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"the food in the dining room was b+ class as well as the service but to be honest the..." in 74 reviews.

"This set sail out of New Orleans and we spent 3 days at Sea before landing in our first port." in 20 reviews.

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Fun and relaxing trip

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Serenade of the Seas | Sail Date: Apr 04, 2015

This is my first time on a Royal Caribbean cruise, and it was a nice experience.  The boat was nice and clean, the staff were friendly and always willing to help.  The main dining room always had great choices for dinner and it was always delicious and fresh.  The main server and assistant servers made the trip memorable.  They are always willing to go the extra mile to make out trip fun and easy going.  My stateroom was always neat and clean.  I can be gone for an hour and come back to a freshly made bed.  Our room steward was friendly, helpful and informative.   The ports on this route were Key West, Nassau, and CocoCay.  Key West was beautiful and full of fun as soon as you stepped off the boat.  The area was made for tourism.  The houses were cute, the shopping areas were great and plenty of choices for food.  If you get a chance, swing by Two Friends Patio Restaurant and have some of the key lime pies (TO DIE FOR)!  CocoCay was a great stop to.  It was nice to just hang at the white sand beaches with its crystal clear waters.  I didn't do an excursion on this port, but you won't need to with all the things you can do for free on this island.  Nassau was nice, but as soon as you got off the boat and went to the end of the port, there were so many salesmen trying to get you to book one of their taxis.  It was a little unnerving and annoying.  Once you got on a taxi and made your way to the Atlantis Casino and Resort, it was nice and beautiful.  The casino is large and the shopping ares were nice and clean.  If you go to the beach area, you will have more salesmen trying to rent you a beach chair and an umbrella.  Other than the annoyance of feeling forced, it was an ok port.  All in all it was a nice and relaxing trip.  Next time if my trip takes me to the port of Nassau, I might stay on the boat and find more fun things to do without the haggle and hustling.

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Beautiful artwork scattered around Unusual, but delicious desserts Mouth-watering meals

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Serenade of the Seas out of New Orleans

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Serenade of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 28, 2015

I hadn't been on a cruise since I was 18, so this was a nice break from working and Royal Caribbean allows for a complete week of relaxation. You don't have to do anything but "be there". The staterooms are wonderful and are kept up by the attendants who are super nice and make sure you have everything you need.The food was great, the servers at dinner are top of the line and the excursions are easy to book as well. The whole experience was low stress (none at all really) and I will be taking another one hopefully in the second half of the year. You really can't beat Royal Caribbean Cruises.

 

 

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not to bad

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Serenade of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 28, 2015

George Town Grand Cayman BEAUTIFUL, The Mayan ruins at Cozumel Mexico very interesting, You can Keep Falmouth Jamaica! once you leave the pier its kind of well not on my return list.   

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TOTALLY AWESOME TIME!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Serenade of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 28, 2015

This was a great cruise. All the ships personnel were fantastic. The ports of call were great. plenty of activity to satisfy any want... We had our wedding on the ship and the staff was so supportive to any and all out needs. Our cabin attendant even got a wedding cake made for us. 

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Parking Situation Must Be Fixed!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Serenade of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 28, 2015

This was a very good cruise.  However, first and last impressions are most important and these were both problematic - to the point that we were almost the last ones to board the ship.  Then, upon return, same situation - nothing was working as stated.  Otherwise a great cruise.

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krisash
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SERENADE OF THE SEAS OUT OF PORT OF NEW ORLEANS

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Serenade of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 28, 2015

