Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Lezley
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Ship tired rusty dirty carpets and old fashioned in the public areas. The cabins were clean comfy beds and clean linen and towels cabin staff excellent. Bar staff over worked tiered and stretched. Main Dinning room staff ... Read more
jbuyon
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
we chose this particular cruise for the destinations as we already been to most of the regular islands, this was our first and last cruise with royal Caribbean line. thee embarkation locale is dirty and guests are treated like cattle, we ... Read more
bay guy
Member Since 2008
1 review
342 forum posts
We chose this cruise because we wanted one trip to encompass both the Christmas and New Year holidays. The cruise staff did an excellent job and the on board activities were well run and the staff did a great job engaging the passengers. ... Read more
jrandjr
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
The itinerary, holiday dates and port were why we chose this cruise. Pros: - Ship is very clean - Stateroom attendant 7078 was fantastic. Always there when we needed him - Chops grill and the Italian restaurant were worth the ... Read more
methater
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
We drove down from South Carolina the day prior to the cruise and stayed at the hampton Inn Fort Lauderdale Airport / Cruise port. They have a deal were parking in included in the room price for seven nights. The extra 3 nights cost ... Read more
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nailcutter
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
14 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Spent 10 nights on Seranade. Been on over 25 RCCL cruises and I found the Seranade to be very quaint compared to the mega ships. You get a better chance to interact with the ships staff. There is actually more space per person than on the ... Read more
BjornEgil
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
This is our third cruise with Royal. Our 2 previous cruises was neither as Royal and good as we liked, but this third confirmed our concearns. The floor in the stateroom was very dirty, and there was no daily vacuuming. Worst things ... Read more
jogo+
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Pros: Specialty Dining: Chops and Giovanni's, excellent food, service, attention to detail. Just maybe a little too much food for us. Veal chop would satisfy 2 average people. Sides were over the top. Tours: Just excellent. I worked ... Read more
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maxcat910
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
38 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Outstanding cruise. Dining room was great--food was hot and fresh, including salad products, fish and more. Low fat deserts were amazing (better than the regular fat ones). We love this ship, including the solarium adults only area, ... Read more
Professor Davis
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Although Serenade is a classic ship, with a beautiful interior, and mostly attentive and courteous crew, the food in the main dining was a disappointment. Our main waiter spent far too much time "pushing" his choices for the ... Read more
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RileyMom
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Overall the cruise was great. The staff was very pleasant, and seemed very happy with their jobs, which makes you feel welcomed. Our room steward was very attentive and figured out "our" schedule very quickly, so our room was ... Read more
rburkart
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
2 helpful votes
We had planned on this cruise for about a year and was able to reserve a "handicap" room which allowed more room to move about and maneuver the wheelchair without having to constantly open/close it. Our flight to FLL was ... Read more
Goldieone1
Member Since 2016
1 review
46 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We started our holidays 12 days earlier as we flew to Puerto Rico from Vancouver to enjoy 10 days of sun before boarding our ship. We had an awesome time in Puerto Rico but the highlight of this trip for me was the cruise that was ... Read more
Wingedangel111
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this trip for the many island stops, some of which we've never visited. The ship seemed just fine for our needs. It's disappointing how many people talked about how old this ship is, or that they didn't like the activities, ... Read more
realtorclm
Member Since 2008
1 review
22 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Selected this cruise because the dates and length worked for us. Radiance class (Seranade of the Seas) was new for us and we really enjoyed it. Not too big and not too small. Not quite at capacity either. We choose early seating for dining ... Read more
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JKA87
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
15 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was the second of back to back cruises for us! Ship: Tired furnishings. Couches were worn ... leaning against the arm rest was quite uncomfortable because you could feel the backbone of the support structures. Obvious wear in ... Read more
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PenK
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
1 helpful vote
This is our sixth cruise, fifth with RCCL. We prefer RC since we have had good service from them in the past. Embarkation/Disembarkation: Smooth, no problems. Port Everglades seems to have their act together the times we have been ... Read more
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JKA87
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
15 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Normally cruise out of Puerto Rico when heading to Eastern or Southern Caribbean, but coming from Canada, airfare is a significant cost. Thought we would enjoy a longer cruise with the less expensive airfare to Fort Lauderdale. Convinced ... Read more
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Cynapz
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Greeting Folks,, I am sharing my thoughts on our recent first ever cruise. We chose Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of The Seas because of it’s size (not a mega sized ship) and from reports from users who have sailed with this ... Read more
K11TEXAS
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
109 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Arrived Ft Lauderdale day before and stayed at Holiday Inn which provided transportation from airport to hotel and arranged transportation from hotel to ship for a nominal charge. When we arrived at the port we were seated by groupings- we ... Read more
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Joe Blodgett
Member Since 2009
1 review
10 helpful votes
We book our cruises based on: Date, Itinerary and price. We sail mostly on NCL. This is our 2nd RC cruise. Below is a recap of our trip. Since we mostly sail NCL, I'll use that info as a comparison to this cruise. ... Read more
ccp1740
Member Since 2007
1 review
153 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Last year at this time, we took the 11 day cruise on Serenade of the Seas, rating it an A. This year's 10 day cruise doesn't rate above a C. Last year's WOW has evaporated. On the positive side, the ship was clean, and the staff was ... Read more
ogo1016
Member Since 2007
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because it went places we hadn't already been. We had a nice cabin in the quiet area of the ship. Our cabin attendant, Gerrylyn, was just okay. The food in the main dining area was fair, which was disappointing ... Read more
Budge
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
SUMMARY * Any criticism of the Ports of call must come with an asterisk. That is, since there are an abundance of different cruise lines and cruise itineraries, I am solely responsible for choosing the Ports of call that we saw on this ... Read more
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cdamman
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
My husband wanted to take a cruise and I only agreed if I could check Barbados off my Bucket List. We liked the various ports of call on this itinerary and booked it. We haven't cruised for several years. I had always wanted to try ... Read more
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