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Old July 30th, 2003, 11:21 PM
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anyone booked for this winter? Just booked Cat AA - im stll a little nervous because its a new ship and all - Last cruise was on the Adventurer in Feb. I also cannnot seem to get photos. Are the cabins and amenities comparable to the Adventurer>
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Hi Shari,
Just found some pics of Serenade, heard that it was delivered yesterday, so thats good news:

http://psp.club.tip.nl/

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Old July 31st, 2003, 11:19 AM
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Going on 11/22...can't wait till some reviews and pictures start trickling in! The transatlantic voyage starts on 8/4!!!
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Old July 31st, 2003, 11:56 AM
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We are sailing 11/29 on the Serenade, and so far I feel like we are the only people on the ship. I see people scheduled before and after me, anyone going 11/29

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we are booked on April 17th.......cant wait!!!!!!!!!! Please let us know if and when pictures of this ship are available!!

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Old August 3rd, 2003, 09:02 PM
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The Serenade is just out and a nice picture of it in Amsterdam taken Aug 2 can be seen on the Cruise@ddicts board, via a link from their community message board, not the photo gallery (yet) The Serenade is virtually identical to the Radiance and Brilliance, and not the Voyager, Explorer,Adventure, or Navighator which are larger with the central promenade and the ice rink, but it does have a climbing wall , minigolf course, lovely solarium, self-levering pool tables, and lovely public rooms and lots of glass.
The first cruise on Serenade begins tomorrow , a transatlantic cruise from Amsterdam. Jim
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Old August 4th, 2003, 11:15 AM
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We'll be with you on the 11/29 sailing. Like you, I had decided no one else was going with us. I'm starting to research ports - hope to have plans (or at least tentative plans) before we leave for what we want to see in each port. We'll be a group of 4 from Tennessee. Where are you from?

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Old August 4th, 2003, 12:19 PM
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You guys on 11/29 are getting great deals on prices now...Deluxe balconies are down to $774/pp and 3rd person is $299...

On my week (11/22) we got our deluxe balconies when they went down to $839/pp thankfully, as they are now back up to $959/pp...what a difference a week makes!
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Old August 5th, 2003, 06:45 AM
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will be first timers on the seranade leaving boston 8-14. can anyone give me any hints, we want to see everything and little info seems to be available.
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Old August 5th, 2003, 08:57 AM
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The Serenade is beautiful with some refinements over the Radiance and Brilliance. Food so far has been excellent. We're just leaving the English Channel west bound for Boston at 24.4 knots. Very smooth running.
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ahhhh, keep the reports coming! Thanks so much...pictures?!?!?!?!
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Old August 5th, 2003, 12:18 PM
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Kar06, where are you seeing these great prices. this is our first cruise, went through a travel agent. Should I check to see if the price is lower and ask for upgrade?
Anyone...any suggestions.

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Old August 5th, 2003, 12:44 PM
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Am sailing her in March. Have fun.

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Give us more updates please
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Old August 5th, 2003, 03:48 PM
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I just checked travelocity.com yesterday, and those were the prices for 11/29..def call your travel agent!

I just checked my week again and it's up to $1099 again...so its a good thing my group kept checking as the prices dropped to $839...now they are way back up again as I said...our TA matched the price from travelocity.com when we found it...=)
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Friends,
I am going on the Serenade trip to halifax 9/11/2003 and am becoming excited.
The Serenade is built along the same general lines as the Radience of the Seas so I have been researching reviews of the Radiance as a giude to what a Serenade trip will be in the absence of reviews. The ship was made in the Mayer Werft shipyards in Papenburg Germany as was the Radiance. The photo tour of the building of the Serenade is at
http://home.tiscali.nl/~t411310/ser/serenade01.htm
The dinners look good. A site with sample RCI Radiance class dinner menus is at
http://members.csolutions.net/morrica/menu_dinner.htm
Advise: Make reservations for your excursions online a month before your embarcation:
ww.rccl.com and follow the menus

The TV is interactive and you have movies, cnn and a channel by which you can follow the course of the ship on it's journey.

