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Picking the Best Cabins on the Serenade of the Seas

A deck-by-deck analysis of the Serenade of the Sea's best and worst cabins.

Loo king for the best cabins on the Serenade of the Seas? Want to find the cabin with a little larger balcony than most? And what about staying away from undesirable cabins on the Serenade of the Seas? How do you avoid the worst cabins on the Serenade of the Seas?

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Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Best & Worst Staterooms: Summary
Best Cabins on the Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas are staterooms and suites on Decks 8, 9, and 10.
Cabins to be wary of on the Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas are staterooms on Decks 3 and 7.

Deck-by-Deck Breakdown of the Best and Worst Cabins on the Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas

Deck 2

All of the cabins on the Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Deck 2 have cabins above them -- this means that they are typically more quiet compared to cabins beneath busy public venues. There are only 26 cabins on Deck 2, which could make for a rather cozy little neighborhood!

  • Unlike some of her Royal Caribbean sister ships, the Serenade of the Seas does not have cabins in the aft section where propeller vibration can be an issue.
  • On the Serenade of the Seas Deck 2, all exterior ocean view cabins (2000-2028) have small portholes rather than windows.
  • Exterior cabins 2020 and 2022, and interior cabin 2023 are more spacious than standard and wheelchair accessible.

Related: Serenade of the Seas Deck 2 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 3

***CruiseAdvice.org Warning ***
Several cabins on this deck with potential problems.

Deck 3 on the Serenade of the Seas deserves some strategic thought before reserving a cabin if noise concerns you. While it is possible to find a more quiet cabin on this deck, it's important to keep in mind the fact that the theater and the main dining room are directly above many accommodations.

  • Forward, Ocean View Staterooms 30003020 port side and 35003520 starboard, and Interior Staterooms 3009- 3019 and 3509- 3519 are under the theater. This could mean noise concerns in these cabins during rehearsals and performances. Interior Staterooms (3009-3019 and 3509-3519) are most directly beneath this venue. 
  • Best exterior and interior cabins on Deck 3 of the Serenade of the Seas are 3038- 3078 and 3538- 3580 because these are under the cabins on Deck 4, and thus have a buffer from public area noise.
  • Interior Staterooms 3539 and 3541 are almost twice as large as standard and are wheelchair accessible.
  • Cabins likely to be affected by main dining room noise are 31143144, and 3614-3645. Interior cabins 31173143 and 36153645 . Noise while this venue is open, as well as before and after dining hours when staff are cleaning, could be of concern in any of these staterooms.
  • We are not suggesting the cabins on this deck should be completely avoided, but some of the worst cabins aboard the Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas are on Deck 3 because of the public areas above. If you are light sleeper, you may prefer to find a cabin elsewhere on this deck, bring earplugs, or invest in a wave machine (a sound device available at a specialty retailer like Brookstone -- produces pleasant sounds that can wipe out the unpleasant sounds). 

Related: Serenade of the Seas Deck 3 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 4

Along this entire deck, you should be aware that a main drag of the Serenade of the Seas, that includes the Royal Promenade and the shops, runs above the cabins. However, accommodations on this deck are well situated because none are located under areas that are huge noise sources (such as the theater, bars, restaurants, and the casino). For the most part, any noise generated from the shops mid ship on Deck 5 will be not be occurring after hours. 

  • On Deck 4 of the Serenade of the Seas, exterior cabins 4000 and 4500 are closest to the theater area. Noise could be of concern in either of these cabins during rehearsals and performances, as well as before and after when the audience traffic would be occurring.
  • Ocean View Staterooms 4060 and 4560 and Interior Staterooms 4061 and 4561 are closest to the public areas on Deck 4. Those public areas include the bar in the Centrum area. 
  • Ocean View Staterooms 4006 and 4008 and Interior Staterooms 4017 and 4517 are more spacious than standard and are wheelchair accessible.
  • Starboard, Ocean View Staterooms and Interior Staterooms 4583- 4587 are beneath the Reflections main dining room. Noise while the dining room is open for breakfast, lunch, and supper and when staff are cleaning could be an issue in any of these cabins.

Related: Serenade of the Seas Deck 4 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 7

***CruiseAdvice.org Warning ***
Many cabins on this deck with potential problems.

Be aware that a main drag of public areas runs beneath all of Deck 7 of the Serenade of the Seas, which includes the theater, cinema, bars, the casino, and aft area clubs and lounges. This may not be the best deck for your cabin if you are a light sleeper. However, if noise is not an issue for you, Deck 7 does offer staterooms with balconies, and some of these are quite spacious!

