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Serenade of the Seas

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2501 Psgrs
Refurbished
2 yrs ago
Dec 2012

What people said about this ship:

"The food was excellent in the Windjammer buffet, Seaview Cafe and the dining room." in 40 reviews.
"great shipride back to new orleans and back to north alabama where we missed two snow and..." in 3 reviews.

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Oceanview

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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Once in a lifetime trip!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Serenade of the Seas | Sail Date: Jun 16, 2014


We visited amazing ports of call.  The service on board the ship was fantastic.  We were indeed treated like royalty. I felt like the queen visiting a proud old town that pulled out there best linens that were very clean but a little tattered, I was given the best room that was very well cleaned but the paint was peeling in the bathroom and the rust was breaking through. The food was just ok but the table service was excellent.  The ship procedures for getting on off the ship were top notch.

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Room Type:
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Experience:
2-3 cruises

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FamHoneyMoon!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Serenade of the Seas | Sail Date: Jun 16, 2014


This was our family honeymoon - the trip we always dreamed of!  It celebrated a long awaited honeymoon, and we had the opportunity to do it as a family!  It was a dream come true for ALL of us!

The accomodations were wonderful - our cabin host, Diego, always way over the top for us!  Our room was always in excellent condition, with new towel "guests" to greet us each day.  We developed a great relationship with him, and became friends.  We plan to keep in touch even after the cruise was over.  He helped make this trip feel like "home away from home".  Dinners were excellent, and again we were gifted with the most outstanding servers we ever could have expected - Melbert and Erhan!!  They caught on to our sense of humor, and without losing their professionalism, brought our friendship to a wonderful, new level!  Every night, our family looked forward to dinner, now knowing what the "surprise" of the night would be.  We joked and teased with Melbert and Erhan each night, and they with us in return - each time, trying to surprise each other in a new and different way.  On the last night, we worked with two other tables, and all switched seats.  When they saw our plan, we had half the area laughing along with our joke!  It was wonderful!  Extra special thanks to Ms. Anna (guest relations - an exhausting job!), Mr. Anthony Fernandes (Dining Room Director - excellent job in Reflections!) and Ms. Nicole (Cruise Program Administrator - whose compassion was openly evident).  These people watched and listened to how they could improve each guest's visit, and did so in a manner that we still find incredible!!  Never once did they ever drop a smile, (well, except for Nicole, who diluted hers with tears), lost patience (yes, I think I saw Ms. Anna several times each day with a million questions - and she ALWAYS had the answer!!!), or hesitate to reach out to help us (Mr. Anthony's couldn't have been more eager to help people!), than anyone could have hoped for.

We cannot tell you how this was a dream, a wish, a gift that none of us could ever have imagined, that has left us with the most incredible feeling and memories that we will cherish for the rest of our lives.  Thank you, everyone, for a trip that exceeded ALL expectations - you have made so many dreams come true without even realizing it - just by being who you are!  Kudos!! 

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Room Type:
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Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Serenade of the Seas Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Serenade of the Seas | Sail Date: Apr 12, 2014


Had a wonderful time on our trip.  Lots of entertainment, excellent room service, excellent bartenders, excellent waiters.  Everyone was very polite and we were made to feel very welcome.  I would definitely recommend this cruise to all my friends!  Fun, fun, fun!!!!

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fun at every port!!!! Formal night is wonderful!  Have your pictures made!

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Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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First time cruising with the entire family

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Serenade of the Seas | Sail Date: Apr 12, 2014


I am not a big cruising person, but since my husband and parents had never cruised before, we decided to make a family trip out of it.  We have young kids, so a kid area/pool was essential. Since we were taking the grandparents, I didn't want them to be overwhelmed with kids or other passengers on one of the newer, massive ships.  Consequently, I chose Serenade of the Seas-- as a good mix.

 

I was very disappointed in the Kid Aventure Park/swimming area.  It had one little water slide that barely even worked-- not enough water pressure for my 40 lb. child to make it down without pushing herself. The kiddie pool itself was also very small, and there were hardly any chairs surrounding it for parents to sit.

 

I was also disappointed by the food in the main dining area.  I'm sure I expected too much (because we live in Las Vegas and frequent some of the finest restaurants in the world), but I wasn't impressed with any of the entree's in the main dining room.  While some of the appetizers were fantastic, the same cannot be said for the main courses or desserts.

 

Aside from the friendly and accomodating staff, the staterooms were the next best thing about Serenade of the Seas.  For staterooms, they utilized the limited space well, and the beds were very comfortable.

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Most relaxing cruise!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Serenade of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 29, 2014


We have taken several cruises. But this was the most relaxing of all. Staff could not have been more accommodating, and we met some wonderful people. Loved watching activities, especially the trivia games. Nightly entertainment was good - loved the Tribut to the Temptations!

