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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


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

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 28, 2011
Ship: Serenade of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
Overall this was an excellent cruise. I would strongly recommend paying the money for a balcony, it's well worth it. The ship was very clean and the staff were very friendly. The food in the Windjamer Cafe was always quite good with a very large selection, if you didn't want to eat in the main dining room. It's also nice to take advantage of room service.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Barbados was one of my least favorite islands. I would recommend doing an excursion, as the shopping wasn't very exciting. The cruise docks in an industrial area and would require a taxi ride into town for any kind of shopping.
3 out of 5
ALso one of my least favorite stops. The shopping is not very good, there is an open air market which I did not realize I was walking into. The locals are very grabby and desperate. I had homeless people asking me for money and people trying to sell illicit substances.
3 out of 5
St Croix was very pretty with some great shopping right at the dock. It was fairly hot on this day so we didn't do much, but the people were very friendly.
5 out of 5
St Maarten was a close second to St Lucia. We allowed someone at the dock to talk us into doing a 60 min tour of a time share resort. I return we would be able to use the beach for free ( the beach chairs on this island cost $20 a day to use), they gave us $30 in food vouchers and the beach was was not very crowded. They also paid the taxi there and back. The trip was free and we had a great day on the beach.
5 out of 5
St Lucia was my favorite island, It was so incredibly beautiful, with excellent shopping. I would love to have a vacation home here is I could afford it. There is shopping right at the dock and the most beautiful view.
Don't Miss: drive around the island!

Pros: My Balcony stateroom

Cons: the shows/ entertainment in the theater

Recommends Serenade of the Seas? Yes!

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