Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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GiGiFl
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We've sailed Royal about a dozen times but were very disappointed with this cruise. There was no attention to detail. The food was boring and mediocre at best. Desserts? Jello and pudding every night. Nothing fancy; nothing sugar free. ... Read more
TJKFlorida
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
5 forum posts
My wife and I sailed on Serenade of the Seas for its 10 night itinerary to the Southern Caribbean. We booked the cruise many months in advance and shopped for the best deal we could find for a longer cruise sailing from Florida since we ... Read more
nor72
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
After many cruises on Celebrity, including one to the Southern Caribbean last November we chose this cruise on Serenade to experience RCCL and because of the ports and length of the cruise. We like to cruise at this time of year for the ... Read more
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ceteach
Member Since 2013
1 review
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We love going to new ports and most of these ports were new to us. As usual we loved Serenade even though she is showing a little wear. Can't wait to see her after the November 2017 refurbishment. Our cabin was in a loud location and we ... Read more
rncando
Member Since 2016
1 review
37 forum posts
RCCL has disappointed us for a very special trip. If not for the Islands, the friends we made on board and some of the staff, this would be rated the lowest rating. I'll start with the good: 1) Cafe Latitudes- the BEST! (Better than ... Read more
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simon4059
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
After a 7 night cruise to Bermuda on the Anthem in May 2016 I was very apprehensive about cruising on a much smaller ship but the dates and location of our November cruise on the Serenade was perfect so we booked and we were pleasantly ... Read more
cockney cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
The ship is showing it's age, but is still nice to sail on. The getting on was very smooth, our stateroom 7136 was ready on time and our attendant was very good. The standard of the food although very high has dipped below the usual R.C.I ... Read more
richies14
Member Since 2012
1 review
36 forum posts
The dates and ports worked for us. The weather was great, the ship, not so good. This was my 7th cruise and the amenities were the worst. To give you an idea of how they think about food.....they listed the main dining room as ... Read more
SteveMcP
Member Since 2012
1 review
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We prefer re-positioning cruises for their normally unique itineraries and they are normally more than the standard 7 day adventures. This cruise embarkation was in Boston which is only an hour flight from Toronto so we could fly out and ... Read more
DeckBuddy11
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The second day at sea I had not heard where the Cruise Critic meet up was to be so I checked with the guest services and was told it had already happened and they gave me to note. They would note that I was missed on the distribution. ... Read more
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padrek
Member Since 2009
33 reviews
67 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was the annual repositioning cruise of whatever Radiance class ship is sailing the Boston - Canadian Maritimes route - this year the Serenade. The cruise leaves Boston and then spends 12 days doing a southern Caribbean cruise before ... Read more
patmama
Member Since 2009
10 reviews
27 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My hubby and I went to Alaska in June of 2004 on Serenade of the Seas. We thought it was a beautiful ship and after 25 other cruises decided to go to Canada/New England on the Serenade. We flew into Boston day of the cruise because ... Read more
JCMass.
Member Since 2011
10 reviews
424 forum posts
2 helpful votes
For my husband and I this was our second trip with RCI to Maine and Canada out of Boston. Last year we took the Brilliance of the Seas and were lucky with a once time only 9 day cruise that included three more stops than this year. ... Read more
arzcpa
Member Since 2010
1 review
14 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We were driven to port by our daughter at about 1:00 p.m. Did not see our luggage until 5 hours later. Got to stand outside during muster drill in topsiders and cold weather, while some woman was coughing on me. Meanwhile is lecturing ... Read more
FirstTeacher
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
45 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My husband and I just returned from our cruise to Maine and Canada. We're from the Boston area, so we weren't traveling as much for the ports as for the cruise experience. This was our fifth RCI cruise, the second on a Radiance Class ship. ... Read more
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chadbt
Member Since 2006
1 review
106 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Boston. History aplenty. Welcoming. Our Back Bay pre-cruise stay at the Lenox Hotel was excellent. Good walking/shopping area in the immediate vicinity. Cruise Port facilities were fine - our first impressions were favorable. ... Read more
Beane
Member Since 2006
1 review
35 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband and I chose this cruise because we wanted to leave from our home port of Boston (much as we did with our previous cruise to Bermuda on Norwegian). I've been on one additional cruise, also on RCI, to Alaska, about ten years ago. ... Read more
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drebo
Member Since 2005
1 review
55 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise so we could view the Fall colors and visit Canada. We did see beautiful foliage and enjoyed visiting the ports of call in Canada. We flew into Boston two days early so we could experience the city of Boston. We had ... Read more
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greaper
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we had not been on this itinerary before and it seemed like a good alternative to the Caribbean. When we first booked the cruise, over 1 year before sailing, our travel agent told us that the only option for ... Read more
tlfarms
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We choose Royal Caribbean because this was the destination we wanted. Also we have been on Royal Caribbean cruises before and have been pleased. I gave this boat a average rating . First of all maybe this is the trend all lines are ... Read more
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padrek
Member Since 2009
33 reviews
67 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I am a RCI Pinnacle with about 100 trips on RCI. This was in all respects a "typical" RCI cruise with their product being fully and ably presented. Serenade, a Radiance Class ship, was "revitalized" in the past year ... Read more
zstkbrkr
Member Since 2013
1 review
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I chose this ship for the price and itinery for New England. We had never sailed on an RC ship before and it was nice. The ship has a nautical theme with a lot of glass. The cabin was small and all balconies on 7 have the tops of the life ... Read more
OlsonK
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We were very pleased with this cruise ship, staff and itinerary. Here is what I can share: Transfer from airport to port: We booked a transfer from the airport to the ship. We were met by a host at the luggage pick up. Very smooth ... Read more
mrsmacadam
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of its very different itinerary which included Copenhagen as a starting point, 2 ports in Norway, 3 in Iceland, Halifax, and, finally Boston. We had had such a wonderful first-time transAtlantic experience with ... Read more
MJN
Member Since 2003
1 review
787 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My husband and I sailed on the Serenade of the Seas leaving Boston on Sept. 18, 2016 to Canada and New England. This was our first time doing this itinerary but our 2nd time on the Serenade and 4th or 5th cruise on this class of ship. We ... Read more
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