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Nice cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Serenade of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 22, 2014


This was our third Royal cruise. Service was exceptional. Food choices were very limited. After 10 pm. there was almost nothing to eat. Rooms were great, new bathroom showers are very nice.

 

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Best Cruise EVER!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Serenade of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 15, 2014


If you're looking for an entertaining, relaxing vacation, look no further. This cruise was We cruise about every other year as a couple, so when our friends and we decided to go together, we were really excited to share our past experiences.  It was all we hoped for, and in fact cruising with friends was even more fun!  It was very convenient to park and depart from New Orleans. From the boarding to shore excursions, everything on the Serenade went smoothly.   The crew, entertainment, and especially the food were magnificent.  We have always enjoyed cruising, but it was fun to watch "newbies" discover all the benefits of cruising.  All the ports were welcoming with neat excursions, especially Cozumel's Salsa & Salsa experience.  We personally don't like "My Time" dining.  We enjoy building a relationship with the dinner servers, so we won't do that again.  The only one improvement: we should have booked a 14 day cruise! 7 days wasn't enough!  We would repeat this cruise again, especially on the Serenade and will definitely cruise Royal Caribbean again.  Oh! I don't want to forget the great fare we got from "cheapcruises.com"......no better price anywhere, including the week before departure.  It was easy to book and we received excellent service from our Travel Agent, Becky Mulvey.  

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Room Type:
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Experience:
7+ cruises

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March 15 to 22 - Serenade of the Seas Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Serenade of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 15, 2014


This set sail out of New Orleans and we spent 3 days at Sea before landing in our first port.   The overall experience was good.   I did find the food in the buffett lacking.   If there was something I would suggest is having a juice bar.   For those of us that juice the constant array of fried foods, hambugers, hotdogs, etc......   really not appealing. 

 

Once we were able to get off the ship and enjoy local foods.....   much better! 

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Great Ship! Great Crew!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Serenade of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 15, 2014


As the headline states we couldnt have been happier with the ship or the crew except for cruise director staff.  The ship was always clean, our porter, waiter, assistant waiter and every single bartender(except 1 in the casino) were the best.  They went out their way to learn your name and your drink, fast & courteous from day 1 on.  The cruise director/activity staff did not thrill us, I didnt even see/hear from them until half way through day 2.  Amount and quality of activities including entertainment was fair at best and poor usually.

 

Don't get me wrong, excellent experience but after hearing from alot of people that "Royal is a step above", I just dont see compared to Princess, Holland America or even some of the Carnival I have been.  Overall food was mediocre.

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2 words.. FOOD POISIONING!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Serenade of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 15, 2014


I have been ab avid cruiser on Carnival and people that were also cruisers told me i had to try Royal Carribean. So we did and the food was horrible. I got food poisioning first day. Stuck in my cabin for two days on the rockiest boat i have ever been on. That definately did not help my sickness. I was planning on having a good time and drinking and relaxing so i ordered the premium beverage package which i had to cancel on the third day. So they charged me for two days. At least they did that for me. On the fourth day my boyfriend had food poisioning and we had an excursion that day in Cayman Islands for the dolphin encounter and stingray swim. I went to the man at the excerscion counter to explain how my boyfrien was very ill, everyone knows what you do when u get poisioned, if we could please plan another type of excersion for next day in Mexico. He said he could refund only his because medical, mine was a no. I thought that to be totally unacceptable, this was OUR vacation. Not just my vacation. So my boyfrien not wanting to waste $89 said he was going to tuff it through. He was miserable, the whole time we were supposed to be with the dolphin he was in the bathroom puking. The boat ride to the stingrays he was turning green. I just feel like Royal could care less about our experience with them. Also the entertainment was mediocre. Bands were just ok. Cruise director was alright. I am now burned from cruising which is something i do every year for my birthday.

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About Serenade of the Seas

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Inside Cabins
247
Oceanview Cabins
517
Balcony Cabins
60
Suite Cabins
5
Restaurants
3
Pools

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Service and Staff: 84%
Ship Quality: 81%
Cabin / Stateroom: 77%

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Cabins of Serenade of the Seas

