Serenade of the Seas

3.9 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    
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About Serenade of the Seas

Serenade of the Seas is a large ship, carrying 2501 passengers and 859 crew, and sails from Copenhagen, Denmark and Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida.

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Southern Carribean

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Southern Carribean

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Excellent iternary. Great southern islands.

Recommend using the Shore excursions to really view the islands as they have a lot more to offer and see.

The shore excursions were very well run and very informative on each island.

The speciality restaurants menu and service was exceptional.

Attended the Chefs Table , Mystery Theatre, and Giovanni's all well worth the extra fee. The experience was incredible for all of us.

The ship itself was quiet overall . The nite clubs were sparsely attended. The casino fair attendance .

 

Ships pools need refurbishing.

Much older crowd on board this ship on this sailing

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

serenade of the seas jan 2 2017

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Great cruise, great islands, love the ship the food was excellent we were 4 couples and they all enjoyed the cruise. we would highly recommend royal caribbean cruise lines

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

How did not honor their advertisement in newspaper

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

In the newspaper, cruises. com promised all these choices if we choose them for our cruise.

when we talked with their salesman he fast talked.  Bottom line we overpaid for cruise through them, got only fifty dollars each credit, and will never use again.

Buyer beware!

Cruise was okay.  Could have had more lecture series or lessons for all their captive audience.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Nice Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Enjoyed the area we sailed in and the food and shows were excellent.

Staff were pleasant though not top notch like on other Royal Caribbean cruises we have been on.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Serenade of the Seas, 11 Night Southern Caribbean

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The ports were the typical Caribbean ports...shopping and more shopping.  Plenty of private taxis at each port.  Nothing particularly exciting to see.

Serenade of the Seas is a sweet ship. The staff was exceptional   The food was nothing to get excited over.  Plenty of food but nothing special.  Entertainers were excellent but production shows not of best quality.  Dancing on this ship is offered in the Centrum which is in the middle on the 4th floor.  Small dance area.  Not conducive to dancing due to open space up many floors.  Dance band was not up to par.  Piano bar was flat.  Gentleman was an excellent pianist but not an entertainer.  Use of Safari Room for game nights was too small.  Daily at sea activities were BORING.  Too many uninteresting lecutures "wellness" lectures, typical towel folding, dance class.  Nothing inspiring. 

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
4 out of 5

elegant but aging ship

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The island destinations were a great itinerary.  The service was good but you could tell that it was not top of the line.  The food selection and quality were good but not what it once was.  The furnishings and staterooms are showing some wear.  Overall it is still a good ship.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

beautiful trip

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Favorite part laying by the pool and the dinner measl. The only part about our trip we did not care for was so many of the children were running around. I feel the parents let them run wild especially on the dance floor.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

One of our best cruises ever

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Can't say enough good things about the crew of the Serenade. Everyone was wonderfully friendly and helpful.  Special shout-outs to our fantastic main dining room waiters, and our terrific stateroom attendant.  The ship might need a little freshening, but she's still beautiful -- tons of glass so you can see the ocean from almost anywhere.  Food ranged from good to outstanding, no real stinkers at any meal at any restaurant.  Entertainment was pretty solid.  This was our first cruise with 4 at-sea days (usually we take week cruises with 1 at-sea day at most) and being active people, we wondered if we'd get bored... not at all.  Plenty of activities to keep anyone entertained.  And starting the trip with 2 at-sea days got us fully into relaxed vacation mode by the time we arrived at our first destination port.

 

Overall, we'd go back in a heartbeat!

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Beautiful Islands

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Overall the cruise and ports of call were great.  Food was decent.  However, there were no porters available when we docked on our return at Port Everglades.  We are elderly and  he has a heart condition.  It was a real struggle to get our luggage and depart. I lost my Fitbit off my arm when the shoulder bags slipped to my hand.  Also they returned to a different pier and when we asked about transportation a person told us we had to get a taxi to our vehicle.  Fortunately, someone else came along and told us where to get free transportation.  Not at all the smooth return we had in Seattle a couple of years ago. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Great cruise, interesting islands!

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My husband and I really enjoyed the 6 island stops we made in 6 days.  We took tours of the islands or went to beaches and snorkeled.  Our favorite tour was on St. Lucia.  We booked with Cosol Tours on the Internet (the full day St. Lucia Tour) and couldn't have been happier with all the wonderful things we did that day which included snorkeling between the volcanic Pitons, mud baths, standing under the Toraille Waterfall,  high speed boat rides, all the food and drink you could take in and glorious site-seeing.  Our driver/guide was personable and knowledgeable.  The cost was $75 pp, but worth every penny.

We also had a good tour on Antigua, "Scenic Tours Antigua" with very professional, Sean Beazer, our driver and guide. 

 

In Barbados, we took a cab ($3.00 each) to the Brown's Facility beach and snorkeled with sea turtles.  It was the same area where boat excursions come to snorkel with the turtles.  We just went in from the beach and shared the sea with the other snorkelers.  Saw at least 4 sea turtles and watched the handlers feeding them, too.

 

In Bonaire, we took a $2.50 cab to Spice Beach.  There was a pier to allow us to drop into the water with our snorkel gear.  We rented chaise lounge chairs for $5 and snorkeled there for a while.  The water and waves were rough that day.  There weren't a lot of structure or coral reefs there.  But we did see a lot of fish and watched as people fed them bread.  We expected better snorkeling.  Next time, we'll have to choose a better site if we want to see the great reefs Bonaire's reputation offers.

 

We really enjoyed Grenada, too.  It is very hilly, and since we docked on a Sunday, we walked up a very steep hill to the Catholic Church and the 8AM mass.  After, we walked to Fort Georges, then got picked up by a private van driver who offered to give us an island tour.  It was very nice and only cost us $15 pp after some negotiation.  Went to the spice factory, Carenage Harbor, thru the Sendall tunnel, to Grand Etang Lake, Annandale Waterfall, and Fort Frederick.

 

Aruba was one of our favorite islands on the cruise.  It is very desert-like with lots of cactus.  Again, we got off the ship and got a tour from a local person off the street.  We passed the first, closer tours, went a block over, and got our island tour for only $15pp again.  We had a wonderful time going to the Natural Bridge, Ayo Rocks, California Lighthouse, past the beaches and saw the resorts.  Had fun shopping there in the open air markets, too.  There was a nice "feel" to this island and with gorgeous beaches and resorts, we want to go back again.

 

Our ship had good food, good shows and good activities.  Our interior cabin was spacious enough for 2 people to be comfortable there.  All-in-all, we really enjoyed our cruise very much!! 

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LaurenBusiere
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

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.

ArtAddict
Contributor Level: Purser

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. :)

tdlowe
Contributor Level: Purser

When picking your stateroom, make sure there are no public areas above it . Deck 10 is where most of the suites are but unfortunately Deck 11 is where the pool, Windjammer, Park Cafe, the Solarium and the Spa are located. If you are a light sleeper, you'll be able to hear all the movements at night

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Price

L

Size

Aug 2003

Built

4 yrs ago

Refurbished

2501

Total Passengers

2.91

Crew to Passenger Ratio

12

Number of Decks

1073

Total Cabins

51

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