Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Transatlantic

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5 out of 5

Serenade of the Seas Fun Ship

Sail Date: August 30, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

From the moment we arrived to board the Ship, throughout the cruise, and then regrettably having to leave the Ship the entire staff were incredible.  Everything was so well organized.  We enjoy both the activities on board from the trivia games with Sylvia and Alissandro (sorry about the spelling), who were full of energy and plain out fun, to the many meals where the staff treated everyone as their private party.  Hats off to Sandra in Giovanni's and Jorge and Catalina (I think this is correct) in the Chop Grill.  The staff in Izuma's was also great.  Santos and Priscilla made sure we stayed hydrated and it was fun listening to their travels.  There was plenty of shore excursions and we got the opportunity to visit some wonderful sites.  Our world is so beautiful.  The entertainment in the theater each night was exceptional and it exceeded my expectations.  The dancers, the serenade of the Seas band, the headliner shows were a great ending to each day.  From the Captain to each member of the ship, they would make eye contact and say hello.  Frequently, they would stop and visit and would then remember your name and make sure all was well.  I did celebrate my birthday on the Ship and expected the Captain (he demonstrate how to bake a cake earlier on the cruise) to make me a cake for me but he must have forgot.  LOL :-)  Thinking back, I laughed and was in awe for 16 wonderful nights.  Would love to do this again!  Rich

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Cabin / Stateroom
We had two large travel luggage and 3 carry one size bags. Plenty of room to store clothes and hide luggage under the bed. Alexis did a super job caring for us and making sure the
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Totally shocked on how well organized this process was and the ease of getting on and off the ship from the beginning through the various ports and then at Cape Liberty.
Ship Quality
Very clean and well kept ship. Even when we had a bit of bad weather, the staff made sure all was kept clean and tied down.
Destinations and Excursions
Pick a spot it was all great! I found each stop very interesting and the guides had answers about the history.
Onboard Activities
Loved all the games.
Enjoyed the evening entertainment with the band, dance team, and individual entertainers.
Service and Staff
Again shout out to Sandra (Giovanni's), Jorge and Catalina (Chop Grill), Santos and Priscilla serving beverages, Sylvia and Alissantro from Cruise Director Staff, and of course Lindi (dance team and actor Wendy Works Hard). The Captain also participated in making everyone fill at home.
Food and Dining
Love dining with the staff at Giovanni's, Sandra and the staff at the Chop Grill Jorge and Catalina. Fine friendly service.
Copenhagen, Denmark
Get there early and enjoy the city before departure.
Oslo, Norway
Kristiansand, Norway
Klaksvik, Faroe Islands
Reykjavik, Iceland
Akureyri, Iceland
We took a private tour and Wow!
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Enjoy the lobster at a local lobster pound.
Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey
Make sure to prearrange transportation and use a Porter. Get's you to the from of the line. This deserves a big tip.


This is a 16 night cruise. Meet the staff, passengers, and enjoy life. There will be lots to see (pun intended) so get out and enjoy. The history to the Vikings on the islands was fascinating. Iceland with its thermal energy was interesting. There is just lots to see and enjoy.

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