New Ship Hits The Big Easy

Revitalized Serenade of the Seas begins weekly Caribbean cruises from New Orleans.
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A city of known for its music, celebrations and cuisine has some new pizzazz on its waters. On December 12, Royal Caribbean International’s Serenade of the Seas arrived at the Port of New Orleans, ready to set off for Caribbean adventures.

New Orleans is famous for its nightlife, with bars and clubs throughout the French Quarter hopping with live music and dancing every evening of the week.  After a few escapades on Bourbon Street, Serenade cruisers can step on board to soak in a nine-story central atrium and vertical theater called the Centrum, which hosts daytime activities and nighttime entertainment, including daring acrobatic shows. The space also features a 1960’s-inspired R bar to keep the Big Easy party spirit alive.

Beyond entertainment, distinctive cuisine blending the flavors of the American South with those of France and Africa is another New Orleans’ staple. To bring cruisers an equally eclectic culinary experience, the fare on board Serenade encompasses Europe, Asia and beyond with a variety of globally inspired restaurants. Giovanni’s Table is an Italian trattoria featuring Italian classics served family-style while Izumi Asian Cuisine dishes out traditional Pan-Asian flavors and invites seafood-lovers to dine on an array of fresh sushi.

One Cruise Critic reviewer who sailed on Serenade in Europe last year wrote, “Serenade has undergone a lot of changes and upgrades which makes it very pleasant to be on board.”

Cruisers can now enjoy all of Serenade’s features while island-hopping through the Caribbean. Serenade of the Seas sails seven-night Bahamas and Western Caribbean cruises through April.

Watching aerialists soar through the air before exploring the finest white-sand beaches and most translucent blue waters of the Caribbean might just leave cruisers’ Mardi Gras celebrations in the dust.

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