Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

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5 out of 5

Serenade of the Sea Oh! What a Cruise!

Sail Date: May 22, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Entertainment was a bit weak, however we completely enjoyed our trip.  Met some wonderful people on board. Everyone was already planning their next cruises!  Learned of some interesting itineraries and also realized what a bargain doing back to back cruises, less airfare! Completely enjoyed our cruise, came home relaxed and rejuvinated!

Cabin / Stateroom Clean and well maintained Our Cabin Steward Helen, was pleasant and well spoken. All our requests were answered promptly and efficiently.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Very smooth getting on and off. No complaints flow was smooth and seamless. They have it down to a science!
Ship Quality
Not a young ship but well maintained by a dedicated crew. Was a perfect size for us, easy to get around, My only wish would be to have more shops!
Destinations and Excursions
Purchased all our excursions through RCCL. Wonderful polite, well spoken tour guides. Dedicated to giving us all we expected from our excursion as well as getting us back to the ship on time.
Onboard Activities
Many and varied activities to participate in throughout the week
A Bit! Boring!!
Service and Staff
Ivaloo in the upstairs my time dining was wonderful! always smiling and gave us great service. we looked to sitb at her table each night.
Food and Dining
Chops Grill was excellent as always! My Time dining worked well for us, preset our times to coincide with our shore excursions
Copenhagen, Denmark
only in and out airline schedule didnt allow us time for a tour
Stockholm, Sweden
Very much enjoyed our trip to the hall where the Noble Prizes are distributed.
Tallinn, Estonia
Wonderful! Totally enjoyed Tallin ! but be prepared for walking on the cobblestones!! Painful on old knees and ankles!! Have Ice ready in your cabin for your return, you will need it!
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation We visited Catherine's Palace was wonderfully restored but be prepared for the warmth and humidity inside. No AC!!
Helsinki, Finland
Visited Porvoo, would have been nice if the shops had been open for when we arrived !! Only short time in this port and to waste time meandering rather than actively shopping was frustrating.


Watch for the coffee promotion at the Cafe Latitudes well worth the price and wasn't advertised online or in the cruise compass.

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