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Serenade Of The Seas

Serenade Of The Seas Review and Specifications

Specifications of Serenade Of The Seas

Year built2003  /  Age : 16
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
Sister-shipsBrilliance OTS, Jewel OTS, Radiance OTS
Christened byWhoopi Goldberg

Current itinerary / position of Serenade Of The Seas

Serenade Of The Seas current cruise is 6 days, round-trip Country Cruising. The itinerary starts on 12 Nov, 2019 and ends on 18 Nov, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
12 Nov 16:00    Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida hotels
13 Nov 08:00 - 19:00    Key West, Florida
15 Nov 10:00 - 19:00    Belize City
16 Nov 10:00 - 19:00    Cozumel, Mexico
18 Nov 07:00    Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida hotels

Review of Serenade Of The Seas

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

History - construction and ownership

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is a 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 numbers 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

Serenade Of The Seas has a total of 1075 cabins (of which 60 Suites, 517 Balcony rooms) in 24 grades. Most of the Serenade of the Seas staterooms are 160-190-sq.foot balcony rooms and 160-sq.foot insides (249). 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 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.

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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.

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
2019 Oct 27 12 days, one-way from Boston to Fort Lauderdale Boston
2019 Nov 08 4 days, round-trip Flogging Mollys Salty Dog Cruise Fort Lauderdale
2019 Nov 12 6 days, round-trip Country Cruising Fort Lauderdale
2019 Nov 18 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $798
2019 Nov 29 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $499
2019 Dec 09 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $831
2019 Dec 20 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale $1231
2019 Dec 30 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale $1181
2020 Jan 10 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $698
2020 Jan 20 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1781
2020 Jan 31 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $898
2020 Feb 10 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1507
2020 Feb 21 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $998
2020 Mar 02 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1506
2020 Mar 13 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $798
2020 Mar 23 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $998
2020 Apr 03 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $749
2020 Apr 13 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1405
2020 Apr 24 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $798
2020 May 04 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to San Diego Fort Lauderdale $1592
2020 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Vancouver $898
2020 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Vancouver $839
2020 Aug 09 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Vancouver $629
2020 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Vancouver $798
2020 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Vancouver $928
2020 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Vancouver $798
2020 Sep 06 11 days, one-way from Vancouver to Honolulu Vancouver $1575
2020 Sep 17 18 days, one-way from Honolulu to Sydney Honolulu $1979
2020 Oct 20 10 days, round-trip Queensland Sydney $1055
2020 Oct 30 11 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $1056
2020 Nov 10 11 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $930
2020 Nov 21 10 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $845
2020 Dec 01 11 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $846
2020 Dec 12 5 days, round-trip Tasmania Sydney $461
2020 Dec 17 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Holiday Sydney $1427
2020 Dec 30 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Holiday Sydney $1273
2021 Jan 12 9 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $958
2021 Jan 21 10 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $873
2021 Jan 31 10 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $768
2021 Feb 10 5 days, round-trip Tasmania Sydney $510
2021 Feb 15 16 days, one-way from Sydney to Fremantle Sydney $1720
2021 Mar 03 18 days, one-way from Fremantle to Sydney Fremantle $1945
2021 Mar 21 10 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $957
2021 Mar 31 8 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $831
2021 Apr 08 9 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $902
2021 Apr 17 18 days, one-way from Sydney to Honolulu Sydney $1650

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