CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Serenade of the Seas Southern Caribbean March 27, 2004

This was our 7th cruise. The fourth with Royal Caribbean. It would probably rank in the top three. Met some wonderful people on this cruise. I certainly hope Royal Caribbean does not go to Freestyle Dining because I will never sail a line where that is the only option. I love having the same waiters and tablemates every night. That being said the dining room and especially the Windjammer were my favorites. We just love the food station concept. Never a line and there seemed to be a great variety and pretty good, too. Since we've done the 7 cruises in the last 7 years we are starting to notice a decline in services. Less people cleaning tables at Windjammer.

There was a time when a table would never be dirty. This was not the case here, but it wasn't overly noticble. The first time in the 7 cruises where we had towel animals every night. Although a nice touch I wish our cabin steward would have atleast introduced herself. Never did find out her name. But our room was clean every day and made up early and turned down early in evening. Did forget to give us soap the first night. Entertainment was okay. Only stayed for two shows and walked out of one. Captain was awesome. Best we ever had. We had much to look at like the Pitons at St. Lucia. Got really close and he turned the ship around 360 degrees. What a sight! Also the volcanic island of Montseratt. Eerily quiet and he explained things and also the beautiful island of St. Kitts as we sailed by. We did have a great time. One word of advice....Do not try to squeeze four adults in one room. We had a balcony which saved us and we did save quite a bit of money by only booking one room. Ship is beautiful and overall a wonderful experience. Even though it was spring break all the kids were well behaved and there really was not too many and a good mix of ages, too. Not an overly amount of seniors either.

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