Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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3 out of 5

Overall a nice vacation cruise

Sail Date: December 10, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

Nice cruise. I chose it for the itinerary. I have sailed numerous times on Celebrity, Princess, and NCL. I rank this in the Princess and NCL category. Since this was the week before most kids are out of school, our cruisemates are primarily from Puerto Rico, so lots of Spanish spoken here.

Pros: Food was good to very good; great itinerary, except for Grenada; good service

Cons: Central area in the ship is small and crowded, especially with photographers; no dress code enforcement; long lines at the omelet station

Recommends Serenade of the Seas? Yes!

Food and Dining
Buffet for breakfast and lunch was average and some items were good. Very long lines at the omelet station. Afternoon snacks were ok. Seaview cafe was nice. Dinner was generally above average and some nights excellent.
Generally good quality, but we didn't care for the Three Tenors.
Ship Quality
Nicely refurbished, older ship. Kept in very good shape. Clean and well maintained. Good fitness area.
Cabin / Stateroom
A little smaller than the newer ships, but comfortable.
Service and Staff
Hard working, customer-oriented. Just don't ask for a separate table at breakfast in the dining room; they couldn't figure that one out.

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