Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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60 Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Transatlantic Cruise Reviews
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edgoss15
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
We chose to go back to back after the Transatlantic on this ship. We loved the itinerary because the countries were absolutely fabulous. It was great staying inboxed the same cabin with the same cabin steward who was the best! The ... Read more
millbridgelibrarian
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
I wanted a nice long cruise to relax and visit cities I hadn't been to before. If you are not a dedicated RC cruiser be prepared to feel like a second class citizen. It began with check-in when we were put into lines segregated by ... Read more
Lyndela
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed April 2017
Good value for a 16 day cruise. However, RC has apparently achieved that by cutting back on the budget for stage shows. There were only 2 evening and 1 daytime ensemble show; much smaller ensemble than in the past. The remainder of the ... Read more
earlyretire
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I caught a good price for this cruise and the ports it was going to made it highly desirable! Even though events prevented us from going into France (Le Havre), I think the crew handled it well. I know I was one of the few that weren't ... Read more
Jan6253
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
Chose this cruise to accompany our family and friends. First 7 days were sea days - great shows, great activities, and lots of relaxation. The crew on Serenade is simply amazing - smiles and greetings from all. The ship is due for refurb ... Read more
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Gigi Peggy
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise based on the itinerary. We were disappointed to be diverted from France secondary to a port strike. The planned D-Day excursion was to be the highlight for my husband. The ship staff did a great job in setting up ... Read more
jcooper
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
Great ports of call though our stop in LeHavre, France was changed to Dover, England due to a strike at the port. We were price gouged with the new shore excursions offered for Dover and didn't get much for our money. Very disappointed! ... Read more
Cruise 17
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Have been on 3 Royal Caribbean Cruises. Took almost an hour to board the ship. Cabin was neat and clean but had noise issues that they could not repair. The wood panels in the back of the room at the head of the bed would rub and make a ... Read more
elsie3939
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
1,749 forum post
5 helpful votes
I love the sea days found on Transatlantics and many of the ports on their itineraries are wonderful, too. As the Radiance class ship is unquestionably my favorite class of ship, I was pleased to give the Serenade of the Seas a try on a ... Read more
Slidell_Cruiser
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
75 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
CD Carly B and her Activites Manger Grant kept us busy and informed. When the ship missed LeHarve due to French workers strike, we went to Dover and the ship provided free bus service to the train station, town center and the castle, Well ... Read more
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seaproponent
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
220 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Many years ago I had my first and last cruise on Royal C. -- an unpleasant one. Since then I've become a fan of Holland America and Celebrity, so most of my baseline in writing this review will reference those experiences. We always ... Read more
bubblysandy
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
As a first time cruiser, this trip was amazing. The staff were outstanding in terms of friendliness, helpful and they would go out of their way to assist you. An itenary is given to you the night before so you know whats happening in ... Read more
mrsmacadam
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 helpful votes
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 transAtlantic experience with ... Read more
Sockie
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
388 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Entertainment was excellent. Several service issues that needed to be addressed as there were a lot of new employees being trained on this sailing for Harmony of the Seas. Disappointed to see more increase in charges at specialty ... Read more
Elaj
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Transatlantic cruise was smoother than I thought with an older ship. The cabin was very clean, just a complaint that on the 7th deck, you cannot see down to the water due to the roof on the lifeboats, which is not designated as even ... Read more
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bluebeast
Member Since 2010
1 review
16 forum posts
Iceland was the new destination. And it was great. Glad we went. We had an extra day in Copenhagen. However we had a bad screw-up with their air department. At this time I don't recommend using OVC air department. The hotel we ... Read more
pleasehelp
Member Since 2010
1 review
71 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We originally chose this cruise to see the Northern Lights & the Faroe Islands. The Northern lights were a bust (not the ship's fault) but the Faroe Islands were mysteriously cancelled by Royal with no explanation. The dining on the ... Read more
psychokitty
Member Since 2014
1 review
126 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We choose this cruise because of the 4 days / 3 ports in Iceland and were not disappointed in our choice. The pre-cruise stay in Copenhagen was enjoyable and enjoyed the city tour and canal bout ride (arranged via Expedia) Even though ... Read more
July4
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
325 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We originally booked the TA cruise because we wanted to see Iceland and try a TA. Six months later we decided that is we were flying across the pond we would add the Norway Fjords cruise to it. We enjoyed both locations. Unfortunately ... Read more
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rriehs
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We were booked for 1st dinner seating for a table for 2.  Arrived and told only larger tables available with 10 other guests so we had to switch to 2nd seating.  We experienced extremely slow and inattentive service by ... Read more
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plschilt
Member Since 2015
1 review
20 helpful votes
As luck would have it, this was our second repositioning cruise with RCCL and the same ship - Serenade of the Seas. We were out for 16 days. There is much to be happy about when cruising with Royal Caribbean. Number 1 is the staff, they ... Read more
comangl
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
This cruise was a deal, and travel, from our home to Fort-Lauderdale, and back from Copenhagen was not a problem. We had been thinking about a transatlantic for awhile and the itinerary was perfect. Our cruise experience so far stands at ... Read more
martyweed
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
100 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We chose this cruise basically for the price. It was very LOW!! So low, in fact, I called my Travel Agent to find out if we had to row!. There was a delay in the ship arriving to port so our embarkation was delayed. This led to a very ... Read more
eileenandherbie
Member Since 2009
1 review
115 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Although I knew the Serenade was an older ship, and I usually cruise on Celebrity, I chose to go on this trip due to the wonderful itinerary..Azores, Le Havre, Brugges, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. This was a 16 day cruise . I was ... Read more
Cktennessee
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 helpful votes
Overall experience on the cruise was excellent. The Captain and crew were very personable and helpful. The Cruise Director (Carly B.) was fun and energetic, and overall the entertainment was a step above what we have experienced on other ... Read more
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