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Serenade of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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1679 reviews
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Excessive Gratuity Rip-off

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Canada & New England
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shanagarry
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2018
Cabin: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

This was our second and most probably our last cruise. Having previously travelled with P&O, we were lead to believe that things could only get better. Our maiden cruise to the Norwegian Fjords was plagued with badly arranged events and a very poor attitude by the crew we encountered, The 'best' part of the P&O cruise was the time spent ashore and away from the boat. Royal Caribbean was recommended by the agents, IGLU, clearly to suit their own agenda and not ours.

This cruise was Boston - Boston with 4 shore excursions to truly lovely places. The food and entertainment on board was also excellent. In particular the Cruise Director, Jamie Fentiman proved to be a spirited entertainer and got everything he was involved in 'going'.

Now for the not so good news:

Cabin Review

Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Cabin 3B

Cramped

Port Reviews

Portland (Maine)

We took a trolley tour with a great guide to have the various places explained to us.

Saint John (New Brunswick)

There's too much good to say about this tour - but it was fantastic. Our Guide, Brenda Kelly and driver Al MacDonald were superb

Halifax

This is the way to see the way things happen in the area. A personal taxi with a superb driver/guide took us to places we would never have seen on an organised tour.

Bar Harbor

We were unable to book an excursion on board - so made our own arrangements. Better value and less expensive

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