Great first cruise
Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Sail Date: January 06, 2007
Ship: Serenade of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 11 years ago
Review SummaryThis was our first cruise, and lived up-to and went beyond our expectations. The ship was clean, well maintained, and the ships operations (dining, cleanning crews, etc.) ran smoothly. I was worried about the scale of operations, more specifically the number of passenger that needed to be cared for (2400+ passengers). But, the crew handled the scale perfectly. While on board, we did not feel crowded, and the crew made the experience very personal.
Food and Dining
The food was excellent. I had prime rib, lobster and shimp, lamb, an Indian Tandor dish, and a couple of others that were all prepared wonderfully. They tasted great and the presentation was like a work of art. The wait staff was attentive, personable and knowledgable. Their recommendations for wine, appetizers, and dessert that would go well with our chosen main course were always right on track.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Ports of Call
Don't Miss: Swimming with the sea turtles
Pros: On the ship we liked the dining experience the best. Not just the food, but the whole package. They had some great wines available at resasonable prices, and the wait staff was the absolute best.
Cons: The beds. The people that managed our rooms were great, but the bed itself was not very comfortable.