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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

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

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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13 Night Ultimate Scandinavia & Russia (Stockholm To Copenhagen)
Sail Date: July 26, 2015
Ship: Serenade of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7596
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We chose this specific sailing primarily because of the three-day stay in St. Petersburg, which allowed us to take the full-day excursion to Moscow and still have two days in the port city. Royal Caribbean is not our preferred cruise line, but the ports-of-call, coupled with our pre- and post- hotel stays in Stockholm and Copenhagen (respectively), made this an ideal itinerary to see Scandinavia, the Baltic States, and Russia (day trip to Berlin from Warnemunde was a plus, but be aware that more hours are spent traveling to/from Berlin than in the city itself).

NOTE: U.S. citizens do not need a visa to visit Russia if traveling via cruise ship in port for less than 72 hours. You can only leave the ship without a visa, however, if you are taking an escorted tour (including a day trip to Moscow) booked through RC or a local tour provider.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Although I did read the fine print disclosing that our (full-price) balcony stateroom had a smaller balcony, we were disappointed to find that it was significantly smaller than average (although the location on the ship couldn't be more convenient).

Ship Tip

If you plan to drink at least three soft drinks per day, the soda package is worth it. Otherwise, plan on being charged $3 USD for a can of Coke (fountain soda is served only to guests who purchase the package).

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