Serenade Of The Seas

Serenade Of The Seas current position

Serenade Of The Seas current location is at North West Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 25.38133 N / -77.39400 W) cruising at speed of 16 kn (30 kph/ 18 mph) en route to NASSAU. The AIS position was reported 9 minutes ago.

All Itineraries Current Position

Current itinerary of Serenade Of The Seas

Serenade Of The Seas current cruise is 5 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise. Prices start from USD 346 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 16 Oct, 2021 and ends on 21 Oct, 2021.

Date / TimePort
16 Oct 16:00    Departing from Tampa, Florida hotels
18 Oct 08:00 - 21:00    Nassau, Bahamas, New Providence Island
19 Oct 07:00 - 17:00    Coco Cay, Bahamas, Royal Caribbean
21 Oct 07:00    Arriving in Tampa, Florida hotels

Specifications of Serenade Of The Seas

Year built2003  /  Age: 18
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
Passengers2148 - 2578
Crew859
Passengers-to-space ratio35
Decks13
Cabins1074
Decks with cabins7
Last Refurbishment2017
Sister-shipsBrilliance OTS, Jewel OTS, Radiance OTS
Christened byWhoopi Goldberg
RCI-Royal Caribbean International Coronavirus update

Serenade Of The Seas Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Oct 01 13 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Miami Los Angeles $1198
2021 Oct 16 5 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Tampa $346
2021 Oct 21 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $267
2021 Oct 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $317
2021 Oct 30 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $266
2021 Nov 04 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1071
2021 Nov 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $376
2021 Nov 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $317
2021 Nov 18 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $277
2021 Nov 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $611
2021 Nov 27 5 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Tampa $266
2021 Dec 02 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $761
2021 Dec 06 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $681
2021 Dec 10 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $217
2021 Dec 14 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $256
2021 Dec 18 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $471
2021 Dec 24 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $852
2021 Dec 31 8 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Cruise Tampa $922
2022 Jan 08 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $3837
2022 Jan 15 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $524
2022 Jan 22 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $424
2022 Jan 29 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $435
2022 Feb 05 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $2264
2022 Feb 12 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $415
2022 Feb 19 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $424
2022 Feb 26 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $405
2022 Mar 05 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $484
2022 May 01 7 days, round-trip Multi Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $726
2022 May 08 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $424
2022 May 15 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $551
2022 May 22 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $786
2022 May 29 7 days, round-trip Multi Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $574
2022 Jun 05 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $1977
2022 Jun 12 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $907
2022 Jun 19 7 days, round-trip Multi Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $664
2022 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip Multi Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $523
2022 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $664
2022 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $964
2022 Jul 17 7 days, round-trip Multi Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $700
2022 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip Multi Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $964
2022 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $1936
2022 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $864
2022 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Multi Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $746
2022 Aug 21 7 days, round-trip Multi Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $894
2022 Aug 28 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $811
2022 Sep 04 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $533
2022 Sep 11 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $464
2022 Sep 18 7 days, round-trip Multi Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $1777
2022 Sep 25 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Los Angeles Vancouver $764
2022 Oct 02 13 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Tampa Los Angeles $1649
2022 Oct 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $434
2022 Oct 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $476
2022 Oct 25 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $424
2022 Oct 29 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $521
2022 Nov 05 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1064
2022 Nov 12 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $700
2022 Nov 19 7 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Tampa $573
2022 Nov 26 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1084
2022 Dec 03 7 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Tampa $534
2022 Dec 10 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $494
2022 Dec 17 7 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Tampa $781
2022 Dec 24 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $794
2022 Dec 31 7 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Tampa $1024
2023 Jan 07 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1309
2023 Jan 14 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $346
2023 Jan 18 10 days, round-trip West Caribbean The Americas Tampa $810
2023 Jan 28 7 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Tampa $552
2023 Feb 04 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $897
2023 Feb 11 7 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Tampa $711
2023 Feb 18 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $821
2023 Feb 22 10 days, round-trip West Caribbean The Americas Tampa $966
2023 Mar 04 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $682
2023 Mar 11 7 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Tampa $1022
2023 Mar 18 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1339
2023 Mar 25 7 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Tampa $631
2023 Apr 01 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $501
2023 Apr 08 7 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Tampa $1569
2023 Apr 15 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $601
2023 Apr 22 7 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Tampa $631
2023 Apr 29 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $818

Serenade Of The Seas Review

Review of Serenade Of The Seas

The 2003-built Serenade of the Seas cruise ship is the 3rd Radiance-class Royal Caribbean Royal Caribbean liner, with sisterships Jewel OTS, Radiance OTS, Brilliance OTS.

