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Serenade of the Seas
Serenade of the Seas
Member Name: botango
Cruise Date: October 2007
Embarkation: San Diego
Destination: Hawaii
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Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   1.0 out of 5+
Dining 2.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Cabins 3.0
Entertainment 2.0
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 4.0
Service 2.0
Value-for-Money 2.0
Rates 3.0
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Serenade of the Seas - Hawaii
Embarkation was very efficient. I love this ship and her sisters. Especially the lexan model as you exit the elevator and know instantly where the bow and stern are. Sea days were lovely, except for the consistent pop elevator music which seemed to be omnipresent. Which is ok, except that perhaps the volumne could be turned down and the tunes should be changed daily, otherwise, one begins to really get bothered by the repetition. I liked the pool area, when I could find a lounge chair, and again, when there was a quiet time (both being the exception). RCCL should realize that some of us old folks do not like to be bombarded with rap crap.

Dancers beware, before dinner, there was no dancing in the Atrium, not that I do not like classical violin, but we do cruise to have a good time. And by 10:30 when the bands did start both here and in the Safari Club, we were ready to call it a day. Dance teachers on board were exceptionels and hopefully they will be on our next cruse.

Dining room was average, the service however was below par. If you have 3 tables to serve, one of 12 and two of four, who do you serve first? the table of 4 of course, right? not in this case, the table of 12 got the go, so we had to wait and wait. Not cool. Consequently, there were some nites,we simply headed up to the Windjammer for stirfry.

It's Showtime,,,, rather disappointing, we have seen better shows on cheaper cruises with older ships. The cruise directors favorite word seemed to be "fantastic" and after 10 nites it became rather playful. The dancers who are usually friendly and approachable were very aloof and indifferent. There was no contact here between staff and passengers unfortunatley. Policy??

Easy to be a critic, I wonder if RCCL is listening.

Publication Date: 11/07/07
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