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  Serenade of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International)

Serenade of the Seas | Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International's cruise ship Serenade of the Seas in Long Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Serenade of the Seas | Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International crise ship Serenade of the Seas
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Serenade of the Seas | Royal Caribbean International
Serenade of the Seas slowly moves its way up an Alaskan fjord amongst ice.
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Serenade of the Seas | Royal Caribbean International
Serenade of the Seas at Icy Strait Point, Alaska
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CRUISE SHIP FACTS

Description
Completed in 2003, the Serenade of the Seas is a Radiance Class cruise ship of the Royal Caribbean International fleet and sails the Southern Caribbean with weekly departures from San Juan, Puerto Rico. The ship is specifically designed to combine speed, comfort, greater spaces, and majestic ocean vistas with impeccable service. One of the Serenade’s glorious highlights is the ten-story glass Centrum with glass elevators facing the waters. The ship also offers the most number of outside cabins in the entire Royal Caribbean fleet.

Destinations
Southern Caribbean cruises.

History
Completed in 2003 in the Meyer Waft shipyard in Papenburg Germany, the Serenade of the Seas is registered in Nassau, the Bahamas, and accomplished her maiden voyage on August 25, 2003. The ship belongs to Royal Caribbean’s Radiance Class, which includes Jewel of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas, and the Radiance of the Seas. The ship’s godmother is the famous American actress Whoopi Goldberg.

In 2009 and at the height of the worldwide outbreak of the H1N1 swine flu virus, a Serenade of the Seas crewmember was reported to have caught the virus while travelling in Alaskan waters. The crewmember was immediately isolated to prevent further infection. Alaskan authorities lauded the staff and crew for following strict isolation procedures to prevent the other passengers from catching the virus.

Dining
The Serenade of the Seas offer a mouth-watering cornucopia of dining options, with the elegant main dining room Reflections on the top of the list. Reflections boasts of a beautiful cascading waterfall feature, as well as a great selection in the menu and impeccable service from well-trained waiters. There are also the Portofino Italian Restaurant for luxurious Italian flavours that burst wonderfully in the mouth and the Chops Grille Restaurant for elegantly cooked steaks. For snacks and other light meals, passengers can swing by the Seaview Café and drink in the beautiful ocean view with great food, or the Windjammer Café. The famous Latté-tudes specialty coffee house is also on board, with wonderful coffee concoctions featuring Seattle’s Best Coffee.

Entertainment
You’ll never run out of things to do on board the Serenade of the Seas, with its exciting line-up of entertainment and recreation options. For starters, there are the Tropical Theatre, a venue that easily seats 756 people at any given time and the Casino Royale with slots and table casino games. There are also 15 bars on board, including a non-alcoholic one in the teens-only Fuel Disco, the Congo Bar, the Schooner Bar, and the Champagne Bar. You can also party the night away at the Vortex Bar, but teens won’t feel like they’re missing out on the parties with their very own Fuel Disco.

Royal Caribbean cruise ships also offer a unique activity for its passengers—there’s a rock climbing wall on board in almost every vessel, including the Serenade of the Seas. Sports enthusiasts will definitely enjoy the half-basketball court, nine-hole miniature golf course, golf stimulator, and jogging tracks, while water lovers can swim and splash their hearts out on the indoor and outdoor pools and whirlpool tubs.

Cabins
There are ten accommodation options available on the Serenade of the Seas, including the interior, large ocean view, family ocean view, deluxe ocean view, superior ocean view, junior suite, and the grand suite staterooms, five of which offering private balconies. The owner’s suite offer cruising the Caribbean in style, but the royal suite redefines luxury with its own hot tub in the private balcony, a baby grand piano, round-the-clock concierge service, and 1,188 square feet of spacious room.

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Ship Summary
Operator:Royal Caribbean International
Built by:Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany
Date Completed:2003
Gross Tonnage:90090
Length:294 m
Width:32.3 m
Decks:12
Passengers:2114
Crew:891
IMO:9228344