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Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Southern Caribbean
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Sadly Disappointing B2B
"Completed 2 B2B cruises on Serenade 4 Jan,15 Jan,15 Feb, and 26 Feb which brought my total on RCL to 76 cruises.Overall I was extremely disappointed, felt the major problem was the lack of supervision on a ship..."Read More
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Think twice before booking

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Nikki 11

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We were celebrating a 40th wedding anniversary, 60th birthday and an engagement. We had 11 family members from 3 different locations coming together for this cruise. December 30th. We boarded the ship and was advised to head up to the pool bar to get a drink and relax until the buffet was open and our cabins were ready. Upon getting to the pool bar, there was only 1 bartender, and her attitude ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Interior

1 Helpful Vote


Serenade of the Seas Part Two!

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ForeverCruisersJ&D

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

The March 2nd sailing of the Serenade of the Seas was the first back to back cruise we had ever had the pleasure of taking. The first leg of our adventure started on the Serenade on the February 21st sailing. We had no idea what a B2B was when we first saw the term on our roll call. After discovering that people really did do a cruise, stay on the ship and do another one we knew it was ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

5 Helpful Votes


Serenade of the Seas: Outstanding Ship-Excellent Cruise

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ForeverCruisersJ&D

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

As our cruise date approached, I was a little nervous about going on the Serenade of the Seas by Royal Caribbean. We had been mostly on larger ships and the information I was ready on the blogs made me wonder if we had made a mistake. We were pleasantly surprised and as always when we sail on Royal Caribbean totally happy with our decision! Embarkation and disembarkation went as smooth as ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

5 Helpful Votes


Awesome Ports, But......

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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sandykj

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this itinerary because of the wonderful ports and 4 days at sea, which we really enjoy. The weather was magnificent! Lots of “older citizens” on this trip! Wow! Many are demanding and quite cheap! Another issue is that the staff does not enforce the rule of not holding lounge chairs around the pool. If you want a chair, you need to get up before 7:00 am and go put your towels on a chair. ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


Cloud/rain still fun

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Marley54

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We picked this cruise for a couple of reasons: The ports of call Smaller ship Less kids The embarkation was quick. Disembarkation just as good. We booked the cruise shuttle to take us back to the airport which was one of the best decisions we made. The buses were right there to pick us up. Our buses were clearly marked. Being a smaller ship there was less to do but easier to ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


Warm & wonderful staff + new friends

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Oddfairy

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

My mum chose the itinerary as she'd never been to the Caribbean. Its a smaller ship, which is easier to navigate around, but also much easier to meet people & make friends which is exactly what happened. The staff were warm, friendly but quick & efficient. The food was excellent, and the rotten weather couldn't spoil the mood. In fact due to the bad weather we had to find social things to do ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


Cruise with neighbors to new ports

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RocCruisers

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Our community picked this cruise because it had southern Caribbean ports and left from Fort Lauderdale and not San Juan. 75 of us went on this six port intensive and four sea day cruise. While the 75 of us just had this cruise, we met many others that enjoyed this as a B2B, and even up to a 6B2B! I can see why this is popular for the cruising fanatics. Food was great, service was fantastic, ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

12 Helpful Votes


Good Crew - Bad Management - Poor Execution

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subsurfcpo

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Royal Caribbean's business policies have ruined this ship. The crew works hard, but you can't fix things from the back seat. It became obvious two days into an eleven-day cruise that there would be less to do more. Stateroom attendants must take care of more rooms. This means the room cannot be deep cleaned regularly unless there is an "accident" or event that would require it. Closets, ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

8 Helpful Votes


Disappointed

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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slopes

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We went with a group of 12 for New Years and a 40th wedding anniversary which was never acknowledged. Dining room staff were great and our room steward too. Definitely overpaid for this cruise. I would now rate Royal with Costa and Carnival and I have been on 30+ cruises.. Reasons: One dispenser in the shower for soap and shampoo. Even the cheapest motels offer separate ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

4 Helpful Votes


Great to get away, casinos should have better ventilation

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elster000

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Highly recommend spending the holidays on a cruise. The ship was smaller than others I've taken, but we were able to meet people we would continue to see. Food at Windjammer and main dining room was great, including Lobster night and Indian night. Entertainment was generally good, Deena from the Royal Caribbean entertainers, has an amazing voice. Also enjoyed Motown live, and the male ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children

2 Helpful Votes


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