Anniversary Cruise – The Ship

On our 11th Anniversary (October 4th) Jeremy and I flew to Puerto Rico for a southern Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas. It is one of their “smaller” ships but we found it more than big enough. The ship was full but the only time we found it overly crowded was for breakfast on the last day. Otherwise while on the ship we hung out in the adult pool area (with the drink of the day), the quiet decks on the lower levels, or in the Schooner bar for trivia. We won trivia once and were runners up 4 other times. Ella and Abby were very impressed with the Royal Caribbean highlighters we won.

Waiting to depart from Puerto Rico:

Hanging out on the ship deck:

Napkin Folding class on at Sea day:

The food and service in the main dining room was excellent, and the casual Windjammer cafe was good for buffet food. There appeared to be plenty of vegetarian, gluten and dairy free options on the menu which is something new from when we cruised 6 years ago. The nightly shows were ok, not as good as on other cruises.

Formal night selfie:

Second formal night Jeremy broke out the bowtie!

And what cruise would be complete without towel animals left by your stateroom attendant:

Since this is already getting long I will save the islands stops for another post or posts.