Interior Stateroom on Serenade of the Seas Size:
160 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King a private bathroom with shower vanity area mini-bar closed-circuit TV mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.
Wheelchair Accessible Amenities: Two twin beds that can convert to a Royal King sitting area with lowered vanity lowered closet rods lowered safe sofa wider entry door private bathroom with wider door roll-in shower (do not have bathtubs) grab bars fold down shower seat hand-held shower head raised toilet and a lowered sink. Staterooms also feature an interactive flat-screen TV with close caption radio amplified telephone and a hairdryer. Refrigerator is request only.
Please Note: Royal Caribbean requires guests booked in this category to acknowledge need for the accessible stateroom by completing a Guest Special Needs Form.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.
Wheelchair Accessible Amenities: Two twin beds that can convert to a Royal King some staterooms feature a pullman bed to accommodate additional guests sitting area with lowered vanity lowered closet rods lowered safe sofa wider entry door private bathroom with wider door roll-in shower (do not have bathtubs) grab bars fold down shower seat hand-held shower head raised toilet and a lowered sink. Staterooms also feature an interactive flat-screen TV with close caption radio amplified telephone and a hairdryer. Refrigerator is request only.
Please Note: Royal Caribbean requires guests booked in this category to acknowledge need for the accessible stateroom by completing a Guest Special Needs Form.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
2023, (258, sq., ft.), 3539, 3541, 4017, and, 4517, (258, sq., ft.)

Available On Decks:
Deck 8, Deck 7, Deck 10, Deck 9, Deck 4, Deck 3, Deck 2

Reviews:

6 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Interior Stateroom

Large Oceanview Stateroom on Serenade of the Seas Size:
169 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King a 23-inch porthole window private bathroom with shower vanity area mini-bar closed-circuit TV mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer.
- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King a 47-inch round window private bathroom with shower vanity area mini-bar closed-circuit TV mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer.
- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King a 19-inch porthole window private bathroom with shower vanity area mini-bar closed-circuit TV mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.
Please Note: Category G ocean view staterooms on Deck 2 have a porthole instead of a window.
Wheelchair Accessible Amenities: Two twin beds that can convert to a Royal King two pullman beds to accommodate up to 2 more guests sitting area with lowered vanity lowered closet rods lowered safe sofa wider entry door window private bathroom with wider door roll-in shower (do not have bathtubs) grab bars fold down shower seat hand-held shower head raised toilet and a lowered sink. Staterooms also feature an interactive flat-screen TV with close caption radio amplified telephone and a hairdryer. Refrigerator is request only.
Please Note: Royal Caribbean requires guests booked in this category to acknowledge need for the accessible stateroom by completing a Guest Special Needs Form.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.
Please Note: Category I ocean view staterooms on Deck 2 have a porthole instead of a window
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
2020, 2022, 30783080, 4006, and, 4008, (258, sq., ft.)

Available On Decks:
Deck 8, Deck 7, Deck 2, Deck 4, Deck 3

Reviews:

8 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Large Oceanview Stateroom

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony on Serenade of the Seas Size:
162 sq ft.; Balcony: 51 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King a private balcony sitting area (some with single sofa bed) private bathroom with shower vanity area mini-bar closed-circuit TV mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer.

Please Note: Staterooms 8058 8060 8162 8164 8662 8664 and 8666 have partially obstructed ocean-views.
Wheelchair Accessible Amenities: Two twin beds that can convert to a Royal King a private accessible balcony sitting area with lowered vanity lowered closet rods lowered safe wider entry door private bathroom with wider door roll-in shower (do not have bathtubs) grab bars fold down shower seat hand-held shower head raised toilet and a lowered sink. Staterooms also feature an interactive flat-screen TV with close caption radio amplified telephone and a hairdryer. Refrigerator is request only.
Please Note: Royal Caribbean requires guests booked in this category to acknowledge need for the accessible stateroom by completing a Guest Special Needs Form.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.
Please Note: Staterooms 7170 and 7670 have obstructed ocean-views; staterooms 8042 8542 9032 and 9532 have a smaller balcony.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.
Please Note: Stateroom 7064 has an obstructed ocean-view and staterooms 7048 7548 7596 7606 8590 and 8600 have a smaller balcony.
Wheelchair Accessible Amenities: Two twin beds that can convert to a Royal King a private accessible balcony sitting area with lowered vanity lowered closet rods lowered safe wider entry door private bathroom with wider door roll-in shower (do not have bathtubs) grab bars fold down shower seat hand-held shower head raised toilet and a lowered sink. Staterooms also feature an interactive flat-screen TV with close caption radio amplified telephone and a hairdryer. Refrigerator is request only.
Please Note: Royal Caribbean requires guests booked in this category to acknowledge that need for the accessible stateroom by completing a Guest Special Needs Form.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
7110, and, 7610, (271, sq., ft.;, Balcony, 131, sq., ft.), 7112, 7114, 7612, and, 7614, (271, sq., ft.;, Balcony, 131, sq., ft.)

Available On Decks:
Deck 10, Deck 9, Deck 8, Deck 7

Reviews:

12 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony on Serenade of the Seas Size:
189 sq ft.; Balcony: 53 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King a private balcony sitting area (some with sofa bed) private bathroom with shower vanity area mini-bar closed-circuit TV mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer.

