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My husband and I chose this cruise because of its 10 night duration, the itinerary, and the price. The pros: marvelous service throughout the ship, plenty of chairs to sit in the sun or the shade, very relaxed atmosphere, great itinerary, amazing aft balcony, easy embarkation. The cons: entertainment was lacking, food was hit or miss. The ship is not a new glitzy number, but was welcoming and fit like an comfortable old shoe. It was easy to get around, easy to learn the layout. In the center was, of course, the Centrum, where there was music or other entertainment featured most of the time. Speaking of entertainment, there was no pool band due to a last minute family issue for one of the musicians, and this was a glaring miss. In addition, there really was only one big production show, as the new singers and dancers arrived later in the cruise. They actually were quite good. We were introduced to the Royal Quest, and it was a ball! There were a lot of "loyal to Royal" folks on this cruise, and I think it added to the more relaxed tone on the ship. We cruise many lines, but it is always interesting to hear what other cruisers have to say. We would happily sail on this ship again,

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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review by grest

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My husband and I chose this cruise because of its 10 night duration, the itinerary, and the price.

The pros: marvelous service throughout the ship, plenty of chairs to sit in the sun or the shade, very relaxed atmosphere, great itinerary, amazing aft balcony, easy embarkation.

The cons: entertainment was lacking, food was hit or miss.

The ship is not a new glitzy number, but was welcoming and fit like an comfortable old shoe. It was easy to get around, easy to learn the layout. In the center was, of course, the Centrum, where there was music or other entertainment featured most of the time.

Speaking of entertainment, there was no pool band due to a last minute family issue for one of the musicians, and this was a glaring miss. In addition, there really was only one big production show, as the new singers and dancers arrived later in the cruise. They actually were quite good. We were introduced to the Royal Quest, and it was a ball!

There were a lot of "loyal to Royal" folks on this cruise, and I think it added to the more relaxed tone on the ship. We cruise many lines, but it is always interesting to hear what other cruisers have to say.

We would happily sail on this ship again,
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Cabin 9660
Not sure about the actual category, but this was an aft balcony. The balcony was the largest we have experienced. There were two loungers, two chairs, two tables (one small, one larger), and had room to spare. The cabin was pretty standard, obviously a little walk to and from the back of the ship.
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