Serenade of the Seas: €964pp for 14 Nights in an Outside Cabin from Tampa to Barcelona

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines vessel Serenade of the Seas arrives in Seattle July 17, 2021

Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas will sail from Tampa to Barcelona in May 2023. You can get on board for just €665 (+ US$217 (~€227) in tips) and have a window for €758 (+ US$217 (~€227) in tips). From Tampa, the ship will stop in Nassau, Funchal and Palma before reaching Barcelona.

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You can sail onboard Serenade of the Seas for just €665 (excl. tips) per person.

Not only will you enjoy full-board service, but also the following included services:

  • Captain’s cocktail party and gala dinner
  • Ice water at all bars and at the restaurant
  • Entertainment programs and events on board
  • Luggage transport upon embarkation and disembarkation
  • Childcare from 3-17 years
  • Continental breakfast in cabin

The Route

The ship departs from Tampa and will stop in Nassau, Funchal and Palma before reaching Barcelona.

  • May 6 (2023): Tampa, United States
  • May 7: Day at sea
  • May 8: Nassau, the Bahamas
  • May 9-15: At sea
  • May 16: Funchal, Portugal
  • May 17-18: At sea
  • May 19: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • May 20: Barcelona, Spain

The Ship

Built in 2003 and renovated in 2012, the Serenade of the Seas can transport 2,702 guests in 1,073 cabins. 12 of the 13 floors are open for passengers across the ship’s 293 meters in length and 32 meters in width. More than 800 staff members look after you in several facilities. These include pools, jacuzzis, a gym, a cinema, a jogging track, a cinema and obviously loads of bars, a casino and a theatre.

Getting to Tampa

Normally, one-way flights to the USA are more expensive than return ones. However, in recent days and weeks, many low-cost airlines (re)emerged. Norse Airlines has just announced service to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale from Oslo, and they expect to announce US flights from Paris and London too. The Icelandic PLAY will also fly to Orlando from most of Europe with a transfer in Keflavik.

However, given the rising fuel prices and the extremely competitive market (plus the lack of a business class product), it’s not guaranteed that these airlines will be successful. Most airlines haven’t opened sales for this period and even if they did, the prices are much higher now than they will be later. We suggest you wait until at least the autumn to book your flight to Florida.

Cover Picture: © Royal Caribbean International, Dan Lamont

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