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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Serenade of the Seas

11 Night Arctic Circle (Copenhagen Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 06, 2015

Ship: Serenade of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8062

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

I loved the trip, the ports were great, the ship excursions were led by great guides but the shortfalls are the following;

1-limited facilities to eat and especially likmited seating in the windjammer(buffet).  the dining room called reflections had limited hours and the small park café had little to choose from

.2-the entertainment was notably lacking in the main venue, the male leads were atrocious, and some of the shoes show a steady stream of people leaving. the entertainment in the centrum was vastly superior, especially the little 4 person ensemble.

3-staff was generally friendly and courteous, but there were some people particularly in the windjammer who looked like they were doing you a favor by clearing a table.

4- I would recommend most of the ports, but would not recommend the ship, and based on this experience I would not recommend royal carribbean.

I have sailed on 3 other cruise lines, and at this point I would go back to celebrity, they are a notch above.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
reeflections dining room was fine and the servers were great. the specialty restaurant izumi was particularly good, choops the steak house was mediocre

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


1 out of 5
the entertainment in the centrum was excellent but the main shows for the most part were poor

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
my cabin steward nuvim was wonderful as were my servers in the reflections restaurant. i also met a young woman named maria who did everything from cleaning the deck, folding towels etc. who was very courteous and efficient.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Copenhagen, Denmark

5 out of 5
arrive a couple of days early, take your own excursions, i.e. the boat ride and get a centally located hotel and you can walk to most things.

Alesund, Norway

5 out of 5
take a walking tour locally

Cruise Arctic Circle

5 out of 5
looking at the sky

Honningsvag, Norway

3 out of 5

Tromso, Norway

5 out of 5

Geiranger, Norway

5 out of 5

Olden, Norway

5 out of 5

Bergen, Norway

5 out of 5
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