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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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What is your vision of hospitality?

Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review by steffie68

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2017
  • Destination: the Baltic Sea

Want to fight over a table during lunch time? Be reminded over the sound system not to hang on to long? Pay an arm and a leg for your water, tea and sodas? Sleep on an artisanal extra bed made of bits and pieces? And pay over € 7000 for it.

Chose the Serenade of the Seas.

You might also experience the leaking through the ceiling and the bathroom lamp falling down in the middel of the night (no extra pay for this).

And leave your cabin in time for your next activity because there are 8 elevators on the ship for 2500 people...I hope you have a lot of time on your hands...We experienced this the whole week with a wheelchair bound person :o

And if you think you haven't paid enough, they will make you pay extra for water. And try extra again for water at your dining table. And they will sell you exclusively the most expensive water for your cabin water consumption.

They sell you an all-included trip, but at the end it is stress-included.

This is NOT how I see hospitality.


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Cabin accessible junior suite 1028

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