Grandeur Of The Seas Returns To Baltimore

Royal Caribbean International’s Grandeur of the Seas returned to the Port of Baltimore after being sidelined for 6 weeks of repairs after a fire in its mooring section earlier this year. In a symbolic commitment, the ship flew the historic Star-Spangled Banner as she passed Fort McHenry, as well as the U.S. Navy’s flag with the battle cry “Don’t Give Up The Ship”.


The ship hosted invited members of the media and travel agents onboard for a short sailing through Chesapeake Bay, taking the opportunity to showcase her Royal Advantage upgrades received in May 2012. She resumes her regular itineraries of alternating 7-day Bahamas and Bermuda cruises, but repairs were still underway at some of the affected areas of the ship, including the South Pacific Lounge and a portion of the aft Promenade deck.


Royal Caribbean had to displace paying passengers on the current weeklong Bermuda sailing to accommodate workmen carrying out the repairs onboard. Affected passengers were offered rebooking on a future departure and refunded a percentage of the fare as compensation for the inconvenience. Some of the bumped passengers had previously been booked for a departure scheduled while the Grandeur of the Seas was out of service, with the line offering double compensation for this group.


Grandeur of the Seas returns to join the 2,124-passenger Carnival Pride, also operating to the Caribbean from Baltimore.


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