1st time cruise and it was enjoyable and would do it again.: Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review by stryker530

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1st time cruise and it was enjoyable and would do it again.

Sail Date: July 2011
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: San Juan
Pros: The Serenade of the Seas was a very nice ship. Loved the glass layout and staircases. Smooth sailing except when headed to Curacao. The ship director was very good. Nightly Shows were enjoyable.

Cons: There were no activities for an 18yr old girl. She was not even allowed in the Teen center because she is considered an adult at 18, and the 18-20+ activites had older people (30-40yr olds) hanging there. Just what a parent wants a naive 18yr old girl hanging out with grown men. Luckily she finally met another 18yr old girl from UK she could hang out with.

Activities seemed to overlap each other and you couldn't participate in more than one.

Balcony cabins don't allow 3 people in one room, so you overpay for only 1 person in a state room.

Too much spanish music in the Centrum.

Dining menu: was repetitive and not a lot of variety. Food all tasted the same, after the 3rd day i was tired of the dining menu. I would eat the buffet at More Windjammer and it was more satisfying. Less

Published 08/04/11

Cabin review: E28626 Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

1. Nice balcony, cabin good size but hey i'm not paying for the suite as long as it had a balcony thats all that mattered. :) Closets were able to fit our luggage and our clothes. The little sofa bed seemed dirty and we could do without since it was mostly used to through our clothes on. Rugs need a bit of an upgrade.

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Port and Shore Excursions

Excursion taken - Parasailing in Palm Beach, after that we asked the guy to take us to where the waverunners ($60/half hr) could be rented and he took us to Eagle beach. The most beautiful beach and water i ever saw and of course i got burnt like a toast since I didn't put sun tan lotion on and the wind was deceiving the heat of the day. So the sun i didn't get in St Thomas and St Kitts, i got it here. Ouch still have skin peeling. Advice: WEAR Sun Tan Lotion or keep your shirt on and a Hat. The City in Aruba both the High rise complex at Palm Beach and low rise complex at Eagle beach were equally impressive. After walking the city architecture it made for some great pictures. Haggling prices in this port doesn't work all the time. Prices are fixed across vendors.

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Excusion taken: Trolley ride through the city, not impressed save your money and walk the city, it was very windy and humid. We walked through the city after the trolley ride, bought some fruit and took pictures. The scenery of the buildings was good for taking pictures.

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Excursion taken - None, Taxi ride tour, which only consisted of stopping at road side poor vendors. Very Very poor country it was very sad, don't waste your money on this Island, stay on the ship or at the port location. I don't even know why Royal Carribean stops on this island. Met some nice people from Boston on our ride, but forgot to exchange emails.

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Excursion taken - Boss Underwater scuba - although it was pricy, it was well worth it, because after you finished you were allowed to snorkel, so you got a twoforone deal. Walking in the city was ok, nothing impressive and the prices for jewelry were worse than in the states. I wish we had more time to do more than 1 excursion.

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