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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 27, 2008
Ship: Serenade of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 9 years ago

We arrived a day late, due to a flight cancellation. Once on the ship, No one met us to explain any proceedings(we were both new to cruising) or even to offer a welcome and hope you enjoy your stay and sorry you are joining us late message. The person who did finally come, seemed more interested in dealing with a sixteen year old who didn't have proper documentation than with us.
There never seemed to be enough deck chairs or clean pool towels avail. And we always used our towels for 2 or 3 days.

I was most impressed with our dinner wait staff who were always cheerful, courteous and polite. Our stateroom keeper was phenomenal!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
The rock climbing wall and gym areas were excellent. I enjoyed the programs offered. The staff seemed very knowledgable.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
for the basic people..other than those I already gave higher marks to.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
For a small room, it was quite well equiped.
5 out of 5
Had a special tour via taxi driver, took us all around the island, even to the northern most point for a spectacular view. Very friendly guy. Not pushy and very smart on island history and current events.
Don't Miss: The view from the northern most point, incredible!
5 out of 5
Took a cruise line tour visited the botanical garden, sulpher springs, waterfall and saw the Pitons...I would recommend it
Don't Miss: A dip in the sulpher felt amazing after that!
5 out of 5
Boogie boarding on Orient beach, awesome!
Don't Miss: Shopping, and I am not a 'shopper'
5 out of 5
One of my favorite islands! Driving on the island allowed a variety of sites. Friendly people!

Pros: Dinner wait staff and chef, housekeeping staff and the spa area

Cons: Poor reception upon our late arrival, no ireminder of closings in port on bank holidays

Recommends Serenade of the Seas? Yes!

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