Serenade Of The Seas

Serenade Of The Seas Review and Specifications

Specifications of Serenade Of The Seas

Year built2003  /  Age : 15
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
ClassRadiance
Building costUSD 350 million
OwnerRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
OperatorRoyal Caribbean International
Speed25 kn / 46 kph / 29 mph
Length (LOA)293 m / 961 ft
Beam (width)39 m / 128 ft
Gross Tonnage90090 gt
Passengers2150 - 2580
Crew859
Passengers-to-space ratio35
Decks13
Cabins1075
Decks with cabins7
Last Refurbishment2017
Christened byWhoopi Goldberg

Current itinerary of Serenade Of The Seas

Serenade Of The Seas current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Canada & New England. Prices start from USD 938 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 16 Sep, 2018 and ends on 23 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
16 Sep      Departing from Boston, Massachusetts   
17 Sep 07:00 - 18:00     Portland Maine, USA   
18 Sep 07:00 - 18:00     Bar Harbor, Maine   
19 Sep 07:00 - 18:00     Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada   
21 Sep 07:00 - 19:00     Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada   
23 Sep      Arriving in Boston, Massachusetts   

Review of Serenade Of The Seas

Launched in 2003, Serenade of the Seas is the 3rd Radiance-class Royal Caribbean ship, together with Jewel, Radiance and Brilliance.

History - construction and ownership

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is an US company, trademarked brand and subsidiary owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL, shipowner). RCI was established in 1968 and currently has over 1/5 of the worldwide cruise market. RCI also has RCCL's largest fleet as both number of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). All Royal Caribbean liners have names ending with "of the Seas".

Serenade Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

The 90,090-ton, 2,501-guest Serenade of the Seas fits just within the Panamax measurements (with one foot on either side to spare). That means she, like her Radiance-class sisters, has maximum geographic versatility and might sail to and from just about any area. The versatility extends to the atmosphere onboard. The greatest strength of Serenade of the Seas is that the ship offers lots of options, from dining to amusement, and still remains a medium-sized vessel. Royal Caribbean carries through the layout of its Radiance-class ships approximately 3 acres of exterior glass, including glass lifts with ocean views.

Cruise itinerary program

Serenade of the Seas itinerary program is based on roundtrip Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale FL for the most of the year. RCI Serenade ship also sails in Northern Europe on Baltic Sea cruises from Stockholm, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark. Serenade of the Seas visits the Scandinavian countries and Russia, with Transatlantic repositioning crossings between Europe and Florida. Another destination is Canada with Fall Foliage voyages to New England from Bayonne, New Jersey.

Cabins

Most Serenade of the Seas staterooms are 160-190-sq.foot balcony rooms (517) and 160-sq.foot insides (249). There are a total of 1073 staterooms in 25 categories. 19 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard Serenade of the Seas are the Royal Suites (1155 ft2 /107 m2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Reflections is Serenade's 2-deck high formal dining room. The focal point of its decor is the cascading waterfall. For dinner, guests can choose between assigned early or late dining, or opt for My Time Dining, in which you pick anytime between 6 and 9:30 p.m. Those passengers who opt for My Time Dining have to pre-pay gratuities. The Reflections restaurant operates under open seating policy for breakfast and lunch. Food is delicious and offers a pretty good variety, including alternate menu items for guests on restricted diets.

Windjammer Cafe is Serenade's main buffet venue. It is open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and informal dinner. Numerous stations serve up pasta, burgers, salads and sweets. Portofino and Chops Grille are ship's alternative restaurants. Chops is a steakhouse venue with an open kitchen. Enjoyable as Chops is, the real highlight of Serenade's onboard dining is Portofino with favorites including tiger shrimp risotto and spaghetti with lobster sauce. Both Chops Grille and Portofino levy a per-person service fee ($30 in Chops and $20 in Portofino).

Serenade Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

Follows the complete list of Serenade of the Seas restaurants and food bars.

