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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


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

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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12 Night Southern Caribbean Holiday (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 23, 2015
Ship: Serenade of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 3011
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 1 year ago

There is something for everyone. As a solo traveler I booked this 12-night cruise on Serenade of the Seas approximately one week before sailing – 7 day cruises do not cut it for me anymore. I wanted to be on a beautiful ship for Christmas and New Year's and that's exactly what I got. The ship was beautifully decorated and the planned activities were appropriate. As I have been on several Caribbean cruises, I decided to forego the tours and just enjoy the ship.

My Time Dining was the only option available. While I prefer a fixed dining time, this option allowed me to meet several other solo travelers, some of whom became friends.

 

 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Most nights the food was good, but the night I ordered the sole, it appeared bland and was lacking in seasoning.
I understand that My Time Dining can present challenges, but when you make reservations ahead of time, the expectations is that the wait time would be nil to minimal. I witnessed some guest who became irate at having to wait so long when they had made reservations.
This area could use improvement.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

Did not use.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
For the most part the ship was clean, however I saw signs of wear and tear in some public areas like the theatre.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I don't normally book an interior cabin, but was very pleased with the size and cleanliness of the cabin. The towel sculptures created by Carlos on most evenings were great and appreciated. I miss the chocolates on my pillow at night though.
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