Serenade Of The Seas

Serenade Of The Seas current position

Serenade Of The Seas current location is at South Pacific Ocean (coordinates -24.32354 S / -159.15489 W) cruising at speed of 17.3 kn (32 km/h | 20 mph) en route to AKL NZ. The AIS position was reported 40 minutes ago.

All Itineraries Current Position

Current itinerary of Serenade Of The Seas

Serenade Of The Seas current cruise is 29 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Brisbane. Prices start from USD 3826 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 11 Feb, 2024 and ends on 11 Mar, 2024.

Date / TimePort
11 Feb 16:00    Departing from Los Angeles, Long Beach-San Pedro, California hotels
17 Feb 07:00 - 20:00    Hilo, Hawaii Island
18 Feb 08:00 - 18:00    Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Island
19 Feb - 20 Feb 07:00    Honolulu, Oahu Island Hawaii
25 Feb 09:00 - 20:00    Moorea Island, Society Islands French Polynesia
26 Feb 08:00 - 20:00    Papeete, Tahiti Island French Polynesia
04 Mar 06:00 - 21:00    Auckland, New Zealand
05 Mar 07:00 - 16:00    Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
08 Mar 09:00 - 23:59    Sydney, NSW Australia
09 Mar 08:00 - 18:00    Newcastle NSW, NSW Australia
11 Mar 07:00    Arriving in Brisbane, Queensland Australia hotels

Specifications of Serenade Of The Seas

Year of build2003  /  Age: 21
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
ClassRCI RADIANCE
Building costUSD 350 million
Engines (power)General Electric gas turbines (58 MW / 77779 hp)
Propulsion power44 MW / 59005 hp
Speed25 kn / 46 km/h / 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 Refurbishment2022
Sister-shipsBrilliance OTS, Jewel OTS, Radiance OTS
Christened byWhoopi Goldberg
OwnerRCG-Royal Caribbean Group (via RCCL-Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd)
OperatorRCI-Royal Caribbean International

Serenade Of The Seas Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Jan 23 19 days, one-way from Valparaiso-Santiago to Los Angeles Valparaiso-Santiago $1798
2024 Feb 11 29 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Brisbane Los Angeles $3826
2024 Mar 11 16 days, one-way from Brisbane to Hong Kong Brisbane $1246
2024 Mar 27 12 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Tianjin Hong Kong $1746
2024 Apr 08 16 days, one-way from Tianjin to Singapore Tianjin $1546
2024 Apr 24 15 days, one-way from Singapore to Dubai Singapore $1646
2024 May 09 18 days, one-way from Dubai to Piraeus-Athens Dubai $1646
2024 May 27 11 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Istanbul Piraeus-Athens $1046
2024 Jun 07 13 days, one-way from Istanbul to Ravenna Istanbul $1746
2024 Jun 20 11 days, one-way from Ravenna to Civitavecchia-Rome Ravenna $2087
2024 Jul 01 9 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Barcelona Civitavecchia-Rome $3686
2024 Jul 10 16 days, one-way from Barcelona to Southampton Barcelona $3324
2024 Jul 26 15 days, one-way from Southampton to Copenhagen Southampton $2746
2024 Aug 10 9 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Copenhagen $1913
2024 Aug 19 22 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Miami Amsterdam $2496
2024 Sep 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $321
2024 Sep 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $301
2024 Sep 27 9 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise Tampa $742
2024 Oct 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $401
2024 Oct 11 9 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $676
2024 Oct 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $391
2024 Oct 25 9 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise Tampa $726
2024 Nov 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $312
2024 Nov 08 9 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $684
2024 Nov 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $303
2024 Nov 22 9 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise Tampa $926
2024 Dec 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $340
2024 Dec 06 9 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $721
2024 Dec 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $349
2024 Dec 20 9 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise Tampa $1211
2024 Dec 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $684
2025 Jan 03 9 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $716
2025 Jan 12 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $341
2025 Jan 17 9 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise Tampa $836
2025 Jan 26 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $351
2025 Feb 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $361
2025 Feb 14 9 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise Tampa $836
2025 Feb 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $361
2025 Feb 28 9 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $756
2025 Mar 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Tampa $411
2025 Apr 13 16 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale $1476
2025 Apr 29 5 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver Los Angeles $351
2025 May 04 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Vancouver $646
2025 May 11 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Vancouver $706
2025 May 18 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Vancouver $596
2025 May 25 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Vancouver $610
2025 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Vancouver $676
2025 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Vancouver $846
2025 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Vancouver $736
2025 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Vancouver $776
2025 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Vancouver $866
2025 Jul 06 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Vancouver $893
2025 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Vancouver $876
2025 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Vancouver $896
2025 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Vancouver $846
2025 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Vancouver $946
2025 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Vancouver $826
2025 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Vancouver $806
2025 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Vancouver $846
2025 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Vancouver $796
2025 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Vancouver $741

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.