Please Note: Staterooms 9254 and 9654 have obstructed ocean views.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.
Please Note: Staterooms 9048 9050 and 9652 have partially obstructed ocean views.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 10, Deck 9, Deck 8, Deck 7

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7 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

Family Oceanview Stateroom on Serenade of the Seas Size:
319 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King a sitting area with sofa and/or Pullman beds window private bathroom with shower vanity area mini-bar closed-circuit TV mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 10, Deck 8, Deck 7

Reviews:

1 Review from travelers who stayed in a Family Oceanview Stateroom

Two Bedroom Suite with Balcony on Serenade of the Seas Size:
532 sq. ft.; Balcony 195 sq. ft.

Amenities:
- Two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to Royal Kings (one room with third and fourth berths as Pullman beds) private balcony living area with double sofa bed two private bathrooms with shower (one with tub) vanity area mini-bar closed-circuit TV mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer. Suite guests also have access to the Concierge Club lounge which offers a number of exclusive amenities including: preferred appointments for the salon and spa; movies and CDs for onboard use; an honor bar in the lounge; continental breakfast hors d''oeuvres and petit fours served in the lounge; reservations for the Portofino Restaurant and Explorations Tours; and reserved time for rock-climbing. Personalized stationery pre-ordering of dinner wine faxing and copying services use of a portable ship phone and private party arrangements are also available.

Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 9, Deck 8, Deck 7

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1 Review from travelers who stayed in a Two Bedroom Suite with Balcony

Junior Suite with Balcony on Serenade of the Seas Size:
282 sq ft.; Balcony: 74 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King a private balcony sitting area (some with sofa bed) private bathroom with tub and shower vanity area mini-bar closed-circuit TV mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer.

Please Note: Staterooms 1038 1098 and 1598 have obstructed ocean-views.
Wheelchair Accessible Amenities: Two twin beds that can convert to a Royal King with open bed frames sofa (which may convert into a sofa bed to accommodate one or two more guests) wider entry door turning spaces private balcony sitting area with lowered vanity closet rods and private bathroom with a wider door roll-in shower grab bars fold-down shower shower bench hand-held shower head raised toilet and a lowered sink.
Please Note: Royal Caribbean requires guests booked in this category to acknowledge need for the accessible stateroom by completing a Guest Special Needs Form.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
1028, and, 1528, (362, sq., ft.;, Balcony, 86, sq., ft.)

Available On Decks:
Deck 10

Grand Suite with Balcony on Serenade of the Seas Size:
358 to 380 sq ft.; Balcony: 110 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King a private balcony sitting area (some with sofa bed) private bathroom with tub and shower vanity area mini-bar closed-circuit TV mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer. Suite guests also have access to the Concierge Club lounge which offers a number of exclusive amenities including: preferred appointments for the salon and spa; movies and CDs for onboard use; an honor bar in the lounge; continental breakfast hors d''oeuvres and petit fours served in the lounge; reservations for the Portofino Restaurant and Explorations Tours; and reserved time for rock-climbing. Personalized stationery pre-ordering of dinner wine faxing and copying services use of a portable ship phone and private party arrangements are also available.

Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 10

Reviews:

1 Review from travelers who stayed in a Grand Suite with Balcony

Royal Suite with Balcony on Serenade of the Seas Size:
1156 sq ft.; Balcony: 328 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A separate bedroom with a king-sized bed private balcony and a living room with queen-sized sofa bed. The private bathroom includes a whirlpool tub double shower and bidet. The suite also features a baby grand piano dining table wet bar mini-bar entertainment center two closed-circuit TVs walk-in closet vanity area mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer. Suite guests also have access to the Concierge Club lounge which offers a number of exclusive amenities including: preferred appointments for the salon and spa; movies and CDs for onboard use; an honor bar in the lounge; continental breakfast hors d''oeuvres and petit fours served in the lounge; reservations for the Portofino Restaurant and Explorations Tours; and reserved time for rock-climbing. Personalized stationery pre-ordering of dinner wine faxing and copying services use of a portable ship phone and private party arrangements are also available.

Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 10

Owner's Suite with Balcony on Serenade of the Seas Size:
589 sq ft.; Balcony: 186 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A queen-sized bed private balcony separate living area with queen-sized sofa bed bar private bathroom with tub and shower walk-in closet vanity area mini-bar closed-circuit TV mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer. Suite guests also have access to the Concierge Club lounge which offers a number of exclusive amenities including: preferred appointments for the salon and spa; movies and CDs for onboard use; an honor bar in the lounge; continental breakfast hors d''oeuvres and petit fours served in the lounge; reservations for the Portofino Restaurant and Explorations Tours; and reserved time for rock-climbing. Personalized stationery pre-ordering of dinner wine faxing and copying services use of a portable ship phone and private party arrangements are also available.

Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 10

Deck Plans for Serenade of the Seas

Serenade of the Seas

 

Deck 13

Deck 13 features the Diamond Club, Viking Crown Lounge, the Concierge Club, Vortex Nightclub, the Rock Climbing Wall, and the Fairways of Serenade putting green.


Stateroom has third Pullman bed available.
Stateroom has third Pullman bed available.
3rd & 4th Pullman Beds Available
3rd & 4th Pullman Beds Available
Connecting Staterooms
Connecting Staterooms
Wheelchair Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible
Sofa Bed & 3rd Pullman Bed Available
Sofa Bed & 3rd Pullman Bed Available
Stateroom with sofa bed
Stateroom with sofa bed
Stateroom has four additional Pullman beds available.
Stateroom has four additional Pullman beds available.
Stateroom has an obstructed view.
Stateroom has an obstructed view.
Deck 13

Dining

My Time Dining is Royal Caribbean's flexible dining option that allows you to choose when you dine and who you dine with, all while enjoying seating in the ship's main dining room; order from the same dinner menu and enjoy the same impeccable Gold Anchor Service for which Royal Caribbean is known. It's easy to enjoy My Time Dining - make your pre-reservation ahead of time, reserve onboard or simply walk in!

Seating Times: 6:00 - 9:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual attire. On formal evenings (2), formal attire is appropriate in the restaurant, which includes suits and ties or tuxedos for men and dresses for women. Swimwear, shorts and jeans are not permitted.
Costs: All meals are included in your cruise fare, but specialty beverages, alcohol and wine are at current menu prices. Prepaid gratuities are required to participate in My Time Dining - this includes tips for your waiter, assistant waiter, head waiter and stateroom.
Reservations are recommended in order to avoid a delay in seating (reservations will be taken once onboard).

My Family Time Dining on Serenade of the Seas The main dining room offers My Family Time Dining with expedited dining and Adventure Ocean pick-up service, to keep the whole family happy and satisfied during your meals. With this expedited dining service your kids (ages 3 to 11) will be served their meals within 40 minutes, and their appetizers get served right away. <br /> <br />When they've finished dinner, take your children to meet the Adventure Ocean Youth staff at the dining room entrance doors. The staff will escort your children directly to the Adventure Ocean facilities for scheduled evening activities, then you can quickly return to your table and enjoy a relaxing meal.

Must be registered in the complimentary Adventure Ocean Youth program.
Must have signed up for My Family Time Dining option in advance through Royal Caribbean's online booking & reservation service or once onboard, you can sign up for this service in the Adventure Ocean area.
The service starts on the second evening onboard. From then on you can enjoy My Family Time Dining for the remainder of your cruise vacation or choose to use this service whenever you wish.
Available for guests who select the Traditional Dining service at the first available seating.
More specific details are provided onboard in the Adventure Ocean area.

Reflections Dining Room on Serenade of the Seas Spanning two decks and featuring a cascading waterfall, Reflections Dining Room offers breakfast, lunch and five-course dinner, attentively served as soft dinner music plays in the background.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7:30 - 9:30 AM, Lunch: From noon - 2 PM, Dinner: Early - 6:15 PM, Late - 8:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual attire. On formal evenings (2), we suggest suits and ties or tuxedos for men and dresses for women. On some nights, semi- formal attire is permitted. Swimwear, shorts and jeans are not permitted.
Costs: All meals (including coffee, tea, water, iced tea and lemonade) are included in your cruise price. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations are required.

Chef's Table on Serenade of the Seas Treat yourself to an intimate and decadent dining experience at the Chef's Table, where no more than 16 guests indulge in a five-course, gourmet meal paired with fine wine and presented by the Executive Chef.

Seating Times: Dinner only but check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: We suggest smart casual attire. On formal evenings (2), formal attire is appropriate in the restaurant, which includes suits and ties or tuxedos for men and dresses for women. Swimwear, shorts and jeans are not permitted.
Costs: A $95 per person fee covers meal, wine-pairings and gratuities are included. Specialty beverages, cocktails, and wine are an additional cost.
Reservations are required.

Chops Grille on Serenade of the Seas Celebrate a special occasion or just another perfect day of vacation at this signature steakhouse serving fine steaks, seafood, sides and dessert in an upscale setting.

Seating Times: Dinner: 6 - 10 PM .
Dress: We suggest smart casual attire - jackets and ties for men, dresses or pantsuits for women. On formal evenings we suggest suits and ties or tuxedos for men and cocktail dresses for women.
Costs: A nominal fee of $30 USD applies per guest, including gratuities. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu price.
Reservations are required; we suggest booking them on the first day of the cruise due to limited seating.

