Caribbean and Bahamas: Buyer's Choice Western Caribbean Cruise

Royal Caribbean®

Cruise to Caribbean and discover the cliff-diving, breeze-swaying, sand-between-your-toes, no-worries pace of island life. Hundreds of years of history have left jungle ruins from ancient times and vibrant colonial towns with brightly painted buildings reflecting a fascinating history.

Included Extras♦

  • Receive exclusive Costco member rates

  • One specialty dining experience for two

  • Onboard soda package for two

  • One spa experience (per stateroom)

  • $50 Shipboard credit (per stateroom)

Executive Member Benefit

  • Executive Members receive an annual 2% Reward, up to $1,000, on qualified Costco Travel purchases

Costco Shop Card

  • Member Exclusive: Costco Shop Card with every Royal Caribbean® sailing†

Sailing Itinerary

Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Please verify ports and times directly with the cruise line.

Day 1Port of Call TampaDeparture 4:00pm

Overview

Tampa is a city on Tampa Bay, along Florida’s Gulf Coast. A major business center, it’s also known for its museums and other cultural offerings. Busch Gardens is an African-themed amusement park with thrill rides and animal-viewing areas. The historic Ybor City neighborhood, developed by Cuban and Spanish cigar-factory workers at the turn of the 20th century, is a dining and nightlife destination.

Day 2 Cruising
Day 3Port of Call Cozumel Arrival 7:00amDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

The beautiful island of Cozumel, the largest inhabited island in Mexico, is a paradise for divers from all over the world. The island is surrounded by more than 25 reef formations where divers of all ages and skills can enter into a completely fascinating and different world: endless coral inhabited by immense shoals of colorful fish. The possibilities are interminable for both beginners and experts. East of the Yucatán Peninsula, on top of the age-old structures of the Mayan coral reef, the second largest in the world, stands the Island of Cozumel, the largest inhabited island in Mexico. Its name, derived from the word Cuzamil, meaning “island of swallows” in Maya, conjures up memories of its pre-Hispanic origin, the conquest of America and the pirates and buccaneers that thronged its seas. The Island of Cozumel measures 48 km from north to south but only 16 from east to west. On either side of the island, beaches form a long, white sandy coast. Gentle waves and transparent waters wash the western side of the island, while huge waves crash against the eastern side. Its flora and fauna have a number of unusual features and include certain endemic species, such as the dwarf raccoon and the Cozumel wren. Cozumel’s greatest wealth, however, lies underwater.

Day 4 Cruising
Day 5Port of Call Tampa Arrival 7:00am

Overview

Tampa is a city on Tampa Bay, along Florida’s Gulf Coast. A major business center, it’s also known for its museums and other cultural offerings. Busch Gardens is an African-themed amusement park with thrill rides and animal-viewing areas. The historic Ybor City neighborhood, developed by Cuban and Spanish cigar-factory workers at the turn of the 20th century, is a dining and nightlife destination.

Onboard the Serenade of the Seas

Costco Member Reviews

4.4 of 5 stars4.4/5 (1049 Reviews)

Ship Rating

3.5/5

No matter where in the world you’re sailing, Serenade of the Seas® keeps you close to all the natural splendor. Once onboard, panoramic views and acres of glass ensure you’ll never miss a moment of the surrounding scenery. In between adventures onshore, you can soak up the sun poolside, tee off on the mini golf green, and dig into world-class flavors that will take you from Tuscany to Tokyo.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Solarium

  • Card Room
  • Casino
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Movies
  • Theater/Show Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Pool - Children's
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Rock-Climbing Wall
  • Sports Facilities
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Library
  • Children's Indoor Play Area
  • Children's Outdoor Play Area
  • Educational Classes
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Teen Center or Disco
  • Teen Programs
  • Business Center
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Center
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Elevators
  • Religious Services
  • Safe Deposit Boxes

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Full-Service Spa

  • Game Arcade
  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Classes
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Educational Programs
  • Internet Center
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service
  • Infirmary/Medical Center
  • Wedding/Vow Renewal

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

Main Dining Room

Main Dining

Main Dining Room: Sweeping, multi-level ambience, world-class cuisine and extraordinary personal service from a dedicated wait staff. Royal Caribbean’s main dining room serves exceptional, multi-course meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Chops Grille

Specialty Dining

Café Latte-tudes: Caffeine fix, coffee break, or after-dinner cappuccino – drop by this café for sweets, people watching and specialty coffee beverages. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Chef's Table: A once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience in an exclusive enclave to savor a five-course, gourmet menu specially prepared and presented by the Chef de Cuisine. Every course pairs with a wine chosen to enhance your enjoyment of the dish. The menu, wine selections and price vary from ship to ship and itinerary. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Chops Grille℠: Royal Caribbean's popular signature steakhouse, featuring grade-A premium cuts of steak cooked to your specifications, plus fresh seafood, hearty side dishes and signature desserts in an upscale, contemporary setting. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Giovanni's Table: A casual Italian trattoria with indoor and al fresco seating, Giovanni's Table offers rustic dishes with a contemporary flair, including toasted herb foccacia, pastas, braised meat dishes and stews, served family-style. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Izumi: The traditional Japanese dishes at Izumi will impress you with pure, delicate flavors, freshness of ingredients and impeccable presentation. Choose from sushi rolls, sashimi, and more. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Windjammer

Casual Dining

Park Cafe: A casual-eats deli cafe offering made-to-order salads, paninis and freshly prepared sandwiches. Don't miss the signature "Kummelweck" roast beef sandwich – a guest favorite.

