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Serenade of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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1679 reviews
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The Royal Treatment

Review for Serenade of the Seas to the Eastern Mediterranean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2014

We sailed for 12 days on this ship and enjoyed all the ports of call. The ship is clean and the crew is very friendly. The food in the main dining room was very good. Duck was served 3 of the 12 nights. We did not use the dining room for breakfast after the first day as it was not to our liking. The windjamer was great for breakfast and lunch. There is free self serve soft ice cream. Our wait staff in the dining room was Fransico and Maria and they were great. Entertainment was great up to the last few nights on board when it got a little lame. We took the ships self guided trip to Pompeii and it was a good value. Salerno port is in a industrial area and you had to take a shuttle bus into town. Not a pretty location to dock. In Venice the ship hard sells their boat transfer that gets you near St Marks square. But if you walk out the boat and follow the road to the "people mover" a little train that takes you into Venice you can ride for 1.30 euro. vs 28 euro for a one day pass with Royal. The people move goes back and forth all day. We heard complaints from numerous people about some the the excursions and some people got some of their money back. They are priced too high in my opinon. Dubrovnik is fantastic. Share a cab and go to the old walled city and walk the wall. This was a clean neat town. Kotor and Corfu were also great towns to visti. All in all this is a very nice ship well run, great crew that works hard. Very good entertainment and a neat cruise on the Dalmation coast.

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Cabin Balcony

Small but nice room. Lots of storage. Hot water any time of the day. Good size balcony. Beds were comfy.

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