Portofino on Serenade of the Seas Enjoy a delicious dinner at this elegant, romantic restaurant featuring modern Italian creations and classic favorites.

Seating Times: Dinner: 6 - 10 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual attire - jackets and ties for men, dresses or pantsuits for women. On formal evenings we suggest suits and ties or tuxedos for men and cocktail dresses for women.
Costs: A nominal fee of $20-$25 USD applies per guest, including gratuities. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu price.
Reservations are required; we suggest booking them on the first day of the cruise due to limited seating.

Giovanni's Table on Serenade of the Seas Casual Italian trattoria with indoor and al fresco seating, offering rustic dishes with a contemporary flair, including toasted herb foccacia, pastas, braised meat dishes and stews, all served family-style.

Seating Times: Lunch: 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM; Dinner: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual attire -jackets and ties for men, dresses or pantsuits for women. On formal evenings we suggest suits and ties or tuxedos for men and cocktail dresses for women.
Costs: A $15 for lunch, $20 for dinner per guest fee covers meal and gratuities. Special beverages, beer, wine and soda are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations are recommended, and can be made prior to your sailing or once on board. Guests of all ages are welcome, but a parent or guardian must accompany guests younger than 18 years of age.

Enjoy traditional Asian cuisine developed into exciting new dishes and old favorites, featuring pure delicate flavors, fresh ingredients, and impeccable presentation.

Seating Times: 6 - 10 PM. Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: We suggest smart casual attire -jackets and ties for men, dresses or pantsuits for women. On formal evenings we suggest suits and ties or tuxedos for men and cocktail dresses for women.
Costs: All menu items are available on an a-la carte basis and pricing. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soda are offered at current bar menu prices. Additional dining fee of $3 for lunch and $5 for dinner includes gratuities.
No reservations required.

Indulge your craving at Rita's, serving scrumptious Mexican fare and one of the best selections of Margaritas at sea. Catering to families during the day and adults at night, this lively venue also features live guitar music and dancing.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: We suggest smart casual attire.
Costs: All menu items are available on an a-la carte basis and pricing. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soda are offered at current bar menu prices. Additional dining fee of $3 for lunch and $5 for dinner includes gratuities.
No reservations required.

Windjammer Café on Serenade of the Seas Enjoy great food and spectacular views in this casual buffet restaurant featuring delicious global cuisine including salads, soups, sandwiches and burgers, meat-carving and hot entrees, as well as cookies, cakes, and pastries for dessert.

Seating Times: Hours may vary by itinerary. Continental Breakfast: 6:30 - 7:30 AM, Full Buffet Breakfast: 7:30 - 10:30 AM, Lunch: From noon - 2 PM, Afternoon Tea and Snacks: 4 - 5 PM, Dinner: 6 - 9 PM, Late Night Snacks: 1 - 4 AM.
Dress: It's always casual in the Windjammer Café, however, bare feet and tank tops are not permitted at dinner.
Costs: No additional costs, but specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages and wines are charged at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

Casual-eats deli cafe serving made-to-order salads, paninis, and freshly prepared sandwiches, salads, crepes, and more.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: We suggest smart casual attire.
Costs: All meals (including regular coffee, tea, water, iced tea or lemonade) in the café are included in your cruise price. Specialty coffee drinks, beer, wine and soda are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream on Serenade of the Seas Vermont's Finest Ice Cream is now available in port and at sea! Enjoy Ben & Jerry's premium ice cream served with a smile, in cups, cones, sundaes, shakes, and smoothies.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operations.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: All ice-cream concoctions are offered at current menu prices.
No reservations required.

Café Latte-tudes on Serenade of the Seas Serving Seattle's Best Coffee, specialty coffee drinks, lattes, cappuccinos and espressos as well as a tempting array of pastries and cookies, Café Latte-tudes is the perfect place for an afternoon pick-me-up or after-dinner treat.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: Always Casual.
Costs: Specialty coffee drinks, beer, wine, soft drinks as well as cookies and pastries are at current menu prices.
No reservations required.

Exclusive club for Pinnacle Club, Diamond, and Diamond Plus Crown and Anchor members offers light breakfast and snacks throughout the day.

Seating Time: Breakfast, Evening Hors D'oeuvres. Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: We suggest smart casual attire. Swimwear, shorts and jeans are not permitted.
Costs: No additional costs, but specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

Exclusive lounge for Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club members of Crown and Anchor Society as well as Suite guests (does not include Junior Suites) offers continental breakfast, as well as Hors d'oeuvres, and an honor bar.

Seating Time: Continental Breakfast, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM; Hors d'oeuvres and petit fours beginning the second evening, before an after dinner. Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: We suggest smart casual attire. Swimwear, shorts and jeans are not permitted.
Costs: No additional costs.
No reservations required.

