drinks packages

With four fantastic drinks packages to choose from, there’s no risk of ever being thirsty during your Royal Caribbean cruise.

  • Deluxe Beverage Package- if you want to enjoy unlimited drinks, from cocktails, beer and wine to soft drinks and hot drinks, this is the package for you.
  • Refreshment Package- for those who just want to stay hydrated, this package includes everything apart from alcoholic drinks.
  • Classic Soda Package- if you just love a fizzy drink, this package lets you have unlimited soda refills at any venue, as well as a Coca-Cola souvenir cup included for you to use and keep.
  • Water Bottle Package- choose either 12 or 24 packs of Evian Water to be delivered straight to your room.

Evening entertainment onboard Royal Caribbean’s ships is as varied as it is exciting. Whether you’re looking for a laidback night, live shows or something lively that will take you all the way into the early hours of the morning, you’re guaranteed to have the time of your life during your cruise.

Shows

Just because you’re not on dry land, doesn’t mean that you have to settle for shows that are anything less than spectacular. From tony award-winning shows such as Hairspray and Cats to original productions, aquatheater and ice skating shows, let yourself be blown away by the talent onboard Royal Caribbean’s ships.

Bars

With a great mix of lively bars and more laid-back spots, there are plenty of places on a Royal Caribbean to enjoy a drink.

  • Schooner Bar
  • Trellis Bar
  • Boleros
  • North Star Bar
  • Pool bars
  • Bionic Bar
  • English Pub
  • Playmakers Sports Bar
  • Champagne Bar
For those who want to have a dance, there’s even an onboard nightclub open late into the night, playing some expertly chosen tunes for guests to enjoy.

Royal is among the top cruise lines for families, providing fantastic childcare services, as well as a wealth of choice of food and activities for all ages.

Kids clubs

  • Royal Babies and Royal Tots- with a dedicated space, the tiniest guests and their parents and carers can make the most of their cruise with interactive activities and stimulating toys.
  • Aquanauts- designed for 3-5 year olds, this club is both educational and a fun way for kids to play with others their age.
  • Explorers- aimed at 6-8 year olds, Explorers has everything kids will need, including themed parties, to have as much fun as they can imagine.
  • Voyagers- helping 9-11 year olds learn, discover and make friends, Voyagers is the place to be.
  • Teens and tweens programmes- for the older guests looking for a little more freedom, they can come and go as they please. With a chilled out living room, fuel teen club and arcades, being bored won’t even be an option.

Dining

Royal Caribbean makes life easier for families with young children when it comes to mealtimes thanks to My Family Time Dining. For kids aged 3-11, kids have a 40 minute seating before their Adventure OCean activities to enjoy their meal. With menus including kids favourites, there’s no reason to worry that they won’t find something they like.


Cabins and Suites

For more Royal Caribbean cabin information to choose your ideal cabin or suite, check out our dedicated page.

Don’t be fooled by the name as the Caribbean is not the only region Royal Caribbean helps guests discover. Covering almost every inch of the planet, from Europe to Australia, Asia to the South Pacific and Alaska to South America, no stone is left unturned.

Covering over 260 worldwide destinations on over 20 different ships, you can cruise to destinations you've always dreamt of. Whether you like relaxing on a beach or exploring fascinating cities, Royal Caribbean has cruises for every type of traveller.

The cruise line offers both UK sailings from Southampton and Harwich, as well as a wide range of fly and cruise holidays. Royal Caribbean cruise deals can be arranged with flights from airports all over the UK, including Newcastle, Aberdeen, Belfast, and Jersey. To give you an idea, here are a handful of the destinations you can cruise to:

  • Caribbean
  • Mexico
  • Panama Canal
  • Hawaii
  • North America
  • Alaska
  • Canary Islands
  • Mediterranean
  • Northern Europe

Mediterranean

The Mediterranean is home to the world’s most intriguing cities and every inch of these fascinating waters are lined with a new city adventure.

Experience the exotic flare of Spain, the delicious tastes of Italy or explore the history-enriched culture of Croatia. Feel glamorous in the South of France, soak up the sun in Corsica or go hiking in Santorini. The adventures are never ending on a Mediterranean voyage.

