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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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896 Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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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
418 forum posts
3 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
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
3 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

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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
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
3 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

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jdmerck
Member Since 2009
1 review
355 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
spideyswims
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
121 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

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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
99 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
dollyrox
Member Since 2007
3 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
637 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

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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
suebaing
Member Since 2012
1 review
63 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We made Diamond Plus on this 10 night cruise, so we have been on a lot of cruises with Royal Caribbean. However we found that this was one of the worst we have ever taken. The food was mediocre at best in both the Windjammer and the dining ... Read more
Lithwok
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Arriving at port to board , they wouldn't check our luggage . I am disabled ! My wife and I had to push our luggage up on to the ship, resulting in severe pain to my damaged spine ! At the front desk on ship , rep. took our bags and ... Read more
teacherman
Member Since 2005
20 reviews
1,090 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Pre-Cruise: We stayed at the Hyatt Place on 17th Street. Very convenient to shopping and restaurants. They have a shuttle from FLL and we also took their shuttle to the port ($7 pp) We have stayed here previously and it is very nice. ... Read more

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