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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review by Tony747

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Serenade of the Seas
Serenade of the Seas
Member Name: Tony747
Cruise Date: February 2013
Embarkation: Dubai
Destination: Middle East
Cabin Category: E2
Cabin Number: 1512
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 4.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates 3.0
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First Time Magic
Our first cruise and we were determined to enjoy it! Cabin was well positioned on Deck 10, just below the Solarium Deck 11, so convenient for popping up for a drink(Alcoholic or non) and food. The itinerary was not that exciting as most of the ports were working ports so not too much glamour there, but, the ship was what we went on holiday for and we made the most of what was it had to offer.

We payed for the Premier Drinks package, which at the time we booked seemed over-priced, but we are really glad we took it out! I think if you go as a couple then perhaps you will not drink enough to make it pay, but there were six in our party so, boy, we were pounds in. A beer costs around $7 plus gratuity and wine around the same, but we could enjoy so many varieties of beer and spirit that the Package included that it made the holiday.

Food was plentiful and varied. You would be very hard pushed to find something you did not like! We hate at Chops Grille one night as part of our package, and that was a lovely experience. We did not do any of the shows so cannot comment on those. We spent most of our time in the Schooner Bar with pianist Simon John who made our time on board very special. The staff on board were first class! I can honestly say they made our holiday complete.

Two gripes though. The Photo prices were far too high, $20. They must throw 90% away, plus I could never find the spoons in the Windjammer! lol.

Publication Date: 02/21/13
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