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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 23, 2011
Ship: Serenade of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Ship was beautiful and well run both by seafaring and passenger care staff.
Even in a force 6 wind, ship was very stable which was great but sort of disappointed my wife and myself - we wanted more of the "at sea" experience!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We are not really into food but were very pleased with the wide selection of dishes. Loved the meuseli for breakfast, very smooth.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very friendly and ready to help at every turn. Noticed they kept on an even keel even when passengers behavior to the waiters was incorrect.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Finishes were beautiful and could see considerable attention to detail everywhere. Well laid out too.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very well designed use of the space. We did not feel cramped. Decor and finishes good.
5 out of 5
OK, nothing special - sort of commercial place around the dock and the island tour we took did not reveal too much exciting. Would not bother again but nice as a one off experience.
Don't Miss: Submarine trip to the reef.
5 out of 5
LOVED the island. Much more than we were led to believe - LOVED the rain Rain forest trip up to the emerald pool. Drive round island was most enjoyable. Lovely vistas. Disappointed we were not offered trip to Fort Brimstone - no pre literature we received mentioned it.
Don't Miss: Probably rain forest, see the abundance of vegetation, and fort brimstone.
5 out of 5
Plenty to do and nice island. We took a trip on a "tall ship" which was not as we were led to believe but everyone was friendly enough. Would not recommend that trip though. Liked the streets and shopping areas.
5 out of 5
Liked the place and people very much. Felt safe.
Don't Miss: Railway trip.
1 out of 5
OK but a bit of a slow start. Not much going on there, is there? Would not go again.

Pros: whole experience

Cons: tipping angst

Recommends Serenade of the Seas? Yes!

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