Northern Europe

One of the most picturesque parts of the world, a cruise in Northern Europe will ensure no shortage of incredible views.

The iconic Norwegian Fjords will take you through an enchanted wonderland of soaring mountains and narrow waterways. Available to book through Royal Caribbean, a great way to experience the beauty of the lands in Northern Europe is by rail as you travel past sapphire lakes, snowy mountains and cascading waterfalls. Take a cruise that stops at famous Scandinavian cities and you can explore Sweden, Norway and Finland for a truly authentic experience.

Russia, Denmark and Bruges are other popular stops in Northern Europe where you can explore this intriguing part of the world to your heart’s content.

Caribbean

This sun-drenched haven is home to miles of crystal clear water and soft white sand. Boasting the best beaches in the world, the Caribbean truly defines paradise.

Postcard pictures do not justify how inspiring these islands are. With swaying palms along heavenly beaches, colourful rural towns and locals serving up traditional treats, you will not want to leave.

Snorkelling in Grand Cayman, discovering ancient ruins in Mexico or shopping in St Maarten are just some of the highlights. Royal Caribbean also have two private islands in the Caribbean, enabling you to enjoy a day on an exclusive island.

Alaska & Canada

A place that doesn’t quite seem real, Alaska is the original winter wonderland. Home to over half of the world’s glaciers this incredible 586,500 square mile land is a story waiting to be read.

Spot whales from the deck as you sail through waters lined with glaciers, before stopping in remote Alaskan villages where you can experience their authentic ways of living.

Cruising past Hubbard Glacier is said to be one of the most awe-inspiring experiences in the world. Best enjoyed from the bow of the ship, you will come close to the largest ice formations in the world and face to face with the unique wildlife that call this area home.

A dog sled ride, a scenic helicopter flight and shopping in Juneau are just some of the explorations that await you in Alaska. In Canada, book an organised excursion with Royal Caribbean to embark on a tall ship sailing and see Pier 21, one of the seven wonders of Canada or spend the day in Vancouver, either shopping in the quirky stores, enjoying the panoramic views of the city from the mountains or take some time cycling around Stanley Park.

Asia

A place of mystery, Asia is an enchanted wonderland of life-changing moments. From vibrant cities, tropical jungles and magical temples, this diverse part of the world is bursting with exploration.

Every region of Asia offers a different experience from the last, one minute you are staring up at bright skyscrapers, the next you are looking down into a magical lake surrounded by ancient temples.

Board a floating restaurant in Hong Kong, discover amazing views from the top of high-rise buildings in China or go shopping through Singapore’s colourful street markets.

Australia and New Zealand

Despite being located far away, Australia and New Zealand cry out for you to visit and will not disappoint. From cosmopolitan cities, picture-perfect beaches and iconic landmarks, every time you turn you are faced with a new adventure.

Australia is home to vibrant cities including Sydney and Brisbane where you can experience the quintessentially laid-back and fun Australian lifestyle. From the famous Opera House, incredible Ayers Rock and fascinating snorkelling around Heart Reef, there is no end to Australia’s ventures.

A hop across the water, New Zealand is an intriguing island that welcomes every single visitor with open arms. The locals love to show off their beautiful home and everything it has to offer. Royal Caribbean offers a great selection of excursions, such as a visit to the Glow Worm Caves and a Rail, Steamboat and Winery tour.

Welcome to a land of intense beauty and extreme diversity, South America is like nowhere else in the world. A place that will shock even the most experienced traveller, let this alluring region captivate you from the first step.

It will not take you long to fall in love with the lively city of Brazil. From the exciting beaches, breath-taking scenery and pristine National Parks, it is an essential stop on any South American cruise.

Aside from Brazil, South America showcases an array of other intriguing cities. Make friends with penguins in the Falkland Islands, learn to tango in Argentina or take in the sun rays on one of Uruguay’s paradise beaches.

Middle East

This majestic part of the world exposes mysterious cities and mesmerising coastlines that make for the ultimate cruise.

