Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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4 out of 5

awesome cruise

Sail Date: February 12, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The serenade is a very nice ship. It is a smaller size than the mega-ships which makes it far easier to navigate and easier to find pool chairs.

Pros: i liked the smaller size of the ship and the variety of ports we stopped at.

Cons: after the cafe closed and dinner was done, you couldnt get any free drinks(ice tea, juices,) only water or pay for drinks. I had to order room service just to get an ice tea at 10 pm.

Recommends Serenade of the Seas? Yes!

entertainment was very good, nothing exceptional.
Ship Quality
Smaller ship size was great, it has been redone and the decor is understated but elegant.
Food and Dining
The dining room food was above average and there were good choices for lower calorie food. the specialty restaurants were excellent, wish they could have been a bit larger as it was hard to get reservations
Cabin / Stateroom
Staterooms are typical size for thew age of the ship, decor was nice, and cleanliness was good
Service and Staff
All the staff were very friendly and helpful
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
the baths and caves at virgin gorda was awesome. again dont take the tour. ferry is a 10 min walk from the ship and you can save over half of the tour price by doing it yourself.
Don't Miss: virgin gorda caves and baths
Bridgetown, Barbados
rum factory and beaches are great - can do it cheaper on your own.
Roseau, Dominica
for scuba divers, the scuba trip is A+++. Beaches are excellent too and the "downtown" is nice. Still an unspoiled island without a jewelry store every 10 yards.
Don't Miss: scuba dive on the reef wall
Basseterre, St. Kitts
very nice island. The volcano hike is only for the very fit - it is beyond very strenuous and you dont get a view of the water just the volcano core.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
we went over to Orient Beach and lazed on the beach for the afternoon. Just get a taxi and go without taking a tour. It is much much cheaper and the taxis are convenient
Don't Miss: orient beach

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