502 Serenade of the Seas Tips

The1edge
May 18, 2014

The Park Cafe on deck 11 became our preferred stop for breakfast or a quick snack. It is located in the Solarium, and is less busy than the Windjammer buffet. Isabel, is a gem. She also serves at Chops Grill, and we enjoyed her service immensely.

WarEaglecruiser
Dec 23, 2014

If you have "my time" dining, schedule your dining time before your cruise. MY TIME does not work after you board. You have to take what times are left over. My time dining did not work on this cruise nor did it work on our last cruise earlier in 2014.

doyhabrow
Dec 16, 2014

Everything bought or purchased on the ship is charged to your credit card so make sure you have enough money as this allows never ending fun to shop, gamble and purchase alcoholic or soda beverages, and they keep track of all your purchases this way you can monitor your wants and needs.

jcurry4
Dec 16, 2014

This cruise was all about the destinations and excursions for me. Pick some good excursions and it can make the trip.

lupepad1
Jan 07, 2015

Would try to get balcony cabin away from the midship area if you want quiet.although the cabins in the bowed out area of the ship are larger they are by the atrium which has now been turned into an entertainment venue..it gets loud despite closing doors

hellohealth
Jan 13, 2015

We sat at a table on the rail for my time dining and enjoyed the view.

sailmaster
Jan 13, 2015

Majestic, beautiful and again the dining experience fantastic!!!

JSgroves
Jan 18, 2015

Be sure to attend the Park West art auction. These are lots of fun, and you have the opportunity to win a really nice piece of art in the numerous raffles that they have. Also, this ship seems to have plenty of lounge chairs for passengers around the pool.

SCfromSC
Jan 30, 2015

Do buy at the shops owned by Royal, especially in Jamacai, because the prices will be better. You may pay more for the excursions offered by the ship, but you have the peace of mind they are safe and they will make sure you are on it and wait for you if needed.

gertsfshops
Feb 25, 2015

Woke up with a headache and headed to the spa. They were able to get me in for a head, neck and shoulder massage and my headache was gone! If you are thinking of doing the murder mystery, don't . We were not told it was the same night as the Prime rib and Lobster dinner in the dinning room .

gassman1
Mar 04, 2015

If you like being on the ship more than going to so many different ports this cruise is for you. We had plently of time on the ship aand not coming and going which we enjoyed.But that is one of the reasons we took this particular cruise. Some cruises you are at a different port everyday.

woolsha1
Mar 17, 2015

For example: get the Thermal Suite package on the first day! it averages out to about $14/day per person which is absolutely worth it. Also, we really enjoyed the Evening Stretch class provided in the gym which was free & as challenging or as relaxing as you choose to participate.

cparker44
Mar 17, 2015

For example: get the Thermal Suite package on the first day! it averages out to about $14/day per person which is absolutely worth it. Also, we really enjoyed the Evening Stretch class provided in the gym which was free & as challenging or as relaxing as you choose to participate.

christaallin
Mar 24, 2015

For example: Remember it's YOUR vacation, just because the ship is at port doesn't me you HAVE TO get off the boat. Do what works for you, if your 'my time' dining doesn't work, then change it. If service is bad, SAY SOMETHING to a manager. And if someone is great, recognise them. :)

TJohnson1050
Apr 07, 2015

During the Cozumel stop, go to Mr. Sanchos all inclusive resort. All you can eat, all you can drink, beach access, cabanas, kayaking, snorkeling, and other great amenities. I had a blast there and it was well worth the money ($50+-)

davidgary1
Apr 07, 2015

If you like being pampered, buy the spa "free pass" to the relaxation rooms - only 20 sold per cruise. Find somewhere else to park - nightmare experience.

rnrmountains
Apr 15, 2015

book excursions early, and get your drink package its well worth it

BrunoFlipper
Apr 05, 2015

We wanted to see the price structure before purchasing the drink packages... don't wait, they are well worth it.

munsterdude
Apr 14, 2015

Go on every floor and walk around. There are hidden gems all over the boat. Check out the movie theater, the different lounges, the shuffle board on the deck, the arcade, and even some beautiful art scattered around the boat.

KentuckyCrew
Mar 01, 2014

Visit the solarium. It is for adults and the food offered there is great. My boys really enjoyed the cinema. The drinks were a great value.

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