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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review by LovetocruiseRoyal

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Serenade of the Seas
Serenade of the Seas
Member Name: LovetocruiseRoyal
Cruise Date: September 2010
Embarkation: San Juan
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Cabin Category: E2
Cabin Number: 7140
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates 4.0
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Arrived in San Juan the day of departure around 2:00pm - gathered our luggage, arrived taxi at the port by taxi within the hour. I would not recommend doing any transfers with the ship as it cost $19.00 plus $1.00 per bag for up to 5 people for a taxi. Better than the $16.75 per person transfer fee. Checkin was a breeze as we left our luggage at the door, checked in and was in the Windjammer by 3:30pm. Our only complaint was the staff here was not very friendly. Which we informed RCCL about.

Stateroom - Cabin #7140 - We were a little disappointed with the cabin as it sits at the canopy which covers the life boats and the balconies do not connect as in the newer ships. Our view was good only if you were interested in looking straight out. Nothing to see by looking down. We couldn't enjoy the balcony as it seemed everytime we would try someone was smoking (which is NOT ALLOWED) but couldn't tell where it was coming from to report it. Our stateroom attendant was very attentive. He was very easily located when we needed him. We had towel animals 5 of the 7 nights. Air temperature was always comfortable. The room was located at the rear of the ship just a short walk from the elevators and dining areas. Luckily it seemed we had the best views to see the ports as we arrived.

Dining - We took advantage of the Reflections My Time Dining and chose the 6:45 seating. They always had our table waiting with the same staff. Our waiter Biju and assistant waiter Moo were super! We could not have asked for better. Biju was on his last two weeks before heading home and still was very attentive and ready to get us anything we needed. Moo has an incredible voice and we got to enjoy it several times, including a birthday song. The food was about average as far as mass production goes. Very good variety on the menus. You are offered an after dinner drink everynight.

Chops Grille - We did skip Reflections for one night to enjoy this special treat. Karen our waitress was so flustered by my husband that we ended up having a great laugh with her by the end of the night. I HIGHLY recommend spending the extra $25.00 per person for this treat. The crab cake is fantastic as is the Filet. My husband had the ribeye and he wished he had gotten the Filet as well. My sister had the Rack of Lamb and she said it was wonderful. We booked this online so we paid in advance so at the end of the meal we just paid for the tip. AGAIN HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Entertainment - We had a magician, Movie Show Comedian and a Group called Mosaic. Magician was entertaining, comedian was average but Mosaic was incredible. Even purchased their CD. check them out at RCCL production shows were not very good. We did attend the Love and Marriage show and it was entertaining, but missed out on the Game Show Quest. We have been to it before so knew what was going to happen.

Overall this was an incredible trip and we had a great time. Always something to do and as long as the weather cooperates with you it is a fantastic time.

We will continue to sail with Royal, even checked out the Oasis while on board.

Publication Date: 10/06/10
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