WE HAD A GREAT TIME ON THIS CRUISE VACATION IN SPITE OF A COUPLE LESS THAN PERFECT WEATHER DAYS. I BELIEVE THE WEATHER WAS A FLUKE AND IT JUST HAPPENED TO FALL DURING OUR CRUISE. I HAD DONE A LOT OF RESEARCH PRIOR TO DEPARTING AND PLANNED FOR OUR OWN EXCURSIONS AT EACH PORT. OUR FIRST STOP WAS JAMAICA AND I HAD 3 "FREE" PUBLIC BEACH OPTIONS TO VISIT WHILE THERE.  ONE OPTION WAS RED STRIPE BEACH, ONLY 7 MILES FROM THE PORT,BUT WHEN WE ASKED TO GO THERE, THE LOCALS SAID THEY WOULD CHARGE US $30 PER PERSON TO GET THERE!  THEY WOULD NOT TAKE US THERE. INSTEAD SUGGESTED A BEACH IN MONTEGO BAY THAT WAS TO COST $20 PER PERSON TO TRANSPORT, BUT BECAUSE WE HAD ONE EMPTY SEAT IN THE VAN, EVERYONE HAD TO PAY AN EXTRA $2 TO MAKE UP FOR THAT.  UPON ARRIVAL AT THIS BEACH, WE ALL HAD TO PAY $5 TO GET IN AND THEN ANOTHER $5 IF YOU WANTED A BEACH CHAIR. THE DRIVER KEPT ASKING US TO GIVE HIM MONEY FOR HIS LUNCH SINCE HE WAS WAITING AT THE BEACH SO THAT HE COULD RETURN US TO THE PORT WHEN WE WERE FINISHED.  I WAS TOTALLY DISGUSTED WITH THIS GUY AND FELT IT WAS A "SHAKE DOWN" FROM THE MOMENT WE GOT STARTED. WE WERE TRAVELING WITH OUR TEENAGED AND PRE-TEEN GRANDCHILDREN SO WHAT I THOUGHT WAS GOING TO BE AN "EASY ON THE BUDGET" DAY, TURNED INTO A VERY EXPENSIVE DAY.  GRAND CAYMAN IS WONDERFUL PORT AND I WISH WE HAD HAD MORE TIME TO SPEND THERE!  COZUMEL IS ALSO A GREAT PORT TO VISIT.  ROYAL CARIBBEAN IS A GREAT CRUISE LINE THAT MEETS THE NEEDS OF BOTH ADULT AND YOUNG PASSENGERS. THE SERVICE ON THE CRUISE WAS GREAT.  NO COMPLAINTS.  PLANNING OUR NEXT CRUISE WITH RCCL!

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Disappointed

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Serenade of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 28, 2015

This was my first cruise and was extremely disappointed.  After all I read about Royal, I expected better quality food.  The food was a big disappointment.  It took 12 minutes or longer for us to get a drink at any bar we went to on the cruise ship. I think this is way too long to have to wait for a drink when you are on vacation. The stateroom service and dining room service was great.  I had to fight with Royal for them to honor a massage.  Priceline provided a voucher that Royal didn't want to stand by.  After being very stern with 4 different people, I was finally able to use this voucher.  The massage was fabulous but it was a shame I had to spend so much time and energy on my vacation debating with the cruise ship to honor the voucher.  I wouldn't recommend Royal to others.  My husband and I are planning another cruise to Alaska next June and we will be going with another cruise line after our experience with Royal.

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Cruise was awesome

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Serenade of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 28, 2015

This cruise was Awesome  There were 11 of use ranging from 3 years old to 67 years old and we ALL had a great time.  The Royal Caribbean staff went out of their way to keep everyone happy.

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New Orleans Mississippi River to the Bahamas

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Serenade of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 21, 2015

We chose this cruise because it will be one of the last Royal Caribbean vacations out of the beautiful city of New Orleans.  The Port, Embarkation events, and parking was a wonderful experience.  Tampa should take notes.

The ship and its crew did all they could to insure a safe and wonderful voyage.  

Key West and Nassau were great destinations, and the early arrival at Key West was wonderful.

We couldn't have enjoyed the trip more.... 

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get the Thermal Suite package on the first day! it averages out to about $14/day per person which is absolutely worth it. Also, we really enjoyed the Evening Stretch class provided in the gym which was free & as challenging or as relaxing as you choose to participate.

Remember it's YOUR vacation, just because the ship is at port doesn't me you HAVE TO get off the boat. Do what works for you, if your 'my time' dining doesn't work, then change it. If service is bad, SAY SOMETHING to a manager. And if someone is great, recognise them. :)

While the Ultimate Beverage package is expensive at $55/day/pp, if you like to drink, including fresh-squeezed OJ, champagne, and lattes, it is a good deal compared to the high per drink prices.

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