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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


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

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
11 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 02, 2015
Ship: Serenade of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 8625
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

The six islands were nice although there is not much on Bonaire. Had to cancel snorkeling due to silty water after rain. The tropical islands are much nicer than Aruba or Bonaire. The ship itself was small and old or dated. Room was clean and comfortable and service was very good. Entertainment was spotty. Two nights were very good but all others were not good at all. I assume because the ship is small RCI doesn't spend much on talent. The ships dancers/singers were high school quality. One singer was dressed inappropriately for a plus -sized figure. One of the excursions took snorkel era out to deep, white-capped waters. It was awful. Fish were deep in the water and the sea was rough. It had rained earlier so maybe water was murky but they should have canceled rather than put us through that. I would try RCI again but not this ship. 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Clean and well-maintained. We never got the folded towel animals but I guess others did

Ship Tip

I would not go on this ship again. It was old and seemed dated. As mentioned earlier, the entertainment was spotty. One ventriloquist was great and one singing group, Horizon, could have headlined 3 or 4 nights. All the rest were fair at best. One comedian was awful and demeaning.

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