Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

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3 out of 5

Our Russia Serenade of the Seas Cruise

Sail Date: May 23, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The Ports of Call were excellent.  The entertainment was good.  Our Cabin Stewart and Asst. Waiter were excellent.  The rest of the activities and programs as well as the courtesy and helpfullness of the cruise staff was mediocre.  The food was about the same you would find on most other cruise ships.  Our experience at the Chops Grille (Steakhouse) was excellent.  Port terminal embarkment, and disembarkment process could use some organization.

Ship Quality
Was clean and tidy but nothing exceptional.
Food and Dining
About the same as would be found on other cruise ships
Cabin / Stateroom
Good clean tidy room. Great Cabin Stewart
Service and Staff Great Asst. Waiter Serge and Cabin Stewart Antonio. Cruise director's staff were not friendly and were curt.
Good entertainers.
Onboard Activities
Nothing exceptional
Destinations and Excursions
Great Ports of Call. Good Russia Excursion.
Copenhagen, Denmark
Get a Copenhagen Card if doing by yourself.
Stockholm, Sweden
See the changing of the gaurds at the Palace and get there 15-30 minutes early.
Tallinn, Estonia
Lots of walking on cobblestone streets. Wear good comfortable shoes.
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Take the Cruise ship excursion to the Hermitage museum
Helsinki, Finland
Don't miss the Vasa Museum.


Do your own research about each prot and how to get into town because cruise staff is not interested or helpful if you are not taking an excursion.

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