Just Another Cruise
Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Sail Date: February 11, 2012
Ship: Serenade of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 5 years ago
Review SummaryAfter having cruised on the Enchantment in 2009, a ship in unsavory condition complete with roaches on the buffet counter, I was hesitant to book another RC cruise. However, this particular cruise on the Serenade fit my schedule and visited ports that I like.
The Serenade was certainly far and above cleaner, friendlier, less cluttered, and in better condition.
Why, however, does the ship leave a port at 5:00 pm when its next destination is so close? I believe it's to get people back on board to buy beverages, shop, and utlilize the casino. I'd much rather spend time in port perhaps enjoying an evening excursion rather than hustling back to the ship by 4:30 pm.
Food and Dining
One night, I ordered a bottle of pinot grigio and was brought a bottle of cabernet savignon. I sent the cabernet back and was brought the wrong bottle of pinot grigio.
One night, I ordered the tilapia and was served the pasta.
Nothing at all was special about the food.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
The bed was superb.
The shower was tiny and allowed for little mobility.
The wooden panel next to the refrigerator door continually fell off.
Pros: The ports of call and the stateroom bed.
Cons: Leaving the ports too early...way too early...to get to the next destination clearly visible on the horizon.