not up to par

Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
7 Night Bahamas (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 19, 2014
Ship: Serenade of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago

We have sailed the serenade of the seas on a 14 day round trip to Hawaii and had a great time on board.

Since we like the radiance class of ships we decided to take a short 7 day cruise to the Bahama's and get out of  the cold weather for a bit. Royal had refurbished the ship last year and had removed the Seaview cafe, a wonderful little nook on deck 12 aft, and added an oriental cafe ($5.00 please) in its place. They also removed the covered wicker chairs on one side of the outside eating area and in its place they added a Mexican cantina ( a la carte menu $$$). The activities on board are outdated.  On all of our 18 previous they have had the same boring napkin folding, towel folding, belly flop contest (change that one so that the women can participate) love and marriage game, etc....that they repeated on this cruise.

The staff were amazing and we will sail Royal again.  They might even have some fun things to do on board.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
food was not up to the standard that we have enjoy on past cruises

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Outdated and not fun


3 out of 5
singers and musicans were fine.

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Didn't like the fact that as a Diamond member I had to ask for robes and Ice. I also had to ask for an ice tray as they only provide the ice bucket and not the glasses.

Ship Tip

If your going to sail just to get away from it all and lay by the pool with your book, You will have a great time.

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
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