History - construction and ownership

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is a US passenger shipping company, trademarked travel 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 numbers of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). All RCI liners have names ending with "of the Seas".

Serenade Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

The 2500-passenger ship Serenade OTS 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.

Decks and Cabins

Serenade Of The Seas staterooms (1074 total, in 32 grades) include 61 Suites, 517 Balcony, 247 Oceanviews, 249 Inside (3 Single). Most cabins are sized 165-190 ft2 (15-18 m2). Most cabin balconies are sized 45 ft2 (4 m2). The smallest is Studio Interior (110 ft2 / 10 m2). The largest is Royal Suite (1000 ft2 / 93 m2 plus 105 ft2 / 10 m2 terrace). Wheelchair-accessible cabins are 19.

The boat has 13 decks, of which 12 are passenger-accessible and 8 with cabins.

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 an 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 favourites 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 speciality restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • Giovanni’s Table (Italian speciality restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • Chefs Table (12-seat gourmet dining room)
  • Park Cafe (deli restaurant; complimentary - serves the Solarium area)
  • Izumi (Asian speciality restaurant)
  • Rita’s Cantina (84-seat Mexican speciality 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.

Additional amenities include Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Supervised Youth program, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.

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 speciality 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, jewellery, logo souvenirs, General Store/alcohol and cigarettes)
  • Casino Royale (258-seat)
  • Royal Caribbean Online centre (Internet computers room; 24-hour)
  • Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center; 3 jacuzzis; 2 pools
  • 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.

Itineraries

Serenade of the Seas itinerary program was based on homeporting in Fort Lauderdale FL and voyages in Northern Europe (Baltic Sea ports in Scandinavia and Russia), with Transatlantic repositioning crossings between Europe and Florida. The ship also operated Fall Foliage voyages (to Canada and New England) from NYC/Bayonne.

Following the Coronavirus crisis, in 2021 Serenade OTS restarted services on July 19, with an Alaskan cruise roundtrip from homeport Seattle WA. The 7-day Alaska Glacier itinerary included as destinations/call ports Sitka, Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Ketchikan, as well as Tracy Arm Fjord (Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier). Serenade became the industry’s first liner to resume operations in Alaska and RCI's second to restart services in the USA (after Freedom OTS from PortMiami /July 2).

After the Alaskan season, for Serenade OTS was scheduled an Australia-New Zealand season (2021-2022 winter/October-March, with homeporting in Sydney NSW), followed by Alaska 2022 (homeporting in Vancouver BC) and Bahamas-Western Caribbean from Tampa FL (2022-2023).

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Serenade is one of Royal Caribbean's Radiance-class liners, with sisterships BrillianceJewelRadiance. Serenade was completed in 2003 - built by Meyer Werft (Papenburg Shipyard). Vessel's godmother was the always charmingly smiling Whoopi Goldberg (US actress, Oscar winner). The naming ceremony was held in NYC on August 22, 2003. The inaugural cruise (maiden voyage) started on August 25.

All Radiance-Class ships were 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.

Serenade OTS refurbishment 2012 review

The list of deckplan changes after ship's drydock refurbishment in 2012 included:

  • upgraded cabin amenities (flat TVs, bathrooms with shower floors)
  • Jumbotron (huge poolside LED screen for movies / located close to the main pool on Lido Deck)
  • new lounges (“Diamond” and “Concierge”)
  • new gourmet dining options at an additional charge (“Giovanni’s Table”/Italian Trattoria, “Izumi”/Asian, “Rita’s Cantina”/Mexican, “Chef’s Table”/5-course dining)
  • Nursery
  • upgraded “Centrum” entertainment options (acrobatic shows, LED screens)
  • “R Bar” (retro 1960s-themed, replacing the old Lobby Bar), “Vintages” Bar (wine), an English pub
  • Wi-Fi coverage was upgraded to shipwide.
  • Digital signage boards were installed.

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