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Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean
Serenade of the Seas
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

156

Very Good

80

Average

45

Poor

26

Terrible

15

Cruise type

Family Cruises

323

Romantic Cruises

150

Senior Cruises

127

Repositioning Cruises

84

Entertainment Cruises

72

323 Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


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sandykj

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Awesome Ports, But......

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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! ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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slopes

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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elster000

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great to get away, casinos should have better ventilation

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, ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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SimplyMarvie

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First to Discover a fun new itinerary

We were looking for a relaxing cruise with new and interesting ports for our family of 5 over the holiday season, and this was a great itinerary on a fantastic ship. There were a couple of hiccups and problems but ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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SwimCarrie

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

My kids sailed with 2400 grandparents and had a blast!

We got to embarkation on the early side and waited in a line at the port for a little bit, but once it got moving, the process went quickly. The first thing we noticed was there were a lot of retirees. Always the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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nhcruisertoo

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Serenade of the Seas Boston to Bermuda...Fantastic!!

Serenade of the Seas Cabin 1050 suite I was concerned about the food as many reviews indicated that the food was not good. We did not find that to be true at all. I travelled with 3 other family members ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Fortierdustin

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First and last cruise

The first issue was the fact that we got rerouted to Portland Maine for a day (which I could drive to from NH any day for an hour and a half). So we really only had two days in Bermuda. The first day we had a good ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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RicksClan 2

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Better than I expected

We chose this cruise because of the 3 days in St Petersburg, adding a few days before in Copenhagen, and after with Stockholm, Norway in a nutshell, and Bergen. A long trip. Ports Stockholm Was so Hot! We ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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jacksonthego

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Good food & crew, but the company is lousy.

First let me say that my wife and I are not active cruisers, having taken fewer than 8 in our 50 years together. We prefer to plan our own trips and see things on our own. We chose the Baltic cruise on RCI because ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Steebu

1 Review Written

Comfortable ship for family, fantastic ports, great service

Chose this cruise due to its unique ports of call and its timing with school holidays . We are aa family of 5 and booked two cabins one balcony and one internal cabin opposite each other. Ship appeared modern and ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Robertorres

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Good itinerary, average ship

I choose this ship because the itinerary that was excellent, specially for the 3 day stop at St. Petersburg (Russia). The embarkation process was very smooth and quick, no more than 5 minutes to complete all ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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richterpstra

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Cruise & Russia Tour

Have never traveled to this area before and always wanted to go to Russia with my family. The staff was superb and their diversity made it a lot of fun learning about all the different countries. Dining was ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Carlymalicruising

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Relaxing 7 night vacation

I chose this cruise because of the ports: departing from Copenhagen, then Stockholm, Tallin, st Petersburg, Helsinki, back to Copenhagen. Overall - Amazing location, very friendly cruise staff, great service and ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Bbcouzens

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Serenade of the Seas - 10 day Eastern - March 15th Sailing Review! 5 Stars!!

Serenade of the Seas Review March 15th-25th Sailing Stops: St. Thomas, St.Croix, St. Kitts, Antigua, St. Maarten Once again, another amazing cruise onboard the Serenade of the Seas. Just as a little ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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sabley

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good but some tweaks could make it excellent

I spent a lot of time giving feedback at the end of this cruise on their survey. Below are my comments to RCI (with edits). We had sailed on the Royal Princess recently (I know it's a newer ship and a different ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Evelinhorovitz

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Royal Carrabean did not disappoint

After having the worst cruise and land tour, on their sister company ,The Millennium by Celebrity in Alaska in May, I was skeptical to go back to Royal Carrabean, but our cruise was just fabulous !! We were 9 ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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gfraenkel

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Spectacular service but...

This was my third cruise with Royal Caribbean. So I'm not much of a cruise fanatic. Kudos go to everyone. Boarding was a breeze despite computer problems. Security present and friendly. Carlos, my cabin steward, ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Ottawaquail

11 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Not what it used to be

This was our 6th cruise with Royal Caribbean and our third on Serenade on the Seas. We were looking forward on cruising again with Serenade 9 years later. My husband and I were traveling with a young child and 2 ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Cruising with experience

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise Ship Experience & Big Waste of Money!!

Starting with my first Royal Caribbean Cruise 15yrs ago, then multiple Carnival Cruises after that, we decided to choose Royal Caribbean again because of how much we enjoyed the first one. After 5 Cruises prior to ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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rc4music2

12 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Smooth sailing

We chose this trip because of price and destinations. We usually cruise with Carnival which offers basically the same thing but for less money. Although we enjoy the Royal experience, we do not see paying more for ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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MrBossHK

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Exceeded Expectations

We chose this cruise primarily for the date of departure, the itinerary, and the cruise line, Royal Caribbean. The Dining Room service was outstanding, from the assistant waiter, the waiter and the Head Waiter. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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AntonellaP.

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

NIGHTMARE OF THE SEAS

We have been in many cruises all around the world but this one was really terrible...the first impression was of a old ship with no so much space in the public areas..for sure need an improvement..then the cabin was ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Jack&Laura

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Serenade Christmas/New Years

12 nigh cruise with good ports (2 of six new to us). lobster on last night excellent (as opposed to past rccl new years cruises). shore excursions extremely over priced. Some excellent shows. food in windjammer ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Cics4u

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The greatest staff and crew!

This was our 1st 11 day cruise. We really had no expectations, but the staff and crew pleasantly surprised us. Always smiling. Always a friendly hello. Always helpful. They came across as enjoying our company, and ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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bcarney

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

A great time, despite the cigarette smoke everywhere

Chose this ship primarily because of itinerary, and in that respect it did not disappoint. Service in the MDR was the best I've had in years, but the food itself was sub-par. We wound up going to the ...
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Sail Date November 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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