The vessel (IMO number 9228344) is currently Bahamas-flagged (MMSI 311492000) and registered in Nassau.

History - construction and ownership

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is a US passenger shipping company, trademarked travel brand, and subsidiary owned by Royal Caribbean Group (RCG/shipowner). RCI was established in 1968 and currently has over 1/5 of the worldwide cruise market. RCI also has RCG's largest fleet by both vessel number 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 Panama Canal's Panamax measurements. That also means that all Radiance-class boats can access pretty much any region of the world. These mid-sized ships offer plenty of options, from dining to entertainment, and have ~3 acres / 1,2 hectares of exterior glass, including glass-walled elevators 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 the ship'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 pm. 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 the 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 the 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 am, Breakfast between 7-11:30 am, Lunch 11:30-3:30 pm, and Dinner 6.30-9 pm)
  • 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 the 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 spinning bar), 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.

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); Crown Lounge (fka Diamond Club Lounge & Bar for past guests only); 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; 3 Jacuzzies; 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 Caribbean (homeporting in Fort Lauderdale) and Northern European voyages (Baltic Sea ports in Scandinavia and Russia), with Transatlantic repositioning crossings between Europe and Florida USA. 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 deployment (2021-2022 winter/October-March, with homeporting in Sydney NSW), followed by Alaska 2022 (from Vancouver BC) and Bahamas-Western Caribbean from Tampa FL (2022-2023). However, the Australian program was canceled and replaced with the Caribbean (4-5-day roundtrips from Tampa) to Mexico (Cozumel, Costa Maya) and Bahamas (Nassau, CocoCay).

In October 2021, RCI announced the company's first World Cruise (2023 December - 2024 Septe,ber), which is also Royal Caribbean's longest itinerary as well as one of the world's longest around-the-world voyages (274-night). Read more in the ship's Wiki section.

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Serenade OTS is one of Royal Caribbean's Radiance-class liners, with sisterships Brilliance, Jewel, Radiance.

Serenade was built at Meyer Werft's Papenburg Shipyard. The 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 voyage started on August 25th. The maiden season (2003) was based on 5-6-night roundtrips from New York to Canada and New England USA, then (in November) the ship was deployed in the Caribbean and homeported in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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.

Comic-Con Cruise 2025

Serenade OTS is RCI's first ship to host a Comic-Con - the annual event (by San Diego Comic-Con International (1970-inaugurated as "Golden State Comic Book Convention").

The special voyage (February 5-9, 2025, roundtrip from Tampa Florida) is a full-ship charter by Entertainment Cruise Productions (Clayton Missouri-based company) specializing in themed voyages.

The industry's first Comic-Con cruise ship experience will feature various small group events (including Q&A sessions, trivia, fun contests), video gaming competitions, parties (dancing, karaoke, cosplay/costume play, DJs).

When the announcement was made (in July 2023) prices (per person) varied between US$990 (interior cabin) and US$5620 (Royal Suite) with double occupancy, while single occupancy was US$1240 (interior).

World Cruise 2023-2024 (RCI's first around-the-world voyage)

In October 2021, RCI announced the company's first World Cruise, which is also Royal Caribbean's longest itinerary as well as one of the world's longest around-the-world voyages.

The 274-night itinerary (themed "Ultimate World Cruise"/December 10, 2023, through September 10, 2024) scheduled for Serenade OTS is roundtrip from Miami and visits 150 ports and islands (57 new for RCI) in 65 countries (7 continents).

Prices started at US$60,000 per person (double occupancy) inclusive of Business Class flights, Pre-Cruise Hotel (5-star/overnight), Premium Transportation (transfers airport-hotel-ship), onboard gratuities. Loyalty program's Platinum and above members received as bonus perks a Shore Excursion Package (7x guided land tours), Deluxe Beverage Package, free Wi-Fi Internet (VOOM Surf & Stream), free laundry (Wash & Fold services).

