Serenade of the Seas

3.9 out of 5
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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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Long cruise

Most of the service was excellent.   Our stateroom attendant, Mibin Mohan, was very helpful... Read more
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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Long cruise

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Most of the service was excellent.   Our stateroom attendant, Mibin Mohan, was very helpful and pleasant to work with.  Our waiter, Jithendra Kotian, was the best ever. I looked forward to dinned every nite.   I tell all of the great experiences I have with Royal Caribbean.   They are the best!!!

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

just the right size ship

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Royal Caribbean Radiance class ships like the Seranade are just the right size, not too big and you have wonderful views of the ocean.   The entertainment is good, especially the production shows.   We prefer to eat in the windjammer buffet over the dining room, because there is such a good variety of food.    The dining room is fine for those who like dining rooms.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

OK, Not what I expected from RCL

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The pillows were awful, gave us both headaches.  The beef was gelatinous most of the time.  Food was good but not great.  The "My Time" dining was a joke.  Had to wait after reservations first two nights.  Then couldn't make a reservation between 6 and 7PM.

 

Ship was 14 years old and showed it.  The design of the ship, primarily the Centrum was limited.  It was too small to hold all the passengers that wanted to be at the bar and see entertainment.  This was my third RCL cruise.  Their standards have slipped over the years.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

BEAUTIFUL!

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The port were wonderful, weather beautiful! This was a totally enjoyable cruise...we highly recommend it to everyone. We would be happy to do this one again and again without any hesitation. Love

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Serenade cruise to the southern Caribbean

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The ports visited were the best part of the trip.  We had previously cruised to the Western and Eastern Caribbean so these ports were all new to us. Captain Tor was also outstanding.  He was very friendly and personable and went out of his way to be visible on the ship and reach out to passengers.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Great cruise for a good price

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The staff on the ship were wonderful. We had two of the best servers in the my time dining room that we have ever had. There was a great guitar player - Kevin in the Castle Pub that could play anything and got audience participation. What a showman.  The ports were fun and the ship was nice and has a capacity of 2500 so not a huge ship.  Wonderful cruise and would select them again.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

My opinion

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Very nice cruise.  Ship did not have some features I would have liked.  Our waiter was superb.  Carlos and Eric at table 545 my time dinning.  At 5:15.   They made our cruise a little bit special. Confusion on my time dinning should be addressed. Many were disappointed.  

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Southern Carribean

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

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
3 out of 5

Serenade of the Seas, 11 Night Southern Caribbean

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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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Deck 5

Deck 5 features the second level of the Tropical Theatre, the Conference Center, Art & Photo Gallery, the Promenade Deck, Cafe Latte-tudes, the Centrum...

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Deck 6

Deck 6 features the upper level of the Tropical Theatre, the Cinema, The Pit Stop, Casino Royale, Champagne Bar, Chops Grille, Schooner Bar, Giovanni's...

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Deck 12

Deck 12 features the upper level of the Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Sky Bar, the Jogging Track, Next Cruise desk, Fuel Teen Disco, Royal Babies...

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Deck 11

Deck 11 features the first level of the Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, the Solarium, Solarium Pool and whirlpool, Pizzeria, Main pool and whirlpools,...

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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: Third Mate

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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