  • Reflections Restaurant (1096-seat aft Dining Room, with two smaller private dining rooms: 30-seat Mirage and 102-seat Illusions)
  • Windjammer Cafe lido buffet restaurant (638-seat, offers Early Breakfast at 6:30 a.m., Breakfast between 7:00-11:30 a.m., Lunch 11.30-3:30 p.m. and Dinner 6.30-9:00 p.m.)
  • Chops Grille (95-seat specialty restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • Giovanni’s Table (Italian specialty restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • Chefs Table (12-seat gourmet dining room)
  • Park Cafe (deli restaurant; complimentary - serves the Solarium area)
  • Izumi (Asian specialty restaurant)
  • Rita’s Cantina (84-seat Mexican specialty restaurant).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

There is no shortage of entertainment onboard Serenade of the Seas. Cultural and educational courses like digital photography and wine tasting seminars are offered, along with horse races, blackjack tournaments, elaborate production shows in ship's Tropical Theater, and informal dancing in the atrium lobby. Those looking for more excitement have to visit the Vortex Disco on deck 13 (featuring a bar which spins), the spot for singles to congregate. The DJ plays everything from Top 40 rap hits to the Village People till late each evening.

Serenade Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

Follows the complete list of Serenade of the Seas lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Tropical Theatre (915-seat, features grand production shows with dance, acrobatics, comedy and games)
  • Vortex Disco and Nightclub (126-seat; revolving bar)
  • Photo Gallery and Shop; Art Gallery
  • The Centrum (social hub, offers aerial acrobatics entertainment); Card Room; Next Cruise Lounge; Safari Lounge (320-seat, hosts religious services and auctions); Diamond Club and Lounge; Concierge Club (suite and past guests only); Viking Crown Lounge and Nightclub
  • R Bar (59-seat cocktail bar); Cafe Latte-tudes Bar (46-seat specialty coffee bar, Starbucks Coffee); Crown and Castle English Pub (sports bar); Vintages Bar (wine bar); Schooner Bar (74-seat piano bar); Sky Bar
  • Centrum Boutiques (duty-free; clothes, perfumes, accessories, jewelry, logo souvenirs, General Store/alcohol and cigarettes)
  • Casino Royale (258-seat)
  • Royal Caribbean Online center (Internet computers room; 24-hour)
  • Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center
  • Solarium lounge (includes Cafe Bar, pool bar and adults only pool area)
  • Outdoor movie screen; Cinema (53-seat)
  • Video Games Arcade; Fuel Teen Disco club; Royal Babies and Tots Nursery
  • Adventure Beach; Adventure Ocean kids lounge area
  • Sports Court (golf simulator, table tennis, basketball court); Jogging Track; Rock-climbing Wall; Fairways of Serenade Mini Golf Course.

Serenade Of The Seas wiki

  • Cabin grades number: 24
  • Total number of cabins: 1075 (of which 60 Suites, 517 Balcony rooms)
  • Dining Rooms: Reflections, Illusions, Mirage
  • Restaurants and food bars: Giovanni’s Table (Italian), Izumi (Asian), Park Cafe (deli), Windjammer (buffet), Rita’s Cantina (Mexican), Chops Grille (steakhouse).
  • Lounges & Bars: Tropical, Safari, Vortex (nightclub), Vintages, R Bar, Crown & Castle (pub), Schooner, Sky, Concierge, Diamond, Viking Crown, Fuel (teens), Adventure Ocean (kids), poolside bars.
  • Amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Supervised Youth program, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.
  • Vitality Spa, 3 jacuzzis, 2 pools, Rock-climbing Wall, fullsized basketball court, Outdoor Theater, Nursery.
  • Royal Caribbean's Serenade is one of the line's Radiance-class vessels. Her sisters in the RCI fleet are BrillianceJewelRadiance.
  • Serenade was completed in 2003 - built by the German shipbuilder Meyer Werft (in the Papenburg yard). The special godmother of the vessel is the American actress and Oscar winner - the always charmingly smiling Whoopi Goldberg. The special ceremony took place at the New York cruise port on the 22nd of August, 2003. The Serenade's maiden voyage began on the 25th of August 2003.
  • All ships in the RCI Radiance-class are constructed in compliance with Panamax standards allowing marine vessels to transit through Panama Canal. Serenade, along with all her sisters, has gas turbines instead of diesel engines. This makes them more fuel efficient, also reducing the emissions of harmful gases.

