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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Bahamas (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 04, 2015
Ship: Serenade of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 9509
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This is my first time on a Royal Caribbean cruise, and it was a nice experience.  The boat was nice and clean, the staff were friendly and always willing to help.  The main dining room always had great choices for dinner and it was always delicious and fresh.  The main server and assistant servers made the trip memorable.  They are always willing to go the extra mile to make out trip fun and easy going.  My stateroom was always neat and clean.  I can be gone for an hour and come back to a freshly made bed.  Our room steward was friendly, helpful and informative.   The ports on this route were Key West, Nassau, and CocoCay.  Key West was beautiful and full of fun as soon as you stepped off the boat.  The area was made for tourism.  The houses were cute, the shopping areas were great and plenty of choices for food.  If you get a chance, swing by Two Friends Patio Restaurant and have some of the key lime pies (TO DIE FOR)!  CocoCay was a great stop to.  It was nice to just hang at the white sand beaches with its crystal clear waters.  I didn't do an excursion on this port, but you won't need to with all the things you can do for free on this island.  Nassau was nice, but as soon as you got off the boat and went to the end of the port, there were so many salesmen trying to get you to book one of their taxis.  It was a little unnerving and annoying.  Once you got on a taxi and made your way to the Atlantis Casino and Resort, it was nice and beautiful.  The casino is large and the shopping ares were nice and clean.  If you go to the beach area, you will have more salesmen trying to rent you a beach chair and an umbrella.  Other than the annoyance of feeling forced, it was an ok port.  All in all it was a nice and relaxing trip.  Next time if my trip takes me to the port of Nassau, I might stay on the boat and find more fun things to do without the haggle and hustling.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Main Dining room food was wonderful. Many different choices.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
there were lots to choose from to do at all times of the day.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
different show every night, and the Dancers, Singers, and the band were phenominal

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Had a lot of easter programs for the kids. Even picture with the easter bunny

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Friendly and happy to help.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Clean and beautiful.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
It was an inside room, but was reasonably roomy. It is right next to the Steward Closet area, so it can get a bit noisy when you want to sleep in a little.

Ship Tip

Go on every floor and walk around. There are hidden gems all over the boat. Check out the movie theater, the different lounges, the shuffle board on the deck, the arcade, and even some beautiful art scattered around the boat.

3 out of 5
Nice terminal, but was a mess finding parking and getting in. The guys who takes your luggages are pushy and asks straight out for tips.
5 out of 5
Beautiful port with many things to do. Clean and fun!
3 out of 5
Nice, but had a lot of haggling when we got off the ship from rude and pushy taxi drivers.
5 out of 5
beautiful and fun. Nice to lay out on the beach and soak in the sun or in their shaded area with hammocks.
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