Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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lexmiller
Member Since 2012
20 reviews
252 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I wanted to allow my impressions to settle in, so I’m writing this review a month after sailing. We are Celebrity loyalists, but this cruise was round trip out of Boston, our home port - driving our car a mere 20 minutes to the port ... Read more
majoba33
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We are a retired couple and this was our first cruise. We chose this one in particular because it was roundtrip from Boston and the ports were of interest to us. We had two days to tour Boston on our own before boarding the ship. Our ... Read more
Husney
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
236 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Embarkation in Boston was a breeze. We were on board within 30 minutes of arriving at the port. The ship however is in sad shape. Filthy windows, stained upholstry in the room and in the common areas. Entertainment was mediocre at ... Read more
mj167267
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Second time we were on this cruise. Enjoyed the ports and embarking process. They were quick and efficient in Boston. Staff pleasant and hard working. Main dining food was good and service was great. Entertainment was ok but we had ... Read more
BRIND
Member Since 2014
6 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Always trying to cruise new areas, we chose this as we had not been to this area of America before. Having cruised with Royal Caribbean before,we were classed as Gold Members & Embarkation was very swift (full marks). However we had ... Read more
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NC Cruiser 1
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My wife and I have cruised 12 times...mostly with Celebrity & Holland America. This was our second Royal Caribbean cruise and we chose it for the New England and Canada itinerary. I would rate the cruise as a 2.5 . I should ... Read more
winelover817
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for a girl's getaway. Very disappointed in the food and service on this ship. This was my 3rd cruise this year. The food was the worst! In the dining room was served lukewarm at best. Most seemed like it had been ... Read more
Sockie
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
348 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Entertainment was excellent. Several service issues that needed to be addressed as there were a lot of new employees being trained on this sailing for Harmony of the Seas. Disappointed to see more increase in charges at specialty ... Read more
Elaj
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Transatlantic cruise was smoother than I thought with an older ship. The cabin was very clean, just a complaint that on the 7th deck, you cannot see down to the water due to the roof on the lifeboats, which is not designated as even ... Read more
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bluebeast
Member Since 2010
1 review
16 forum posts
Iceland was the new destination. And it was great. Glad we went. We had an extra day in Copenhagen. However we had a bad screw-up with their air department. At this time I don't recommend using OVC air department. The hotel we ... Read more
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pleasehelp
Member Since 2010
1 review
34 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We originally chose this cruise to see the Northern Lights & the Faroe Islands. The Northern lights were a bust (not the ship's fault) but the Faroe Islands were mysteriously cancelled by Royal with no explanation. The dining on the ... Read more
psychokitty
Member Since 2014
1 review
89 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We choose this cruise because of the 4 days / 3 ports in Iceland and were not disappointed in our choice. The pre-cruise stay in Copenhagen was enjoyable and enjoyed the city tour and canal bout ride (arranged via Expedia) Even though ... Read more
July4
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
324 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We originally booked the TA cruise because we wanted to see Iceland and try a TA. Six months later we decided that is we were flying across the pond we would add the Norway Fjords cruise to it. We enjoyed both locations. Unfortunately ... Read more
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Harveytra
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This cruise was awful. The only good thing was the cabin. The cruise as full of young families with toddlers who did not control their children. Worse the hygeine in dining areas was appalling. Tables were sticky and only wiped with dirty ... Read more
rabear
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Cruise wasf OK, had balcony room on floor 8 and had best cabin person I have ever had. Christopher Williams was excellent and really did a great job. Ship needed painting and interior was OK. Shows stunk and were not good at all. Food has ... Read more
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CruisingAway2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We spent several days in Copenhagen before our departure, in addition to ensuring you make embarkation, it is truly a beautiful city to visit. Embarkation went very smoothly, took a maximum 10-15 minutes to give the luggage, get the ... Read more
drjimlewis
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
This cruise was back-to-back with Norwegian fjords. We chose it because we have done the Caribbean and Mediterranian, and wanted something different. The itinerary was supposed to be Stockholm, Estonia, St Petersburg, and Helsinki, but ... Read more
joyce_6333
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
12 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This review is actually for 3 B2B cruises on Serenade of the Seas (Aug 13 - Sep 13), Baltic, Norway, and 16 day TA (stops in Norway and Iceland). We had been on Serenade before, and although it isn't our favorite ship, we chose it for the ... Read more
Mike in Shawnigan
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
I went as part of a dance group from Victoria BC and this was my first ever cruise. Overall I'm glad I went but I don't think cruising is a perferable vacation method for me. Other than the staff at 'Guest Services' who were downright ... Read more
lupinsmum
Member Since 2012
1 review
542 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as it was going to Russia, we had a great time in all the ports, ship had to divert as the weather was to bad to dock in Stockholm but compensated by having two days in Russia. Having read a few reviews before ... Read more
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drjimlewis
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
We chose this cruise because we have done the Mediterranian and Caribbean and wanted something different. We actually did back-to-back cruises to the Norwegian fjords and the Baltic (see separate review). August is not the best time of ... Read more
SOS_traveller
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This should have been the cruise of a life time - visiting Scandinavia, Russia and the Baltic states. Instead, it was an average cruise with reasonable on board comforts and good food BUT a shore excursion department probably controlled by ... Read more
Speech_Diva
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise because of the wonderful itinerary, and this never disappointed. However, Let me say this was not the usual Royal experience. We purchased the beer/wine/soft drink package but really was rarely able to use as pool ... Read more
dananny
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
I have never been so disappointed on a cruise. I choose this cruise because of the itinerary because it had 3 nights in St. Petersburg, Russia. The ship is well worn. It really needs to be refurbished. It was the smallest balcony ... Read more
CruiseAlot14
Member Since 2014
1 review
22 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
I chose this cruise for the itinerary. The overnight in Stockholm, our embarkation city, allowed us to fly in on the day of the cruise, rather than fly in early to assure we did not miss the ship due to air travel delays. There were also ... Read more
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