Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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3 out of 5

Great cruise but lacks newer amenities.

Sail Date: November 11, 2016

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The island selection for this cruise was probably our favorite part along with the excursions. River tubing in Dominica was awesome! Also liked the rum tasting tour. The balcony on the ship was not worth the money, since they didn't enforce the no smoking rule, we had a constant breeze of cigarette smoke and couldn't use the deck. The shows were decent but not spectacular. All around it was fun, but lacked the "wow" they are trying to project. 

Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin was nice, although the bed was flat and had no cussion. Cabin amenities were average for an older ship. The balcony was unusable to use because of the constant cigarette smoke that rolled past or in our door when we opened it. There's no point in a rule of no smoking if it's not enforced.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
these were great until you get back to the states for customs and it was a debacle. Customs didn't seem to have the flow down and it took forever. Considering we were the only ship in dock and the previous day had 6, it should have gone faster. very long lines.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
We liked all the islands and as always LOVED St Maarten.
Onboard Activities
the activities were lacking, there was no rock climbing wall competition. to be honest there wasn't much going on other than the same routine of activities every day. the last day or two was the only thing that was different.
One singer and one dancer were good the rest were not as great. They sang flat and soft, the trumpet was squeaky and couldn't hit the notes. Nothing deal breaking, but annoying.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
They were very accommodating to a gluten free diet for my wife.
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Had a great time on the beach tour.
Basseterre, St. Kitts
rum tasting tour was fun and learned some good history.
Roseau, Dominica
River tubing and emerald pool was very fun.
St. John's, Antigua
Valley church beach was great!
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Anything at st Maarten is good, you cant go wrong with this island.

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