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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
7 Night Bahamas (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 24, 2015
Ship: Serenade of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9244
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The ship is in good shape and the employees were very friendly and helpful.  The stateroom was clean and cheerful, the bathroom is very small.  The food was very good in the main dining room and buffet, not so much in Chops.  The service was poor and "family style" servings of sides small and cold.  No offer of coffee, hard to get water refills. Main dining was much better.  Unfortunately the ship had an inbound mechanical so boarding was postponed until late afternoon with some denied boardings.  We all waited outside in the cold for hours and then everyone went inside the building and stood in line for several more hours to register.  We did not leave the port until the next afternoon.  The TV was inop for another day as was the main theatre.  We could not go into Coco Cay due to winds and the stay in Key West was cut short.  Nassau, was cold and windy…no loss there.  New Orleans is not the best port to use in winter months.  RC did give us a small credit for the inconvenience.  As you can see, it had its ups and downsides.  As with all vacations, you never know what can happen! 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Too cold for winter departures.
5 out of 5
Beautiful, a lot to see and do.
1 out of 5
Too commercial.
Didn't get to go, too windy.
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