Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review by AESONRISA
- Sail Date: December 2008
- Destination: Southern Caribbean
Getting on the ship was an easy process with the Set Sail Pass all filled out and ready to go. We headed up to the Windjammer for lunch and then to our rooms for naps. I can't say that I was impressed with the entertainment on this ship, because in comparison with other ships, it really seemed to lack. One night there were these 2 comedians - called 2 funny guys - and they were excellent. Other than that - I wasn't that interested or impressed. The Love and Marriage Show was pretty good. And the 70's night also.
Our dining room table was for 10, so we had 2 couples besides our group with us. Very nice group - Jen and Matt from Texas, and Wendy and Derek from Canada. Our wait staff, Salvio and Baldwin were excellent and we enjoyed their care of us all week. Baldwin made sure I got my "savory bites" every night! (My favorite) I thought the food in the dining room was excellent. I can never understand the complaints people have over the food. Every dish I tried was so good, sometimes they brought us 2 because we couldn't choose!
The Solarium served pizza, crepes, cookies and other snacks. We found ourselves here almost every night before bed. (One reason for the 5 lbs I gained!)
The SeaView Cafe was another great find - Rueben's and Onion rings!! I must have eaten 3 or 4 of these during the trip. The veggie sandwiches and fish and chips were good also according to my friends.
The weather was great even though it did rain on us a few days. It never really interfered with our fun. It was always warm and only rained for a little while and then it would clear up.
In the end, a great cruise with great friends and memories. I think my next one will have to be the Oasis line - I've always enjoyed cruising and will continue to do so.
It should also be noted that this was the most empty ship I've ever been on. No lines to speak of and it almost seemed like we had the whole ship to ourselves sometimes. I did kind of like that aspect of it. Although we wondered why they were pushing so much extra food on us at dinner and thought it might be because they had way too much extra because of the missing people.
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