Serenade of the Seas - Eastern/Southern Caribbean - January 2009

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#1
Just North of Milwaukee, WI
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Joined Dec 2006
My typing is bad, my spelling is worse, so my cruise review is in video format!

Follow the links below for the review. If you want the VIP review, click on the "watch in HD" in the bottom right hand corner when the video starts.

Part I - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUwlHqXFj3k

Part II - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B_2rUGglZQ

Part III - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJvJ3KpxUOg

Ports of call: St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Antigua, St. Lucia, and Barbados!

Non-ship tours: Eli's Eco Tour, Cosol, and Silver Moon!

Any questions, just ask...

BILL
#3
North East USA
32 Posts
Joined Dec 2008
Amazing videos of your cruise. I can't wait to leave on March 14th, same ship, same cruise. You gave me a taste of what I have to look forward too!!! You seem to be a great couple!
#5
Loch Lomond
126 Posts
Joined Feb 2009
Fantastic Video of Islands we will be cruising to on April 2009 what lovely charming couple sharing there Vaccation with all of us Here.

Thank you

David
#7
Lansing, MI
415 Posts
Joined Jan 2007
I really enjoyed these videos, thanks for sharing! We cruise about the same time next year, January 2-9, 2010. I couldn't tell from the video, were you happy with Eli's Eco Tour and Cosol's tour? I could tell you enjoyed Silver Moon, we don't go to Barbados, but it looks beautiful!
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Past Cruises:
Navigator of the Seas, March 2005
Costa Mediterranea, December 2005
Explorer of the Seas, December 2006
Splendour of the Seas, March 2007
Adventure of the Seas, December 2008 (NYE Cruise!)
Navigator of the Seas, December 2009
Serenade of the Seas, January 2010
#8
West Haven, Connecticut
905 Posts
Joined May 2007
i just watched your videos and enjoyed them. My daughter and boyfriend on cruising right now on the same cruise and so I felt like we were with them. We just got back from Celebrity's Constellation doing the same islands and we also had a great time. We did Cosol Tours and had a blast. Thank you for sharing.

marlene
#9
Just North of Milwaukee, WI
12,205 Posts
Joined Dec 2006
Originally posted by phill369
I really enjoyed these videos, thanks for sharing! We cruise about the same time next year, January 2-9, 2010. I couldn't tell from the video, were you happy with Eli's Eco Tour and Cosol's tour? I could tell you enjoyed Silver Moon, we don't go to Barbados, but it looks beautiful!
Glad you liked the videos.

I wish you were going a week later next year....Rosie and I are doing a B2B starting the 9th...

Yes, we enjoyed Eli's a lot, in fact, we are doing it again next year!

The Cosol tour was fabulous and very informative as well. I highly recommend it if you want a comprehensive overview of the Island with a little of everything to make it very interesting!

BILL
#10
Just North of Milwaukee, WI
12,205 Posts
Joined Dec 2006
Originally posted by mardon
i just watched your videos and enjoyed them. My daughter and boyfriend on cruising right now on the same cruise and so I felt like we were with them. We just got back from Celebrity's Constellation doing the same islands and we also had a great time. We did Cosol Tours and had a blast. Thank you for sharing.

marlene
I assure you, your daughter and her boyfriend are having a fabulous time! Great ship, fantastic itinerary!

Thanks for the kind words about the video.

BILL
#11
Spring,TX
2,808 Posts
Joined Sep 2002
Bill, Thanks for making this video. This is my third time to view it and I love it. Rick said you sound like Ed Bagley Jr. LOL I am thinking about booking the Silver Moon. Was it real expensive? Looks like it would be.

deb
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#12
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Joined Jul 2000
Deb, the 4 of us did Silvermoon II a few years ago, and it was terrific. It was $80+ then. I don't think they have both boats anymore, and I'm not sure how much it is now. It was definitely worth what we paid, though.

Jodi
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#16
Woodbury, MN
260 Posts
Joined Sep 2002
Thanks for the great video! You put a lot of work into it! We were on the Serenade the week after you so we found the video really enjoyable reliving our cruise all over again!
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#17
Just North of Milwaukee, WI
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Originally posted by Private Island
Thanks for the great video! You put a lot of work into it! We were on the Serenade the week after you so we found the video really enjoyable reliving our cruise all over again!
Are you doing the B2B on the Serenade next January?
BILL
#18
Woodbury, MN
260 Posts
Joined Sep 2002
We will be on Celebrity's Summit in January. 1st week going to St. Maarten, Dominica, Grenada, Tobago, Barbados. 2nd week St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. Kitts, Antigua, St. Lucia. Starting and ending in San Juan. Great alternating itineraries! Looking forward to it!
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#19
Gilbert Arizona
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We were on the week of 1/17-1/24/s009. The Silvermoon catamaran was the HIGHLIGHT of the trip by far !!! Thx for the video of it.
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#20
Just North of Milwaukee, WI
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Originally posted by AZDENNY
We were on the week of 1/17-1/24/s009. The Silvermoon catamaran was the HIGHLIGHT of the trip by far !!! Thx for the video of it.
We loved the service and the limited number of people on the Silvermoon! They are AA+++ all the way.

Glad you enjoyed the cruise and the video!

BILL