Shore Excursions Galore: Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review by job09
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Shore Excursions Galore
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: San Juan
We went on several shore excursions including: Segway tour in Barbados (what a wonderful unexpected experience! Really recommend it. The only bad thing was the long ride to the site (45 minutes!). Had a great time on the Shadowfax Champagne and Lobster cruise in Grenada (word of warning the Rum punches pack quiet a punch-got a bit tipsier than I had planned! embarrassing!) Miss the St. Maarten beach break just ok. Not really into full frontal nudity. To each his own but was a bit More disconcerting. Antigua sightseeing tour just ok shouldn't stayed with planned Creole Cruises, oh well tried to save money. Snorkel trip the the Bath in Virgin Gorda was the highlight of the cruise, fun walking through boulders, fantastic snorkeling--we even saw sting ray's.
Night before cruise we stayed at the Intercontinental, very nice beach had dinner at the beach side casual restaurant, very nice. Publix shopping center near by (you can see it from the upper hotel floors but you have to walk all the way around past chili's)
Serenade is a very nice ship, quieter than the other ships, not much night life but with an island every day your too tired to stay up late (or at least we were). Portofino's was wonderful Eden is a great server, Chop's completely missed the mark. Loved the Sea View cafe-you order sandwiches (no surcharge) never crowded and had great Reuben's. Food in windjamer fine, really enjoyed the made to order omelets. Breakfast in the room just okay but nice as a wake up call. Crew very friendly, Canadian Captain and Cruise Director
Noticed some cost cutting but in the economy who isn't, nothing really affected us, got a great deal so we were happy. All in all fabulous experience for a great price. Christmas decorations we a bit lame. But overall a beautiful ship. Less
Cabin review: D19685 Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
Our cabin was in the back of the ship next to the Royal Family Suite. We had plenty of room, loved the large balcony. Tiny shower and bathroom had a faint unpleasant odor. The balcony is the draw here 2 large loungers and 2 reg. chairs. Long walk to elevator but this helped us work off our food. Would choose this cabin again.Read All Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (D1) Reviews >>
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Great Islands, best time with ...
Not for anyone under 60
Overall very enjoying
First Royal Caribbean cruise
Feb 3 to 13 2018 Southern Cari...