Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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2rwhitehouse
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Serenade of the Seas is an 18 year old ship that was the queen of the fleet when first launched but is now showing her age. We were told she is going to go through dry dock and updating in December of this year. Nothing about this Royal ... Read more
kctraveler
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
8 forum posts
Visiting the Norwegian Fjords was always on our bucket list and this cruise fit the timeframe we wanted to go and the ports we wanted to see. While the ship is older it is well maintained and very clean. The stateroom with a balcony had ... Read more
April45
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
250 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We enjoy this class of ship for its ease of getting around and meeting people. It is in need of some refurbishing and can feel overcrowded at times. Embarking and disembarking went very smooth. The ports were wonderful and we enjoyed them ... Read more
Davep123
Member Since 2017
1 review
It was a cruise we have both wanted to do for some time. There is so much to do during sea days and all staff are very friendly and helpful. The ports of call were excellent and appeared to get better each with the final stop in Gerainger ... Read more
doraohio
Member Since 2000
5 reviews
46 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The ports of call were great. The weather was cool, some snow but no rain for the 10 days. The ship is in need of upgrading. Activities were just average, entertainment average. The American Dream and Russian dance troupe were the best ... Read more
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odojoe
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
29 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
It looked like a good deal price-wise for the first cruise of the year to the Baltics. The food in the main dining room was pretty good in the evening except for the desserts. The next to last night they exceeded themselves with offerings ... Read more
Global Trekker
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
My husband and I chose this sailing due to the itinerary, covering major Scandinavia cities and St. Petersburg. We flew into Copenhagen 2 days before sailing to explore the palaces and museums. Embarkation took close to 45 minutes, ... Read more
TropicalBrain
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The first reason why we did this cruise is the ports of call and second this is our 6th time cruising with RCC. The ship could really use some major window washing. It was hard to see the views through the window in the back of the ship ... Read more
edgoss15
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose to go back to back after the Transatlantic on this ship. We loved the itinerary because the countries were absolutely fabulous. It was great staying inboxed the same cabin with the same cabin steward who was the best! The ... Read more
DaveC2
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
6 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Wanted to see Baltic. This cruise did that very nicely. The Serenade still looks good and the design works well. Ship to get a refurb. soon to add some new paint and replace aging furniture. MDR was offered good food with great service. ... Read more
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gs683
Member Since 2011
1 review
39 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was the follow up cruise to our Atlantic crossing and it was a good choice. The Baltic itinerary was very busy compared to the crossing but there were no scheduled speakers, which would have been a plus to gain a better understanding ... Read more
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LTLee
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We choose this cruise for the length of trip and extra ports visited. Most Scandinavia cruises were only 7 days. However it was only available at beginning of May which turned to to be a bit too cold so didn't enjoy as much. In general the ... Read more
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Lyndela
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed April 2017
Good value for a 16 day cruise. However, RC has apparently achieved that by cutting back on the budget for stage shows. There were only 2 evening and 1 daytime ensemble show; much smaller ensemble than in the past. The remainder of the ... Read more
earlyretire
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I caught a good price for this cruise and the ports it was going to made it highly desirable! Even though events prevented us from going into France (Le Havre), I think the crew handled it well. I know I was one of the few that weren't ... Read more
Jan6253
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
Chose this cruise to accompany our family and friends. First 7 days were sea days - great shows, great activities, and lots of relaxation. The crew on Serenade is simply amazing - smiles and greetings from all. The ship is due for refurb ... Read more
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Gigi Peggy
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
We chose this cruise based on the itinerary. We were disappointed to be diverted from France secondary to a port strike. The planned D-Day excursion was to be the highlight for my husband. The ship staff did a great job in setting up ... Read more
jcooper
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
Great ports of call though our stop in LeHavre, France was changed to Dover, England due to a strike at the port. We were price gouged with the new shore excursions offered for Dover and didn't get much for our money. Very disappointed! ... Read more
Cruise 17
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Have been on 3 Royal Caribbean Cruises. Took almost an hour to board the ship. Cabin was neat and clean but had noise issues that they could not repair. The wood panels in the back of the room at the head of the bed would rub and make a ... Read more
elsie3939
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
1,664 forum post
3 helpful votes
I love the sea days found on Transatlantics and many of the ports on their itineraries are wonderful, too. As the Radiance class ship is unquestionably my favorite class of ship, I was pleased to give the Serenade of the Seas a try on a ... Read more
Slidell_Cruiser
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
66 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
CD Carly B and her Activites Manger Grant kept us busy and informed. When the ship missed LeHarve due to French workers strike, we went to Dover and the ship provided free bus service to the train station, town center and the castle, Well ... Read more
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seaproponent
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
220 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Many years ago I had my first and last cruise on Royal C. -- an unpleasant one. Since then I've become a fan of Holland America and Celebrity, so most of my baseline in writing this review will reference those experiences. We always ... Read more
bubblysandy
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
As a first time cruiser, this trip was amazing. The staff were outstanding in terms of friendliness, helpful and they would go out of their way to assist you. An itenary is given to you the night before so you know whats happening in ... Read more
darlwill
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
60 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
I had been on the Serenade in December in one of their solo cabins to the Caribbean. Decided to plan another cruise same ship so I could get one of the solo cabins again which I could. The cabins are surprisingly spacious. They have a ... Read more
stonesthro5
Member Since 2012
1 review
26 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our itinerary was very enjoyable with 5 ports nestled between two days at the beginning and two at the end in which to rest up and relax. Coordinating with various local touring companies provided exciting and enjoyable experiences such as ... Read more
Nitrouz
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
The good: Marie, our stateroom attendant, was phenomenal! So incredibly friendly and talkative. She genuinely seemed to care about us having a great cruise. She also kept our room immaculate! The head waiter (can't remember his ... Read more
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