Do you want to know which ship we would recommend? By your topic, I think so.
We had this dilemma, and used the following to make our decision:
Freedom is bigger and has more "things" to offer.
Freedom leaves on Sunday, and Serenade leaves on Saturday.
We chose Serenade because 1. We prefer to not sail the mega ships. 2. We like getting home with a day to unwind before we go back to work.
We LOVED the Serenade, and have booked her again for next year!
Also, in SJU, we stayed at El Canario by the Sea. It is a small clean inn, with no frills. It is one building off of the beach in the Condado area. I would stay there again for one night. If I were staying a week, I would get something with a pool!
Mariner of the Seas 3/30/08
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."