From the 17th century fort in Khasab to the modern attractions in Dubai, it has a unique diversity of new and old. Home to some of the world’s most significant cities, it takes you back in time and enables you to truly relive history.

Once here, you will want to take advantage of all the Middle East has to offer such as the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the stunning beaches of Oman or the luxurious lifestyle of Dubai.

Transatlantic

Great for those who want the ultimate relaxing escape, a transatlantic cruise enables you to discover our vast oceans like never before. Travelling from one side to another, an ocean crossing exploits what we love about cruising – experiencing a floating resort on the ocean.

Crossing the Atlantic takes around six days and there will often be a range of exciting ports at the beginning and towards the end of the crossing.

Royal Caribbean Islands

One popular destination on Royal Caribbean's Caribbean cruises is their private island, CocoCay. This idyllic island offers everything from picturesque beaches and the chance to relax, as well as exhilarating things to do like a Zip-line and a wave pool. Get more information about the Perfect Day on CocoCay.

Royal Caribbean is renowned for its impressive range of onboard attractions. Cruisers of any age would struggle not to find something to do, making sea days a thing to look forward to! Here are some of the most popular activities:

  • Flowrider - Have a go at surfing on this fast-paced surf simulator
  • Ripcord by iFly - Try sky-diving for the first time onboard your cruise ship!
  • Rock-climbing Wall - A firm favourite among guests, take on this exciting climb
  • Zip-Lining - Swing across the ship taking in fantastic views of the sea and ship below
  • Bionic Bar - Order your drink from a tablet then watch as a robotic arm creates it for you
  • The North Star - Sit comfortably in this elevated pod which boasts panoramic views from above
  • Bumper Cars - Feel like a kid again as you hurtle around the arena in your bumper car
  • Ice-Skating - Show off your skills or cling to the edge on the ice-skating rink, then watch the pros later
  • Splashaway Bay - Enjoy the cooling waters of fountains and pools in this family-friendly water park
  • Escape Room - Work together to solve clues and get out of this thrilling escape room
  • Laser Tag - Go head to head or work as a team to shoot the bad guys in this laser game
  • SkyPad - Bounce around with or without VR goggles on the SkyPad trampoline

The Royal Caribbean is one of the most innovative cruise lines at sea and with nine classes to choose from, there’s a ship that will cater perfectly for all your needs.

ClassAbout
Quantum Class Ships These ships can accommodate up to around 5,000 guests and feature exciting features like The North Star, an elevated pod which boasts 360° sea views, SeaPlex, a fun zone with fun fair-style activities, and Ripcord by iFly, the onboard sky-diving experience.
Quantum-Ultra Class Ships With only one ship in the class thus far, Quantum-Ultra Class ships boast all the features of the Quantum class, with a few added extras. Guests will enjoy varied dining, exhilarating activities, and some fabulous destinations to explore.
Oasis Class Ships The Oasis-class ships are the largest at sea, so big in fact that the ships are divided into seven different areas, or ‘neighbourhoods’. These are designed to help you navigate the mass of restaurants, activities, and accommodation choices.
Freedom Class Ships Ships in this class are packed full of fun. They boast the well-loved Royal Caribbean facilities like ice-skating, the rock-climbing wall, and thrilling waterslides.
Radiance Class Ships Radiance class ships are wonderful for any cruisers looking to unwind and relax, with excellent facilities like the spacious spa and adults-only solarium onboard. The interior is designed to heighten the open and airy layout.
Voyager Class Ships Onboard this class of ships you can have a brilliant mix of active and chilled out days. Poolside films and Broadway shows make for great, effortless entertainment, while the ice rink allows you to get the blood pumping.
Sovereign Class Ships Majesty of the Seas is the only ship in this class and features a lovely array of things to do for both children and adults. Splashaway Bay is a great spot for making family memories, and likewise, the vibrant night club is a hit with the grown-ups.
Empress Class Ships Empress of the Seas is a simple ship, which is ideal for couples going on a mini-break style cruise. Activities include pools and the casino, as the focus here is on destination immersion.
Vision Class Ships The one and only ship in this class – Vision of the Seas – has classic Royal Caribbean features like the rock-climbing wall, as well as less demanding options such as a number of swimming pools and exciting night club venues.

