very enjoyable caribbean cruise

Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 34

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Serenade of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 15, 2017

Ship: Serenade of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9624

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Very enjoyable. great food. I don't understand why WiFi is soooo expensive. I would have paid $3 or $4 a day to check email or at least have option to purchase only one or two days. Drink packages a little pricey as well.


5 out of 5
Everything went smoothly and very quick.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was excellent. was very happy that there were so many choices. I ate most meals in the main dining room but Windjammer was nice as well. My only criticism would be the iced tea tasted like instant and not brewed. I would get tea bags and brew my own. minor thing.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Entertainment was good but not my style. Shows and comedy acts good. Nice to have several movie choices.


5 out of 5

really enjoyed the solarium although hot tub was crowed at times. glad to know they clean it often. difficult to find an empty chair if you got there late. another hot tub would be nice.


4 out of 5
Entertainment was good but not my style. Shows and comedy acts good. Nice to have several movie choices.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
really liked cabin. nice to have couch to relax on so didn't need to be on bed as much. I sleep with a C-Pap which took up one of the two outlets. would have been nice to have extra outlet. I brought an extension cord so we could recharge multiple devices. Wish there had been an outlet in bathroom for a night light.

Ship tip

bring an outlet plug so you can recharge multiple devices.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5
disenbarkment took forever! customs just look at passport and waved on. could have been quicker.

Key West, Florida

4 out of 5
We just walked around for an hour and went back to ship. Have been to Key West many times. A little too touristy for me. But Truman's house and Hemingway house are must sees if never been there.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5
Our excursion was okay. A hike in woods to over look at bay and then beach time. Enjoyed the fruit and cakes they provided as were very different.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5
We were on bus right after the bus crash so difficult to enjoy knowing others had died. The mayan ruins were nice to see. I wish the guide would have given more info on the mayan history. Bus had video capability and it would have been nice if they would have showed a video on the mayan history during the 50 minute ride to the site.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
No excursions. just walked around for a couple hours then back to boat. Nice to have ship to ourselves.


2 out of 5
We stayed on ship until they forced us off. Then had to stand in line for an hour to go through customs. No clear signs of where to meet Uber drivers.
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