Picking the Best Cabins on the Grandeur of the Seas

A deck-by-deck analysis of the Grandeur of the Sea's best and worst cabins.

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Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas Best & Worst Staterooms: Summary
Best Cabins onboard the Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas: staterooms on Deck 8.
Cabins to be wary of onboard the Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas will be staterooms on Decks 3, 4, and 7.

Deck-by-Deck Breakdown of the Best and Worst Cabins onboard the Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas

Deck 2

All of the cabins on the Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas Deck 2 have cabins above them -- this means that they are typically quieter compared to cabins beneath the disco or sunbathing areas (the noise of moving deck chairs late at night / early in the AM).

  • Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas exterior and interior cabins 2116-2138 and 2616-2638 (in the stern / rear of the ship) may notice a bit of propeller vibration on Deck 2.
  • Cabins 2035 and 2535 are right next to elevators, and this could be a noise concern.
  • Inside cabins 2903-2115 have row interior cabins on both sides, and are less preferable than other cabins on Deck 2 of the Grandeur of the Seas.
  • Interior cabins 2103 and 2107 are roomier than standard and are wheelchair accessible.
  • Forward exterior cabins 2008-2028 port side and 2508-2528 starboard are larger than average ocean view cabins on the Grandeur of the Seas Deck 2.

Related: Grandeur of the Seas Deck 2 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 3

***CruiseAdvice.org Warning ***
Some cabins on this deck with potential problems.

Deck 3 on the Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas can be a good choice if you're looking for a basic stateroom with no balcony. There are cabins above in the forward and midship section of this deck where accommodations are going to be quieter. However, the main dining room is located aft on Deck 4, so cabins in the rear of Deck 3 may hear noises when the main dining room is serving, as well as before and after hours when staff are involved in preparation and cleaning.

  • Quieter accommodations on Deck 3 of the Grandeur of the Seas are exterior and interior cabins 3000-3126 and 3500-3626. This is because decks immediately above and beneath have cabins in these areas.
  • Forward, exterior cabins 3000-3004 port side and 3500-3504 starboard are larger than standard. Given that these staterooms are in the quieter area of Deck 3 of the Grandeur of the Seas, these cabins are your best value.
  • Ocean View Staterooms 3602 and 3606 as well as inside cabins 3103 and 3107 are larger than the others in their respective categories, and are all wheelchair accessible.
  • Interior cabins 3035 and 3535 are right next to elevators on Deck 3 of the Grandeur of the Seas, and that is likely going to be a noise factor.
  • Other interior cabins to be aware of include rows 3745-3765 and 3903-3915. These are all wedged between other groups of interior cabins on either side.
  • Cabins likely to be affected by main dining room noise on Deck 3 of the Grandeur of the Seas are 3128-3158, and 3628-3659. In this area, interior cabins (3651, 3653, 3655, 3657, and 3659)are most directly under the restaurant. Most supper guests usually exit by 10:30pm, but there could still be noise from staff cleaning overhead as late as 11:30pm. Since most people don't return to their cabins until after 11:00pm, hearing noises (such as from vacuum cleaners) shouldn't be much of a concern. Breakfast is served from 7:30-9:30pm, so you might hear noise above from as early as 6:30am to 10:30am because staff are probably up there a good hour before and after dining hours for preparation and clean up. However, this shouldn't be a major early morning noise issue because many people go to Lido restaurants for breakfast. If you are light sleeper, you may prefer to find a cabin elsewhere on this deck, bring earplugs, or invest in a wave machine (a sound device available at a specialty retailer like Brookstone -- produces pleasant sounds that can wipe out the unpleasant sounds). 

Related: Grandeur of the Seas Deck 3 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 4

***CruiseAdvice.org Warning: Several cabins on this deck may have potential problems.
Along this entire deck, you should be aware that a main drag of the Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas runs above your cabin.

