October 2015 - 14 Night Snowbird Migration (Quebec To Ft. Lauderdale) Cruise on Serenade of the Seas
Although I truly enjoyed all the ports of call, I did not enjoy the ship. The cabin was way to small, the elevators was a major problem, the Centrum shows was a joke. You vied for a space over looking the Centrum for a show that lasted maybe 10 minutes, Th food in the Windjammer was just OK not the quality of the big ships. I did not like this ship and would not recommend it to anyone.
Right now San Juan is hard to travel around because roads are still blocked. We had a friend who lives there met us post cruise and drove us around.. The traffic is terrible because there areen;t many traffic lights and a ton of traffic.
We did a tour in St. Lucia. We were struck by the devastation of Maria. About 75% of the population that we saw were living in deplorable conditions, about 20% were living in passable conditions and only 5% would we even consider living in. It was awful to see .
Most of St. Thomas still didn't have power but they pulled themselves together and got it going. We took another tour there. IT was a shame to see that the rainforest was totally gone and how the mountain side looked like it had been burned . Maria really did it's number on them but they are determined. We really enjoyed the tour. and the island.. We were 1600 feet above sea level so we really got to see it all.
Hated it!!! The scooter didn't work there. The sidewalks and roads were so uneven that is was too difficult to get around by scooter. People were physically accosting us for tours. I felt unsafe and went back to the ship.
Loved every part of this. Took free trolley first then got off had lunch and went on a horse drawn (donkey) tour.
Serenade of the Seas
My tip is to get to the elevators early if you plan on making it down to dinner on time. The elevators were very problematic. Waited as long as 15 minutes to get on one. Couldn't walk because of bad hip.