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
Christened byWhoopi Goldberg

Current itinerary of Serenade Of The Seas

Serenade Of The Seas current cruise is 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean, themed as "Easter". The itinerary starts on 15 Apr, 2019 and ends on 26 Apr, 2019.

Date / TimePort
15 Apr 16:00      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
18 Apr 08:00 - 23:59     Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles   
19 Apr 08:00 - 20:00     Willemstad, Curacao Island, Dutch Antilles   
20 Apr 08:00 - 18:00     Kralendijk, Bonaire Island, Dutch Antilles   
22 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Castries, St Lucia Island   
23 Apr 07:00 - 16:00     St Johns, Antigua   
26 Apr 07:00      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   

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

Serenade Of The Seas has a total of 1075 cabins (of which 60 Suites, 517 Balcony rooms) in 24 grades. Most 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 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.

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 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 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.

Serenade Of The Seas wiki

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 Of The Seas 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 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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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 Mar 25 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1039
2019 Apr 05 10 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale
2019 Apr 15 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale
2019 Apr 26 16 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Copenhagen Fort Lauderdale
2019 May 12 7 days, round-trip Scandinavia & Russia Copenhagen $781
2019 May 19 7 days, round-trip Scandinavia & Russia Copenhagen
2019 May 26 7 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords Copenhagen $780
2019 Jun 02 7 days, round-trip Scandinavia & Russia Copenhagen
2019 Jun 09 11 days, round-trip Arctic Circle Copenhagen $1799
2019 Jun 20 10 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen $2399
2019 Jun 30 7 days, round-trip Scandinavia & Russia Stockholm
2019 Jul 07 7 days, round-trip Scandinavia & Russia Stockholm $2282
2019 Jul 14 7 days, round-trip Scandinavia & Russia Stockholm $1474
2019 Jul 21 7 days, round-trip Scandinavia & Russia Stockholm $930
2019 Jul 28 13 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen Stockholm $1781
2019 Aug 10 8 days, round-trip Scandinavia & Russia Copenhagen
2019 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords Copenhagen $2335
2019 Aug 25 16 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Boston Copenhagen $4208
2019 Sep 10 5 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $786
2019 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip Canada & New England Boston $901
2019 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $880
2019 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip Canada & New England Boston $830
2019 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip Canada & New England Boston $849
2019 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $811
2019 Oct 20 7 days, round-trip Canada & New England Boston $758
2019 Oct 27 12 days, one-way from Boston to Fort Lauderdale Boston $949
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 $1051
2019 Nov 29 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $815
2019 Dec 09 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1084
2019 Dec 20 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale $1319
2019 Dec 30 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale $1265
2020 Jan 10 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $869
2020 Jan 20 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1319
2020 Jan 31 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $920
2020 Feb 10 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1208
2020 Feb 21 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $881
2020 Mar 02 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1137
2020 Mar 13 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $941
2020 Mar 23 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1081
2020 Apr 03 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $869
2020 Apr 13 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1192
2020 Apr 24 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $891
2020 May 04 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to San Diego Fort Lauderdale $1951
2020 May 19 7 days, one-way from San Diego to Vancouver San Diego $629
2020 May 26 5 days, round-trip Alaska Getaway Vancouver $719
2020 May 31 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Vancouver $823
2020 Jun 07 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Vancouver $838
2020 Jun 14 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Vancouver $902
2020 Jun 21 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Vancouver $930
2020 Jun 28 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Vancouver $951
2020 Jul 05 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Vancouver $961
2020 Jul 12 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Vancouver $951
2020 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Vancouver $951
2020 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Vancouver $951
2020 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Vancouver $930
2020 Aug 09 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Vancouver $930
2020 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Vancouver $881
2020 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Vancouver $804
2020 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Experience Vancouver $749
2020 Sep 06 11 days, one-way from Vancouver to Honolulu Vancouver $958
2020 Sep 17 18 days, one-way from Honolulu to Sydney Honolulu $1492
2020 Oct 20 10 days, round-trip Queensland Sydney $779
2020 Oct 30 11 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $862
2020 Nov 10 11 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $914
2020 Nov 21 10 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $847
2020 Dec 01 11 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $899
2020 Dec 12 5 days, round-trip Tasmania Sydney $434
2020 Dec 17 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Holiday Sydney $1552
2020 Dec 30 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Holiday Sydney $1619
2021 Jan 12 9 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $1012
2021 Jan 21 10 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $952
2021 Jan 31 10 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $809
2021 Feb 10 5 days, round-trip Tasmania Sydney $464
2021 Feb 15 16 days, one-way from Sydney to Fremantle Sydney $1267
2021 Mar 03 18 days, one-way from Fremantle to Sydney Fremantle $1387
2021 Mar 21 10 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $1179
2021 Mar 31 8 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $1109
2021 Apr 08 9 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $1159
2021 Apr 17 18 days, one-way from Sydney to Honolulu Sydney $1462