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

Beautiful cruise to New England/Canada

Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review by Grateful for Beauty

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

A group of friends chose this cruise to see the New England/Canada Fall colors. This was my first cruise; however, several members of the groups had cruised on Royal Caribbean cruises before and highly recommended it. My experiences, as a whole, were very positive.

The space in our stateroom was adequate. I appreciated the in-room safe, plenty of closet space with hangers and shelves, drawers and lighting. The bathroom was not cramped. The shower had good water pressure and temperature throughout the cruise. The towels were clean, but some were a bit ragged on the edges. Our room attendant did a nice job keeping our room clean. She was very pleasant.

We all enjoyed the talented entertainment and many of the games available, especially when out at sea.

Fabulous food and dining staff!!! In general, excursions were fun with exception of tour in St. John. The Tour guide was lackluster.

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Cabin Review

Large Ocean View Stateroom
Cabin F 4538

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

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City Tour

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We the city of Portland and Kennebunkport via bus. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept us on time. He recommended a great lunch spot in Kennebunkport for lobster rolls...one of THE BEST I've ever eaten. We wished there was more time in Kennebunkport for shopping after lunch since we had to wait about 15-20 minutes to get seated in the restaurant. If I were to return here, I would plan to spend my time in Kennebunkport.

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Bay of Fundy

I believe our group would have gotten more out of our excursion with a different tour guide. To us, the guide could have made the sights and history more interesting. There were many tour buses on our route; when we stopped for lunch, there was a bit of a wait to be seated in St. Martins. It would have been nice to have time to tour the caves, as we thought we would have had, prior to reboarding the bus.

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Peggy's Cove

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