  • Once again, we are not suggesting the cabins on this deck should be completely avoided, but some of the worst cabins aboard the Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas are on Deck 7 because of the public areas above. If you are light sleeper, you may prefer to find a cabin elsewhere on this deck, bring earplugs, or invest in a wave machine (a sound device available at a specialty retailer like Brookstone -- produces pleasant sounds that can wipe out the unpleasant sounds). 
  • Forward on Deck 7 of the serenade of the Seas, exterior cabins 7006-7038 port side and 7506-7538  starboard, and Interior Staterooms 7529- 7535 are above the theater. Noise during rehearsals and performances could be a concern in any of these staterooms. The four interior cabins (7529-7535) will likely be most affected by this.
  • Forward, 7004 and 7504 are Family Ocean View Staterooms which can accommodate up to six passengers. The staterooms most forward on Deck 7 are not likely to have noise issues from the theater below as these are not situated above that area. There are few family cabins on the Serenade of the Seas, and these sell out very quickly. We suggest you book one as early as possible. There will most likely be a minimum number of people required to reserve one of these staterooms.
  • Balcony Staterooms 7064, 7066, 7142, 7564, and 7506 have partly obstructed views.
  • Ocean View Staterooms 7002, 7000, 7500, and 7502 are between the Family Ocean View Staterooms most forward on Deck 7. These are also not directly above the theater and hence more quiet than other choices on this deck.
  • Deck 7 of the Serenade of the Seas offers Superior Interior Staterooms as well as Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms. Superior Ocean View Staterooms have over 40 sq. ft. more space than standard interior cabins. Most of the exterior cabins port side and starboard have balconies.
  • Balcony Staterooms 71107112, 7114, 7612, 7614, and 7610 are larger than standard, have larger balconies, and are wheelchair accessible. 7110 and 7610 also have uniquely shaped balconies that could be a bit more spacious.
  • Good choices for a bit of peace and quiet on Deck 7 of the Serenade of the Seas are exterior ocean view staterooms 7108- 7142. These balcony staterooms are above the alternative restaurants which are smaller, more quiet than the bars and casinos, and less likely to have noise concerns after hours when most of us want to sleep.
  • Balcony Staterooms 70407094 port side and 75407670 starboard, and Interior Staterooms 7551- 7587 are above bars, clubs, lounges, and the casino. After hours nightlife noise generated from these venues could be of concern in these cabins.
  • At up to 586 sq. ft., this 2 bedroom Owner's Suite, 7672, boasts the most room and the largest balcony on Deck 7 of the Serenade of the Seas. Its location aft on this deck also affords that precious (and least windy) view of the ocean! Like the family cabins, these suites are few and far between and are reserved very quickly. We advice that you book early and be prepared to meet a possible minimum guest requirement during this process.
  • Aft, Balcony Staterooms 7172, 7174, 7176, 7676,and 7674 have larger balconies, all the better for the best (and least breezy) ocean viewing.

Related: Serenade of the Seas Deck 7 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 8

***CruiseAdvice.org Favorite Deck ***
Several cabins are highly rated by our cruise experts!

Deck 8 is a wonderful place to reserve a cabin because it is among the more quiet decks. The cabins above and beneath provide a nice buffer from the noise generated from public areas on the Serenade of the Seas.

  • Balcony Staterooms that have partially obstructed views on Deck 8 of the Serenade of the Seas are 8058, 8060, 8558, 8560, 8162, 8164, 8662, and 8664. If your balcony view is important to you, we suggest other exterior cabins on this deck.
  • Forward on Deck 8, Family Ocean View Staterooms 8000, 8002, 8500, and 8502 do not have balconies, but do have 319 sq. ft. and can accommodate up to six passengers! There are few of these spacious family cabins on the Serenade of the Seas, and they sell out very quickly. If one of these are of interest to you, we suggest you book one as early as possible. There will most likely be a minimum number of people required to reserve one of these staterooms.
  • Also forward, Ocean View Staterooms 8004, 8006, 8504, and 8506 are nearby the Family Ocean View Staterooms, and perfect for extended family!
  • On Deck 8 of the Serenade of the Seas, Balcony Staterooms 8008 and 8508 have very small balconies that are partially enclosed.
  • All of the other exterior cabins on this deck do feature balconies. Most of these cabins are either Deluxe Ocean View or Superior Ocean View Staterooms. On the Deck 8 of the Serenade of the Seas, Superior Ocean View Staterooms have 25 more sq. ft. than the Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms. There is no difference in balcony size.
  • Exterior cabins 8086, 8088, 8102, 8104, 8604, and 8586 do boast more balcony space than standard.
  • Balcony Staterooms 8162, 8164, and 8166 port side and 8662, 8664, and 8666 starboard have partially obstructed balconies.
  • Aft, the two bedroom suite 8668 is the most spacious accommodation to be had on Deck 8 of the Serenade of the Seas. This suite also boasts the most expansive balcony, and commands that highly sought after picturesque (and less breezy) ocean view. Like the family cabins, these suites are few and far between and are reserved very quickly. We advice that you book early and be prepared to meet a possible minimum guest requirement during this process.
  • Also aft, Ocean View Staterooms 8168, 8170, 8172, 8672, and 8670 have more spacious than average balconies and share magnificent views of the ocean!