The next table shows the original itinerary, with some of its ports later substituted due to the Red Sea crisis (Houthi attacks on marine vessels).

DatePort
Dec 10Miami, Florida
Dec 11CocoCay, Bahamas
Dec 13Cozumel, Mexico
Dec 16Oranjestad, Aruba
Dec 17Willemstad, Curacao
Dec 18Kralendijk, Bonaire
Dec 20Bridgetown, Barbados
Dec 21St George's, Grenada
Dec 23Devil's Island, French Guiana
Dec 26Fortaleza, Brazil
Dec 28Recife, Brazil
Dec 31-Jan 1 (overnight)Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jan 4Montevideo, Uruguay
Jan 5-6 (overnight)Buenos Aires, Argentina
Jan 9Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Jan 11Port Stanley, Falkland Islands UK
Jan 14Gerlache Strait, Antarctica
Jan 15Paradise Bay, Elephant Island Antarctica
Jan 16Cape Horn, Chile
Jan 17-18 (overnight)Ushuaia, Argentina
Jan 19Punta Arenas, Chile
Jan 20Magellan Straits
Jan 21Scenic Cruising Chilean Fjords
Jan 23Valparaiso-Santiago, Chile
Jan 24Coquimbo-La Serena, Chile
Jan 26Arica, Chile
Jan 28Puerto San Martin-Pisco, Peru
Jan 29-30 (overnight)Calao-Lima, Peru
Feb 1Manta, Ecuador
Feb 3Puerto Caldera-Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Feb 4San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
Feb 8Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Feb 10Ensenada, Mexico
Feb 11Los Angeles, California
Feb 17Lahaina, Hawaii
Feb 18Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Feb 19Honolulu, Hawaii
Feb 25Moorea, French Polynesia
Feb 26Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Mar 4Auckland, New Zealand
Mar 5Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Mar 8Sydney, NSW Australia
Mar 9Newcastle, NSW Australia
Mar 11Brisbane, QLD Australia
Mar 13Airlie Beach, QLD Australia
Mar 14Cairns, QLD Australia
Mar 19Lembar, Lombok Indonesia
Mar 20Benoa, Bali Indonesia
Mar 24Manila, Philippines
Mar 25Subic Bay, Philippines
Mar 27-28 (overnight)Hong Kong, China
Mar 30Taipei, Taiwan
Mar 31Ishigaki, Japan
Apr 1Okinawa, Japan
Apr 3Busan, Korea
Apr 4Jeju Island, Korea
Apr 5Seoul, Korea
Apr 7-8 (overnight)Beijing, China
Apr 10Nagasaki, Japan
Apr 11Kagoshima, Japan
Apr 13-14 (overnight)Tokyo, Japan
Apr 15Shimizu, Japan
Apr 16Osaka, Japan
Apr 21Nha Trang, Vietnam
Apr 22Saigon, Vietnam
Apr 24Singapore
Apr 25Port Klang-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Apr 26Penang, Malaysia
Apr 29Hambantota, Sri Lanka
Apr 30Colombo, Sri Lanka
May 1Cochin, India
May 3Goa, India
May 4-5 (overnight)Mumbai, India
May 8Abu Dhabi, UAE
May 9Dubai, UAE
May 12Salalah, Oman
May 17Aqaba-Petra, Jordan
May 18Safaga, Egypt
May 19Suez Canal
May 20Transit Suez Canal-Cruise Only
May 21-22 (overnight)Alexandria-Cairo, Egypt
May 23-24 (overnight)Ashdod-Jerusalem, Israel
May 25Limassol, Cyprus
May 26-27 (overnight)Piraeus-Athens, Greece
May 28Kusadasi-Ephesus, Turkey
May 30Burgas, Bulgaria
May 31-Jun 1 (overnight)Constanta-Bucharest, Romania
Jun 2Varna, Bulgaria
Jun 4Trabzon, Turkey
Jun 6-7 (overnight)Istanbul, Turkey
Jun 9Thessaloniki, Greece
Jun 10Chios, Greece
Jun 11Bodrum, Turkey
Jun 12Rhodes Island, Greece
Jun 13Mykonos Island, Greece
Jun 14Santorini Island, Greece
Jun 15Chania, Crete Island Greece
Jun 16Katakolon-Olympia, Greece
Jun 17Corfu, Greece
Jun 18Bari, Italy
Jun 19-20 (overnight)Venice, Italy
Jun 21Trieste, Italy
Jun 22Koper, Slovenia
Jun 23Zadar, Croatia
Jun 24Split, Croatia
Jun 25Dubrovnik, Croatia
Jun 26Kotor, Montenegro
Jun 28Valletta, Malta
Jun 29Catania, Sicily Island Italy
Jun 30Naples, Italy
Jul 1Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy
Jul 2Carrara-Florence/Pisa, Italy
Jul 3Portofino, Italy
Jul 4Ajaccio, Corsica Island France
Jul 5Cannes, France
Jul 6Nice, France
Jul 7Toulon, France
Jul 8Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Spain
Jul 9-10 (overnight)Barcelona, Spain
Jul 11Valencia, Spain
Jul 12Cartagena, Spain
Jul 13Malaga, Spain
Jul 14Casablanca, Morocco
Jul 15Agadir, Morocco
Jul 17Lisbon, Portugal
Jul 18Leixoes-Oporto, Portugal
Jul 19Vigo, Spain
Jul 21Cobh-Cork, Ireland
Jul 23Cherbourg, France
Jul 24-25 (overnight)Le Havre-Paris, France
Jul 26Southampton, England UK
Jul 27Zeebrugge-Bruges, Belgium
Jul 29Skagen, Denmark
Jul 30Warnemunde-Berlin, Germany
Aug 1Riga, Latvia
Aug 2Tallinn, Estonia
Aug 3Helsinki, Finland
Aug 4-5 (overnight)Stockholm, Sweden
Aug 6Visby, Sweden
Aug 7Klaipeda, Lithuania
Aug 8Ronne, Bornholm Island Denmark
Aug 9Kiel, Germany
Aug 10Copenhagen, Denmark
Aug 11Aarhus, Denmark
Aug 12Oslo, Norway
Aug 13Kristiansand, Norway
Aug 14Haugesund, Norway
Aug 15Olden, Norway
Aug 16Alesund, Norway
Aug 17Bergen, Norway
Aug 19Amsterdam, Holland
Aug 23-24 (overnight)Reykjavik, Iceland
Aug 26Qaqortoq, Greenland
Aug 28Nuuk, Greenland
Aug 31St John's, Newfoundland Canada
Sep 3-4 (overnight)NYC, New York
Sep 6King's Wharf, Bermuda
Sep 9CocoCay, Bahamas
Sep 10Miami, Florida

