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New Orleans to the Western Caribbean Royal Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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4.3
Very Good
245 reviews
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Very Relaxed Cruise
"The ship was very dated but overall clean and well-kept. Most of the staff was very friendly and personable. Our room stewart, Clover, was amazing and really made us feel at home. The Guest Services staff needed..."Read More
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ameliasmom

10+ Cruises

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Smaller ship than usual but still loads of fun!

Review for Vision of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Pancha Villa

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Had wanted to cruise out of New Orleans forever so once this particular cruise became available I reserved my cabin at best price immediately. The trip on the Mississippi River is quite rough, in fact the first 24 hours was rough so I suggest putting on those pressure point wrist bands on within the first 2 hours and leaving them on though out the night. Since the ship is much smaller than ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Interior

2 Helpful Votes


Very Relaxed Cruise

Review for Vision of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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ameliasmom

10+ Cruises

Age 30s

The ship was very dated but overall clean and well-kept. Most of the staff was very friendly and personable. Our room stewart, Clover, was amazing and really made us feel at home. The Guest Services staff needed some work. They gave the impression that we were inconveniencing them by asking questions or addressing any problems. The ship was on the smaller size so there wasn't much in line of ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

6 Helpful Votes


Maybe too small for anyone that gets seasick...

Review for Vision of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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tshutterbug26

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Our daughter booked this cruise for her family, which included a 6 year old, 4 year old, and a 14 month old. We found an interior room a few doors down last minute so we booked our cruise to join them. I knew nothing about Royal Caribbean or the ship when we booked. Our previous cruises have been on Carnival. We really liked the layout of the ship and we could easily get anywhere within a few ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children

2 Helpful Votes


Wonderful Service but Not a Lot to Do

Review for Vision of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Chocolateislife

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

We traveled the week before Christmas with our two kids 10 & 13. We had a wonderful time because that is what we made it! Though there were some cons, we figure life is what you make it. Pros: Service. The service was amazing. Everyone from our room steward to the dining staff did everything they could to ensure we were happy and taken care of. Our daughter is sensitive to gluten and ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children


New Orleans Serenade Cruise 2/14/2015

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Gertsf56

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We are loyal Royal Caribbean customers. This was our 8th cruise. The Serenade is a smaller ship than we use to and we sailed out of New Orleans. Our Cabin was great. This was our first experience with a balcony room. Once you go balcony you can never go back. The dinning room felt overly crowded and the servers didn't seem very knowledgeable. On past cruises the waiter seamed to go the ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


ANOTHER GREAT VOYAGE ON THE SERENADE

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Shooshoo

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We cruised out of New Orleans on March 14th, 2015. We arrived in New Orleans a day early and stayed at the Hyatt across from the Convention Center. We parked our car at the Fulton Garage right next door. If you book your parking on line ahead of time it is a lot cheaper. And so convenient. We will always park at the Fulton Garage from now on when going on a cruise out of New Orleans. We ate at ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom

27 Helpful Votes


Serenade of the Seas - Cruise 01/17/15 - Detailed.

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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JIMDSB2

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

First let me start by saying I am a long time cruiser with Royal Caribbean and have been Diamond for a while. Below is my review of our cruise (10 being perfect thru 1 lousy). EMBARKATION: No problem as we arrived around 10:30. Although we are Diamond, there was no line for us so we took our turn with all of the others. After we checked in, the ship was not ready for another 45 or 60 minutes, so ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

48 Helpful Votes


Just OK

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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mikea168

First Time Cruiser

The state room was extremely clean, the staff were friendly & the ship was small. We were at sea for two days and the pool deck was extremely crowded. I enjoyed the dinner in the main dining room but some of the servers were somewhat rude. They would walk in front of you not waiting for you to pass, and one waitress made us wait almost 10 minutes before taking our order. The head waiter noticed us ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


Fun Christmas Cruise; Ship & Crew Were Just OK

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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benjyjim

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

We just returned from an extended-family (11 of us - 3 brothers in early 40's with 4 kids, 7 adults) Christmas cruise on Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas. We had 2 in their 60's, 4 in early 40's, 4 kids aged 8-14. (Side note: suggestion: bring walkie talkies ($50 amazon for 3) if you have a group esp with kids and want to stay connected so you can find each other for meals or other times ...
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Sail Date: December 2014

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom

Traveled with children


Holly Jolly Western Caribbean Cruise

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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gckcswmo

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We booked the Serenade of the Seas for a cruise over Christmas It was a surprise for my mother in law and our 7 year old daughter. Overall we were pleased with the cruise. Dining in Reflections was hit or miss. Kids program was OK but not as good as Disney's. Hallways were hard to maneuver with a wheelchair when attendants were cleaning the cabins. Had to go up and around to get to places. We had ...
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Sail Date: December 2014

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Traveled with children


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