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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 21, 2012
Ship: Serenade of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 6 years ago

The ship is large and most areas get very crowded during activities. The ship is well appointed and clean. You are charged extra for almost everything. They even offered back stage tours of several areas of the ship for $150.00.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food is plentiful but very average or below average in quality. Specialty restaurants are a step up in quality for a price. $35 for the steakhouse.


3 out of 5
One of the two production shows was very good and the other was just so so. overall evening entertainment was good including a short concert by the original Drifters.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Wait staff in the dining room was good and attentive. Barstaff was rather unfriendly.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We had a veranda. Size of the stateroom was quite small. BR is tiny.

Pros: Traveling with friends, pool area, wait staff in the dining room, room steward

Cons: Food, nickeled and dimed for everything from bottled water to orange juice

Recommends Serenade of the Seas? No.

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