On the radiance sister ship it was found advisable to :
Immediately when aboard ship make reservations for Portobello’s
and buydrink cards

If this is the same as the Radiance then you will need:

a multi plug or power strip. There is only one receptacle with two plugs in the cabin.

A bungee cord to hold balcony door open

plastic Clips for the bottom of the shower curtain (weighs it down and keeps curtain inside) to prevent wet floor. Also use them to hang wet swim suit or washed things.

Pack in light plastic dry cleaner bags and use light hangers, so your clothes won't be wrinkled and can be hung right away.

You never can have too many hangers.

Don't miss the two drawers under the sofa if you need extra storage. They can be hard to open.

The steward will empty your mini-bar if you request it.

Also, a post-its pad is great for leaving notes for the cabin steward

Travel alarm clock,

Have a blast......

I hope to see some of you on the Sep-11 four nighter to Canada/NewEngland

Regards

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Old August 7th, 2003, 07:05 AM
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Is the Windjammer open for evening dining?
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Old August 7th, 2003, 09:23 AM
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The showers have doors on the Sereanade, no curtains. You don't need a bungie cord for the bacony door, it stays exactly where you open it ot as on RD and BR. The restaurant is Portofinos, not Portobellos. Portofinos and Chops have filled up fast on this SR crossing.
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Old August 7th, 2003, 09:48 AM
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I wonder why RCCL doesn't have web cams an all their ships????
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Hi Uncmarts,
Royal Caribbean actually does have some cams, but for some reason, only on Explorer and Voyager, here's a link:

http://www.kroooz-cams.com/explorer/explorer.htm

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If the hours re the same on serenade as on radiance then the hours are:

Breakfest: 6:30 - 7:00 am Early bird Continental Windjammer
7:00 11:00 am Windjammer cafe

Lunch: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Windjammer cafe

Dinner: 6:30 - 9:00 pm Casual dining Windjammer cafe

Snacks: 3:00pm - 5:00 pm Afternoon snacks Windjammer cafe
noon- 1:00am Seaview Cafe Deck 12

(Source Radiance Daily Planner Compass Tues Nov 12, 2002)
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Old August 7th, 2003, 07:06 PM
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Thank you for the link to the bow-cam. My wife and I enjoyed it.
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Does any one know the name of the Captain of the Serenade of the Seas?
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Old August 8th, 2003, 09:48 AM
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The captain is Nicholas Antalis from the Vision. He's gotta be due for a vacation soon though. He has been very visable on this crossing. He comes up to everyone and greets them and a handshake.
Cruise Director will be Allen Brooks next week as Ken Rush will be leaving in two weeks. [There will be an overlap with both aboard]
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Old August 8th, 2003, 12:31 PM
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SanJoseCA -

Thank you for letting me know the captain. My wife and I are pleased to know his reputation.

The good Captain "Nick" - a fine man, an excellent Captain. Nerves of steel. As you say, he is a mingler. He can charm the birds out of the trees.

He took the Vision to the edge of the red hot lava flows on the Hawaii tour in 2000 and he came to the edge of the Hubbard Glacier in 2002. He is an extraordinary navigator. Get him on the subject of navigating in icy water.

Thanks.

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Anybody on the Serenade?
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How is the voyage going on the Serenade ?

Are they working out kinks on the new ship or is everything smooth?

I hope you have nice weather.

How is the entertainment ?
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Hi, We're leaving on the Serenade this Thursday (8/14) From Boston
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Cool.

Have a blast.

Drop us a line and tell us what you think of it.

Regards
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we will be on 8-14 cruise too, has anyone ever had trouble parking at black falcon garage? also, are there safes in cabins?
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Old August 11th, 2003, 05:01 PM
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Cruise-addicts message board has link to onboard Serenade pics from Aug 4 transatlantic voyage

http://community.webshots.com/user/parrothead8
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DCH

I had the same question so I called Royal Caribbean. Yes. Each room has a safe.
I saw a picture of the safe on the Radiance (a very similer ship to Serenade) and it was about 6"high x 12" deep by 22" wide. More or less.

May you travel on serene water,

J



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