Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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patmama
Member Since 2009
10 reviews
27 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My hubby and I went to Alaska in June of 2004 on Serenade of the Seas. We thought it was a beautiful ship and after 25 other cruises decided to go to Canada/New England on the Serenade. We flew into Boston day of the cruise because ... Read more
JCMass.
Member Since 2011
10 reviews
436 forum posts
3 helpful votes
For my husband and I this was our second trip with RCI to Maine and Canada out of Boston. Last year we took the Brilliance of the Seas and were lucky with a once time only 9 day cruise that included three more stops than this year. ... Read more
arzcpa
Member Since 2010
1 review
14 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We were driven to port by our daughter at about 1:00 p.m. Did not see our luggage until 5 hours later. Got to stand outside during muster drill in topsiders and cold weather, while some woman was coughing on me. Meanwhile is lecturing ... Read more
FirstTeacher
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
45 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My husband and I just returned from our cruise to Maine and Canada. We're from the Boston area, so we weren't traveling as much for the ports as for the cruise experience. This was our fifth RCI cruise, the second on a Radiance Class ship. ... Read more
chadbt
Member Since 2006
1 review
106 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Boston. History aplenty. Welcoming. Our Back Bay pre-cruise stay at the Lenox Hotel was excellent. Good walking/shopping area in the immediate vicinity. Cruise Port facilities were fine - our first impressions were favorable. ... Read more
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Beane
Member Since 2006
1 review
35 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband and I chose this cruise because we wanted to leave from our home port of Boston (much as we did with our previous cruise to Bermuda on Norwegian). I've been on one additional cruise, also on RCI, to Alaska, about ten years ago. ... Read more
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drebo
Member Since 2005
1 review
55 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise so we could view the Fall colors and visit Canada. We did see beautiful foliage and enjoyed visiting the ports of call in Canada. We flew into Boston two days early so we could experience the city of Boston. We had ... Read more
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greaper
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we had not been on this itinerary before and it seemed like a good alternative to the Caribbean. When we first booked the cruise, over 1 year before sailing, our travel agent told us that the only option for ... Read more
tlfarms
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We choose Royal Caribbean because this was the destination we wanted. Also we have been on Royal Caribbean cruises before and have been pleased. I gave this boat a average rating . First of all maybe this is the trend all lines are ... Read more
padrek
Member Since 2009
34 reviews
67 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I am a RCI Pinnacle with about 100 trips on RCI. This was in all respects a "typical" RCI cruise with their product being fully and ably presented. Serenade, a Radiance Class ship, was "revitalized" in the past year ... Read more
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martinbeks
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed September 2016
This is the first cruise that I went on with JUST my sister. In the past, our parents or several other family members have been with us. We opted for this cruise because of a no-deposit deal. There was nothing terribly BAD about the ... Read more
zstkbrkr
Member Since 2013
1 review
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I chose this ship for the price and itinery for New England. We had never sailed on an RC ship before and it was nice. The ship has a nautical theme with a lot of glass. The cabin was small and all balconies on 7 have the tops of the life ... Read more
OlsonK
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We were very pleased with this cruise ship, staff and itinerary. Here is what I can share: Transfer from airport to port: We booked a transfer from the airport to the ship. We were met by a host at the luggage pick up. Very smooth ... Read more
mrsmacadam
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of its very different itinerary which included Copenhagen as a starting point, 2 ports in Norway, 3 in Iceland, Halifax, and, finally Boston. We had had such a wonderful first-time transAtlantic experience with ... Read more
MJN
Member Since 2003
1 review
787 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My husband and I sailed on the Serenade of the Seas leaving Boston on Sept. 18, 2016 to Canada and New England. This was our first time doing this itinerary but our 2nd time on the Serenade and 4th or 5th cruise on this class of ship. We ... Read more
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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
7 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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