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Serenade of the Seas is the third Radiance-class ship in Royal Caribbean's fleet. The 90,090-ton, 2,100-passenger vessel fits just within Panamax measurements (with one foot on either side to spare), which ...
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MJL1111
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My family of 13 went on the Serenade from Stockholm to Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga in early July. We had travelled on many cruises previously, many with RC. I must say this was one of the worst. The family members ranged ... Read more
alapidot
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
It was an awesome cruise! certainly one of the best vacations we took. It combined the luxurious spoils of this great ship with very very interesting visits at the ports of call. The outcome was a week full of art, culture, history, beauty ... Read more
Lisbeth3
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were interested in taking either a land tour or a cruise around the Baltic. We opted for a cruise because of the appeal of not having to lug suitcases and pack and unpack every day or two. We liked the itinerary of the Serenade of the ... Read more
Loracpin2
Member Since 2004
1 review
1,155 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I gave the review a four has a compromise rating. We chose this sailing strictly for the itinerary and that truly delivered. This was our 38th cruise, 7th RCI and second on the Serenade, last one being the Inaugural TA in September 2003. ... Read more
SusieCruiseAddict
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Fantastic itinerary visiting Honningsvag, Olden, Tromso, Geiranger, Bergen, Alesund. Perfect ship for the trip too with great staff and really good service. We wanted to visit the North Cape and see the Midnight sun, but we experienced ... Read more

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Cruiserbarbie
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
99 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Some quick comments for our visit to Copenhagen, Stockholm, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Bergen and Olso: with so many countries, my worry about currency was a waste of time. Credit cards are used virtually everywhere. Might want ... Read more
aviator1945
Member Since 2012
1 review
252 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was our third cruise with the Serenade; the two previous ones were in the Med, covering both the eastern and western parts of that beautiful region. In all we have now sailed 29 nights on the Serenade, more than any other ship in the ... Read more
sprint213
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
30 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We’re a couple in our mid/late 50’s and have sailed with RCL eight times before, including twice to the Mediterranean. We’ve been loyal to Royal and are now Emerald members of Crown and Anchor. (We already have another ... Read more
saintlad
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We chose the Serenade of the Seas because of the port of calls. We sailed from Copenhagen to Stockholm, Estonia, St. Petersburg, and Helsinki. Overall we had a real nice time. The ship is a little older but has that throwback elegance ... Read more
Talent312
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
78 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We've cruised with RCL before, and with Carnival and NCL, primarily in the Caribbean our of Florida. We've also traveled in Europe before. But this was our first overseas cruise. We found Serenade's Baltic Cruise to be well-organized ... Read more

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Piece of Fruit
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We took Serenade of the Seas to Scandinavia and Russia. The ports of call were places I had been hoping to see for quite some time, and the towns were charming - especially Tallinn. The ship's worker bee staff seemed very pleasant and ... Read more
rriehs
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We were booked for 1st dinner seating for a table for 2.  Arrived and told only larger tables available with 10 other guests so we had to switch to 2nd seating.  We experienced extremely slow and inattentive service by ... Read more
plschilt
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
As luck would have it, this was our second repositioning cruise with RCCL and the same ship - Serenade of the Seas. We were out for 16 days. There is much to be happy about when cruising with Royal Caribbean. Number 1 is the staff, they ... Read more
comangl
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This cruise was a deal, and travel, from our home to Fort-Lauderdale, and back from Copenhagen was not a problem. We had been thinking about a transatlantic for awhile and the itinerary was perfect. Our cruise experience so far stands at ... Read more
martyweed
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
88 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We chose this cruise basically for the price. It was very LOW!! So low, in fact, I called my Travel Agent to find out if we had to row!. There was a delay in the ship arriving to port so our embarkation was delayed. This led to a very ... Read more

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eileenandherbie
Member Since 2009
1 review
115 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Although I knew the Serenade was an older ship, and I usually cruise on Celebrity, I chose to go on this trip due to the wonderful itinerary..Azores, Le Havre, Brugges, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. This was a 16 day cruise . I was ... Read more
Grandma Dazzles
Member Since 2002
1 review
3,295 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Frequent RC cruiser - diamond plus Crown and Anchor member. Sailing solo and looking for a relaxing vacation. Have visited many of the islands previously so looking forward to just relaxing, reading, and generally non rushed, type of ... Read more
Cam6959
Member Since 2003
12 reviews
2,446 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Serenade of the Seas 4/8/2016 Pre-Cruise: Flights were smooth and arrived ahead of schedule. Hotel sent a shuttle and picked us up. We checked into the hotel, arranged for shuttle to take us to the pier the next day and put our bags in ... Read more
lovethe2beach
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Was looking forward to sailing on a smaller ship, after sailing on the Oasis and Allure last year - but was very disappointed - the ship itself showed it's age, it was hard finding the ship store, and once there it was extremely crowded ... Read more
A Pisces
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1,225 forum post
9 helpful votes
Overall, this vacation was outstanding! It was more of a South Eastern Caribbean cruise. It was my husband and I, and my sister in side by side balcony rooms. Deck 7, 7014 and 7016. We flew out of Atlanta on Southwest Airlines, ... Read more

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raymondritter
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We previously sailed on Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Sea & had an fantastic cruise, so we tried a sister ship Serenade of the Seas. Our travel plans were made with 2 other couples & it was truly a delightful trip. The food was ... Read more
dudleybob
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Chose this cruise because it came up really cheap £1300 pp. flying with Virgin airlines, two nights in Miami in a b&b hotel on Ocean drive, all private transfers from airport to hotel and then hotel to ship. Flights transfers ... Read more
Cktennessee
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Overall experience on the cruise was excellent. The Captain and crew were very personable and helpful. The Cruise Director (Carly B.) was fun and energetic, and overall the entertainment was a step above what we have experienced on other ... Read more
Jurora
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
96 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Mon. March 28- Fri. Apr 8 sailing * Pre-cruise-- we stayed at Cambria Suites, in Dania, about 15 to 20 min. from the cruise port. Great rooms, as they are all suites; very spacious. There is a cost for breakfast and for the shuttle ... Read more
sandra3022
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
29 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We are Diamond plus and love RCCL and were beyond excited for this cruise so you can imagine my disappointment when we go on board with our best friends and our rooms were not connected by room or by balcony as promised when we booked on ... Read more

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