Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Keysturtle
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We are RCL Crown and Anchor members but have never sailed on Serenade or to any of these ports. We knew going in the ship was older and is scheduled for a refurb this year. You could definitely tell that. A lot of the particle board ... Read more
mrtwo_putt
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
This is our last cruise with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Embarkation - RCCL had only 2 lines taking photos of 2,200+ passengers. And of course the Emerald and Diamond cruisers were allowed onboard first before any others - which meant ... Read more
toonlady
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
travel agent found this cruise for us - DISASTER.we had lots of problems with the cabin allocation prior to sailing. one of the party is disabled and needs the use of a wheelchair on occasion. although i followed all RC's instructions, ... Read more
Yvonne&JJ
Member Since 2013
1 review
23 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We've done several cruises on Holland American and Carnival and decided to give Royal a shot, since many people have told us that it is the 'better' cruise line. We were very disappointed. We are in our 40's and my guess is that 90% of ... Read more
Pauline3
Member Since 2009
1 review
72 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Claire and John, if you read this and want the pictures in St Maarten, email me at sylviepggod@yahoo.com This was a B2B for us with the previous one Feb 13. Our first cabin on deck 3 was nice and updated. Our room attendant Hugo, did ... Read more
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hewatn
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We decided to return to RCI after cruising on Holland and Celebrity. We enjoyed our cruise. The staff were courteous, efficient, and responsive. Our stateroom, with veranda, was sufficient but showed signs of age and use. The bed ... Read more
lizwoods
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Wanted to do a Southern Caribbean Cruise to ports we hadn't been to. Picked this because we also wanted to try Royal Caribbean again after a few years absence going on Princess Cruise Lines. There were pros and cons. We were ... Read more
BabchaGeorge
Member Since 2011
1 review
23 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We were spoiled on the Oasis and The Allure that being said we decided to venture out and book a 10 day based on the ports of call since the larger ships aren't able to go to some of these ports. We booked this as a future cruise and our ... Read more
Jasper cruisers
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed February 2017
Family cruise, went to bvi, st. Kitts, Dominica , Antigua , St. Martin. , the food was awesome in the windjammer, they mixed it up. There is a food station pool side with salads and sandwiches, excellent!, the schooner bar is very large. ... Read more
CincinnatiGal
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
689 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because of all the great islands we could visit for a winter get away. The weather and the sun were just perfect! The cruise seemed to have so many seniors traveling on this cruise. They seem to take over the centrum ... Read more
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lightning425
Member Since 2008
1 review
9 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I have done the majority of my cruises on Royal Caribbean. While I have noticed over the years a cut back in some frills, like free tote bags, I felt that the core quality had been maintained. Unfortunately, that is no longer true. The ... Read more
mjjden
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
122 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our first cruise on RCCI. We have previously cruised on Carnival and HAL. Embarkation was horrible. We entered the cruise port and checked in. I thought it was strange that they didn't take our pictures. We were seated and ... Read more
CaribbeanBreeze2
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
Cruise on the RCL Serenade of the Seas Feb 3rd, 2017 to Feb 13th, 2017 Well we were very excited to try a different Cruise Line and compare it to Princess, which is the only Cruise Line we have used thus far. The first day started ... Read more
Blondie02
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
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
1 helpful vote
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
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Florida Fan
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
335 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
3 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
6 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
JB7010
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
This was our 7th cruise with Royal Caribbean. We booked this cruise last January onboard our previous cruise. Unknown to my wife, I upgraded the room from a Junior Suite to a Grand Suite. Well worth the investment. We choose this cruise to ... Read more
gubby
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
2,384 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
7 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
8 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
8 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
13 forum posts
8 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
flhartley
Member Since 2015
1 review
178 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
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