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Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to the Transatlantic
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First and Maybe Last Time Aboard a Royal Caribbean Ship
"We chose this cruise because of its very different itinerary which included Copenhagen as a starting point, 2 ports in Norway, 3 in Iceland, Halifax, and, finally Boston. We had had such a wonderful first-time..."Read More
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Good, Bad, Ugly

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Transatlantic

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chev29

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Chose this cruise for its ports. Entertainment was good the first 10 days, but how many times can you listen to an island band play same songs night after night while making up words. Also headliner shows were too loud and not very good. One night was cruise director singing songs from early 1900, and a lot of people got up and left' Food was good, except for spare ribs in MDR. Couldn't ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Ocean View

5 Helpful Votes


Disappointed

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Transatlantic

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Srq221

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Having sailed with RCCL many times I expected a great cruise on a grrat ship. Sailed out of Copenhagen. The Seranade of the Seas is in dire need of extensuve updating and repairs. Windows in the Safari Club lounge haf 1" of water between the panes. It had formed into algae. Water leaking in windows in the Windjammer. Casino tobacco smoke was not ventilated properly spilling in to public areas. ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: St. John's (Newfoundland)

Cabin Type: Interior

4 Helpful Votes


Inaugural Greenland Crossing

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Transatlantic

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steph70288

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

Two years ago, we found ourselves cruising the Baltic on the Serenade. During that sailing, they began advertising for their fall crossing from Copenhagen to Boston. It looked intriguing, so we kept our eyes peeled for future crossings. Cut to 2017, and they released our itinerary with the addition of Greenland! We jumped at the chance to book it, and we were not disappointed! What was ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: St. John's (Newfoundland)

Cabin Type: Junior Suite Accessible

7 Helpful Votes


Pretty Comparable to Princess

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Transatlantic

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zwavedave

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We just finished 3 B2B cruises that started in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. We crossed the Atlantic and the first segment terminated in Copenhagen. From there we did a Norwegian fjords cruise taking us back to Copenhagen. Followed by a Dave Koz charter cruise to the Balkans. This was 31 days onboard the Serenade of the Seas. We changed cabins with every segment. That's the background, here's my ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Departure Port: St. John's (Newfoundland)

2 Helpful Votes


Don't Let The Rating Fool You

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Transatlantic

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Gary from So Cal

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

First and foremost, my rating was based on the itinerary and ports of call. They were all beautiful, extremely cultural and lots of fun. Celebrity is usually our cruise line of choice but we have sailed on Royal Caribbean several times with the last sailing in 2014. Oh, how times have changed. We noticed a definite decline in service due to a reduction in staff in every department. Our ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Ocean View

1 Helpful Vote


Great Transatlantic Cruise

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Transatlantic

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Deenkid

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise because it had an itinerary that covered a lot of our bucket list. We were not disappointed; the ports of call were wonderful. Embarkation was seamless; we were on the ship in 10 minutes after arriving at the dock. The weather in Lauderdale was beautiful but that quickly changed after the first day at sea. Unfortunately we were unable to get much time on deck unless we ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

15 Helpful Votes


Transatlantic with Le Havre & Zeebrugge

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Transatlantic

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apjensen

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We always choose our cruises based on the itinerary and this cruise was no different. We liked the idea of a transatlantic for the relaxation, and were delighted to find that combines with access to 2 of our bucket list areas of the world - Normandy Beach and Flanders fields areas of the world. We took RC shore excursions to both areas. The Normandy beach tour was excellent and very moving, ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Ultra Spacious Ocean View

4 Helpful Votes


Hard-working staff *10*: poor management *-5*

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Transatlantic

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48Tweeter

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Service staff in general are hard-working, cheerful, and concerned about providing a pleasant trip. We found some managers less thoughtful, sometimes uninterested. There were stupid mistakes like running out of Purell and not being able to find a spare for over 2 hours- that's a managerial error. Moving the dispenser is not a solution. F&B staff should check the coffee machine before Diamond ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Interior

14 Helpful Votes


Good Atlantic Crossing

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Transatlantic

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Adeline Florida

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Wanted to return to Europe in a slow fashion, enjoying meals and entertainment on route.Cabin was very small and today’s style of larger cases are extremely difficult to fit under the beds - very little room and had to leave a case near bathroom. The sofa was tiny and barely held two people. The cabin was very tired looking and in need of refurbishment. Food on board was excellent and Windjammer ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


Transatlantic from Copenhagen to Boston

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Transatlantic

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CBTex

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose the cruise for the ports. Copenhagen was a great city to sail from. Tivoli Gardens is a gem. Oslo and the fiords of Norway were pleasant. Iceland is so unique that there is nothing the can be done to ruin the experience, even when the ship docks far from the city and the bus fare is very high. The Blue Lagoon was touristy and so worth a visit. All went well up to the ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Departure Port: St. John's (Newfoundland)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

16 Helpful Votes


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