Good with one exception

Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Scandinavia & Russia (Copenhagen Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 30, 2015
Ship: Serenade of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8102
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This was our fourth cruise and our second on Royal Caribbean.  We found the ship clean and well kept.  Our room was the same.  Our room attendant, Norma, was wonderful.  The only real disappointment was the food in the Windjammer Cafe.  It was not well cooked at all.  The food in the dinning room and the specialty cafes was excellent as was the service.  We didn't understand how there could be such a difference.

We had two complete days at sea but very short stops in Stockholm and Helsinki.  Would liked to have longer shore time in both. All the port towns were amazing.

 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Bad in the Windjammer Cafe, great in the dinning room and specialty cafes

Entertainment

We didn't attend any so I can't comment other than that it was too loud in the center attrium

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Jose, our waiter in the dinning room and Norma, our room attendant

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Room was small but clean and comfortable. Has a very large deck which we enjoyed with our friends. Slightly obstructed view but the size more than made up for it. Also very private. We enjoyed wine and cheese there every night.
5 out of 5
We arrived three days early to avoid jet lag and see the city. So glad that we did. It is wonderful.
5 out of 5
Great city. Just too short a stop to see much. Don't miss the Vasa museum.
5 out of 5
Maybe my best stop of the cruise. Loved the old medieval town center, the food and the shopping.
5 out of 5
Everything you expect and more. We hired a private guide and driver. Best way to go even if it is expensive. Use Best Guides.com.
5 out of 5
Way too short a stop to do much. Don't miss the Church in the Rock.
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