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Adventure of the Seas
Adventure of the Seas
Member Name: MissMatilda
Cruise Date: June 2012
Embarkation: other
Destination: Western Mediterranean
Cabin Category: D3
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 2.0
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 3.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 1.0
Rates 1.0
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Was really looking forward to travelling with Royal Carribean however I don't think I would use them again for various reasons:

- Found initial reception onto the ship impersonal.

- First day was wasted as you couldnt access your room until 2pm and there was a fire drill which was complusory for all new guests at 4pm. Afternoon was totally wasted.

- Windjammer restaurant food varied on quality depending on time and day. Decor was also very poor as was service.

- The ship lacked being informative and clear on services that were free and services that were payable.

- Charged for shuttle buses to and from large ports. Valenica was charging $15 per person however none of the shops are open on Sundays (wasted port of call)

- Excursions were extremely expensive: Pisa at its cheapest was $89 however we got to the tower and back for 15 euro on public transport *highly recommend*

- The boat itself lacked in entertainment, Ice show was the only exception.

- We had pre paid our gratuities up front as our travel agent advised this however onboard we still had to pay a service charge on all bar drinks, excursions and any other payments outside your food.

- The drinks are very over priced and measures were very strong making drinks undrinkable at times. Less measures and lower prices would have been better.

- Gym is small and has no air con

- I noticed the boat could be very rocky at night, something I've never noticed on Thomson Cruises.

Pros:

- Our room was extremely clean and room attendants couldn't have been nicer.

- Main restaurant is beautiful and food was exceptional as were staff.

- Ice show is must see!

- Cigarettes are cheap onboard ship.

- Getting on and off at ports was hassle free.

Recommendations:

- Research your ports as making your own way is definitely cheaper.

- Go for My Time Dining - 8.30 is a good time

- Don't bring beach towels as they are provided by the poolside each day for you.

- Tea Coffee Water and Homemade lemonade is free from Windjammer

- Days at Sea would advised you to get a sun lounger earlier and not to leave it as people were without loungers on several days

- Cookies must be tried and soft ice cream is free

I liked my holiday and it was very relaxing but I prefer smaller ships as I felt like a number not a customer.

If you have booked to go already, DO NOT WORRY you will enjoy it.

If you are thinking of going I would recommend Island Cruises.

Publication Date: 06/27/12
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