Room Service on Serenade of the Seas Enjoy breakfast in bed, a burger on your balcony, or private dinner in the comfort of your stateroom.

Seating Times: 24 hours a day
Dress: Anything from pajamas to tuxedos, it's up to you.
Costs: All meals (including coffee, tea, water, ice tea or lemonade) delivered by room service are included in your cruise price (however a late night service charge applies). Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soda are offered at current bar menu price.
No reservations required, just a phone call away

Entertainment

Adventure Ocean on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 13
Type: Kids Zone
Description: A play area with specially designed activities for kids from 3-17. Run by exceptional, energetic and college-educated staff.

Casino Royale on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 7
Type: Gaming
Description: Our glittering casino features slot machines; extensive table games including Blackjack, \roulette, craps, and Caribbean Stud Poker; a bar and lounge area; a sports book; a poker room; and a players' club.

Centrum on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 7
Type: Other
Description: What a lobby! Rising seven stories high, the main atrium of the ship make heads turn and look up.

Centrum on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 9
Type: Other
Description: What a lobby! Rising seven stories high, the main atrium of the ship make heads turn and look up.

Centrum on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 6
Type: Other
Description: What a lobby! Rising seven stories high, the main atrium of the ship make heads turn and look up.

Centrum on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 8
Type: Other
Description: What a lobby! Rising seven stories high, the main atrium of the ship make heads turn and look up.

Challengers Arcade on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 13
Type: Kids Zone
Description: Whether you're playing to beat your best score or for a chance at a prize like an Apple iPod or Shuffle you'll find plenty of challenges, excitement and fun at our fully-loaded onboard arcades. The cacophony of blips, bleeps, clangs and cheers. Winning is always fun, but the best part of playing video games at sea is our classic arcade atmosphere. Bring the whole family or escape by yourself to a land where cars are for racing and alien invaders need to be zapped. Our arcades offer diversions like air hockey tables, standard arcade games, driving games and prize-redemption games like Stacker, where players have a chance to win an Apple iPod or Shuffle. Our larger vessels also feature interactive dance games like Dance Dance Revolution and Pump It Up. Guests can activate their arcade account on their SeaPass card either by transferring credit or inserting cash at arcade kiosks.

Champagne Bar on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 7
Type: Bar
Description: This quiet and elegant escape is the perfect place to enjoy a glass (or two) of the bubbly.

Cinema on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 7
Type: Entertainment
Description: The cinema shows first-run movies daily.

Conference Center on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 6
Type: Other
Description: Our comfortable conference center features state-of-the-art presentation equipment and a variety of meeting rooms.

Day Spa and Fitness Center on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 12
Type: Health
Description: The Fitness Center will offer vacationers a plentiful and varied selection of the latest cardio and resistance equipment for working out alone or for joining one of the several classes, including spinning, kickboxing, Pilates and yoga; our full-service spa offers a beauty salon and spa treatments including massage, manicures and seaweed body wraps.

Day Spa and Fitness Center on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 13
Type: Health
Description: The Fitness Center will offer vacationers a plentiful and varied selection of the latest cardio and resistance equipment for working out alone or for joining one of the several classes, including spinning, kickboxing, Pilates and yoga; our full-service spa offers a beauty salon and spa treatments including massage, manicures and seaweed body wraps.

General Store on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 6
Type: Shop
Description: Port cities arent the only places to shop on a cruise--passengers can browse onboard for souvenirs, luxury goods, clothing, and accessories.

Gift Shop on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 6
Type: Shop
Description: Port cities arent the only places to shop on a cruise--passengers can browse onboard for souvenirs, luxury goods, clothing, and accessories.

Guest Services and Explorations! on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 5
Type: Information
Description: The place to go for general ship information, to report lost or damaged goods, and to exchange money or traveler's checks. Shore excursions can also be booked at the Explorations! Desk.

Jogging Track on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 13
Type: Sports
Description: Run laps while taking in the view. Our tracks are open to anyone and proper shoes are recommended.

Latte-Tudes on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 6
Type: Snack
Description: Relax with a frothy cup of cappuccino or a light snack while you watch the world go by in Latt-tudes, our modern-day coffee bar.

Library on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 10
Type: Other
Description: An impressive selection of books are available to check out. Choose from a variety of topics, including travel, art, biography, fiction, nonfiction, science fiction, beauty, health, and more. Daily trivia games are often held here as well.

Lobby Bar on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 5
Type: Bar
Description: Relax, unwind, and chat with fellow passengers in the lobby bar, one of many entertainment spots onboard.

Logo Souvenir Shop on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 6
Type: Shop
Description: Next to the General Store is the Royal Caribbean Logo Souvenir Shop where you can find everything imaginable with Royal Caribbean logos on it.

