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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 20, 2008
Ship: Serenade of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 9 years ago

Overall an excellent cruise. They did a wonderful job for the holidays celebrating both Christmas and Hanukah. They made everything very festive. The ports of call were good and we enjoyed our relaxing cruise vacation!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Good but not great in the dining room. Lots of choices on the menu. Windjammer breakfasts were excellent and very enjoyable.


3 out of 5
Shows were okay but not great. We liked the trivia contests and also the game shows.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very friendly waiters and bar staff. Very nice room porters.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Good size ship - not too big. The ship was clean, especially the bathrooms and public areas. Very nice decorations and art work

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great balcony room with lots of space. Bathrooms were nice. We wish there were lotions, but there was amble space in the cabin and bathroom. The kids had an interior room and that also had lots of space and also shelving.
3 out of 5
We stayed in town and went to Great Bay beach and then went shopping. The water taxi is very convenient
Don't Miss: Guaveberry Liquer and shopping downtown
3 out of 5
Visited on Christmas day so most everything was closed. Went to Carlisle Bay and the Lobster's Alive Beach
5 out of 5
We rented a jeep and went to Sapphire Beach and up to Paradise Point in the jeep. Very nice !! The shopping closes early on Sunday which is a disadvantage
Don't Miss: Sapphire Beach !! -- good snorkeling
5 out of 5
Went on a eco excursion and it was GREAT!! Rode on a catamaran and then snorkeled and hiked around the island.
Don't Miss: Shopping at the port is nice but you need to do an excursion to see the beauty of the island
5 out of 5
Took the COSOL tour of the island and it was great.
Don't Miss: COSOL excursion tour

Pros: Very nice ship, excellent ports of call, friendly crew

Cons: Disembarkement was a little long

Recommends Serenade of the Seas? Yes!

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