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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Serenade of the Seas

11 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 20, 2020

Ship: Serenade of the Seas

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 1586

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We love the smaller ships and having a centrum to see all the different activities going on.


5 out of 5
Very easy embarkation. I use a wheelchair and the pushers were very good.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I have food allergies and the waitstaff was very helpful in the dining room. Plenty to choose from in the Windjammer. Chops Grille is great.

Windjammer Marketplace

5 out of 5

So much to choose from. Always kept quite clean.

Chop's Grille

5 out of 5

Went for both lunch and dinner. Fantastic food. Great staff.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The first 4 days were cloudy and chilly with a bit of rain.

Photo Gallery and Shop

5 out of 5

Staff takes lots of pictures and can have a problem trying to chose the ones you want. They are very professional.

Casino Royale

5 out of 5

Wish the machines were a little looser but quite a few different types of slots to choose from


5 out of 5
This was our 4th time in a row on the Serenade so some of the shows were repeats of ones we have seen before.


5 out of 5

Love the centrum. Can be on any floor and still see and hear what is going on. Love the Parade of Flags at the end of the cruise and was very impressed with the Veterans Tribute they had also.

Children's Programs

no children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our waitstaff was great as was our room steward. We had staff that has seen us on previous cruises a year ago and remembered us. Veronica, Anna and Junior were all fantastic.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Love the smaller ships. It was all kept very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We stay in Junior Suites. They are a great size. Rocky kept in quite clean.

Ports of call

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica Did not visit port

There was a medical emergency so we missed this port to get the person to a port for help.

Colon, Panama

5 out of 5
Took a Sunset Schooner Cruise. Definitely recommend it. Took a trip the next day. Also recommend it. Went to the Panama Canal, cruised on Gatlin Lake looking for howler monkeys and sloths, stopped at an Embera village and learned about the people, saw them dance and looked at their beautiful handcrafted items for sale.

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5
Did an excursion. It was good.

Oranjestad, Aruba

3 out of 5
Not very impressed with the excursion. Aruba is a beautiful island.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Good excursion.


3 out of 5
I need a wheelchair to disembark. There were quite a few of us and only 1 pusher for the longest time. Took 1 1/2 hrs to get off.
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