In addition, Royal Caribbean's Royal Suite Class sets a new standard of luxury. Available on Oasis Class and Quantum Class ships, it provides guests with a realm of uncharted luxury experiences in the form of three service levels: Star Class, Sky Class and Sea Class. Find more information on the Royal Suite Class, or browse all Royal Caribbean cabin information to help you choose which stateroom is best for your party.


RCL Loyalty Club

For information on the Crown and Anchor Society, Royal Caribbean's loyalty club, see our dedicated page and find out how you and other loyal RCL guests can enjoy special discounts and services.

Customer reviews for Grandeur of the Seas

  • Grandeur of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean
  • 18 Oct 2013

My girlfriend and I just finished a cruise to Bermuda on the Grandeur of the Seas. While we have no complaints about the service, we were a little let down. We have only sailed with Carnival before and had always been told that Royal Caribbean were better. That was not the case for us. The food in the Windjammer was good but not as good as the Carnival ships we've been on. The dining room service staff and food were great, no complaints there. No comedy club? What's up with that? Our housekeeping staff made us feel like we were imposing by asking for a couple of wine glasses for our room. Also, it seemed to take hours to get our rooms cleaned while on other cruise lines it seemed like minutes. I don't blame the staff but it appears as if the company had cut back in housekeeping staff. Some of the staff were less than outgoing in other areas of the ship while service was great in other areas. No consistency. There was a Russian girl in the Windjammer who jumped to my assistance when I said my girlfriend wasn't feeling good. She instantly became a mother hen and got a plate with bland food, even offered to take it to the cabin. Some of the staff were amazing - others less so. We were in an interior cabin and the bed seemed cheap and hard. The shower was so tiny you couldn't really bend over - much smaller than other cruise lines we'd been on. Also we were surprised there was no laundry room to do laundry. It was a great cruise and we would sail with Royal Caribbean again but we wish the service was consistently great.

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  • Grandeur of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean
  • 10 Sep 2012

Just return from Grandeur of the seas . It was a lovely cruise ,we had a Royal Family suite for eight people. It is not big enough for eight people, we had only two sun loungers for four of us. We couldn't believe they even charge you for the soft drinks and water in the room, when you pay for a suite. Also they give two chairs at a table outside , what are the other guests meant to do sit on the floor. We had a table of four in the main restaurant and it really was meant for two ,we couldn't move we were just put anywhere. Bars very good and the major of the staff very friendly. We have done eleven Royal Caribbean cruises , we feel they need to just think outside the box a little more as it would make a big difference. The Leaders need to look at some of the staff in the paying restaurant as they have some with very bad attitudes and some with great customer care skills. Reward the good ones and get the ones who don't want to be there out as you only get one chance to make a difference.

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  • Grandeur of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean
  • 15 Jul 2012

After 12 days on board I find it not difficult to say that the ship is let down by "company" policy. Everything on board was at cost, no prices shown. All staff went out of their way to be helpful but unless you were content to drink or gamble each evening there is nothing else to do. The theater was mostly closed during the day when it could have been used as a cinema. The cinema screen was outdoors near the swimming pool, films shown during the day could not be seen clearly because it was too light and could not heard because the pool area was quite noisy as you would expect while in the evening it could be seen but not heard because the volume turned down and there was still a number of children / teenagers using the pool and gathering around the pool area. The show that were staged were okay just! certainly not the top rating that was given them by a "cruise director" who gave me the impression that his image came first. He waited until a nearly full house was seated with drinks in their hands before he announced that the show was cancelled one evening when he was aware of the problems around mid-day there was no attempt to stage a substitute show, this happened with several "entertainments" that was arranged and cancelled without warning, shows often overlapped other arrangements. information when given, verbal or written was incomplete and late. I was to learn that a number of American's on board was also dis-satisfied with several points of their vacation. the company policy of "gratuities" is an insult, a gratuity or tip is and should always be the right of the customer to give or withhold according to the service given.

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