  • We are not suggesting this deck be avoided at all costs, but some of the worst cabins aboard the Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas are on Deck 4 because of the after hours noise from casino and lounge areas above. If you are light sleeper, you may prefer to find a cabin elsewhere on the ship, bring earplugs, or invest in a wave machine (a sound device available at a specialty retailer like Brookstone -- produces pleasant sounds that can wipe out the unpleasant sounds). 
  • Forward on the Grandeur of the Seas Deck 4, cabins 4000-4035 and 4500-4535 are under the theater. Not only might there be noise during performances, but before and after as well because staff will be up there either preparing for a performance or cleaning up after one.
  • Cabins 4035 and 4535 are next to elevators, and this could also introduce a noise factor.
  • The rest of the cabins on Deck 4 of the Grandeur of the Seas are under the casino and are likely not as quiet as those on other decks.
  • Least preferred are interior cabins 4745-4765. In addition to being directly under the casino, these rows of cabins are wedged between groups of interior cabins on either side.

Related: Grandeur of the Seas Deck 4 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 7

***CruiseAdvice.org Warning: Some cabins on this deck may have potential problems.
Along this entire deck, you should be aware that a main drag of the Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas runs beneath your cabin. However, all of the exterior staterooms have balconies, and it is possible to find a spacious and relatively quiet cabin on this deck with some careful thought.

  • Staterooms including spacious accommodations aft on Deck 7 of the Grandeur (7126-7156 and 7626-7656) are just above the aft lounge area, and this could generate some after hours noise. Again, if you are light sleeper , booking a cabin elsewhere on the ship, bringing earplugs, or investing in a wave machine are all worth considering.
  • Interior cabins most likely to be affected by noise from the lounge area beneath are 7145-7155 and 7641-7647. Look for an inside cabin a bit more forward on Deck 7 of the Grandeur of the Seas to avoid this possibility.
  • Cabins directly above the theater are 7014-7032 and 7514-7532. In this area, it may be possible to hear noise from a performance, as well from from the prep and clean up which occurs before and after the show.
  • On Deck 7 of the Grandeur of the Seas, exterior staterooms 7034-7124 port side, and 7534-7624 starboard are quieter because the theater and aft lounge are not directly beneath.
  • Superior Ocean View Staterooms 7102, 7106, 7602, and 7606 are more spacious, have larger balconies, and are wheelchair accessible.
  • On Deck 7 of the Grandeur of the Seas, interior cabins are less cramped together than cabin decks below.
  • Aft, eight Junior Suites (7150-7650) are the most luxurious to be had on this deck. These are all more spacious, have larger balconies, and command the best (and least breezy) ocean view.

Related: Grandeur of the Seas Deck 7 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 8

***CruiseAdvice.org Favorite Deck ***
Highly rated by our cruise experts!

Deck 8 is arguably the high-rent district of the ship. The best cabins onboard the Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas are generally on Deck 8. This is where the penthouse or Royal Suite, the Owner's suites, and Grand Suites are located. Given that this is where the high-dollar cabins are, this is also where the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Sea's best cabin stewards are usually assigned. So, if your budget only affords you an inside cabin, an inside cabin near a penthouse might be a very wise investment!

  • While you are in the luxury zone on Deck 8 of the Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas, bear in mind that you are also just beneath Deck 9 which is Lido Deck. Luxury minded travelers need to know that suites including exterior Royal Family Suites and Junior Suites as well as interior staterooms 8018-8066 and 8518-8566 could have after hours noise from the pool areas just above, such as the scraping of deck chairs when staff are cleaning. Interior cabins numbered in this area would be the most affected by the after hours cleaning in the Lido Deck, so budget minded cruisers will likely be happiest with inside cabins more forward on this deck, or as aft as possible.
  • Junior Suite 8530, according to reports, has a structural pole in the center of the cabin that is an obvious obstruction.
  • Junior Suites 8040 and 8540 are larger than usual, have bigger balconies, and are wheelchair accessible.
  • Great choices for luxury aft on Deck 8 of the Grandeur of the Seas are Royal Family Suites 8084 and 8584. In addition to being (with the exception of the Royal Suite) the most spacious suites available on the Grandeur of the Seas Deck 8, these two suites also have bountiful balcony space and have incredible views of the ocean! These family accommodations sell out very quickly so we suggest you book one as early as possible. There will most likely be a minimum number of people required to reserve one of these suites.
  • Also aft, Junior Suites 8086, 8088, 8588, and 8586 have larger than standard balconies affording that highly sought after (and less breezy) ocean view. Guests report that there is a structural pole at the end of the bed in 8564.

Related: Grandeur of the Seas Deck 8 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)



 

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