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Tampa to the Caribbean Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Be prepared to spend $$

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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bercl
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

we chose this cruise due to its price and the itinerary. the countries were beautiful and the excursions were very fun, however almost everything on the boat is an upcharge of a ridiculous amount. alcoholic drinks were near 20$, the internet was slow and just about 100$ for a week for only one device, t shirts are near 30$, 24 water bottles were 36$. ended up almost spent another 1000$ just for ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


30 something (with kids) perspective

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CScruzer
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

This cruise was chosen by my parents, a family holiday over Christmas, which SHOULD and COULD have suited all generations. Whilst we knew the age of the ship was older (it’s certainly over due a refurb) and therefore it doesn’t offer the bells and whistles of the newer/ bigger ships in RCs fleet, there is frankly no excuse for the way in which this ship has been maintained. Whilst I would say it ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Traveled with children


Great if you are a 14 year old teenager!

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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gbcruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 20s

I chose this cruise as we were on a family holiday in Florida and wanted to add on a Christmas sailing for all three generations.Us young at heart 70 year olds, daughter and son in law and their 2 children ,2yrs and 5 years. First of all there were noticeable signs of wear and tear, but none of that duly bothered me as I know a refurb is due. The cabins seem smaller than usual, and although ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Traveled with children


Worst Food and Dining Experience. Kind of Boring

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Tybro
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

It is clear the cruise industry is struggling with getting experienced help and cutting corners wherever they can. The dining room food was so bad, we only at there 3 nights and gave up. Everything was old, dry, tasteless. Really...I haven't seen food this bad since the old days when a Carnival cruise was $400 for the week. It took around an hour and 15 min from seating to dinner. We never ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Great cruise and no flying

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Pinellas Park
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

It was great cruising from Tampa as we are only a 15 min. drive from the port. The ship and the junior suite we were in was much better than I expected. The junior suite was bigger and better than other RCCL ships we have been on. The ship was just refurbished in early 2022 and showed it. The cabin attendant made sure that our three simple requests were met each day. The best was we told ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Junior Suite Accessible


Style on the Sea

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Bahamas

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Daisy Duck6
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Wanted a Holiday sailing out of Tampa this fit the criteria. This being an older ship I was very surprised and happy at her lovely spaces. The crew were the stand out stars, except for guest relations go figure. We would sail her again tomorrow if we could. We were in a suite and the Suite concierge Christian Dellosa had elevated attention to detail. The lively Pinnacles shared our lounge and ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Traveled with children


Great ship and crew… except for the fog delay on disembarkation

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Bahamas

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mzimmermann
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

Loved visiting all of the Bahamas ports. Bimini was a beautiful beach stop. Did the Jeep tour in Nassau and had a fun time. Food was great. Cruise director Jamie is a hoot! Loved the 70’s disco party. Ship is smaller than the mega ships but she’s beautiful and well maintained. We had the best service in the main dining room and a wonderful lunch at Izumi. Highly recommend Izumi and I don’t eat ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with children


Great, Elegant Ship. Nice size.

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Philly530
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Cruise was used to host a reunion of U.S. Navy shipmates. 5-Day cruise was perfect for the event. Good itinerary with some at-sea days thrown in. Guest services very accommodating. Provided a conference room for meetings and a senior ship's officer to address the group. Ship arranged dinner tables clustered together. As is the custom on Royal Caribbean ships, a special veterans/first responder ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Connecting Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


Super sanitized and empty

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iloveavacation
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

If you’re on the fence about cruising don’t be. This ship works extra hard to keep areas sanitized. Staff are friendly about it. There very few people on board. The food is fabulous, the shows are wonderful, first class. We’re so glad we came. We were on the fence about canceling because of the cruise with confidence guarantee. Everyone on the cruise seems to be enjoying Themselves. They are ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


Disappointing

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t.napier93
6-10 Cruises • Age 20s

This was my 6th cruise overall and second with Royal Caribbean and most likely my last with them. When I say this ship was focused on the older crown I mean there was next to nothing for two people traveling in their 20's to do on board. Hardly any activities, no good shows, no music, top deck by the pool was an absolute dead zone. Overall I was looking for a relaxing vacation which was easy to ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


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