Shorter itineraries/world cruise segments included:

  • 64-day (Dec 10 - Feb 11) "Round the Horn: Americas and Antarctica Expedition" itinerary visits 36 ports/islands, 3 continents, and destinations in the Caribbean, Central and South America, Cape Horn, Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro (New Year's Eve overnight), Los Angeles (overnight).
  • 87-day (Feb 11 - May 9) "Wonders of Asia and the Pacific Expedition" itinerary visits 40 ports/islands, 3 continents, and destinations in North America (Hawaii), Oceania (French Polynesia), New Zealand, Australia, Asia (Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, Japan).
  • 63-day (May 9 - July 10) "Middle East Treasures and Marvels of the Med Expedition" itinerary visits 44 ports, 3 continents, and destinations in Arabia (Dubai, Jordan), Africa (Egypt), Mediterranean (Turkey, Greece, Italy, France, Spain), Adriatic (Croatia).
  • 63-day (July 10 - Sept 10) "Capitals of Culture" itinerary visits 40 ports, 3 continents and destinations in the Mediterranean (Spain, Morocco), Baltic (Russia/St Petersburg, Norway), with the Transatlantic crossing from Europe to the USA (via Iceland and NYC New York) ending in PortMiami.

The Balcony stateroom cost USD 75,000 ($136 pp per day), the 4-passenger Royal Suite cost USD 760,000. ~70% of the ship was booked within the first week. Full-paid early bookings (made by January 6, 2023) receive a 10% discount. Additional costs include taxes-fees-port charges (USD 4667 USD pp).

