Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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moksha14
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
after a lot of research we choose this trip for its interesting itineary. further the number of days were perfect for us. we were a group of 8 with 2 80+ seniors,, 2 were 70+ and four of us were below 55. to begin with, boarding ... Read more
Travelng girl
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We went with our adult children and grandchildren. The teens were especially interested in this area and so the itinerary was the deciding factor with a date that all could make. We were generally happy with the cruise but felt that we ... Read more
Greenoceangirl2
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We were organizing a three generation girl's tour, with my mother (87 and spry), daughter (35 and an experienced traveller) and myself (64, small mobility issue). Our plan was to stop over for 3 days in Iceland, and then visit family in ... Read more
ChinaShrek
Member Since 2016
1 review
128 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was the largest ship that we had ever been on, but I understand that it is considered small for Royal Caribbean's fleet. It did not seem too big once we got our bearings. However, the wait for the elevators at the center of the ship ... Read more
Traveling Wifee
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
17 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We just returned last night from a wonderful visit to some excellent ports. We chose this itinerary because it stayed overnight in St Petersburg and included Riga. Every port was charming, and St. Petersburg is definitely worth the two ... Read more
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JasonC
Member Since 2005
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My wife and I booked this cruise with our 9yr old twins and her parents. We had booked this particular cruise because of the itinerary, as we had always wanted to see Russia, and figured this was the most cost effective and easiest way. ... Read more
gi gi1
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Cabin was ok. The hallway was smelly at times. Poopy smell. The towels were smelly. Windjammer had decent variety of food. But, some days the food was stale. Plus some tables were smelly near the kitchen. Too much traffic and turn ... Read more
Fox 1
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Positives: 1.The places we stopped were all exceptional. 2.We liked the size of the ship easy to get around ( I managed to find my way back to our cabin on my own after only one day ( being a man I take that as a positive!)) ... Read more
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Annealex
Member Since 2017
1 review
I would highly recommend a Royal Caribbean Baltic cruise. We choose this cruise for its itinerary - Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga & esp St Petersburg & it was excellent! If timing permits, I would suggest the 12+ night Baltic cruise ... Read more
ActionJRMo
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We were a total group of 17 in a variety of accommodations ranging from Owner's Suites to inside staterooms. We were all treated the same...POORLY. First I had to find my own luggage which was wet from being left outside in a rain storm. ... Read more
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Linwinny
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2017
I didn't know much about Royal Caribbean that's why I wanted to try to make a cruise with them..and I certainly made a good choice!!! In my opinion the best one I have tried concerning Food and drinks...very good organization in global and ... Read more
Roxi B
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
The Serenade of the Seas is a beautiful ship. It is clean and well maintained. We were excited about our Scandinavian Cruise. We had spent two weeks on a river cruise through Russia (St. Petersburg to Moscow) but were still excited to ... Read more
amygrinn
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary since we'd heard from multiple people that a Baltic cruise was a "must do". While we were very impressed with the ports of call, the ship left something to be desired. We had read that the ... Read more
marconice06
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed June 2017
I really enjoyed this cruise, but the excursions in Russia are really too expensive, the shuttles to the city centers are much too expensive, and sometimes the boat did not seem well maintained, stained cushions, cushions and carpets Dirty ... Read more
vluthra66
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Rude staff, poor service, very unresponsive to needs. Food quality was very bad. Breakfast: Orders that had any variation from the menu, for example no cheese on my egg, were often wrong because the staff did not understand english ... Read more
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steffie68
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Want to fight over a table during lunch time? Be reminded over the sound system not to hang on to long? Pay an arm and a leg for your water, tea and sodas? Sleep on an artisanal extra bed made of bits and pieces? And pay over € 7000 ... Read more
eprider46
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
First cruise. We have traveled all over the world but never by ship. This is a great way to see the Baltic countries. Riga and Tallin were especially surprising, beautiful cities. Loved the history of St Petersburg. Only 5 hours ... Read more
MJGx2
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
I will begin this review by saying that we were open-minded about our expectations for this cruise & chose it because of the itinerary. We have sailed with another cruise line in the past and anticipated a similar experience. We did ... Read more
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Bill1959
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
46 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Great itinerary and great time on this trip. Easy checkin and disembarkation. Getting into Russia was a little slow the first day but quick and easy the next two days. All ports where great, but Helsinki was our least favorite. We could ... Read more
Betty Lin
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
I choose this cruise only because of it itinerary only. It is the only cruise line that offer 3 days in St Petersburg. Now that I have gone, I think 2 days will be enough which mean many other cruise lines to choose from. I have been ... Read more
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reader8855
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We cruised with 8 other friends on the ship. All of us in our 60s except for one couple's daughter and friend in their 20s. We picked this cruise and itinerary because it spent 3 days in St. Petersburg so we could travel to Moscow for one ... Read more
carichca
Member Since 2012
1 review
58 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2017
We chose this cruise , "The Serenade of the Seas", for the itinerary. We cruised with Royal Carribean three times before this cruise and were not overly impressed with the food, dining room service or stateroom service. This ship ... Read more
morezennow
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise for the itinerary: I wanted to visit these countries without committing to a two week stay in each of them. I found that this was perfect. We had one day at sea and this was also perfect! Just a quick note about ... Read more
roselilyoz
Member Since 2008
18 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
This Ultimate Baltic cruise was the reason we chose this cruise. The ship visited Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia and Finland, there was only 1 day at sea and so it was exhausting rather than relaxing. We had an ... Read more
patfl
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We had 2.5 days in Copenhagen before boarding Serenade. Copenhagen was an easy walking city & we did one day of hop on/hop off bus tour. Very easy taxi access at port. Embarkation was quick and our cabin was ready even though it was ... Read more
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