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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review by newlu: Loved the Serenade!!

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Cabin 5.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities Not Rated
Entertainment 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation Not Rated
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Value for Money Not Rated

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Loved the Serenade!!

Sail Date: January 2011
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: San Juan


Since I am always on this board, my turn to write a review. I have cruised quite a few times with Royal, but never on the Radiance class, and always left from Florida. Since it was just me and my boyfriend, not with our teenage son, we figured we would try the Serenade with all the beautiful ports!

We flew in SJ 2 days prior, but got to our hotel around midnight (Sheraton Old San Juan, got it for $100 per night on Hotwire) for that price, it was great, but would never pay $250, so noisy... We toured San Juan and then went for diner at El Convento, tapas and sangrias, really good!

We boarded the ship around 12:30pm, quite easy, not hectic like Miami. Loved the ship, its decor, its size, and of course, the wonderful staff.

The whole week was great, we had balcony 9576, hump cabin, loved the balcony!

The food was pretty good, we ate in the dining room 5 nights, and we did Chops and Portofino. Loved Chops, as always, Portofino left to be More desired, but we must admit, we were not that hungry. We had breakfast in the Windjamer 4 mornings and dining room the 3 others, prefer the dining room, by far.

The service on this ship is really good, you are not even sitting down at the buffet at lunch, they are already there to take your other for drinks.

First cruise that the waiters at the pool do not even bother you, they pass, you ask them if you want something.

The cruise director was quite good.

We would definately cruise on the Serenade again, and highly recommend it. Less

Published 02/01/11

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Cabin review: Serenade of the Seas

We had booked this cabin 10 months prior, loved it, best cabin for us so far, just perfect! 9576 on the hump.

Port and Shore Excursions

Had never been, loved it!!! We did the Segway tour, booked directly with them. The 2 girls, really professional and quite funny! We were only 2 couples (9:30am tour) and we had a blast, it was not easy at first, but them I did OK. We were planning on going to a beach after, but the tour ends at a wonderful beach, we had beers, enjoyed the beach, then back to the port for some shopping. Would for sure return to this beautiful island!

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Nice surprise! We liked this port! We took the water taxi to the beach, easy, safe, and a beautiful beach! Spent a few hours there, we took the deluxe, 2 chairs with cushions, and an umbrella, for $20! We then shopped and enjoyed the island, would go back.

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We booked the kayak excursion through Royal. It was a nice tour, the 2 guys were hilarious, nice relaxing tour, but I must say, not much to see. we then boarded the ship and relaxed in the afternoon. Not too crazy about this island, do recommend doing an excursion.

Was anxious to get to St. Lucia, but was a bit disappointed, our fault, we booked the coastal tour to the pitons through Royal, nice to get there, see them, but returning to the ship was quite long. this tour is like 4 hours, on a boat, sitting on plastic chairs, quite funny! It also rained every 10 minutes or so, we then boarded the ship after this.

We have previously been to St Thomas, did the island tour, did a private tour, a beach tour, so this time we snorkeled, through Royal. We must say we enjoyed our time and all was great, not too crowded. We then walked downtown, shopped and returned, lovely day.

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