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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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1,679 Reviews

Wonderful Cruise!!

Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review by dtalley

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2017
  • Destination: Canada & New England
  • Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Loved the size of this ship. It was just right for our group of 6. Always something to do and very friendly staff. Had never been to New England or eastern Canada and wanted to add to my list of states and countries I have visited. The cruise seemed like the best way to see and do everything and have a wonderful time doing so with friends. We did several of the shore excursions and they were all wonderfully organized and fun. (Whale Watching in Fundy Bay, Peggy's Cove and fishing village, and Cadillac Mountain and Acadia National Park). Everything from the beginning of the cruise to the end was very well orchestrated and easy to follow. Would suggest giving a little more detail about how much time is spent getting to and from the point of interest as well as how much time is actually allowed at the main point of interest. We did not realize a big portion of our tours would be spent on buses traveling to and from.

The crew members that we ran into were fantastic. They were fun, upbeat and very entertaining. Big thanks to Jonathan Isip and Ademerson Diaz -waiters in Main Dining-Reflections (they were awesome!!). As were the bar tenders at the pool - Elena Cucu, Ananbel Sierra, and Vladimir Radovinovic. Jason Cross -server was fantastic and very entertaining. And special thanks to our room butler for states room #9504 -John. He was very helpful and always ready to get us anything we needed.

Our cabin was very clean and roomy. We ordered room service a few times and were never served food at the wrong temperature and always when we asked.

We loved having current movies to attend and the entertainment was fantastic. So two comedians and the dancers. The dining experience in the buffet area was great as it was at Reflectiions. Our hostess for the 8:00pm reservations in Reflections was awesome as well. (didn't get her name) We were able to stay in Boston a couple days before leaving on our tour so we could do some sightseeing.

The weather was great for our trip and would definitely plan another cruise to another area. We did encounter fog and the ship had to sound the fog horn quite often which made it difficult to fall asleep, but I understand the need to keep everyone safe when fog arises.

Did not partake in any exercise while on the cruise. Gained some weight that week so maybe I should have. :)

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Cabin Review

Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
Cabin D2 9504

Our cabin was roomy, clean and loved having a balcony. Our room attendant was very helpful and took very good care of us during trip.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Acadia National Park

Rained the day we went and almost were going to be kept from going due to crowd control. Enjoyed the ride and view from the top. Was really hoping to see some wildlife other than mosquitos when walking to bathrooms.

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Bay of Fundy

Expellant tour. We were really hoping to get to see whales that day and we did! Made us all very happy. Just should let folks know that they will not have much time to grab a sit down meal after tour. Probably our most favorite.

View All 56 Bay of Fundy Reviews
Peggy's Cove

a Little disappointed that we didn't get to see more of the "working" fishing village. Light house was okay. Gets to a point when you've seen one light house you've seen them all.

View All 245 Peggy's Cove Reviews

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