Serenade of the Seas

3.9 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    

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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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Royal

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We recommend this cruise to everyone who love to be serve as royalty persons like we where served.Big SmileBig Smile The ship have lot off space for sun batting. The food is excellent, and the service professionaly made.

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3 out of 5

11 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

ship has very little to do on board, so if your not looking to do a lot of excrusions this is not the cruise to take. ship also needs to be upgraded or dry docked for reapairs and upkeep. Dining room food is less than average quality.

 

will not book anogther cruise through .  Once they have your booking they forrget who you are.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
3 out of 5

Serenade of the Seas 11/11/2016

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We are Diamond and a "Loyal To Royal" but don't mind being critical when criticism is deserved.  The Serenade is not an old ship (it first sailed in 2003,)  in the grand scheme of ships.  It is a beautiful design but, it is tired and in need of the refurb now.  The refurb is scheduled for fall of 2017.

 

The staff on board are friendly, courteous and attentive.

 

Royal has recently redesigned the menus throughout the fleet.  We noticed some cost-savings in the new menus; no longer do you get prime rib, you get sirloin; no more turkey, you get roast chicken; shrimp cocktails are not available every night; rack of lamb is gone, lamb shanks are in.  These are just some of the changes.  The food was good, but the offerings have slipped.

 

We would be happy to sail on the Serenade again and recommend it to those reading this review, but we would advise that you book after the refurb.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

enjoyable

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We had a very enjoyable time on our recent cruise.  The experience of dealing with was the beginning of our positive time of this. The bartenders julio and ryan in the crown and castle served us very well

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Great cruise but lacks newer amenities.

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The island selection for this cruise was probably our favorite part along with the excursions. River tubing in Dominica was awesome! Also liked the rum tasting tour. The balcony on the ship was not worth the money, since they didn't enforce the no smoking rule, we had a constant breeze of cigarette smoke and couldn't use the deck. The shows were decent but not spectacular. All around it was fun, but lacked the "wow" they are trying to project. 

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
4 out of 5

nothing too exciting

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

The cruise was almost everything we have come to love with RCI. The ports of call all seemed the same. Would not have spent the money for the over priced side trips. We did see some overall cutbacks. This may be because of the new big ships coming out and the small ships are taking the hits.

 

All in all we still love RCI and will continue to enjoy the comps being a diamond member.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

The Good and the Bad

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

I have explained about the good and the bad in my comments below.  It was great to be gone for 10 days rather than the usual 7. The price was definitely right but as I said below we did feel like we were on a training ship.  Everyone was new at the job or was being trained to take on a job. Despite all this, we would do it again. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Outstanding Cruise!!!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The past 12 night cruise was fabulous! The overall service was exceptional. From the dining, to the stateroom to the off shore excursions, everything was done professionaly. Anytime my wife or I had a question or concern it was dealt with quickly and with a caring manner. The few issues we had were resolved and with a follow up to make sure we were satisfied. The dining room staff always went that little bit extra to accommodate our dinner seating and that our dining experience was enjoyable. The room attendant always made sure the room was clean and a timely manner. The excursion desk was patient and offered suggestions when issues arose with a cancelation. Overall we had a wonderful time and look forward to cruising again with Royal Caribbean.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Great vacation!!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

i have recommended this cruise to others already. They want to organize a fund raiser, by offering a cruise option. I am going to print information with my travel agent's name on phone number on it.

 

i would have liked to have returned to Boston.

 

 

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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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