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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Serenade of the Seas

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail Date: February 03, 2007

Ship: Serenade of the Seas

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Review Summary

The Serenade of the Sea's was a bit of a dissapointment. The beds were dreadful and the staterooms were showing wear.The dinning rooms were beautiful and the service great, but the food was just average. The Windjamer buffet had the exact same options everyday. The seaview cafe was good,but the hours were limited and since it had the best food on the ship, there were lines. The pool was way too small. The childrens pool was too large and wasted space since it was rarely open. The mini golf course was really nice, But do they really need a full basketball court? This also took up space, On the sea day there were no deck chairs to be had! To date the Crown Princess has been our favorite ship.It is simply beautiful.The Crown Princess is a large ship, but has a small ship feel and very classic design.Back to Royal Carribean,the most dissappointing aspect was the schedule of events.We would look at the compass activity sheet and not find one thing we wanted to do. This was the opposite on Princess.We would find 10 things to do at the same time and have to pick and choose.We cannot comment on the childrens program,because We didn't have the children with us this time.I can say that the Princess scholarship at sea program and the kid zone was great. The ports of call on the seranade of the seas were wonderful and the captain personalized each port.

Ports Of Call

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

3 out of 5
avoid the time share sales people!!! The shopping is great!
Don't Miss: The beaches

Bridgetown, Barbados

3 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5
Don't Miss: shopping for jewelry and The doubloon snorkeling sail was great fun.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5
Don't Miss: shopping for jewelry and The doubloon snorkeling sail was great fun.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

3 out of 5
avoid the time share sales people!!! The shopping is great!
Don't Miss: The beaches

Bridgetown, Barbados

3 out of 5

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
Don't Miss: Margot Bay, There is a sailing excusion to this site.

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Don't Miss: The snorkel / sail to bird island.. Absolutely breath taking

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Don't Miss: The snorkel / sail to bird island.. Absolutely breath taking

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
Don't Miss: Margot Bay, There is a sailing excusion to this site.

Pros: The Captain went out of his way to get a close view of the Pitons with the most incredible rainbow.The crew even set up a bar on the helliport where the view was the best.He did the same thing as we approached an active volcano and at St.Kitts.

Cons: The pool area was too small,the activities weren't as extensive as we experienced on Princess.The excursion staff wasn't knowledgeable.

Recommends Serenade of the Seas? No.

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