Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Contributor Level: Purser

Experience
4-6 cruises

Review
1

Helpful Vote
1

5 out of 5

pbpamie

Sail Date: April 26, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

we loved our cruise on the serenade of the seas! the size of ship was comfortable and not crowded. wonderful weather enabled us to use the pool for the duration of the cruise. balcony with drink package was an added plus.  we really enjoyed the my time dining and it was easy to use.  the dining staff was excellent !!! we loved paola and fabio :)  - the entertainment was interesting and varied.  the ship is beautiful.  the average age level of the cruisers was a little older than us (we are 60), but we met others our age and met many new friends !

Ship Quality
Children's Programs too many kids movies were offered on the deck screen - this was an older crowd on the boat
Onboard Activities
we didn't do many activities - but we liked the dance lessons
Food and Dining
paolo and fabio were fantastic -- very professional and friendly and helpful and martin -bar staff
Cabin / Stateroom
verna was always accomodating and helpful. room was comfortable -- #7642 had a slightly obstructed view (because of lifeboat) which we didn't expect)
Service and Staff
paolo, our waiter, fabio, asst, waiter, martin -bar attendent, jai - in the centrum bar, verna - room attendant
Entertainment
we really liked the the italian singer from new york, black gal singer was terrific, piano player, the couple who did balance and juggling. the 2 groups in the centrum area were great -- the country guys, and the duo who played more latin music. we didn't like the hypnotist - seemed like no one got hypnotized nor the bee gees
Destinations and Excursions
wasn't really a factor -- we planned our own day trips, but we loved arriving at barcelona as a final destination
New Orleans, Louisiana
have beignets and jambalaya - enjoy bourbon st.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
rented a car and did a tour of the whole island
Tenerife, Canary Islands
got a taxi for the day -- did a tour of north part of the island
Malaga, Spain
great town -- hop on hop off was not worth it -- we ended up walking
Cartagena, Spain
loved walking all around
Barcelona, Spain
have to see la sagrada familia, and gaudi park. hop on hop off bus is a must

Tip

loved doing my time dining and enjoyed the quieter atmosphere of the smaller dining room. loved the the gym. loved the size of this ship. the buffet should have been opened later, like till 11pm- we couldn't believe it closed so early -- no place for late coffee and dessert.



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