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The Royal Caribbean Serenade Of The Seas: A Huffington Post Travel Cruise Ship Guide

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THE ROYAL CARIBBEAN SERENADE OF THE SEAS
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The Royal Caribbean Serenade Of The Seas is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all the prep work for a cruise vacation. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on cruise ships, here is a tip sheet offering all the key information one could ever need to know about the Royal Caribbean Serenade Of The Seas.

Destination

The Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas sails through the Caribbean and hosts several trans-Atlantic cruises. The ship sails through the Suez Canal and to the United Arab Emirates, Greece and Italy.

Luxury Ship

The Serenade of the Seas is a Radiance-class cruise ship. These large, bright luxury ships are designed to give passengers the feel of wide-open spaces.

Special Features

The Serenade of the Seas has a variety of activities for travelers of all ages. The Adventure Ocean program has age-appropriate lounges and activity rooms for children ages three to 17. Adults can play a hand of poker or blackjack in the Casino Royale. The Serenade also features a British-style pub called the Colony Club that has self-leveling pool tables.

Accommodations

In addition to interior cabins, the Serenade of the Seas offers standard ocean-view staterooms and family ocean-view staterooms. The family ocean-view option sleeps up to six people. Deluxe ocean-view staterooms have private balconies.

Cost

The Serenade of the Seas offers a voyage for every budget. A seven-night cruise around Dubai may cost as little as $499 per person for an inside stateroom and $999 per person for a suite. However, a 12-night Mediterranean Venetian cruise can cost as much as $1,799 per person for an inside stateroom and $4,499 per person for a suite.

Excursions

One Serenade of the Seas passenger -- a parent with two teenage children -- recommended the Harrison Cave and Beach Tour on Barbados on CruiseCritic.com. Jeeps take passengers to the Harrison caves, where everyone gets to ride a tram through massive rock formations. Then the jeeps reload and drive through the river forest and the east coast of the island near Bathsheba to explore the rock formations and look out over the Atlantic Ocean. This excursion gave the family a great overview of the island.

Dining Experience

The main dining room on the Serenade of the Seas is called Reflections. The restaurant features a two-level waterfall. Buffet dining is available in the Windjammer restaurant, which becomes the Seaview restaurant in the evening. Chops Grille is a premium steakhouse on board.

Maiden Voyage

The Serenade of the Seas made its maiden voyage on Aug. 1, 2003. The ship's "godmother" is actress Whoopi Goldberg.

In The News

Our research revealed no notable news stories or safety concerns regarding the Serenade of the Seas.

WATCH:

Passenger video of the Serenade of the Seas lounge overlooking the pool.

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