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It looked like a good deal price-wise for the first cruise of the year to the Baltics. The food in the main dining room was pretty good in the evening except for the desserts. The next to last night they exceeded themselves with offerings of both Baked Alaska and Grand Marnier souffle. On the last night they offered a key lime pie which I passed on because and earlier offering was called the mile high lemon meringue. Turned out to be a dab of lemon in a pastry cup with a ball of meringue on top. The key lime pie though was the real thing. Entertainment was not Las Vegas style and most nights it was only a one or two person "show". Also many nights there was only one show. It was a fail on entertainment. Our cabin was kept spotless and was serviced at least 3 times a day. Food in the buffet was average with a fail again on the desserts there. The pastry chef does not seem capable of producing an edible blueberry muffin. On the other hand Royal continues to have the best bread at sea. Royal was extremely cheap with the orange juice and only filled the glasses halfway. The crew was the most international I have seen on any ship with 55-65 countries represented. Ports were generally good but in Riga the ship docked at a container loading area to save docking fees. As far as Klaipeda was concerned, I think a day a sea would have been better.

Entertainment was Poor

Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review by odojoe

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It looked like a good deal price-wise for the first cruise of the year to the Baltics. The food in the main dining room was pretty good in the evening except for the desserts. The next to last night they exceeded themselves with offerings of both Baked Alaska and Grand Marnier souffle. On the last night they offered a key lime pie which I passed on because and earlier offering was called the mile high lemon meringue. Turned out to be a dab of lemon in a pastry cup with a ball of meringue on top. The key lime pie though was the real thing.

Entertainment was not Las Vegas style and most nights it was only a one or two person "show". Also many nights there was only one show. It was a fail on entertainment.

Our cabin was kept spotless and was serviced at least 3 times a day.

Food in the buffet was average with a fail again on the desserts there. The pastry chef does not seem capable of producing an edible blueberry muffin. On the other hand Royal continues to have the best bread at sea. Royal was extremely cheap with the orange juice and only filled the glasses halfway.

The crew was the most international I have seen on any ship with 55-65 countries represented.

Ports were generally good but in Riga the ship docked at a container loading area to save docking fees. As far as Klaipeda was concerned, I think a day a sea would have been better.
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Cabin 9234
Cabin had plenty of storage. I would have liked to have the option to turn off the AC/heat. It made our cabin very dry so we normally slept with the balcony door open.
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