Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Loves to Cruise 42
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it included Bonaire and I had not yet been there and also because the cruise was more than 7 days. Everything went well, the ports were excellent and I enjoyed every one even though I had been to 5 of the 6 ... Read more
rickyandbev
Member Since 2010
1 review
3 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We choose this cruise because of the length of the cruise that leaves on that specific date. We had one particular date and a specific amount of time to be gone. This ship is smaller than others that we have been on. It was filled with ... Read more
BarbaraV
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
1. Their bottom line was all that mattered. Squeezed every nickel out of you. 2. The rooms were uncomfortably small. The sofa was smaller than a love seat. Barely enough room to walk around the bed. We had what was called a Jr. Suite. ... Read more
ELWOODS
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Do NOT take a cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas!! My daughter and I recently returned from the most disappointing cruise of our lives on this ship, to the point that we actually were bonding with fellow passengers over ... Read more
billpeg
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
To enjoy a special Christmas and New Years holiday vacation in which I treated my sons and their wives (40 ish adults) I booked this cruise expecting an enjoyable 10 days. I Have been on over 40 cruises to date and previous ones without ... Read more
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jc3443
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Overall we had a very enjoyable time on the cruise and the staff was excellent. The itinerary and being on the ship over Christmas and New Year was wonderful! The ship is obviously one of the smaller ones, which personally I prefer. It ... Read more
maxxmaxx
Member Since 2009
1 review
17 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
You don't go to Olive Garden and expect a fine Italian meal. RCCL is what it is, a mainstream cruse line and if you get over that you can have a great cruise. Been on over 25 cruises and always believe that the staff, the people you meet ... Read more
kristilizzy
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
By far, our favorite part of this cruise was that each port was uniquely different and offered something for everyone. First stop was Tortola, which was the least commercialized of the 5 islands. We immediately found a local company that ... Read more
n2tpa
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
9 helpful votes
The good: Embarkation was a breeze. From entering the terminal to entering the ship it took us less than 30 minutes to embark. While the buffet's menu never varied appreciably, what they offered tasted very good and was ... Read more
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Lezley
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Ship tired rusty dirty carpets and old fashioned in the public areas. The cabins were clean comfy beds and clean linen and towels cabin staff excellent. Bar staff over worked tiered and stretched. Main Dinning room staff ... Read more
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jbuyon
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
we chose this particular cruise for the destinations as we already been to most of the regular islands, this was our first and last cruise with royal Caribbean line. thee embarkation locale is dirty and guests are treated like cattle, we ... Read more
bay guy
Member Since 2008
1 review
354 forum posts
We chose this cruise because we wanted one trip to encompass both the Christmas and New Year holidays. The cruise staff did an excellent job and the on board activities were well run and the staff did a great job engaging the passengers. ... Read more
jrandjr
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
The itinerary, holiday dates and port were why we chose this cruise. Pros: - Ship is very clean - Stateroom attendant 7078 was fantastic. Always there when we needed him - Chops grill and the Italian restaurant were worth the ... Read more
methater
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
We drove down from South Carolina the day prior to the cruise and stayed at the hampton Inn Fort Lauderdale Airport / Cruise port. They have a deal were parking in included in the room price for seven nights. The extra 3 nights cost ... Read more
nailcutter
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
14 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Spent 10 nights on Seranade. Been on over 25 RCCL cruises and I found the Seranade to be very quaint compared to the mega ships. You get a better chance to interact with the ships staff. There is actually more space per person than on the ... Read more
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BjornEgil
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
This is our third cruise with Royal. Our 2 previous cruises was neither as Royal and good as we liked, but this third confirmed our concearns. The floor in the stateroom was very dirty, and there was no daily vacuuming. Worst things ... Read more
jogo+
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Pros: Specialty Dining: Chops and Giovanni's, excellent food, service, attention to detail. Just maybe a little too much food for us. Veal chop would satisfy 2 average people. Sides were over the top. Tours: Just excellent. I worked ... Read more
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maxcat910
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
38 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Outstanding cruise. Dining room was great--food was hot and fresh, including salad products, fish and more. Low fat deserts were amazing (better than the regular fat ones). We love this ship, including the solarium adults only area, ... Read more
Professor Davis
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Although Serenade is a classic ship, with a beautiful interior, and mostly attentive and courteous crew, the food in the main dining was a disappointment. Our main waiter spent far too much time "pushing" his choices for the ... Read more
RileyMom
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Overall the cruise was great. The staff was very pleasant, and seemed very happy with their jobs, which makes you feel welcomed. Our room steward was very attentive and figured out "our" schedule very quickly, so our room was ... Read more
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rburkart
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
2 helpful votes
We had planned on this cruise for about a year and was able to reserve a "handicap" room which allowed more room to move about and maneuver the wheelchair without having to constantly open/close it. Our flight to FLL was ... Read more
Goldieone1
Member Since 2016
1 review
46 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We started our holidays 12 days earlier as we flew to Puerto Rico from Vancouver to enjoy 10 days of sun before boarding our ship. We had an awesome time in Puerto Rico but the highlight of this trip for me was the cruise that was ... Read more
Wingedangel111
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this trip for the many island stops, some of which we've never visited. The ship seemed just fine for our needs. It's disappointing how many people talked about how old this ship is, or that they didn't like the activities, ... Read more
realtorclm
Member Since 2008
1 review
24 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Selected this cruise because the dates and length worked for us. Radiance class (Seranade of the Seas) was new for us and we really enjoyed it. Not too big and not too small. Not quite at capacity either. We choose early seating for dining ... Read more
JKA87
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
15 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was the second of back to back cruises for us! Ship: Tired furnishings. Couches were worn ... leaning against the arm rest was quite uncomfortable because you could feel the backbone of the support structures. Obvious wear in ... Read more
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