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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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First, but Not Our Last!

Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review by melvilw

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2016
  • Destination: the Southern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

This is only our second cruise but were not disappointed. Having read some of the earlier reviews I was slightly apprehensive. I have come to realise that as a contributor on Trip Advisor that some people only seem to use reviews to highlight the negative.

The ship was smaller than the Equinox we sailed on last time but was equally attractive. It is true that there are some signs of wear an tear but I would never describe anything as tatty. All the public areas are well kept and the Schooner Bar and Safari lounge have lots of character. The atrium is stunning!

Our room was lovely, no complaints and our steward kept it very clean.

We thought the food was excellent throughout the cruise. One thing we did miss from the Equinox was home made scones every day!

Some of the acts in the theatre were very good, others average.

All the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Overall we had a great time and will travel with RC again at some time in the future

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Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
Cabin E1 9066

Perfect! Spacious, light and airy, unobstructed view from balcony very near the centre of the ship.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

St. Kitts (Port Zante)

The scenic railway just wasn't scenic. Very expensive for what was included. Try one of the other tours


Scenic stop for photos was a rough bit of scrub land with lots of rubbish. Beach stop was ok. Off road part of tour was a bit dissapointing

Island Tour

Ok but nothing special

View All 437 Island Tour Reviews

An island tour with a few photo stops. We stopped at a harbour somewhere for 45 minutes for a drink which was quite nice. Not worth the cost. Could not reccomend

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

Booked as ship transfer to airport. Coach tour round exclusive areas of Fort Lauderdale followed by paddle steamer journey up the inland waterways.

Excellent guide. Would recommend this tour. Best of the cruise

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