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Serenade Of The Seas

Serenade Of The Seas Review and Specifications

Specifications of Serenade Of The Seas

Year built2003  /  Age : 17
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 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise. Prices start from USD 1271 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 10 Feb, 2020 and ends on 21 Feb, 2020.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
10 Feb 16:00    Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida hotels
13 Feb 08:00 - 17:00    Ponce, Puerto Rico, Caja de Muertos Island
14 Feb 08:00 - 17:00    Basseterre, Port Zante, St Kitts Island
15 Feb 08:00 - 17:00    Castries, St Lucia Island
16 Feb 08:00 - 17:00    St Georges, Grenada
17 Feb 07:00 - 16:00    Bridgetown, Barbados
18 Feb 09:00 - 17:00    St Johns, Antigua
21 Feb 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
2020 Jan 31 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale
2020 Feb 10 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1271
2020 Feb 21 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1099
2020 Mar 02 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1249
2020 Mar 13 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1147
2020 Mar 23 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1053
2020 Apr 03 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $883
2020 Apr 13 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $1309
2020 Apr 24 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale $962
2020 May 04 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to San Diego Fort Lauderdale
2020 May 19 7 days, one-way from San Diego to Vancouver San Diego $1219
2020 May 26 5 days, round-trip Alaska Getaway Cruise Vancouver $599
2020 May 31 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $1049
2020 Jun 07 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $1049
2020 Jun 14 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $1249
2020 Jun 21 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $1100
2020 Jun 28 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $1149
2020 Jul 05 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $1099
2020 Jul 12 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $1299
2020 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $1099
2020 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $1199
2020 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $1199
2020 Aug 09 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $1149
2020 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $1149
2020 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $1049
2020 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $1098
2020 Sep 06 11 days, one-way from Vancouver to Honolulu Vancouver $1994
2020 Sep 17 8 days, one-way from Honolulu to Bora Bora Island Honolulu $15577
2020 Oct 05 8 days, round-trip Cruisin Country 2020 Sydney
2020 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip Bravo Cruise Of Performing Arts 2020 Sydney
2020 Oct 20 10 days, round-trip Queensland Cruise Sydney $1211
2020 Oct 30 11 days, round-trip New Zealand Cruise Sydney $1283
2020 Nov 10 11 days, round-trip New Zealand Cruise Sydney $1295
2020 Nov 21 10 days, round-trip New Zealand Cruise Sydney $1306
2020 Dec 01 11 days, round-trip New Zealand Cruise Sydney $963
2020 Dec 12 5 days, round-trip Tasmania Cruise Sydney $524
2020 Dec 17 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Holiday Cruise Sydney $1705
2020 Dec 30 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Holiday Cruise Sydney $1577
2021 Jan 12 9 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise Sydney $1075
2021 Jan 21 10 days, round-trip New Zealand Cruise Sydney $992
2021 Jan 31 10 days, round-trip New Zealand Cruise Sydney $914
2021 Feb 10 5 days, round-trip Tasmania Cruise Sydney $552
2021 Feb 15 16 days, one-way from Sydney to Fremantle Sydney $2272
2021 Mar 03 18 days, one-way from Fremantle to Sydney Fremantle $2646
2021 Mar 21 10 days, round-trip New Zealand Cruise Sydney $1102
2021 Mar 31 8 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $1014
2021 Apr 08 9 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise Sydney $1047
2021 Apr 17 19 days, one-way from Sydney to Honolulu Sydney $2064
2021 May 05 11 days, one-way from Honolulu to Vancouver Honolulu $1268
2021 May 16 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $719
2021 May 23 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $759
2021 May 30 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $778
2021 Jun 06 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $819
2021 Jun 13 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $899
2021 Jun 20 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $929
2021 Jun 27 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $949
2021 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $949
2021 Jul 11 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $949
2021 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $949
2021 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $949
2021 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $929
2021 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $929
2021 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $879
2021 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $799
2021 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $789
2021 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $778
2021 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Cruise Vancouver $699

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