dianestewart

dianestewart
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Serenade of the Seas

November 2014 - Serenade of the Seas to Caribbean - Bahamas

Good cruise, not great.

Our ports were Key West, Nassau and Coco Cay.  Due to weather, we were not able to make Coco Cay because they could not tender us to the island safely.  The problem with this, after talking to others on the ship, is that this happens often.  One person we spoke with has taken this same cruise 4 times and they have never made it to Coco Cay.  If it's that unpredictable, at least have a back up plan.   It made for a long 3 days at sea, which became monotonous since nothing extra was planned or no special activities. 

While the bedding was good, they definitely need to update to new pillows and mattresses.  

And as most cruisers know, cruise ships have been cutting back.  Many were disappointed that there was not a lobster night, even on formal night.  Now, you can purchase a lobster in the main dining room for $25 or so any night that you choose.  With that said, we did upgrade to the specialty restaurants 4 out of 7 nights and really enjoyed those.  It's just sad, that you have to pay extra to get a great meal when that used to be the norm. 

Overall, we had a wonderful cruise.  The staff was wonderful, the ship was beautiful and always immaculately clean, the food was good, etc.  This was a fun time and a really good cruise. 

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Nassau, Bahamas - Not much to do here and the shopping is the same every 5 stores or so. Atlantis is good but expensive. Go after 6 at night and The Dig is free.
Key West, Florida - Key West was great, but we were only there for 5 hours. They should have allowed more time.
Serenade of the Seas Serenade of the Seas - A tip, if you are going to enjoy any of the entertainment in the Centrum (middle of the ship with bar), get there early. Seating is very limited. They had some arial shows (which were good) and dancing every night.

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