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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Cruisin’ with 68500 Horsepower!


This isn’t my Big Bad Green 69 Javelin cruising down the street, radio blaring, long hair (LOL) shaking, low riding but a 916 foot truly, easy rider; the Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas.

I took a cruise recently this post has no tech. Money saving does fit the appropriateness of this post due to the fact that cruises are offering deals that are just impossible to beat. The nightly rate for the cruise I just took was less than if I stayed in a decent (not 4 star, just decent) hotel.

Disregarding the ubiquitous free breakfast on the 95 corridor hotels, most hotels do not ply you with “free” food 20 hours per day. Nor do any hotels I stay in, provide multiple venues of entertainment nightly at no additional charge. If you aren’t interested in very professional singing, dancing or variety acts; you can always gamble. Again, outside of AC or Vegas, I don’t know where you would have that variety of entertainment and last I checked, Vegas and AC hotels don’t provide any of that at no additional charge to the room.

The food was good, not exceptional but good. The quantity was ludicrous. If you wanted everything on the dinner menu, your waiter would bring it. Everything! Sadly I did succumb to a smidge more than one or two desserts a night. If you preferred a buffet instead of table service than you could gorge your self at least 20 hours per day. The food could explain the propensity of morbidly obese folks that were seen daily in the buffet line.

My wife and I have experienced multiple cruises. The crew on the Grandeur of the Seas was the most accommodating we have ever experienced. They seemed truly glad to serve.

The entertainment was top notch. The singers and dancers had an energy level that was truly awesome! Although there were beautiful young ladies on stage every night, my appreciativeness was somewhat daunted by the recognition that they were closer in age to my grandchildren than my children. Arrggh!

If you have not taken a cruise, now is a great time to do so. There are some astounding deals and considering the snow falls this winter, there may be no better time to take one.

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