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Serenade Of The Seas Itineraries

The below listed Serenade Of The Seas cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Royal Caribbean fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Jul 15 7 days, round-trip Scandinavia & Russia Stockholm
2018 Aug 11 8 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords Copenhagen
2018 Aug 19 7 days, round-trip Scandinavia & Russia Copenhagen
2018 Aug 26 16 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Boston Copenhagen$2399
2018 Sep 11 5 days, round-trip Canada & New England Boston
2018 Sep 16 7 days, round-trip Canada & New England Boston$938
2018 Sep 23 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston$808
2018 Sep 30 7 days, round-trip Canada & New England Boston
2018 Oct 07 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston$679
2018 Oct 14 7 days, round-trip Canada & New England Boston
2018 Oct 21 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston$620
2018 Oct 28 12 days, one-way from Boston to Fort Lauderdale Boston$899
2018 Nov 09 10 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$950
2018 Nov 19 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$999
2018 Nov 30 10 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$919
2018 Dec 10 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1019
2018 Dec 21 12 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale$1763
2019 Jan 02 9 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1104
2019 Jan 11 10 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$919
2019 Jan 21 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1079
2019 Feb 01 10 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$849
2019 Feb 11 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1229
2019 Feb 22 10 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$789
2019 Mar 04 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$939
2019 Mar 15 10 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$899
2019 Mar 25 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$929
2019 Apr 05 10 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$779
2019 Apr 15 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$989
2019 Apr 26 16 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Copenhagen Fort Lauderdale$2366
2019 May 12 7 days, round-trip Scandinavia & Russia Copenhagen$1179
2019 May 19 7 days, round-trip Scandinavia & Russia Copenhagen$1219
2019 May 26 7 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords Copenhagen$1319
2019 Jun 02 7 days, round-trip Scandinavia & Russia Copenhagen$1189
2019 Jun 09 11 days, round-trip Arctic Circle Copenhagen$2239
2019 Jun 20 9 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen$1645
2019 Jun 30 7 days, round-trip Scandinavia & Russia Stockholm$1159
2019 Jul 07 7 days, round-trip Scandinavia & Russia Stockholm$1089
2019 Jul 14 7 days, round-trip Scandinavia & Russia Stockholm$1019
2019 Jul 21 7 days, round-trip Scandinavia & Russia Stockholm$1029
2019 Jul 28 12 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen Stockholm$2097
2019 Aug 10 8 days, round-trip Scandinavia & Russia Copenhagen$1449
2019 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords Copenhagen$1159
2019 Aug 25 16 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Boston Copenhagen$4773
2019 Sep 10 5 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston$573
2019 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip Canada & New England Boston$780
2019 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston$700
2019 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip Canada & New England Boston$801
2019 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip Canada & New England Boston$781
2019 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston$643
2019 Oct 20 7 days, round-trip Canada & New England Boston$784
2019 Oct 27 12 days, one-way from Boston to Fort Lauderdale Boston$799
2019 Nov 08 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$849
2019 Nov 18 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$999
2019 Nov 29 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$849
2019 Dec 09 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$999
2019 Dec 20 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale$1199
2019 Dec 30 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale$1229
2020 Jan 10 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$849
2020 Jan 20 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1049
2020 Jan 31 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$849
2020 Feb 10 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1049
2020 Feb 21 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$849
2020 Mar 02 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1049
2020 Mar 13 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$949
2020 Mar 23 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1079
2020 Apr 03 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$949
2020 Apr 13 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$999
2020 Apr 24 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$849