Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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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
3,738 forum posts
6 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
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
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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
7 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
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
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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
2 reviews
12 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
3 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
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
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richies14
Member Since 2012
1 review
36 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
3 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
SteveMcP
Member Since 2012
1 review
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We prefer re-positioning cruises for their normally unique itineraries and they are normally more than the standard 7 day adventures. This cruise embarkation was in Boston which is only an hour flight from Toronto so we could fly out and ... Read more
DeckBuddy11
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The second day at sea I had not heard where the Cruise Critic meet up was to be so I checked with the guest services and was told it had already happened and they gave me to note. They would note that I was missed on the distribution. ... Read more
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padrek
Member Since 2009
34 reviews
67 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was the annual repositioning cruise of whatever Radiance class ship is sailing the Boston - Canadian Maritimes route - this year the Serenade. The cruise leaves Boston and then spends 12 days doing a southern Caribbean cruise before ... Read more
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
474 forum posts
4 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
4 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
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