The above-listed itinerary segments were open for booking on Feb 10, 2022. In April 2023 were open for booking more segments:

  • 26-day (Dec 10, 2023 - Jan 5, 2024) "Ultimate Caribbean and South America" itinerary (Miami to Buenos Aires) visits CocoCay Bahamas, Cozumel Mexico, Oranjestad Aruba, Willemstad Curacao, Kralendijk Bonaire, Bridgetown Barbados, St George Grenada, Cayenne (Devil Island French Guiana), Brazil (Fortaleza, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana) and Montevideo Uruguay.
  • 18-day (Jan 5-23) "Ultimate South America and Antarctica" itinerary (Buenos Aires to Valparaiso-Santiago) visits Puerto Madryn Argentina, Port Stanley Falklands, Antarctica (Gerlache Strait, Paradise Bay, Schollaert Channel, Elephant Island), Cape Horn Chile, Ushuaia Argentina, Punta Arenas Chile, Magellan Straits, Chilean Fjords.
  • 19-day (Jan 23 - Feb 11) "Ultimate Central and South America" itinerary (Valparaiso-Santiago to Los Angeles) visits ports in Chile (Coquimbo-La Serena, Arica), Peru (Pisco-Machu Picchu, Callao-Lima), Ecuador (Manta), Costa Rica (Puntarenas), Nicaragua (San Juan del Sur) and Mexico (Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada).
  • 29-day (Feb 11 - Mar 11) "Ultimate Hawaii, Tahiti and Australia" itinerary (Los Angeles to Brisbane) visits ports in Hawaii USA (Maui-Lahaina), Hawaii-Kailua Kona, Oahu-Honolulu), French Polynesia (Moorea, Papeete Tahiti), New Zealand (Auckland, Russel-Bay of Islands) and NSW Australia (Sydney, Newcastle).
  • 16-day (Mar 11-27) "Ultimate Australia and Southeast Asia" itinerary (Brisbane to Hong Kong China) visits ports in Queensland Australia (Airlie Beach, Cairns), Indonesia (Lombok, Benoa) and The Philippines (Manila, Subic Bay-Luzon).
  • 12-day (Mar 27 - Apr 8) "Ultimate China, Japan and South Korea" itinerary (Hong Kong to Tianjin-Beijing China) visits ports in Taiwan China (Keelung-Taipei), Japan (Ishigaki, Naha) and South Korea (Busan, Jeju Island, Incheon-Seoul).
  • 16-day (Apr 8-24) "Ultimate Japan, Vietnam and Singapore" itinerary (Beijing to Singapore) visits ports in Japan (Nagasaki, Kagoshima, Yokohama-Tokyo, Shimizu, Osaka-Kyoto) and Vietnam (Nha Trang, Phu My-Saigon).
  • 15-day (Apr 24 - May 9) "Ultimate India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia" itinerary (Singapore to Dubai) visits ports in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang-Kuala Lumpur, Penang), Sri Lanka (Hambantota, Colombo), India (Cochin, Mormugao-Goa, Mumbai) and UAE (Abu Dhabi).
  • 18-day (May 9-27) "Ultimate Jordan, Egypt and Israel" itinerary (Dubai to Piraeus-Athens Greece) visits Salalah Oman, Aqaba-Petra Jordan, Safaga Egypt, Suez Canal (transit), Alexandria Egypt, Ashdod-Jerusalem Israel, Limassol Cyprus Greece.
  • 11-day (May 27 - Jun 7) "Ultimate Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey" Black Sea itinerary (Piraeus-Athens to Istanbul) visits Kusadasi-Ephesus Turkey, Burgas Bulgaria, Constanta Romania, Varna Bulgaria, Trabzon Turkey
  • 13-day (Jun 7-20) "Ultimate Greece, Turkey and Italy" itinerary (Istanbul to Ravenna-Venice) visits ports in Greece (Thessaloniki, Chios Island), Turkey (Bodrum), Greece (Rhodes Island, Mykonos Island, Santorini Island, Chania-Souda, Crete Island, Katakolon-Olympia, Corfu Island) and Italy (Bari).
  • 11-day (Jun 20 - Jul 1) "Ultimate Italy, Croatia and Malta" Adriatic Sea itinerary (Ravenna-Venice and Civitavecchia-Rome) visits Trieste Italy, Koper Slovenia, Croatia (Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik), Kotor Montenegro, Valletta Malta, Italy (Catania Sicily, Naples).
  • 9-day (Jul 1-10) "Ultimate Italy, France and Spain" itinerary (Civitavecchia-Rome to Barcelona) visits ports in Italy (Carrara-Florence/Pisa, Portofino), France (Ajaccio Corsica, Cannes, Villefranche-Nice, Toulon) and Balearic Spain (Palma de Mallorca).
  • 16-day (Jul 10-26) "Ultimate Spain, Morocco and France" itinerary (Barcelona to Southampton England UK) visits ports in Spain (Valencia, Cartagena, Malaga), Morocco (Casablanca-Marrakesh, Agadir), Portugal (Lisbon, Leixoes-Oporto), Spain (Vigo), Ireland (Cobh-Cork), France (Cherbourg, Le Havre-Paris).
  • 15-day (Jul 26 - Aug 10) "Ultimate Denmark, Germany and Sweden" Baltic Sea itinerary (Southampton to Copenhagen Denmark) visits Xeebruge-Bruges/Brussels Belgium, Skagen Denmark, Warnemunde-Berlin Germany, Riga Latvia, Tallinn Estonia, Helsinki Finland, Sweden (Stockholm, Visby), Klaipeda Lithuania, Ronne Denmark, Kiel Germany.
  • 9-day (Aug 10-19) "Ultimate Norwegian Fjords" itinerary (Copenhagen to Amsterdam Holland) visits Aarhus Denmark and ports in Norway (Oslo, Kristiansand, Haugesund, Olden, Alesund, Bergen).
  • 22-day (Aug 19 - Sep 10) "Ultimate Iceland, Greenland and Caribbean" Transatlantic itinerary (Amsterdam to Miami) visits Reykjavik Iceland, Greenland (Qaqortoq, Nuuk), St Johns Newfoundland Canada, NYC New York, King's Wharf Bermuda, CocoCay Bahamas.

