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Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean
Serenade of the Seas
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Excellent

36

Very Good

11

Average

1

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Family Cruises

323

Romantic Cruises

150

Senior Cruises

127

Repositioning Cruises

84

First-Time Cruisers

49

49 Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


rmb7010 avatar

rmb7010

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Absolutely amazing

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I think about the time on the Serenade everyday since I have been back. It was one of the best times of my life. I would seriously never consider trying another cruise line for next time as I could only be ...
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Sail Date February 2016


kalich avatar

kalich

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed Every Minute

My husband is 72 and I'm 68 and It was our first cruise. We enjoyed every minute of the cruise. The cabin was very nice and comfortable, although we were surprised that there were no shower caps, no body lotion and ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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lightscameradani

3 Reviews Written

Amazing First Cruise Back In 2010

I've rated this 5 stars as this was my first ever cruise and I was more than blown away! There was an abundance of things to see and do. I didn't even get to do everything that I had wanted! My son was very happy ...
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Sail Date August 2010


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70Superbee

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Great 1st Cruise with 19 & 21 yr old kids on Serenade of the Seas

This was our first cruise and was with 2 kids age 19 and 21, my wife and i are in our early 50's We were on Serenade of the Seas March 7, 2015 week. 2 rooms at front of ship deck 9 Left New Orleans for Key ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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thecatwedding

2 Reviews Written

Honeymooner's First Cruise

We went on our first cruise for our honeymoon. We loved our experience on Serenade of the Seas. Our room was an interior room on the 2nd level, 2005. The cruise director was great and for the most part there was ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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thecatwedding

2 Reviews Written

Honeymooner's First Cruise

We went on our first cruise for our honeymoon. We loved our experience on Serenade of the Seas. Our room was an interior room on the 2nd level, 2005. The cruise director was great and for the most part there was ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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nolafun985

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

We had a great first cruise on Serenade

Hi! We just returned from the 3-28 to 4-4 Western Caribbean sailing on Serenade of the Seas out of New Orleans. We are still newbies, but I thought I’d post our experiences in case it helps anyone else. Prior ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Raxter54

2 Reviews Written

A Quick Cruise Review

We are back from our cruise on the Serenade of the Seas. This was our first ever cruise, and we really enjoyed the experience. I've broken the review down into segments concerning different aspects of the cruise. ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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patriciatogher

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful trip.

We recently did a cruise with RC to celebrate our 40th wedding annniversary. From start to finish we thoroughly enjoyed it. The attention to detail was amazing and everything went very smoothly. The staff were all ...
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Sail Date June 2014


riceman avatar

riceman

1 Review Written

First time cruiser.

I know this was my first cruise and sure no expert but with all the research I did I don’t think I could have picked a better ship. It wasn’t a booze cruise or a kids cruise although they had both it wasn’t ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Davys locker

1 Review Written

1st time cruiser

I am 67 and this was my 1st time at sea .my husband was in the merchant navy many years ago so he was up for holidaying at sea. Seranade of the seas was perfect in everyway for me and my husband . The activities ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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lorsin

1 Review Written

Cruising for the first time, but definitly not the last!

I started planning my cruise back in April of 2012, searching the internet, checking for info on the Mediterranian, which is where I wanted to go. By October I had chosen my cruise, for the Ports of call and for the ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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maggiesmerc1

1 Review Written

Oh What An Amazing Holiday!

First time cruisers me and my boyfriend booked this holiday as we could not actually pick one place to go so a cruise seemed the ideal option. Arrived in Barcelona after a flight from glasgow/gatwick ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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msamra

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

No rating

Dubai - Oman

First let us introduce ourselves we are a married Egyptian couple with no children living in Kuwait I work in investment banking and my wife is a freelance graphic designer. We came across the Dubai cruise by ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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JMGTyrone

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing first experience

Firstly, for those who have read my previous reviews I hope I've demonstrated that my comments are as objective as possible and where possible as positive as I can be. This review is based on my expectation for the ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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pandpEastbourne

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First time cruising

We have recently returned from a week's cruise in the Middle East on board RCI's "Serenade of the Seas". This was our first cruise and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We booked very early, paid extra for an ...
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Sail Date February 2013


Bluebeard2 avatar

Bluebeard2

1 Review Written

Serenade a hit with 1st timers in Europe

The first day can be a little rough after the airports, and transportation to the dock and then the cattle call of boarding and standing in line for what seemed like forever, and then you are finally on board, only ...
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Sail Date September 2012


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zafarkara

1 Review Written

A great first cruise experience

Background Information: My wife and I decided to try a 12 Day "Royal Caribbean" Mediterranean Cruise for our first cruising experience. RCL came highly recommended by friends and family. Ship Info: The Serenade ...
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Sail Date September 2012


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dahacker

1 Review Written

The Serenade is great, but next time I'll stay at a resort.

First let me say this was my first cruise. It was my wife and I, plus our 6 year old son. I have been to Sandals, St. Lucia and Beaches, Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean before. We flew into San Juan the day ...
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Sail Date March 2012


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barbpretz

1 Review Written

Great First-Time Cruise Experience

We loved our first-ever cruise and very much enjoyed the RCCL Serenade of the Seas. We booked through a travel agent, but he really didn't add much since we are good researchers, so I probably wouldn't bother ...
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Sail Date February 2012


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bsubroncos

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

This first-timer is hooked!

I am an avid "explore and conquer" type of vacationer, so always thought the cruising side would be too laid back, more like an all inclusive vacation where it was all sit around the pool getting drunk with several ...
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Sail Date March 2012


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Chaskamn

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Southern Caribbean- A great 25th Anniversary cruise

Royal Caribbean treated us great! We were able to board about noon in San Juan and the on-boarding at that time was fast. We explored the ship and had our first on-board lunch in the Windjammer! After lunch we ...
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Sail Date February 2012


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gbsand81

1 Review Written

First time cruise -- great experience

This was our first cruise (with three children, ages 18, 14, and 14), so despite our research we were somewhat unsure what to expect. To our delight, we had a wonderful week. Here are some specifics: ...
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Sail Date March 2012


cre8iv avatar

cre8iv

1 Review Written

A Trip to Caribbean Paradise

Embarkation First impressions of RCI weren't that great. Upon arriving at the Pan-American pier, there was a long line to first wait for porters to take your checkin bags. The staff was friendly once we ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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Whitesandybeaches

1 Review Written

Southern Caribbean 7 Nights

We went on a 7 night Southern Caribbean cruise at the end of November to early December, 2011 with the Royal Caribbeans on the Serenade of the Seas. We flew from a small city from a Western Canadian Province to ...
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Sail Date November 2011


Serenade of the Seas Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.2
Dining4.04
Entertainment5.03.7
Public Rooms5.04.3
Fitness Recreation5.04
Family5.04
Enrichment1.03.5
Service5.04.4
Value For Money5.03.9
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