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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stephanim32345 says ...

Bland food, mediocre entertainment, inattention to serivice

6 time cruiser; been aboard Norwegian (good), Royal Caribbean, and Carnival (very good). ... Read more
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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
2 out of 5

Bland food, mediocre entertainment, inattention to serivice

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6 time cruiser; been aboard Norwegian (good), Royal Caribbean, and Carnival (very good).  The Serenade wasn't a bad ship or unclean, but the food was cafeteria quality at best.  (You'll need a lot of salt and ketchup!)  The entertainment was basically the same show with some variation night after night.  The guest service was inattentive to the point that just stopped asking for an extension chord for our stateroom and eventually canceled a plate of chocolate dipped strawberries that I had pre-ordered to be in our room when we arrived but wasn't there (canceled on the third day after begging for them!)

 

Been on 2 Royal Caribbean ships but won't be on a third.  Norwegian I would do again but by far my most satisfactory cruises have been on Carnival ships.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Spring Break Southern Caribbean Style

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

My favorite part of the cruise was the shore excursions. The dolphin swim was the best part of all. I've been telling all my friends and coworkers about the trip since I've been back. I have and will continue to recommend this cruise to everyone that I know.

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Enjoyable cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

This was an enjoyable cruise.  Our first 10 day cruise.  We found it very relaxing with a great balance of days at sea and ports of calls with excursions.  Overall the onboard staff was great. Being a 10 day cruise the clientele was a little older and the activity in the bars and clubs in the evening was very light on this cruise.  It seemed like a great time of year to go.  The weather was nice and sunny most days and not too hot.  We will probably do another 10 day cruise in the future.

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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: 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: Third Mate
5 out of 5

BEAUTIFUL!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

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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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

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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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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