Overall a nice vacation cruise

Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 10, 2011
Ship: Serenade of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
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.


3 out of 5
Generally good quality, but we didn't care for the Three Tenors.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
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.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Nicely refurbished, older ship. Kept in very good shape. Clean and well maintained. Good fitness area.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
A little smaller than the newer ships, but comfortable.

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!

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