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I flew from Atlanta to San Juan and after a repair was made to the right engine on my Delta flight, we arrived 1 1/2 hours late but safe. A taxi ride to the Pan American pier and a 15 minute embarkation, creation of Sea Passes to board the ship and we were off to the Windjammer for lunch. There were ample choices, great tasting snacks and free lemonade that hit the spot. There were great desserts as well. I then went off to my Junior Suite 1038 and it was nearly 300 sq feet and very comfortable. There was a noticeable odor in the hallway and in my bathroom as others have posted before. This was brought to management's attention and it took 3 days to eradicate but they did apologize and offer a credit for future travel. The first night was casual and we ate in the Reflections and met a younger couple from Reston,Va who were extremely pleased as well with the dinner offerings. There were excellent appetizers, main courses and desserts. We are big restaurant goers in atlanta and the choices and quality and taste were excellent. Anyone that complains really is being too damn picky. The first port was St Thomas and we took a ferry to St John to visit Trunk Bay was amazing. We had to taxi over to ferry and while this was a bit annoying, it was a nice beach with beautiful sand and clear water.... The second day we went to St Maarten and taxied over to Orient Beach. There were so many choices where to sit, get chairs and umbrellas and it rained on and off a few times, but it was a pretty beach. Some Nudity and certainly some people should have never removed their closes.... The 3rd day we went to Antiqua and visited Runaway Beach that was really nice, very close and had great drinks...Have an Antiqua Smile.... The 4th day we went to St Lucia, visited the Pitons and Anse Chastanet, the beach is not very nice even though the snorkeling was ok. The beach bar was a rip off...T Shirts were $45 and burgers were $18....They need a reality check at this island.... The 5th day we went to Barbados and the shopping downtown was great and the walk to the Boatyard beach was 10 minutes...It was a very nice beach that was for mostly young people with great bar and great prices on drinks food towels chairs etc.... The 6th day we were at sea and the only time that the boat appeared crowded with 2000 guests....It was still a very pleasant day at sea with great weather Summary: The food, service and casino were all a great deal of fun and an excellent experience. I am already planning for my next RCL cruise....I think once they figure out how to clean their waste system on the boat more effectively, this boat gets 5 1/2 starts vs the 4 1/2 that I give it now

Royal Treatment that Serenaded all of my Needs

Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review by wrb630

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I flew from Atlanta to San Juan and after a repair was made to the right engine on my Delta flight, we arrived 1 1/2 hours late but safe. A taxi ride to the Pan American pier and a 15 minute embarkation, creation of Sea Passes to board the ship and we were off to the Windjammer for lunch. There were ample choices, great tasting snacks and free lemonade that hit the spot. There were great desserts as well. I then went off to my Junior Suite 1038 and it was nearly 300 sq feet and very comfortable. There was a noticeable odor in the hallway and in my bathroom as others have posted before. This was brought to management's attention and it took 3 days to eradicate but they did apologize and offer a credit for future travel.
The first night was casual and we ate in the Reflections and met a younger couple from Reston,Va who were extremely pleased as well with the dinner offerings. There were excellent appetizers, main courses and desserts. We are big restaurant goers in atlanta and the choices and quality and taste were excellent. Anyone that complains really is being too damn picky.
The first port was St Thomas and we took a ferry to St John to visit Trunk Bay was amazing. We had to taxi over to ferry and while this was a bit annoying, it was a nice beach with beautiful sand and clear water....
The second day we went to St Maarten and taxied over to Orient Beach. There were so many choices where to sit, get chairs and umbrellas and it rained on and off a few times, but it was a pretty beach. Some Nudity and certainly some people should have never removed their closes....
The 3rd day we went to Antiqua and visited Runaway Beach that was really nice, very close and had great drinks...Have an Antiqua Smile....
The 4th day we went to St Lucia, visited the Pitons and Anse Chastanet, the beach is not very nice even though the snorkeling was ok. The beach bar was a rip off...T Shirts were $45 and burgers were $18....They need a reality check at this island....
The 5th day we went to Barbados and the shopping downtown was great and the walk to the Boatyard beach was 10 minutes...It was a very nice beach that was for mostly young people with great bar and great prices on drinks food towels chairs etc....
The 6th day we were at sea and the only time that the boat appeared crowded with 2000 guests....It was still a very pleasant day at sea with great weather
Summary: The food, service and casino were all a great deal of fun and an excellent experience. I am already planning for my next RCL cruise....I think once they figure out how to clean their waste system on the boat more effectively, this boat gets 5 1/2 starts vs the 4 1/2 that I give it now
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Cabin 1038
Room was Spacious, Unfortuneately a suite with NO AMENITIES..No Bathrobes, no slippers, no upscale soaps lotions shampoos etc.....Holiday inn bathroom.....yet Fairmont bedroom with nice cherrywood furniture....Tons of draws and space...Need larger flat screen tv's and more channels such as CNBC
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