Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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bubblysandy
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 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
onikaferrer
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We choose this cruise because of the ports of call and the 10 days. Its and excellent ship, rather small but plenty to do and see. Staff was very cordial and food was excellent at Giovannis specially. Disco was always empty, no plan ... Read more
johnb999
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
My wife and I just returned from a ten-night, southern Caribbean cruise on the Serenade of the Seas. We were both shocked and disappointed, especially since we are diamond-level cruisers who remember previous cruises fondly. The good: ... Read more
hammerx10
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise for its destinations (St Croix, Tortola, Dominica, Antigua). In St Croix, Dominica, and Tortola, we selected Royal Caribbean sponsored driving trips to scenic points which proved disappointing. The bus in St Croix was ... Read more
Comet21
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my very first cruise and I loved it was a ten day cruise.Our room servive was amazing our room maid named speedy made us towel animals and was very nice,pacient and friendly.the ship had lots of stuff to do including a rock wall,a ... Read more
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skeard
Member Since 2017
1 review
We choose this cruise because it offered all the ports of call that we were interested in visiting. The length of the cruise was great and the service was excellent. The ship was keep very clean and the staff make sure you are very ... Read more
philps
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
34 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
After reading the negative reviews you do start to wonder. But I must say this was a great cruise. We where not sure about 11 days, but it was so nice to have two sea days to get to know the ship and then six busy days in ports , followed ... Read more
Nstrunza
Member Since 2017
1 review
We choose this cruise to get on a bigger ship and have more ports in the Southern Caribbean. However, the ship wasn't any better than the Enchantment of the Seas or Grandeur of the Seas. The food was not as good in the main dining room ... Read more
KLZ
Member Since 2017
1 review
Ports: Southern Caribbean-never been there. Ship: Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas: Sailing Date and enjoyed past RC Ships and cruises/Crown&Anchor member many years. The Ship needs serious updating and renovations. Food and ... Read more
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tmusgreave
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Serenade needs face lift as she is showing her age. Embarkation fast and efficient as was the disembarkation. On and off in less than an hour. Cabin was what we are used to and very clean. Cabin attendant was friendly and always whiling ... Read more
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cruiselvr04
Member Since 2003
1 review
1,520 forum post
We haven't cruised on this class of ship for a while and I loved to be back. The Serenade is small enough to get around easily and we love seeing the ocean from the inside areas of the ship. She does need some touch up here and there ... Read more
nieuw
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
We have sailed with Princess and Holland America several times but went with RCL this time because they met our schedule. Getting on and off the ship was a breeze taking 20-25 minutes each way. We were a group of 5 including an 8 ... Read more
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Louise Barrette
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
We were 3 friends cruising together and not for the first time. We choose this boat because of the destinations. We cruised with different cruise line before and we always reserved a suite with balcony. Due to spring break the only thing ... Read more
sfinch03
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed March 2017
We selected this cruise base the ports of call and length of the cruise. We like to sail on the smaller ships with less distance to walk to the various activities. The size of the casino and the amount of the tables and slots was ... Read more
tinatot
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was our first cruise, so we don't have anything to compare it to, but think it went very well. We had rough seas on two of our cruise days, which gave me a bout of seasickness, but luckily my travelmates didn't have any issues. I had ... Read more
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rjenk94699
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
Ship is very worn. Lot's of rust. Raw sewage smell in the cabin twice during the cruise. Same smell in other areas of the ship. Maintenance was quick to respond each time. Ship is too crowded and loud. Too many smoking areas, ... Read more
boscobeans
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
1,176 forum post
2 helpful votes
We gat to the port at around 11:20 and were on board before 12 Noon. Check in was a breeze once our shuttle was allowed to let us off.. Stateroom #7176 (aft facing veranda) Was wonderful, sun ever day and a little music that was not ... Read more
cemor66
Member Since 2008
1 review
683 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
Great 10 day cruise with a great itinerary. Balcony cabin was nice...everything you'd expect. If it was a little worn as some people are reporting I certainly didn't notice. I thought the food was above average on this ship, and it ... Read more
yknot13
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
384 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. 2 full sea days cruising to and back from the southern Caribbean with 5 port days in the middle. Entertainment was hit and miss. The production shows were not up to the standard of other shows we ... Read more
dookeofearl
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
28 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Caribbean cruising was our winter getaway this year. We chose RCI because of the cruise duration and itineraries; we booked 4 cruises back-to-back totally 42 days. getting away from the Canadian winter's snow and cold temperature is a ... Read more
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Keysturtle
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
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
14 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
9 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
9 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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