Serenade of the Seas first debuted in 2003, but don't underestimate what a facelift can add: After a $29 million upgrade in 2012, the ship now features more dining options in the form of four specialty restaurants (available for an extra fee). Guests can also dine at five complimentary eateries including the main dining room and extensive buffet.
Recent passengers were most complimentary of the service. With up to 2,746 guests and 884 crew, the ship maintains a crew-to-passenger ratio of 1-to-3. Similar to other Royal Caribbean ships, Serenade of the Seas features four stateroom categories: Interior, Ocean View, Balcony and Suite/Deluxe. Measuring 108 square feet, Studio Interior rooms cater to solo travelers while groups can opt for Suites that span 282 to 1,156 square feet. All cabins include flat-screen TVs and update bathroom showers.
When you're not in your room, daytime offerings include a rock climbing wall, a mini-golf course and six pools and whirlpools. Evening entertainment is a just as varied, ranging from Broadway-style performances to acrobatic shows. You'll also have your pick of 16 bars and lounges, including three new venues.
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A ship's traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 926 guests have reviewed Serenade of the Seas, giving it a rating of 3.90, on a scale of 1-5.
Reviews by Traveler Type
- Couples 75.3%
- Families w/young children 6.8%
- Groups 0.6%
- Singles/Friends 16.7%
- Families w/older children 0.6%
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