A Great Cruise
Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Ship: Serenade of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Overall, a great experience. With 5 ports, we were very busy on shore excursions (four through the ship, and a scuba diving trip arranged on our own). Staff was very helpful and courteous. Main shows were good but not great. Shops are somewhat small without a huge variety, but I don't go on a cruise to buy things on-board. The $299 deal for all pictures is great; we must have gotten 35-40 pictures at that price (we do a lot of pictures on formal nights).
Mini golf was open at all hours (fun playing at night). Rock climbing wall was open way too few hours; kids were upset at that. Golf simulator was broken and had been for months (I wasn't planning on using it, but one person in our party was). Casino is a little small (too many slots, not enough card tables), but I did enjoy the several smoke free nights that they had at the casino.
I give this six smiles based on the price paid and the size of the ship. Other cruise lines may provide slightly better food at a higher price, while others may have bigger shows and more entertainment, but if you're cruising mainly to do things in the ports, and have good food on board, this is the cruise/ship for you.
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