Serenade of the Seas Alaska Landscape Aerial
Serenade of the Seas Alaska Landscape Aerial


A world of new discoveries awaits onboard this Radiance Class favorite.

By Amanda Mesa | Published on March 17, 2022

Whether you’re island-hopping from one sun-soaked Western Caribbean destination to the next or gazing at glistening glaciers and misty fjords as you take a cruise through Alaska’s wild, rugged landscapes, nothing compares to exploring the world on a ship built for adventure. Acres of glass provide panoramic views from bow to stern onboard Serenade of the Seas® — even in the elevators — making it easy to soak up all the dazzling scenery that surrounds you. And when you aren’t making memories onshore, this ship offers plenty of ways to play or unwind, whether you’re craving a round of mini golf, a scramble up the rock-climbing wall, an afternoon at the theater or some crave-worthy cuisine. What’s more, every stateroom onboard was designed with comfort in mind, making Serenade of the Seas the perfect home base to enjoy a relaxing vacation. Here are ten of guests’ favorite onboard attractions, activities, and dining options to look forward to.

Tee Up For An Epic Game Of Mini Golf At Sea

Fresh, salty air, warm sunshine streaming down from above, and captivating views all around you — it’s the perfect setting for a round of miniature putt putt golf, and it’s always just steps away when you sail onboard Serenade of the Seas. Line up your shots like a pro or swing and cross your fingers for a hole in one as you put your way through this fun, family-friendly course. Games on the mini golf green are complimentary. No reservations are needed, so play as much as you like with your fellow adventurers.


Climb For Captivating Views On Days At Sea

Serenade of the Seas is all about soaking up wow-worthy views as you sail from one unforgettable destination to the next. And the rock-climbing wall is a great way to get your fill of jaw-dropping vistas and outdoor exercise. Make your way to the top of this Royal Caribbean mainstay and take a moment to enjoy endless views of the surrounding sea and sky. Like mini golf, this experience is totally free and does not require a reservation.


Savor A Taste Of Italia At Giovanni’s TABLE

Indulge in authentic Old-World flavors with a modern twist at Giovanni’s Table, a guest favorite and a staple from the cruise ship’s stellar list of top-notch onboard restaurants. Whether you’re craving some tender, homemade pasta tossed in flavorful sauce, a fresh, hand-tossed pizza topped with all your favorite fixings, or traditional, hearty entrees like veal osso buco or classic risotto — you’ll find every option on the menu at this beloved trattoria is more crave-worthy than the last.


Indulge In A Far East Feast At Izumi SushI

If you’re in the mood for fresh sushi and Asian-inspired flavors then heading to Izumi Sushi should be at the top of your things to do onboard Serenade of the Seas. Every meal here starts with a complimentary appetizer of edamame served with kosher salt. Then it’s on to menu standouts like firecracker spring rolls filled with shrimp and crabmeat and signature sushi rolls — like Izumi’s crunchy, tangy spider roll —. Whatever you do, don’t skip dessert — Izumi’s mochi and green tea ice cream are out of this world.


Enjoy Some Pool Activities Under The Sun With An Adults Only Oasis

Want a little time to unwind in between onshore adventures? Royal Caribbean has you covered onboard Serenade of the Seas. Spend an afternoon at the Solarium, an adults-only oasis with a pool, whirlpools, and plenty of space to kick back in the sunshine or shade. It has a retractable roof, too, so you can savor the rest and relaxation in all climates. And if you’re craving a cocktail, some wine or an ice-cold beer, the Solarium Bar is well-stocked with all kinds of sips to keep your glass more than half full.


Settle In For A Singalong At Schooner Bar

The fun doesn’t end at sundown when you sail onboard Serenade of the Seas. One of the best spots to go pre or post dinner is Schooner Bar, a lively lounge known for its great drinks, nautical décor, and talented musical performers. Cozy up close to the grand piano and get ready to sing along to classic ballads from “Bohemian Rhapsody” to — you guessed it — “Piano Man.” No reservations are necessary to visit this Royal Caribbean favorite, just arrive ready for a great time and some tasty libations.


Catch The Best Onboard Entertainment With A Show In The Main Theater

There’s nothing like a night out at the theater, and Royal Caribbean is well known for its incredible original productions. If you’re a music lover, you’ll find plenty to fall for at Vibeology, which reimagines timeless tunes by Elvis, Cher, Santana, the Beatles, and more. And both film and theater buffs will get their fix at Stage to Screen, which delivers spellbinding numbers from the greatest musicals to ever go from Broadway to Hollywood. Admission to shows on Serenade of the Seas is complimentary. 


Enjoy Classic Cocktails And Mid-century Vibes

Step back in time at R Bar, the swankiest lounge on this cruise ship. Vintage decor and warm lighting set the mood at this sophisticated hangout, and the cocktails will have you craving seconds. Go with an iconic option, like an old fashioned or a gimlet, or try something off R Bar’s signature menu. The rum-spiked Purple Haze is great, and the sweet and decadent Red Velvet is perfect as a nightcap. Whatever your spirit of choice is, you’ll find plenty of sips here that raise the bar.


Creating Romance Onboard With A Date Night At Sea

While every restaurant onboard Royal Caribbean cruise ships offers tantalizing cuisine and options for every traveler, Chops GrilleSM is a guest-favorite. This upscale, intimate specialty restaurant delivers a five-star steakhouse experience complete with white-tablecloth service. For more than a decade, Chops Grille has wowed diners with its top-quality, hand-cut steaks and crave-worthy, family-style sides. Though you’ll also find delicious options from the sea, like tender Maine lobster and grilled branzino. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a romantic date night with your partner in adventure.


Set Out On A Top-notch Culinary Adventure

Discerning foodies know the most coveted reservation onboard Serenade of the Seas — and the entire Royal Caribbean fleet — is Chef’s Table. This private, VIP dining experience is led by the ship’s Chef de Cuisine and spotlights five tantalizing courses. Feast on delicacies ranging from scallop carpaccio to grilled filet mignon, each dish expertly paired with the perfect wine to enhance every flavor. Seating is limited, so you’ll definitely want to make a reservation ahead of time.

Whether your perfect getaway involves amazing food, plenty of relaxation under the sun, show-stopping spectaculars, or a mix of all three, you’ll find everything you need for an unforgettable vacation onboard Serenade of the Seas. Remember that these are just ten of the top-rated experiences onboard — there are plenty more ways to make the most of every moment at sea when you sail on this impressive cruise ship.


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