The food wasn't up to my expectations from past cruises. Seemed to be pretty much the same variety each day (both main dining room and buffet). Specialty dining was outstanding, recommend getting at least the 3-dinner package...it's well worth the cost. Service was also outstanding.
trip was great except for a few issues with our original cabin. Once we were moved to another deck cruise was fine. Guest services were superb as was the casino host when there was an issue with my points being deleted but it was quickly addressed.
Not a lot going on , very relaxing , good time to get caught up in sleeping , eating , laying out in sun , or relaxing in the solarium , enjoyed my down time , everyone was friendly , I love royal Caribbean!!!
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.
We have been on 22 cruises and this was at the top of the list for a great adventure. Would return with the same ship and itenary. Remember the livelihood of all these islands are dependent on tourism. If you just say no thank you and move on the people do not bother you. I always try to buy from the street vendors as they are trying to make a living just like the rest of us.
Overall it was a good vacation. But for a 10 day cruise the activities onboard were very limited and the port of Martinique was not welcoming. The people were unfriendly and they would not accept US currency.
We had a good time. We cruise a lot with Carnival and like them more than we did Royal. In particular we find that Carnival management staff in the casino is much more friendly, more likely to spring for a drink for customers, or even some goodies sent to the room. Disappointed with Royal doing none of the above though we were in the casino nine out of ten nights. One of us found the food choices to be lacking. Otherwise the boat was great, good stops, we had a good time.
We think that the service levels on Serenade was poor. Very few waiters ever approached us, so we had to go to bars for a drink. Waiters never came around with coffee/tea in the Windjammer during meals.
There was no help in the Windjammer for the disabled. Food in Windjammer is mediocre, unless you like Indian Food; that was good. Eat your main meals in the Reflections Restaurant. The food was generally good but I've had better.
A clean, comfortable ship that has been well maintained. The staff provided excellent service, the food was much better than expected, and the itinerary was interesting. We lost St. Kitts and went to Martinique instead which we missed but understand the change. The Captain of the ship was everywhere it seemed and interacted with the guest on a regular basis. A cruise ship and itinerary that we would gladly take again.
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