Related: Serenade of the Seas Deck 8 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 9

***CruiseAdvice.org Favorite Deck ***
Several cabins are highly rated by our cruise experts!

On the Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Deck 9, you will find a wonderful selection of staterooms that include some of the more spacious cabins and suites available on this ship. Once again, the cabins above and beneath make this a more quiet deck for a cabin!

  • The best situated Balcony Staterooms on Deck 9 of the Serenade of the Seas, in our opinion, are the following. Port side, we suggest 9002- 9014, 9038- 9044, 9062- 9068, and 9210- 9224. Starboard, we recommend 9502- 9506, 9514, 9516, 9538- 9544, 9562- 9568, and 9610- 9624.
  • Mid ship on Deck 9 of the Serenade of the Seas, Ocean View Staterooms 9076, 9078, 9092, 9094, 9576, 9578, 9592, and 9594 have larger balconies than standard.
  • Superior Ocean View Balcony Staterooms 9252 and 9652 have partially obstructed views. If your balcony view is important to you, there are other Superior Ocean View Balcony staterooms to be found on Deck 9 on the Serenade of the Seas.
  • Located toward the very back of the ship, Ocean View Staterooms 9254 and 9654 have unusually shaped, larger balconies than standard on Deck 9 of the Serenade of the Seas.
  • Aft, 9656 is the two bedroom suite which has the most space and largest balcony on Deck 9 of the Serenade of the Seas. Like the family cabins, these suites are few and far between and are reserved very quickly. We advice that you book early and be prepared to meet a possible minimum guest requirement during this process.
  • Also aft and situated nearby the two bedroom suite, Balcony Staterooms 9256, 9258, 9260, 9660, and 9658 have over-sized balconies from which you can enjoy that great aft views of the ocean!
     

Related: Serenade of the Seas Deck 9 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 10

***CruiseAdvice.org Warning ***
Many cabins on this deck with potential problems.

While Deck 10 is where the most luxurious suite on the Serenade of the Seas is located, it's important to note that almost all of the accommodations on this deck are beneath some of the busiest public venues on the ship!

  • While you are in the luxury zone on Deck 10 of the Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas, bear in mind that you are also just beneath Deck 11, which is Lido Deck. Luxury minded travelers need to know that in suites including Grand Suites, and Junior Suites (1028-1052 port side and 1528-1552 starboard) as well as one exterior stateroom (1046) there could be after hours noise from the pool areas just above, such as the scraping of deck chairs when staff are cleaning.
  • There are only eight interior cabins (1003-1009 and 1503-1509), and all of these are located forward on Deck 10 of the Serenade of the Seas under the spa facilities.
  • Junior Suites 1028 and 1528 are slightly larger than standard, have spacious balconies, and are wheelchair accessible.
  • Balcony Stateroom 1558 is next to the Penthouse or Royal Suite, and has a uniquely shaped, larger balcony than standard. (This would likely be a great stateroom for access to excellent cabin stewards!)
  • Starboard, 1556 is the Royal Suite- the largest suite available on the Serenade of the Seas. This luxurious cabin has 1001 sq. ft. with a 106 sq. ft. balcony. This particular suite is directly beneath the art gallery, so it actually it is situated in the most quiet area of Deck 10 on the Serenade of the Seas.
  • A great choice for a bit of luxury aft on Deck 10 is the Grand Suite. These suites, with from 358 to 384 sq. ft. and 106 sq. ft. balconies, are among the most spacious accommodations on the Serenade of the Seas Deck 10. Of the Grand Suites, 1600 is our favorite because of its suite and balcony size, and due to the great view it will have of the ocean.
  • Aft, Junior Suites 1100 and 1602 have over-sized balconies and that highly sought after (less breezy) ocean view.
  • Also aft on Deck 10 of the Serenade of the Seas, Ocean View Staterooms 1102, 1104, and 1604 have larger balconies than standard and share that magnificent view of the ocean.

Related: Serenade of the Seas Deck 10 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)



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