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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


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7 Night Alaska Hubbard Glacier (Vancouver Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 04, 2006
Ship: Serenade of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 11 years ago
The ship was incredible. The onboard activities were varied and non-stop. The crew and service were personable and excellent. The food was wonderful. Cruising was completely bump free. You hardly need a stateroom because we were never in it. Also, the staterooms were very attractive and roomy. The ship was teenager friendly--both of my 16-year-olds had a wonderful time. I will definitely try to sail again on Serenade of the Seas.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The Windjammer cafe was wonderful. Main dining was--delicious. Our wine package--five bottles of wine for under $125 was perfect for accenting main dining. The ambiance was inviting, comfortable, and elegant.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The entertainment allowed us to sleep-in in the mornings--nice quiet ship-- (however there were morning activities too), if we wanted to. However, when we left our stateroom we often didn't return until the wee morning hours. The activities were non-stop. The cruise director was great. My brother in law was picked for participation in the magic show. I was picked to participate in a game show. both my teenagers sang Kareokee (sp). The entertainment was wonderful.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
My only disappointment was with the low number of teenagers on board for this cruise. However, the programs that catered to teenagers were very good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff made us feel at home and welcome in all aspects of our cruise. My teenagers fell in love with the main dining waiter, Singh. Our stateroom attendant also catered to my teenagers. The ship staff could not have been better.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was huge. The layout was easy to navigate. You never saw an unkept area. The decor was awesoom.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our every want and desire were taken care of. Service was instant and--well, perfect. The staterooms were new, elegant, and beautiful. We had connected staterooms which were perfect for a family of 4. I would recommend a balcony for glacier viewing on the Alaska cruise.
5 out of 5
The shopping was great.
5 out of 5
The Jeep excursion was the best excursion of the cruise. I recommend it for the information learned, for the views of the mountains and interior Alaska and Canada and for the GREAT RIDE.
5 out of 5
The eagle watching on the city bus tour was exciting. This excursion was my teenager's favorite.

Pros: The ship-Serenade of the Seas, and the destination--Alaska

Cons: Coming home

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