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Serenade of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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1632 reviews
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Delivered very friendly service and exceeded expectations (and food was GREAT!)

Review for Serenade of the Seas to the Baltic Sea
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z1bzmom
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jun 2018
Cabin: Ocean View Balcony
Our cabin porter left us with his towel art just about every evening.
Towel art is just that and always put a smile on our faces when we returned
My travel companions loved to clown around as seen here just before re-boar
Like this elephant, hard to forget the little extras our cabin porter provi
We had a routine seating time with very friendly table mates who equally en
Loved relaxing every evening in the spa and bought a package to enjoy the s
Greeting from Helsinki -- lots of walking is always healthy; but oh, so man
With so many activities onboard, never got a chance to play miniature golf,
Although stationed in Germany 30 years ago, never got to Berlin as our son

This was my second cruise and have already booked a trip again on Royal Caribbean for next year through the Panama Canal. Felt really relaxed after each of two different types of massages during the 10-day cruise. There were so many activities onboard that we never got a chance to play miniature golf, swim, or go into the hot tub like we had on my first cruise. One singular entertainment drawback was insufficient variety of movies to consider; they could have introduced more during the slotted show times. Despite gale warnings, captain piloted ship so deftly that our wine hardly swayed in the glass after we left Tallinn (note: learned in Stockholm from Norwegian Cruise passenger who left Saint Petersburg on same day, they had to skip port call in Helsinki during same storm). Our table service and the food in Reflections was so outstanding, we really looked forward to each evening meal.

Cabin Review

Ocean View Balcony

Cabin 2D

Going from Copenhagen to Stockholm, was glad we were on the port side for better views!

Port Reviews

Copenhagen

Bought both the Copenhagen card to cover admissions (and our train ride to/fro hotel not located in center city) and Hop On/Off bus/boat ticket. Seeing the city from both the bus and boat offered a better perspectives of the beautiful city.

Aarhus

This port city was nice to visit for three hours, but knew we had so much more to see and needed to save our energies for another day.

Helsinki

One bonus for us was walking down to the Old Hall Market and sampling so many different foods!

Stockholm

Pre-purchased 48-hour Stockholm card and what a bargain! It combined admissions with the Hop On/Off bus/boat ticket. On day 1, we made reservations to take the shorter 50-minute boat ride at the end of the day. On day 2, we took the longer 135-minute boat ride to the lake and back through the locks, where it was amazing to see folks on the small boats holding onto ropes as the water rose/fell. Enjoyed the Vasa Museum 15-minute film with English subtitles so we didn't have to wait until next showing.

Tallinn

Probably one of my favorite stops for an authentic look into old Europe.

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