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Age: 46

Occupation:Construction Management

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Serenade of the Seas

Sailing Date: 2011-09-11

Itinerary: Southern Caribbean

It was our first cruise. I found the staff to be very courteous. Forget about the island shopping "bargains" they tell you about or better push at you. In the Caribbean be prepared to be bombarded with locals wanting to sell you their trinkets, but you can't blame them for wanting to make money. The cruise should do a better job of warning you about what to expect. Do your homework and figure out exactly what you want to do on your excursions (see below). Departure day can be a long wait in the theater, so have something to occupy your time.

Couldn't expect it to be any better than it was. Really good with excellent wait staff every night.

Very nice!

Excellent. Although why is it that when a cruise director says "were going to party" the night away what he means is really aerobics class by the pool?

Do your homework on your own. The excursion knowledge of the staff was poor. We wasted half a day at the wrong beach because of information provided by the excursion officer on board.

Didn't want to leave.

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