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Canada & New England Serenade of the Seas Canada & New England Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean
Serenade of the Seas
Canada & New England
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

29

Very Good

30

Average

26

Poor

17

Terrible

12

Cruise type

26 Canada & New England Serenade of the Seas Canada & New England Cruise Reviews


shanagarry avatar

shanagarry

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excessive Gratuity Rip-off

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This was our second and most probably our last cruise. Having previously travelled with P&O, we were lead to believe that things could only get better. Our maiden cruise to the Norwegian Fjords was plagued with ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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lovetodance7

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Poor entertainment

My compliments to the chef in the Windjammer Café. The food in the buffet was excellent! We never bothered to eat in the main dining room as the service is so slow, but the buffet was great (varied menu every ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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jehorsford

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Serenade Of The Seas 9-17

The Serenade is a nice smaller ship,,, not as well kept as it should be. A little dirty in some places. The Internet is terrible,, can't log on,,doesn't stay connected,,and so slow,,,,,,, with staff only ...
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Sail Date September 2017


SarahAllenH avatar

SarahAllenH

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

I thought the food was supposed to be good??

Friends talked us into going on one. The raved about the food and the availability of it. I found it difficult to get a snack such as chips or nuts anywhere. The food was not good. The only meals we enjoyed were ...
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Sail Date September 2017


illy1943 avatar

illy1943

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The market is king

First time with RCI and probably the last - not a patch on Norwegian or Princess with which we can compare. Ship ok if a little tired but our Ocean view cabin was fine with a large round window admitting plenty of ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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mumepi

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Canadian cruise on the Serenade of the Seas

The cruise itself was as expected. The ports were lovely and we had fantastic weather for all ports. However, one of the very first things that I noticed was that all of the windows in the ship were very dirty and ...
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Sail Date September 2017


athens999 avatar

athens999

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The cruise itself was less than I had expected.

My wife and were traveling with two other couples and have been on other cruises. We had not had the pleasure of being with Royal Caribbean before. We were excited to take this cruise as it contained the area that ...
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Sail Date September 2017


martinbeks avatar

martinbeks

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

It was just okay.

This is the first cruise that I went on with JUST my sister. In the past, our parents or several other family members have been with us. We opted for this cruise because of a no-deposit deal. There was nothing ...
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Sail Date September 2016


padrek avatar

padrek

40 Reviews Written

130 Helpful Votes

RCI continues to decline in many areas.

This was the annual repositioning cruise of whatever Radiance class ship is sailing the Boston - Canadian Maritimes route - this year the Serenade. The cruise leaves Boston and then spends 12 days doing a southern ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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DeckBuddy11

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

OK not great: Easy to make it better

The second day at sea I had not heard where the Cruise Critic meet up was to be so I checked with the guest services and was told it had already happened and they gave me to note. They would note that I was missed ...
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Sail Date October 2016


mainer144 avatar

mainer144

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Duty-free is a rip-off.

I am a fan of Skagen wristwatches from Denmark. I was excited when I saw them displayed in the duty-free department, and planned to buy one on the discount night. The Royal Caribbean "duty-free" price was $185 less ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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drebo

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Serenade of the Seas 7 Night Canada Cruise

We chose this cruise so we could view the Fall colors and visit Canada. We did see beautiful foliage and enjoyed visiting the ports of call in Canada. We flew into Boston two days early so we could experience the ...
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Sail Date October 2016


tlfarms avatar

tlfarms

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Would not cruise this ship again.

We choose Royal Caribbean because this was the destination we wanted. Also we have been on Royal Caribbean cruises before and have been pleased. I gave this boat a average rating . First of all maybe this is the ...
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Sail Date October 2016


MJN avatar

MJN

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Less Than a Royal Experience

My husband and I sailed on the Serenade of the Seas leaving Boston on Sept. 18, 2016 to Canada and New England. This was our first time doing this itinerary but our 2nd time on the Serenade and 4th or 5th cruise on ...
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Sail Date September 2016


lexmiller avatar

lexmiller

22 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

This comes down to a Royal vs Celebrity comparison, spoiler, Celebrity wins!

I wanted to allow my impressions to settle in, so I’m writing this review a month after sailing. We are Celebrity loyalists, but this cruise was round trip out of Boston, our home port - driving our car a mere 20 ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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NC Cruiser 1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Toyota vs. Lexus

My wife and I have cruised 12 times...mostly with Celebrity & Holland America. This was our second Royal Caribbean cruise and we chose it for the New England and Canada itinerary. I would rate the cruise as a ...
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Sail Date September 2016


majoba33 avatar

majoba33

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

We had hoped for a better time.

We are a retired couple and this was our first cruise. We chose this one in particular because it was roundtrip from Boston and the ports were of interest to us. We had two days to tour Boston on our own before ...
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Sail Date September 2016


BRIND avatar

BRIND

15 Reviews Written

94 Helpful Votes

All OK but not the best

Always trying to cruise new areas, we chose this as we had not been to this area of America before. Having cruised with Royal Caribbean before,we were classed as Gold Members & Embarkation was very swift (full ...
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Sail Date September 2016


knittinggirl avatar

knittinggirl

25 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

No Enrichment Lectures

Serenade of the Seas #1100 Last Drydock 2012 This review is for two cruises: Snowbird Migration Eastern Caribbean We arrived in Quebec City and got a cab to the Quebec City Marriott for about $30 ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Seabee_64

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Average Cruise, Bad Behaviour, and A Ship in Need of Refreshing

The re-positioning cruise from Quebec City to Fort Lauderdale was lovely for the different areas visited and the tremendous fall colours (which were late this year and just in time for us). Really, if you are ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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tom.wagoner

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

What a terrible experience

Let me start by letting you know that we have been cruising for more than 30 years and have had many great experiences. We booked our cruise with RCCL more than a year in advance and requested early dinning. When ...
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Sail Date October 2015


blueeyedblonde avatar

blueeyedblonde

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Many Disappointments

thank goodness for good weather and beautiful foliage because the ship had many shortcomings especially a lack of enough entertainment after dinner and shows. Nothing to do on the night that clocks were put back. ...
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Sail Date October 2015


mhedge avatar

mhedge

5 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Good Cruise Except for My Time Dining

I would have rated this cruise a 4 instead of a 3 if it weren't for the crazy, mixed up My Time Dining. I chose the cruise for the itinerary and it was wonderful. The weather was also wonderful which made up for ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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pdxstocks

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Worlds WORST Internet

This was standard Royal Caribbean fare. We have 137 nights and it is our most frequented cruise line. The junior suite is like all others. Food in the Windjammer, edible but uninspired. We mostly eat in the ...
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Sail Date October 2015


SnoopJohn avatar

SnoopJohn

1 Review Written

Good value and ports

New England and Canada foliage tour. Good decor and clean ship for its age. Staff attentive and efficient. Main dining room food was somewhat disappointing. Buffet areas were surprisingly better than expected. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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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