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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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Yankee1962
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
28 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
I thought I would like a smaller ship. We did a 11 day in Jan 2016. The ship was too small for such a long stay. The entertainment was fine. not like the larger ships of Broadway shows. ship was too small for the water shows, and no ice ... Read more
lenorkrahn
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My husband and I had a wonderful time on our vacation. It was, after all, a vacation. And while everything was very good, it wasn't Wow. Our cabin, 9520 was good. But the sliding door to the balcony was very hard to move and the ... Read more
m4hami
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
417 forum posts
3 helpful votes
For the most part my DW and I had a great Cruise on the Serenade of the Seas. The ship was in pretty good condition for "its" age, signs of wear and tear,rust, stains, dirty glass,loose chair backs in Windjammer. I will ... Read more
Delaware Cruisers
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We sailed on Serenade during their southern Caribbean cruise on January 25, was not a good trip. This ship has a lot of issues mostly stemming from that the ship’s facilities cannot handle the volume of passengers it carries. ... Read more
Love2Dance4Me!
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
422 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our 9th RCCL cruise but first one on a Radiance Class ship. The ship was well maintained and clean. We had an aft balcony cabin on deck 7. The balcony was large enough to have 2 lounge chairs and 2 upright chairs and a table. ... Read more

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nashvillegal
Member Since 2011
1 review
39 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We are veteran cruisers, so we have many, many ships, cruise lines and destinations with which to compare cruises. With this background, I will say that our cruise on the Serenade of the Seas was about average. This is our experience on ... Read more
momofsixinAK
Member Since 2011
1 review
54 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We sailed on back to back cruises on January 15th and 25th to the eastern and southern Caribbean. The ship itself is ok, but nothing wonderful. This is the size ship we prefer, not to big, not to small. I expected it to be in a little ... Read more
AlDolle
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Everything was awesome. If you are like me, you are probably reading these reviews, having some second thoughts about the ship and / or the food. Well, I promised myself that I would write a fair review after my trip to give some real ... Read more
BailGrac2
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
We have cruised with Royal Caribbean many times and are Diamond Plus in the Crown and Anchor Society. We purchased a Grand Suite on this occasion for my wife's birthday and were not disappointed. It was clean and neat and very nice. Lots ... Read more
Jeff Daigle
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We are seasoned cruisers whom have sailed with most major lines over the past 11 years. We are in our late 50's and very active, preferring exercise over buffets (but love good food too!). We have learned with good experience, that ALL ... Read more

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Chipr62
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
65 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I am a Diamond member and have do 21 cruises. Most with RCL. I have seen ever since the larger ships have come to be that the mid range ships have suffered with trained staff, amenities, and services. I done this trip before from PR ... Read more
MsTickle3824
Member Since 2014
1 review
26 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We've taken many cruises with many cruise lines (Celebrity, Disney, Princess, RCL, Carnival...) but this holiday cruise from December 2015 was very disappointing. The problems began upon arrival on the ship. The elevators were minimal and ... Read more
burrma
Member Since 2005
1 review
4,145 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Out of 106 cruises that I've been on and being a diamond plus member on RC; worst cruise for food that I've ever been on. Entertainment was also bad but have had worse on old ships of Carnival. I know everyone is cutting costs but ... Read more
jdmerck
Member Since 2009
1 review
356 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first cruise for Christmas and New Years, was really looking forward to it. Had a great room steward Harlem, just a small interior room, but was fine for the 3 of us and my parents in a room down the hall. The lack of ... Read more
Basket cruiser
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
48 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our second Christmas cruise and first for New Years. While the ship did an okay job with New Years, they totally lacked on Christmas. Only one Christmas tree on the entire ship. I just felt they lacked in the Christmas setting. ... Read more

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spideyswims
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
125 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Southern Caribbean Cruise 23rd December 2015, Serenade Of The Seas. These were the crew/staff listed and who made our holiday fab. Captain, Tor Isak Olsen Food and Beverage Director, Vijay Singh Hotel Director, Fernando Jorge ... Read more
Suribob
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We were very pleased with many things on this cruise but because we felt the food was not as good as it could have been we could not give an excellent rating. What we liked about the cruise was our cabin was roomy with a decent size ... Read more
jbargue
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Enjoyed 9 days on the Serenade. It was our 7th Royal Caribbean cruise. Service and traditional dining were good. Wait staff were energetic and pleasant. Embarkation was a breeze. Airport, hotels, port, restaurants are all top flight and ... Read more
SusieMoon
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
81 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
The Serenade is smaller than most ships we've sailed on, but it became one of my favorites. It's a beautiful ship that is easy to get around without a long schlep from fore to aft. Our cabin was typical of RC and clean and well ... Read more
TXranchgal
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
100 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Just returned from ABC's and Key West on the Serenade of the Seas. We are Diamond Plus. Embarkation was easy, peasy and we were onboard within 20 minutes. There was no one to guide you to your cabin - and no welcome drink. hmmm? ... Read more

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dollyrox
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our cruise started out on a very positive note. We had the fastest embarkation that we have ever experienced. No lines at all. (disembarkation was the opposite!) Things went downhill from the moment we got on the ship. One car in the main ... Read more
HHHawkeye
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We spent the night before the cruise at the Hampton Inn in Coconut Creek, FL (about 20 min from the pier). Parked the car at the Park n Go (Fantastic service), boarded about 1030 with no issues. Luggage was in our room (3522) at about ... Read more
deliver42
Member Since 2014
1 review
667 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Embarkation very smooth. The ship was beautiful, and in great shape. Got to the pier at 10:30, and was on board by 11:30. The cabins were open at !:00 sharp, and was immaculate.We went to the Windjammer for lunch, and had no problem ... Read more
Frederico the 1st
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
I actually really like this ship and some of the staff cared but the dining is pathetic. The food in the Windjammer is about the worst I have ever seen on a cruise ship and the formal dining room isn't much better. Many of our entrees were ... Read more
Grandmaoftwelve
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
We just got back from this cruise. I would not recommend this ship to anyone. The food was really bad. It took forever to get the food and then it was cold. There was not enough entertainment on this ship. Costumes were really bad. They ... Read more

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