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JLillie June 20th, 2011 07:24 PM

Serenade of the Seas-Southern Caribbean
Has anyone recently gone on the Serenade of the Seas cruise? Do you have the daily compass? My fiance and I will be going in August for our honeymoon and wanted to know what do expect for activities as this is our first cruise. We will be leaving out of San Juan and visiting ports of St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Aruba, and Curacao. What are some must see/do at these ports?

Cathy100 June 21st, 2011 01:10 PM

We have cruised 2 times on Serenade and LOVED IT!!! It is just big enough.. Last cruise was on Adventure of the Seas and while it was great, we prefer the smaller ship.. I think you will love it... Be sure and give Chops a try... Well worth the extra money.. Portifino's not so much. But it's just a matter of taste. We actually went to most of the same ports on the last one and they too are great... the water in Aruba is some of the prettiest water I have ever seen. If you are planning on buying any jewelry, there is a place in St Thomas that is NOT affliated with the cruise lines and he has the BEST prices... If you are interested let me know and I will tell you the name of the place... It's on the main drag.. Going back to St Kitts in March. Went there 2 years ago and did a really long shore excursion. It was nice if I remember correctly. If you do a beach excursion in Curacao or Aruba beware.... alot of Europeans and they LOVE to change clothes right on the beach... YEP, I saw it all...... ekkk......... LOL Any specifics please ask.

Donna June 21st, 2011 07:14 PM

Hi JLillie,
A good idea is to go to the Royal Caribbean web-site and check in, add all your information, travel plans, passport #, etc...You can also look through all the shore excursions for each port and get an idea of what activities you want to do. You can also pre-book any that you really want to do at a certain time. Even if you don't book any before you cruise, you can see what things there are to do in each place.

JLillie June 22nd, 2011 03:20 PM

Thank you both. I would love to know the name of the shop Cathy. Have you ever done the mystery dinner? Is it worth the $50/person. Thanks for the advice about Curacao or Aruba. I've looked at what RCL has on their website but its nice to get accounts of what the excursions really are like from someone who has done them.

Donna June 22nd, 2011 07:11 PM

I took a land tour in Aruba years ago that included the Natural Bridge, that is no longer. At the time, they let you walk on it....looking back, may-be not a great/safe idea? It was also nice to see other parts of the island through the tour. There are also quite a few nice beaches to visit.

Cathy100 June 28th, 2011 12:16 PM

It is Renaissance Jewelers in St. Thomas.. Ask for Adrienne. He will fix you right up.. Wish I was going to see him soon!!! LOL

Cathy100 June 28th, 2011 12:17 PM

About the Mystery dinner... tablemates of ours this past cruise said it was a waste of money but they were kinda strange so I don't know...Personally, we have never done it...

Cathy100 June 28th, 2011 12:19 PM

here is their website... no prices because everything is negotiable...

Jewelry St. Thomas, Diamond jewelry St. Thomas, Diamond necklaces St. Thomas, Design Diamond jewelry St. Thomas

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