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Serenade of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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1622 reviews
12 Awards

Quick getaway - Boston - Halifax - Boston.

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Canada & New England
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2019

We've taken this cruise before (although with different cruise lines) because it offers a nice getaway without the airport hassle. Our balcony (partially obstructed view) was fine. Actually, the shower was somewhat larger than we anticipated. One major complaint is that this ship does not have an aft elevator (only mid-ship and forward.) Since our cabin was near the stern this resulted in many long walks... The food was fair/good. The variety and taste left much to be desired -- same two vegetables every night -- fine if all you like are carrots and broccoli. With just a few exceptions, the desserts do not seem fresh, but rather frozen and reheated -- have they done away with a pastry chef? Only one place to buy specialty coffee. We chose late traditional seating for dinner at a large table -- they seem unable to accommodate the request for dining companions; only two other people were assigned to our table for 8. Several nights we sat by ourselves. The entertainment was standard, but OK. There was absolutely no cultural presentation / information. I would hesitate to take a longer or more expensive Royal Caribbean cruise.

Cabin Review

The cabin was fine, and the obstructed view was simply a metal ladder-like structure. Still a good view, and enough room for two chairs and a table. The shower was surprisingly large.

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