Ultimate World Cruise itinerary change (2024)

In February 2024, RCI allowed the Ultimate World Cruise passengers (including those booked on the affected segments) to vote on the itinerary changes necessitated by the Red Sea crisis.

The company offered two route change options - "Immersive Africa" and "Africa & Greece".

"Immersive Africa" itinerary (option 1)
  • (May 9) Dubai (UAE)
  • (May 10-13) at sea
  • (May 14) Victoria (Mahe Island, Seychelles)
  • (May 15) La Digue Island (Seychelles)
  • (May 16) at sea
  • (May 17: Antsiranana/Diego Suarez (Madagascar)
  • (May 18) at sea
  • (May 19: Port Louis (Mauritius)
  • (May 20) Pointe Des Galets Cape (Reunion Island)
  • (May 21-23) at sea
  • (May 24) Port Elizabeth (South Africa)
  • (May 25) Mossel Bay (South Africa)
  • (May 26-27) Cape Town (South Africa)
  • (May 28) at sea
  • (May 29) Luderitz (Namibia)
  • (May 30) Walvis Bay (Namibia)
  • (May 31-June 1) at sea
  • (June 2) Luanda (Angola)
  • (June 3-4) at sea
  • (June 5) Takoradi (Ghana)
  • (June 6) Abidjan (Ivory Coast)
  • (June 7-8) at sea
  • (June 9) Dakar (Senegal)
  • (June 10-11) at sea
  • (June 12: Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands Spain)
  • (June 13) at sea
  • (June 14) Gibraltar UK
  • (June 14-16) at sea
  • (June 17) Corfu Island Greece
  • (June 18) Bari (Italy)
  • (June 19-20/overnight) Ravenna/Venice (Italy)
"Africa & Greece" itinerary (option 2)
  • (May 9) Dubai
  • (May 10-13) at sea
  • (May 14) Victoria/Mahe Seychelles)
  • (May 15-20) at sea
  • (May 21-22/overnight) Cape Town
  • (May 23-31) at sea
  • (June 1) Tenerife Canaries
  • (June 2-6) at sea
  • (June 7) Istanbul (Turkey)
  • (June 8) at sea
  • (June 9-10/overnight) Alexandria-Cairo (Egypt)
  • (June 11) at sea
  • (June 12) Piraeus-Athens (Greece)
  • (June 13) Mykonos Island Greece
  • (June 14) Santorini Island Greece
  • (June 15) Chania-Souda (Crete Island Greece)
  • (June 16) Katakolon-Olympia (Greece)
  • (June 17) Corfu
  • (June 18: Bari
  • (June 19-20/overnight) Ravenna-Venice

Serenade OTS refurbishments review

The list of deckplan changes after drydock refurbishment 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 VIP dining)
  • Nursery
  • upgraded Centrum Atrium 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.

The last drydock (in 2022) included mainly routine maintenance works (hull cleaning and painting, mechanical/machinery inspections and upgrades), outdoor spaces renovations (sundeck, swimming pools), recarpeting of all indoor public areas (hallways, bars, lounges).