Perfume Shop on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 6
Type: Shop
Description: A great place to treat yourself or that special someone to your favorite scent at duty free rates.

Photo Gallery and Shop on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 6
Type: Shop
Description: Check out the moments that our ship photographers have captured onboard in our photo gallery. A great memento for families and couples.

Pool on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 12
Type: Pool
Description: The early bird gets the lounge chair. Show up early and secure your spot in the sun.

Pool Bar on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 12
Type: Bar
Description: Dip. Sip. Dip. Sip. How's that for relaxing? Our pool bars make it easy to stay cool in the sun without having to stray too far from your deck chair. With only a few steps to both the pool and the bar, you can really maximize your lounging time and stay refreshed!

RC Online on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 5
Type: Other
Description: It's high tech on the high seas! With royalcaribbean online, for a small fee you can access the Internet, send e-mails or send your family an e-postcard with your picture in it.

Safari Club on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 7
Type: Bar
Description: A customizable entertainment space with four different clubs: The Game Reserves, Zanzibar Lounge, The Congo Bar and the Serengeti Card Club are all unique and packed with fun.

Schooner Bar on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 7
Type: Bar
Description: A casual place to relax in a Nautical setting to enjoy an afternoon beverage. This signature nautical themed Royal Caribbean bar with classic teak and brass can be found on all of RCCL cruise ships.

Solarium on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 12
Type: Pool
Description: Sit in one of the cantilevered whirlpools in this tranquil. adults only space with 3 decks of glass.

Sports Court on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 13
Type: Sports
Description: An outdoor full-size court for sports, including basketball and volleyball, ping pong and more

Tropical Theater on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 5
Type: Entertainment
Description: Here, you'll enjoy the experience of dynamic productions with all the glitz, glamour and special effects of Broadway and Las Vegas.

Tropical Theater on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 7
Type: Entertainment
Description: Here, you'll enjoy the experience of dynamic productions with all the glitz, glamour and special effects of Broadway and Las Vegas.

Tropical Theater on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 6
Type: Entertainment
Description: Here, you'll enjoy the experience of dynamic productions with all the glitz, glamour and special effects of Broadway and Las Vegas.

Whirlpools on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 12
Type: Pool
Description: Warm up in one of our relaxing whirlpools.

Yacht Club on Serenade of the Seas Deck: Deck 11
Type: Other
Description: Set in an alcove, the Yacht Club is an intimate hideaway for 10 guests or fewer.

44 Tips for Serenade of the Seas

Don't rush to be seated for dinner - there's always enough and they serve dinners relatively close to each other, so you wouldn't have to wait long!

The Park Cafe on deck 11 became our preferred stop for breakfast or a quick snack. It is located in the Solarium, and is less busy than the Windjammer buffet. Isabel, is a gem. She also serves at Chops Grill, and we enjoyed her service immensely.

Make sure that the kids know that drinks are already tipped and taxed so that they do not put a tip on top of what is charged. Our young teenagers hung out at the same bar regularly but was never told that he was double tipping on sodas.

1) If there's a movie showing you're dying to see. Go early. The theaters are small and everyone else is dying to see it too. 2) Ask when the happy hours are. There are two for one drink happy hours that aren't well advertised. 3) We parked at the port. More expensive, but we were on our way...

Be sure to tell guest services if you're traveling for a special ocassion while on board. They did lots of nice things for my mother who was celebrating her birthday, including a complementary call to the US, decorated her cabin door and cabin, had special desserts delivered during dinner + more.

THE CREW SEEMED TO BE SHORT , THEY APPEARED TO WORK HARDER, TO GET THE JOB DONE,

loved doing my time dining and enjoyed the quieter atmosphere of the smaller dining room. loved the the gym. loved the size of this ship. the buffet should have been opened later, like till 11pm- we couldn't believe it closed so early -- no place for late coffee and dessert.

Enjoy the central location of activities in the Centrum.

we got what we payed for ,excellence !

If your going to sail just to get away from it all and lay by the pool with your book, You will have a great time.

Go to the main dining room (deck 4 and 5) for breakfast and supper. But go to the windjammer cafe for lunch. Excellent food either way but not many people knew the dining room served breakfast so it was very quick and quiet (always under 30 minutes) and dinner always had table reserved for you.

The Windjammer is an awesome place to start your day!

We liked breakfast by the adult pool area. It is quiet, and we were quickly serves.

Coffee shop -- promoted that you needed to buy coffee to get pastries when in fact you did not.

Go with friends and enjoy the bar

Small ship catering to old folks.

Avoid food

Winjammer food was the best on any cruise we've taken.

not satisfied on this cruise at all we gave our children and grandchildren a cruise for Christmas 5 of them had never been and to said they would not take another cruise on royal.

Windjammer was the place for breakfast !!!!

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