Fun, but not quite what we expected

Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 27, 2007
Ship: Serenade of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
1) The food quality was quite poor
2) The staff did not go above-and-beyond compared with previous cruises I have taken
3) There were few activities for younger couples
4) There were strange, sulfurous smells near the mini-golf course on some days
5) The ship was clean and looked nice
6) The climbing wall and mini-golf were enjoyable
3 out of 5
The shopping here is overrated, but we enjoyed our SCUBA diving in this location
3 out of 5
We went to Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay on St. John's and found them to be a bit overrated (besides taking a considerable amount of the day just to access). Perhaps Magen's Bay would be better for those seeking a bay due to its more convenient location.
3 out of 5
The shopping here is overrated, but we enjoyed our SCUBA diving in this location
3 out of 5
We went to Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay on St. John's and found them to be a bit overrated (besides taking a considerable amount of the day just to access). Perhaps Magen's Bay would be better for those seeking a bay due to its more convenient location.
5 out of 5
This is a truly beautiful island despite the poor road conditions. Go down to Soufriere if you get a chance and explore the surrounding area.
5 out of 5
We actually really liked our SCUBA diving here, but a fishing boat started dropping cages on the reef while we were diving. Apparently the local authorities don't enforce the fishing rules on the island, which will hurt tourism generally and dive conditions specifically in the coming years
5 out of 5
The people here seemed most friendly of all the islands in the Southern Caribbean, and the beaches were beautiful. The SCUBA diving, however, was mediocre at our dive sight.
5 out of 5
We actually really liked our SCUBA diving here, but a fishing boat started dropping cages on the reef while we were diving. Apparently the local authorities don't enforce the fishing rules on the island, which will hurt tourism generally and dive conditions specifically in the coming years
5 out of 5
The people here seemed most friendly of all the islands in the Southern Caribbean, and the beaches were beautiful. The SCUBA diving, however, was mediocre at our dive sight.
5 out of 5
This is a truly beautiful island despite the poor road conditions. Go down to Soufriere if you get a chance and explore the surrounding area.

Pros: SCUBA in Antigua, sightseeing in St. Lucia

Cons: Poor food quality, uninspired evening shows, and few younger-couple activities

Recommends Serenade of the Seas? No.

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