Royal Caribbean International continues to bring the cruise line’s most innovative features and popular venues first introduced on Oasis-class ships to its fleet with the revitalisation of Grandeur of the Seas this month. With a host of new dining venues, a new baby and toddler nursery plus a giant outdoor cinema screen are just a few of the stunning new features awaiting guests on Grandeur of the Seas when it emerges from dry dock as part of the cruise line’s extensive revitalisation programme.
Following a five-week long, $48 million refurbishment at the Navantia ship yard in Cadiz, Spain, the 2,446-guest Grandeur of the Seas will sail an 11-night Mediterranean itinerary roundtrip from Barcelona, Spain. From there she will spend the summer offering a variety of Mediterranean itineraries from Venice, Italy and Provence, France. In winter 2012/13 Grandeur of the Seas will offer Southern Caribbean cruises from Colon in Panama and Cartagena, Colombia.
Returning to service on 31 May with new entertainment options, restaurants, children’s programmes, technology advancements and more luxurious accommodation options that were originally introduced to industry acclaim onboard Royal Caribbean International’s recently introduced Oasis-class ships, Grandeur of the Seas is set to wow guests with its fresh new look and cutting edge facilities.
The revitalisation also introduces:
· Wi-Fi availability throughout the ship
· Flat-panel interactive televisions in all staterooms
· A new Concierge Lounge for suite guests and top tier loyalty guests
· A Diamond Lounge for Crown & Anchor Society loyalty programme members
· Transforming the Viking Crown Lounge including new menu featuring bite size delectables
· Digital, interactive way-finding system
The Centrum – a five story atrium in the centre of the ship has also been transformed into a major entertainment area featuring a range of daytime activities, nightly shows and aerial performers. The Centrum’s Champagne Bar has also been reinvented as the R Bar, a retro bar that will feature signature cocktails and trained mixologists.
Dining options onboard Grandeur of the Seas have nearly doubled with the addition of five highly acclaimed restaurants including:
· Giovanni’s Table: An Italian trattoria featuring classic dishes served family style (open for lunch, $15 per guest, and dinner, $20 per guest)
· Izumi Asian Cuisine: Featuring mouthwatering flavours with hand rolled sushi, as well as hot-rock cooking, the pan-Asian cuisine restaurant is an authentic dining experience (open for lunch, $3.00 per guest, and dinner, $5.00 per guest plus a la carte menu pricing)
· Park Café: An outdoor gourmet market featuring customised salads, sandwiches, soups and pastries (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, complimentary)
· Chops Grille: Royal Caribbean’s signature steakhouse, offering premium cuts and quality meats (open for dinner, $30 per guest)
· Chef’s Table: An exclusive and intimate event co-hosted by the Executive Chef and Sommelier for a five-course, wine-pairing fine dining experience (open for dinner, $95 per guest).
While the speciality restaurants onboard are a small additional cost, guests have the option of choosing from several different dining packages which range from $50 to $120 per guest, and save at least 25 per cent compared to the sum of the individual restaurants’ cover charges. All main and buffet restaurants are included within the price of the cruise.