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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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The Baltic - It's a must

Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review by Cgr1

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2018
  • Destination: the Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

We wanted to see the Baltic and this cruise is absolutely ideal especially as it leaves from Copenhagen and finishes in Stockholm. The ports visited provided great variety and interest. It is an awesome area to visit. The ship was comfortable, the service good and staff very friendly.

We took the Royal Caribbean organised trips and they were very good, the guides were excellent and very knowledgeable and made these places come alive. The St Petersburg days were absolutely fantastic and this cruise takes you to such a wide variety of locations with such a diverse set of cultures and history. This cruise gives you a great opportunity to see a variety of countries in the period of ten days

We also took the tour round the ship on the cruising day which was brilliant and allowed a glimpse of how it all works behind the scene. The engineering section was very very good.

We had timed dining which was very good and meant we had the same table each night and same waiters who were excellent, friendly and humourous. The food was also very good and varied.

We visited the theatre on several evenings after dinner and enjoyed a good variety of entertainment, the Irish four piece group Graffiti were first class, very talented and funny.

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Cabin Review

Ocean View Balcony
Cabin 1D 9008

It had everything we needed, the storage areas were very good especially the cases under the bed. Bathrooms are always a bit compact but perfectly acceptable. The maid service was very good.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Partly ok by train ride was very disappointing

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So much to see

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Vast and tiring but very interesting

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Ok, but after St Petersburg not as impressive

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Very very good

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Very interesting, old and steeped in history

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