Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Cynapz
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 forum posts
9 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
107 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
Joe Blodgett
Member Since 2009
1 review
9 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
152 forum posts
11 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
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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
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
kmcg14
Member Since 2004
1 review
22 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had booked balcony cabin 7574. When we arrived the view was obstructed in my opinion. The balcony was just above a large cover for the tenders that extended outward. We could see out but not down. When speaking with guest services, ... Read more
Ocean Dancer
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
3,638 forum posts
5 helpful votes
 We returned last week from our wonderful cruise on the Serenade for our Thanksgiving cruise from Nov. 21 to Dec. 02.   Let me begin my review with debunking a few rumors.........fleet wide, I hope.  We were offered ... Read more
Beachman22
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Wife and I took this cruise w/son and his family. We had experienced the Southern Caribbean on another Royal ship with no problems. We sailed from Fort Lauderdale. We knew it was an older ship but we were surprised how run down things ... Read more
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Council Man
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
My wife and I were on our 22nd cruise, 6th with RCI, and 3rd on the Serenade. Another couple joined us. Embarkation went well, in fact smoother than normal. The ship is older but well maintained and easy to navigate. We of course knew ... Read more
rbailey1971
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We loved meeting everyone from Cruise Critic! We had a great time for the most part. I'm not sure about the rest of the rooms but ours had noticeable wear and tear in ours. If you weren't careful, you could get a splinter from the ... Read more
mojomorris
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
86 forum posts
1 helpful vote
BACKGROUND: DW and I decided to take another RC cruise after completing a Canada/New England cruise on Brilliance OTS in September of ’15. We are Platinum on Princess, Norwegian & Carnival but are currently “checking ... Read more
manbearpig33
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
This was my 6th cruise with Royal Caribbean. They have started scrimping on everything. The food in the Windjammer was good for breakfast, but horrible for lunch and dinner. It seemed like they served leftovers and made them into a stew or ... Read more
TomNick
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Well...we have only started cruising for years ago. During that time we stayed loyal to Royal but I must say that the quality of the Serenade of the Seas was a bit...disappointing. It's an older ship and in need of renovation on a lot of ... Read more
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GiGiFl
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We've sailed Royal about a dozen times but were very disappointed with this cruise. There was no attention to detail. The food was boring and mediocre at best. Desserts? Jello and pudding every night. Nothing fancy; nothing sugar free. ... Read more
TJKFlorida
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My wife and I sailed on Serenade of the Seas for its 10 night itinerary to the Southern Caribbean. We booked the cruise many months in advance and shopped for the best deal we could find for a longer cruise sailing from Florida since we ... Read more
nor72
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
After many cruises on Celebrity, including one to the Southern Caribbean last November we chose this cruise on Serenade to experience RCCL and because of the ports and length of the cruise. We like to cruise at this time of year for the ... Read more
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ceteach
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We love going to new ports and most of these ports were new to us. As usual we loved Serenade even though she is showing a little wear. Can't wait to see her after the November 2017 refurbishment. Our cabin was in a loud location and we ... Read more
rncando
Member Since 2016
1 review
37 forum posts
2 helpful votes
RCCL has disappointed us for a very special trip. If not for the Islands, the friends we made on board and some of the staff, this would be rated the lowest rating. I'll start with the good: 1) Cafe Latitudes- the BEST! (Better than ... Read more
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simon4059
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
After a 7 night cruise to Bermuda on the Anthem in May 2016 I was very apprehensive about cruising on a much smaller ship but the dates and location of our November cruise on the Serenade was perfect so we booked and we were pleasantly ... Read more
cockney cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
The ship is showing it's age, but is still nice to sail on. The getting on was very smooth, our stateroom 7136 was ready on time and our attendant was very good. The standard of the food although very high has dipped below the usual R.C.I ... Read more
richies14
Member Since 2012
1 review
36 forum posts
The dates and ports worked for us. The weather was great, the ship, not so good. This was my 7th cruise and the amenities were the worst. To give you an idea of how they think about food.....they listed the main dining room as ... Read more
Emergency Nurse
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
46 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 2nd RCCI cruise. Last year we did the Brilliance Repositioning Cruise and had such a fantastic time that we decided to repeat our experience. The Radiance class ships are beautiful and for us, the perfect size. We like ... Read more
Salty1945
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because of friends that were also booked. If not for these friends and new ones we met it would be hard to find many positive comments other than the crew members. The flight to Boston was a breeze as was the taxi ... Read more
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