My husband and I sailed on the Serenade of the Seas for our honeymoon. It was a fantastic trip and everything was excellent!
Embarkation/Disembarkation: We used Royal Caribbean's airport transfers between the pier and the airport and vice versa. The representative was easy to spot when we got out of customs in Barcelona and we got on the bus and to the pier with no problems. Check-in was quick. Disembarkation was the same, very quick and easy. One note, we used Choice Air to book the flights and we had called them at one point to see if we could change our flight. They were very unhelpful and difficult to understand. Not sure if we would use them again, but having the peace of mind that Royal Caribbean knew where we were in the event of an airline delay was at least good (we also purchased Cruise Care Insurance) since we flew in the day of.
Stateroom: Balcony stateroom on Deck 7 midship. Great location, no noise from the Centrum, and easy to get to everything. Balcony overlooked the lifeboat covers but this did not bother us because you can still see out, just not straight down to the water. The room was very clean and enough space for the both of us. The bathroom is small but hey it's a ship, what can you do?