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We did a transatlantic from Copenhagen to Boston. The ship was clean, cabin balcony cabin was comfortable. First time I saw a chair instead of a couch. The mattresses need changed but we managed. What they cut: no more lobster night, no more 90 minutes free internet for Diamond members- you get 24 hrs., What they did well: Employees seemed very pleasant especially our room attendant and dining room servers. Entertainment had to be the worst we have had on an RCCL cruise. The RCCL singers and dancers were ok but still not what we are used to. (This was our 20th RCCL cruise) The food was hit and miss. There were a couple of nights I just ordered several appetizers and not entrée. Why can't they make a decent soup! The excursions were fine nothing outstanding. We purchased our excursions before the cruise so we got what we wanted. 2 stand out; the whale watcher in akuryri and the wine tour in Halifax. The bartenders were great. Especially David in the Schooner bar. We had the premium Drink package. They aren't creative but they make what you want. We are diamond members but choose the drink package for the coffee, water and juice. There were MANY diamond members and the lounge at night was packed so we were glad we didn't have to fight for drinks. The drink waiters are VERY Scarce; none in the dining room! Checking in and getting off went OK. Getting off there were several passengers who didn't either pay their bill or go through immigration so they held up getting off the ship until 7:45am. We didn't have a flight but it was almost came to fists in line! The taxi line was about 30-45 minutes. Again we were not in a hurry but several were!

One of the better RCCL cruises; however, they keep cutting.

Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review by maryshonkwiler

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We did a transatlantic from Copenhagen to Boston. The ship was clean, cabin balcony cabin was comfortable. First time I saw a chair instead of a couch. The mattresses need changed but we managed.

What they cut: no more lobster night, no more 90 minutes free internet for Diamond members- you get 24 hrs.,

What they did well: Employees seemed very pleasant especially our room attendant and dining room servers.

Entertainment had to be the worst we have had on an RCCL cruise. The RCCL singers and dancers were ok but still not what we are used to. (This was our 20th RCCL cruise)

The food was hit and miss. There were a couple of nights I just ordered several appetizers and not entrée. Why can't they make a decent soup!

The excursions were fine nothing outstanding. We purchased our excursions before the cruise so we got what we wanted. 2 stand out; the whale watcher in akuryri and the wine tour in Halifax.

The bartenders were great. Especially David in the Schooner bar. We had the premium Drink package. They aren't creative but they make what you want. We are diamond members but choose the drink package for the coffee, water and juice. There were MANY diamond members and the lounge at night was packed so we were glad we didn't have to fight for drinks. The drink waiters are VERY Scarce; none in the dining room!

Checking in and getting off went OK. Getting off there were several passengers who didn't either pay their bill or go through immigration so they held up getting off the ship until 7:45am. We didn't have a flight but it was almost came to fists in line! The taxi line was about 30-45 minutes. Again we were not in a hurry but several were!
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Cabin 8658
Very comfortable and QUIET! I didn't need my noise machine. I thought it was unusual they only had one plug on the right side of the bed. My husbands CPAP machine cord stretched to the vanity plug. Bathroom adequate, Glass circle. No lotions or shampoos. just liquid soap. There was a chair not a couch or love seat.
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