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Serenade of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Pawning my Diamond

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Alaska
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grooveo
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Sep 2009
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My wife, my parents and I took a much needed holiday to Alaska, spending a couple of nights pre-cruise at the Delta Suites Vancouver. The hotel was nice and my first experience with Priceline. I'll do that again.

On Saturday we made our way to the pier, and had a decent embarkation. Once on board, we found the Windjammer and had a little lunch. It was better than most we've had on Royal, and continued to be so throughout the cruise.

I had a few problems right away. Got to our cabin, and it was filthy. Garbage on the floor and urine in the toilet. I was disgusted. For a balcony cabin, it was tiny. We called it our MRI room. We went over to check on my parents. They had a blacony cabin of the same category. It was approximately 4 feet longer than ours, and that made a huge difference. It had a couch instead of a chair, extra corner shelves, and a privacy curtain that went all the way across the cabin. Ours went half way. Is their such a thing as "partial" privacy?

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