Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

Great cruise experience

Sail Date: August 01, 2010

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

This was the second time cruising (first time was with carnival) and the first time for my girlfriend. I would definitely never cruise with carnival after experiencing Royal Caribbean! The ship was very well maintained. No matter where you walked it was spotless! The hand sanitizers were always full. Our room was always cleaned for us twice a day. The staff was amazing. The included food selection was really good..even had the ability for special requests! The ship had a very good layout. Plenty of pools and daytime activities. Night activities could be added, but they still have a decent selection. The billiards room and game room were fun at night when me and the girlfriend wanted something to do on the ship at night. The mini-golf was pretty cool too. We used the jogging track a lot because the fitness room closed a bit early (around 10pm). Overall, it was a pretty good experience. We will definitely cruise with Royal Caribbean again soon!

Pros: Food was awesome, variety of pools (one pool+jaccuzzi was 24 hrs), staff was great

Cons: The stop at Dominica, the evening shows catered to an older crowd, the fitness room closed early (around 10pm, but was more like 9:45pm), the prices for pictures were extremely high

Recommends Serenade of the Seas? Yes!

The best thing (for us) were the two comedy shows. However, it was the same comedian both times with very similar jokes. The game show nights were cool too, but they only did that twice. The rest of the shows were a little dull, considering they were catered to a much older crowd.
Cabin / Stateroom
Our stateroom attendant was very informative and always kept our room clean. However, the room was a bit smaller than expected and a bit uncomfortable, but we were rarely in the room so that didn't matter much. I guess you get what you pay for, right? We stayed in an interior room, and it was towards the front of the cruise ship (lots of movement because of the ship rocking). You get used to the ship movement after the first day.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Dining was a very pleasurable experience. The staff was very attentive. I'm allergic to seafood, and my girlfriend is a very picky eater, and yet they always made sure we were happy with what we were eating.
Service and Staff
Can't stress enough how friendly the staff was. All the staff was dressed professionally and handled all matters as such as well. They seem like they sincerely loved their job. Most staff remember your names very quickly, too!

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