Serenade of the Seas Cabins

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Why Choose Serenade of the Seas?

  • Mid-sized ship with many dining, entertainment options
  • Good for families, singles, couples and groups
  • Alternative restaurants: Portofino, Chop's Grille

Serenade of the Seas Cabins

Editor Rating
Cabins
4.0
Staterooms on Serenade of the Seas run the virtual gamut - from cozy-yet-basic inside cabins to way-over-the-top grand suites (complete with piano!).

Standard cabins (balconies, outside, inside) feature the usual layout and amenities - no surprises there except there are few bathroom amenities (beyond shampoo in a dispenser). The bathrooms are shower-only in these staterooms. We liked the idea of the family suites - there are two different types, one with a living room and two bedrooms, the other with one large room (with bed and sofa) and a small bedroom - but weren't crazy about the layout (bedrooms were windowless in some cases). Royal Caribbean is definitely trying hard to encourage passengers to upgrade to its suites - and in some cases it's definitely worth the extra cash. Suite holders, in addition to getting more room, receive more amenities (bath products, whirlpool tubs, CD players, access to Concierge Lounge) though you'll also pay out a big chunk of cash for the privilege.

One interesting (and good value) in-between (standard verandah and full-fledged suite) alternative is the junior suite. For about $100 more (per person, double) than a standard balcony cabin, you get much more space - both inside and on the verandah -- and a more expansive bathroom (with tub). However, residents of the junior suite do not qualify for any other "official" suite upgrades, such as use of the concierge service.

In all cabins, RCTV, the cruise line's interactive television, offers a first-rate range of channels. There are plenty of movies (free and pay-per-view) - including a daily "classic" selection and we loved channels that ranged from CNN to RetroTV (terrific for catching up on all those "Partridge Family" episodes you missed!). There's an in-room reservations system that can book everything from room service to shore excursions (though you may want to make important reservations over the phone, as we had some challenges with bookings made - yet never received. Other passengers reported similar experiences). There's also a hair dryer and mini safe, and room service is available around the clock.

A couple of points worth noting: As with most new ships these days, standard cabins feature a mere two electrical outlets. And a few caveats to keep in mind when booking: cabins 1598, 1098, 9252, 9652, 8662, 8162, and 8164 have partially obstructed views. On some standard balcony cabins on deck seven, which are adjacent to the roof over the tenders, the sun can reflect off the tender deck; this can make the verandah feel pretty sweltering - especially on temperate Caribbean itineraries.
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Serenade of the Seas Cabin Reviews

Cabin Elaj
08/16
The cabin was clean and Rowena was very attentive, even noticing I needed a box of tissues before I could ask for one to be delivered. Not happy about the life boat roof outside and right below our balcony since it was not in the literature it was ... Read more
Cabin 1538 mj167267
09/16
Nice sized cabin and closet. Do not book if you are a light sleeper as it is very noisy at night. From 2-6am they are cleaning the deck above and setting up the Park Grill. They move all the furniture and it is very difficult to get a good ... Read more
Cabin bluebeast
08/16
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Serenade of the Seas Ratings

Editor Rating 4.5 Member Rating
Category
Editor
Member
Dining
4.0
4.1
Public Rooms
5.0
4.5
Cabins
4.0
4.4
Entertainment
5.0
3.7
Spa & Fitness
5.0
4.2
Family & Children
5.0
3.6
Shore Excursions
3.0
4.0
Enrichment
1.0
3.7
Service
5.0
4.5
Value-for-Money
5.0
4.1

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Ship Stats
Crew:
884
Launched:
2003
Decks:
12
Tonnage:
90,090
Passengers:
2,146
Registry:
Bahamas
CDC Score:
100
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