Loved the Serenade of the Seas: Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review by slp1019

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Loved the Serenade of the Seas

Sail Date: April 2011
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: San Juan
We flew to San Juan and boarded the Serenade of the Seas on APril 30, 2011. Our itinerary included 5 islands: St. Thomas, St. Croix, Antigua, St. Lucia and Grenada

1st port: St. Thomas ..has beautiful beaches and great shopping..tons of jewelry shops and you can bargain with them. We did an excursion to Maegan's Bay which is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. The excursion on the beach only lasted 2 hours which wasn't long enough. But since it was the first day we didn't want to get too much sun with 2 other beach excursions that we booked.

All of our excursions were booked with Royal Carribean and strongly recommend booking with cruise line.

Now for the ship...we were 100% satisified with the food, service and entertainment. We were amazed how little rocking we felt on the ship. We ate breakfast in the Main Dining room and also the Windjammer. Lunch was in the windjammer and we ate dinner in the main dining room. We had a 6pm dinner seating More which was great as we were finished by 7:20pm..then strolled into the casino for a bit and then went to the show that started at 9pm. If you take the later dinner seating then you have to see the early show at 6pm. The waiters were so accommodating and nice. There was 2 formal nights and yes..people did get very dressed up but we didn't and no one said anything to us. We did wear nice pants and my hubby wore a nice shirt but no jacket. I didn't even bring a dress. So all in all we had a fabulous time..lucked out with the and sunny! Would definitely book another Royal Carribean cruise! Less

Published 05/15/11

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Port and Shore Excursions

WOW...the beach here was magnificent..clear blue Carribean waters that you can see your feet and great white sand. With this excursion you got a free rum punch (which was strong) and a reserved lounge chair. This was my favorite beach excursion and it lasted a total of 3-4 hrs which included the ride there. Loved it...and so happy the weather was sunny and hot.
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We decided to do some walking and shopping. As soon as you get off the ship there is a mall. But when you come out of the mall into the gets kind of we didn't venture out much and turned around and went back into the mall. Grenada is the island for spices and it's a poor island with 40% unemployment.
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We didn't get off the ship so really can't comment but we heard there's not much to do here but they do have nice beaches.

St. Lucia is very pretty and tropical. We did a beach excursion and were taken to a resort called Smuggler's Cove. This place was very nice..we were allowed to use their pools but stayed on the beach under the trees cause we were very sunburned from Antigua. Our bus driver gave us a very nice tour and told us alot about the island.
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