Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Blondie02
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed three weeks ago
This is the first time we were on this class of ships. It was a nice ship but I do not like the Centrum. I would much prefer a promenade. Where our cabin was located we used the elevators at the Centrum and whenever they had something ... Read more
stardate53
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Sailed January 2017
We are regular cruisers on Royal, first cruise on this ship. We also cruise on Norwegian. This was the first time we cruised from Ft Lauderdale for our winter vacation, usually leave from New York or Bayonne but we wanted to avoid the two ... Read more
Florida Fan
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
335 forum posts
Sailed January 2017
I picked this cruise because we hadn't been to the southern Caribbean, and we were able to get an aft cabin for the first time ever. I also love the Radiance class ships. Embarkation went smoothly. Our aft cabin was spacious, ... Read more
Janis H.P.
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
6 of us cruiser friends went on this 11 day cruise to 6 islands on the beautiful Serenade of The Seas. Captain Olsen is up-beat, funny, positive, informative and a delight to listen to. Our cabin steward, Donis, always 'went the ... Read more
Susanism56
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Chose royal carribean as friends favor this line. Our boarding process was a bit hectic but once on board, we had the most wonderful cabin attendant for our balcony room. Had ore booked a spa for first day and also one dinner st ... Read more
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gubby
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
2,374 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
It has been about 8 years since we cruised in the Caribbean. We wanted to experience some sun and warmth. RCL offered a good price for this particular cruise and we decided that it was time to experience the islands again. This was our 5th ... Read more
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lindafromwoking
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
26 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Having read a number of reviews I was a bit worried about this ship but having been on it for 10 nights I think people are just too fussy! The food was excellent. We didn't use any of the speciality restaurants as we found the menu in ... Read more
violetlizzie
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
12 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Chose this cruise due the need for something to look forward to after working over Christmas. This was probably the cruise with the oldest average age that have been on -so they chose to put on "Petes Dragon" as the movie on a ... Read more
sparky166
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
102 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We were a little apprehensive about the age of this ship when we booked especially after being on the Allure of the Seas which is very modern. But we were pleasantly surprised when we boarded at the interior design of the ship especially ... Read more
cruisetiludrop
Member Since 2013
8 reviews
10 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Prelim info: Ft Lauderdale boarding process was poorly handled. Getting a Sea Pass card was easy but they were taking photos onboard rather than in the terminal so there was a backup in the terminal of passengers. They would let 50 ... Read more
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flhartley
Member Since 2015
1 review
173 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We loved the intimacy of Serenade having had several cruises on RCI's larger ships. This cruise made us Diamond so we certainly plan more. Found My Time Dining to be just our thing having always done fixed time dining in the past. ... Read more
thesportsmom
Member Since 2013
1 review
My husband and I sailed on the SOTS for 11 days. Embarkation was fast and easy. The crew on this ship are amazing! The Activities Staff members, Grant and Allison, are an energetic and fun! They remember your name, make you feel ... Read more
cjnalley
Member Since 2002
1 review
162 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Overall the cruise was great. The crew was friendly. Guest services were helpful. We had the best wait service in the My Time Dining room. The food was good and a lot of choices. We enjoyed the Windjammer for breakfast and lunch. It ... Read more
seeshores
Member Since 2007
1 review
655 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Great Itinerary, my wife's favorite class of ship. The ship is in need of some repairs and replacements. We noticed torn and stained carpets, worn out furnishings, some repairs needed in cabin casework as damage over the years is showing. ... Read more
Loves to Cruise 42
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it included Bonaire and I had not yet been there and also because the cruise was more than 7 days. Everything went well, the ports were excellent and I enjoyed every one even though I had been to 5 of the 6 ... Read more
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rickyandbev
Member Since 2010
1 review
3 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We choose this cruise because of the length of the cruise that leaves on that specific date. We had one particular date and a specific amount of time to be gone. This ship is smaller than others that we have been on. It was filled with ... Read more
BarbaraV
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
1. Their bottom line was all that mattered. Squeezed every nickel out of you. 2. The rooms were uncomfortably small. The sofa was smaller than a love seat. Barely enough room to walk around the bed. We had what was called a Jr. Suite. ... Read more
ELWOODS
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Do NOT take a cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas!! My daughter and I recently returned from the most disappointing cruise of our lives on this ship, to the point that we actually were bonding with fellow passengers over ... Read more
billpeg
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
To enjoy a special Christmas and New Years holiday vacation in which I treated my sons and their wives (40 ish adults) I booked this cruise expecting an enjoyable 10 days. I Have been on over 40 cruises to date and previous ones without ... Read more
jc3443
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Overall we had a very enjoyable time on the cruise and the staff was excellent. The itinerary and being on the ship over Christmas and New Year was wonderful! The ship is obviously one of the smaller ones, which personally I prefer. It ... Read more
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maxxmaxx
Member Since 2009
1 review
17 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
You don't go to Olive Garden and expect a fine Italian meal. RCCL is what it is, a mainstream cruse line and if you get over that you can have a great cruise. Been on over 25 cruises and always believe that the staff, the people you meet ... Read more
kristilizzy
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
By far, our favorite part of this cruise was that each port was uniquely different and offered something for everyone. First stop was Tortola, which was the least commercialized of the 5 islands. We immediately found a local company that ... Read more
n2tpa
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
9 helpful votes
The good: Embarkation was a breeze. From entering the terminal to entering the ship it took us less than 30 minutes to embark. While the buffet's menu never varied appreciably, what they offered tasted very good and was ... Read more
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Lezley
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Ship tired rusty dirty carpets and old fashioned in the public areas. The cabins were clean comfy beds and clean linen and towels cabin staff excellent. Bar staff over worked tiered and stretched. Main Dinning room staff ... Read more
jbuyon
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
we chose this particular cruise for the destinations as we already been to most of the regular islands, this was our first and last cruise with royal Caribbean line. thee embarkation locale is dirty and guests are treated like cattle, we ... Read more
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