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Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Beautiful ship that needs to address the smoking on-board
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Review for Serenade of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand

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Royal Rip Off
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

We booked 11 family members for this cruise to celebrate my parents 50th anniversary. When we originally booked we booked an entirely different ship for a 5 day cruise with stops in the Bahamas and Mexico. About six weeks prior to cruising RC changed our ship and port stops to Cozumel and Costa de Maya. We rolled with the changes and selected our excursions. Three weeks prior to cruising Covid ...
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Sail Date: November 2021

Cabin Type: Connecting Balcony

Traveled with children


Serenade of the Seas did not disappoint

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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juliang
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

we were visiting friends in Tampa so decided to tack on this five day cruise. The only hassle was the requirement of a covid rapid test since CDC required that it be done within 2 days of sailing. But we got it done. We are Diamond plus members but also have cruised on Norwegian, Carnival, Princess and Holland America, including a 7 day on the Carnival Pride out of Baltimore at the end of ...
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Sail Date: November 2021


Some good, but overall it fell well short of expectations. Avoid this ship and probably RC altogether.

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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wiltony
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

My family of 7 booked this cruise about a year ago and were really looking forward to it. We got a 2-bedroom suite and all 7 of us stayed there together. Room number was 8668. We paid about $5,500. Family consists of two adults, and 5 kids, ages ranging from 10-15. Two were un-vaccinated due to age (vaccine was not authorized for their age at the time) 5 night cruise was originally on ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Owner's Suite - 2 Bedrooms

Traveled with children


Glass and friendly staff everywhere.

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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fan1965
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

RCL Serenade of the Seas-October 25 – 30--departing from Tampa Review for Cruise Critic: RCL Serenade of the Seas Glass, glass, everywhere! What we especially like about the Serenade was all the windows throughout the public areas wonderful for ocean watching – even from a set of elevators. There is also a true fully around the ship promenade deck on which you can actually get out to ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


No notice of itinerary change

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Paul76
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Royal Caribbean changed our destination from Cozumel to Coco Cay without any notification one month before embarkation. Not only that but I bought an excursion for Cozumel and they didn’t refund my money. This was our first and last cruise on Royal Caribbean. We were so mad and didn’t find out we were not going to Cozumel until after the ship left port. There was nothing but one show per day in ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


Cruising in the Post Cruise Pause period

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Panama Canal & Central America

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Rose Parade
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This is a review of the repositioning cruise of the Serenade of Seas sailing from Los Angeles to Miami through the Panama Canal. The Serenade started sailing again in the summer of 2021 in Alaska. The crew boarded in late June, quarantined on the ship and started sailing in Mid-July from Seattle to Alaska and back in one-week cruises. On September 25, all guests departed the ship and the ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


If I owned a Cruise Line, or, Bring lots of books and games

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Panama Canal & Central America

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oceanradio
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

I've never been involved in cruise ship work nor management, but I have some experience in entertainment and hospitality, and a lot of ship operations experience. Based upon those and other experiences I think I know things that some people whose occupation is managing cruise ships don't realize. The income and lives of many people depend upon the continuity of cruise ship operations. If I ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


COVID segregation ruined it for kids and families

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Alaska

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Smoothsailing22
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

Pros: *Very kind staff - easily see everyone smiling behind their masks *Adventure Ocean open for kids and provided fun times *Bands and comedy - amazing and very entertaining - Phil Tag is a fave for sure. *ship not crowded! For once no wait on the elevators and getting around Cons (we knew this was an older demographic cruise and thought less party but still ...
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Sail Date: August 2021

Traveled with children


First Time Royal Caribbean Passengers

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Alaska

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gtee79
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We are quite experienced cruisers and wanted to go to Alaska, and wanted to try a new experience on a different line. This was our opportunity. Our first impression was that it was quite like our other experiences, and we joked with each other the main difference was that it was "much louder". But after a while we began to notice some significant differences. The overall impression was that ...
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Sail Date: August 2021

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


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Review for Serenade of the Seas to Alaska

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mimilasardine
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Felt very safe on this cruise. Ship 45% full, many precautions taken, although I suspect the few children were the only ones on the cruise unvaccinated. Crew seemed ecstatic to be sailing again. As always, RCL does everything they can to meet your needs and make your vacation a success. Negatives were all the shows were at 9:30pm! Movies were sparse, or shown outside in the 50 degree ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


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