Sorrento's Pizza: There's nothing more satisfying than a great slice of pizza — and Royal Caribbean has spent years perfecting the recipe at Sorrento's. Whether you're into classics, like cheese and Margherita, or specialty pies, like the meat-loaded Carnivore or the pineapple, bacon and BBQ-infused Caribbean Dream, Sorrento's serves up perfection in every slice.

Windjammer: A culinary destination loaded with an array of delicious food for every meal and snack time – all with spectacular views and a comfortable, casual atmosphere. Browse multiple serving stations featuring pastas, omelettes made-to-order, global cuisine, salads, soups, sandwiches, meat-carving, and tons of tantalizing desserts.

Room Service: Room service is available 24-hours a day (a convenience charge applies to each order placed).


Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

Interior staterooms include a wide array of amenities for your whole family to enjoy.

Interior (Category: 1V)

Category: 1V

Interior (Category: 2V)

Category: 2V

Interior (Category: 3V)

Category: 3V

Interior (Category: 4V)

Category: 4V

Studio Interior (Category: 2W)

Category: 2W

Guarantee - Inside (Category: ZI)

Category: ZI
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Spectacular sights and amazing views from the comfort of your stateroom.

Ultra Spacious Ocean View (Category: 1K)

Category: 1K

Ocean View (Category: 4M)

Category: 4M

Connecting Ocean View (Category: CO)

Category: CO

Ocean View (Category: 1N)

Category: 1N

Ocean View (Category: 2N)

Category: 2N

Ocean View (Category: 3N)

Category: 3N

Ocean View (Category: 4N)

Category: 4N

Guarantee - Oceanview (Category: YO)

Category: YO
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Enjoy the ambiance of our neighborhood balcony staterooms that overlook the Central Park and Boardwalk neighborhoods or take in breathtaking views from your Ocean View balcony stateroom.

Spacious Ocean View Balcony (Category: 1B)

Category: 1B

Spacious Ocean View Balcony (Category: 2B)

Category: 2B

Spacious Ocean View Balcony (Category: 3B)

Category: 3B

Spacious Ocean View Balcony (Category: 4B)

Category: 4B

Connecting Balcony (Category: CB)

Category: CB

Ocean View Balcony (Category: 1D)

Category: 1D

Ocean View Balcony (Category: 2D)

Category: 2D

Ocean View Balcony (Category: 3D)

Category: 3D

Ocean View Balcony (Category: 4D)

Category: 4D

Ocean View Balcony (Category: 5D)

Category: 5D

Guarantee - Balcony (Category: XB)

Category: XB
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Exclusive experiences, inclusive amenities, luxury accommodations and more.

Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom (Category: RS)

Category: RS
Separate bedroom with king-size bed; Whirlpool bathtub; Living room with queen-size sofa bed; Baby grand piano; Private balcony; Concierge service; Balcony: 215 sq.ft.

Owner's Suite - 2 Bedrooms (Category: OT)

Category: OT

Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom (Category: OS)

Category: OS
Queen-size bed; Private bathroom with whirlpool tub, double sinks, separate shower, and bidet; Separate living area with queen-size sofa bed; Private balcony; Concierge service; Balcony: 57 sq.ft.

Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom (Category: GS)

Category: GS
Two twin beds (convert to queen-size bed); Sitting area (some with sofa bed); Private balcony; Concierge service; Balcony: 106 sq.ft.

Junior Suite (Category: J3)

Category: J3
Two twin beds (convert to queen-size bed); Private bathroom with bathtub; Sitting area with sofa bed; Private balcony; Staterooms 1098 & 1598 have partially obstructed views; Balcony: 66 sq.ft.

Ocean View Suite - 2 Bedrooms (No Balcony) (Category: VT)

Category: VT

Guarantee - Suite (Category: WS)

Category: WS
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Deck Plan

Cruise Ship
Deck 13
Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
Stateroom for occupancy 5 and upStateroom for occupancy 5 and up
Stateroom for occupancy up to 4Stateroom for occupancy up to 4
Accessible stateroomAccessible stateroom
Stateroom has an obstructed viewStateroom has an obstructed view
Stateroom for occupancy up to 3Stateroom for occupancy up to 3

Ship Facts

Serenade of the Seas ship image
  • Ship Name: Serenade of the Seas
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Year Refurbished: 2012
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2003
  • Ship Class: Radiance
  • Maximum Capacity: 2,476
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 12
  • Number of Crew: 832
  • Officers' Nationality: Norwegian
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 240
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 529
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 226
  • Tonnage (GRT): 90,090
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 2,143
  • Country of Registry: The Bahamas
  • Total Staterooms: 1,073
  • Suites with Balcony: 60
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the hotel, resort or cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the provider without notice. Hotels, resorts, ships or accommodations designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Reviews

Available Dates & Prices

Departure Date

Inside Stateroom

Ocean View Stateroom

Balcony Stateroom

Suite Stateroom

Departure Date - 01/14/2023

Inside Stateroom

$290

Ocean View Stateroom

$326

Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Suite Stateroom

N/A

Terms & Conditions

*Price shown is per person based on double occupancy and is valid for select stateroom categories only. Click on the Terms & Conditions link below for details.

♦Included Extras are for first and second passengers only unless noted otherwise, cannot be substituted for other items or services, and have no cash value. Included Extras are not applicable to third and fourth guests. Beverages are not included at specialty dining venues. One spa experience per stateroom. Choose from three rejuvenating experiences to enjoy: La Thérapie HydraLift Facial, Swedish Massage or Reflexology Massage. Please see the spa manager once you board to make your appointment. Spa experience is only available on port days. Gratuities are not included. Shipboard credit has no cash value, is nontransferable, and is not redeemable for cash.

†The exact amount of the Costco Shop Card will be calculated during the booking process. Click on the Terms & Conditions link below for additional information.

Ship registry: The Bahamas

    Package ID: RCISERCAR20230114BC