The Most Horrible Cruise we have ever sailed on! : Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review by sherrirapp

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The Most Horrible Cruise we have ever sailed on!

Sail Date: December 2012
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: San Juan
First of all, SHAME ON R.C.C.L. for not disclosing what we were getting into with this cruise. We paid a good amount of money for our J.S. and experienced the worse cruise we have ever encountered! Even worse then Carnival! We cruise Dec. 9-16th out of Puerto Rico on the Adventure. Everything went smooth boarding the ship itself. But then things fell apart pretty fast..............
Out of 3400 guests, 2800 were Puerto Ricans that were offered screaming "Resident"rates (we found this out when we got on the ship from the Staff).
The ship (Adventure) was old and our room was dirty. Our room attendant only said "hello" to us three days into the cruise and that was the last we ever saw of her until the last day when she yelled at us. We were able to stay in our room until 10:30 a.m......she yelled at us and told us we were holding her up from cleaning the room!!!!!!! Then we realized she had taken costume jewelry that I bought and placed in our T-Shirt bags in the carry on to come More home. I called R.C.C.L. and they filed a report but told us..........that is all we can do.........sorry! SO.................the cruise sucked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so disappointed in R.C.C.L. and the poor service. They catered to the Puerto Ricans big time! Usually around the pool you hear the steel drums or Caribbean music. On our cruise the music around the pool was all Latino/P.R. music. The band that played for dancing was Salsa EVERY NIGHT! Royal Caribbean obviously did not care about the other non P.R. guests. These people would intentionally cut in front of you, walk into you if you did not move for them and more. The entire cruise was Spanish speaking! Our waiter even informed us that we needed to get up early for breakfast at the Windjammer as the P.R.'s party all night and will invade the Windjammer after 9 am and we will NEVER find a seat. Boy was he right.........

We are disappointed that Royal Caribbean Cruise Line does not disclose a "Resident" Time for cruising. We are Emerald Level cruisers and cant share enough of our disappointment.

On a positive note :) We swam with the Sea Lions on St. Thomas and it had to be the most incredible thing we have ever done. We have swam with dolphin, Stingray, shark and Sea Turtles but this was amazing! Do it if you have the chance at Coral World!!

We will NEVER cruise out of P.R. again. Less

Published 12/29/12
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Cabin review: JS9328 Junior Suite

9328: The cabin is larger than the most of the Junior Suite Cabins. The balcony was small. IF you want a huge balcony book the AFT rooms. The room is looking old and worn it. Lots of storage! Walk in closets, sofa and two chairs. Wider than most J.S.

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Port and Shore Excursions

We have been to Aruba 4 times. We have always gone to Palm Beach and loved it. The beach is usually really crowded so this time we tried EAGLE BEACH. WOW...what a HUGE quiet clean beach! Our chairs with Umbrella were $15.00 Have the cab driver drop you off at the resort on Eagle Beach. The resort attendant will come over and take your money for the chairs. Make sure you take a REAL cab and not this guy that drives a little blue car. He never showed back up to return us to the ship like promised. We flagged a cab coming past us! The cab ride is only $10.00 each way.
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Here is a GREAT little secret for all of you! When your ship docks. Look out over the island to the right. You will see a resort with an infinity pool called the Renaissance. After you are done shopping on the GREAT island head over to the Renaissance and pay to use their facilities rather than a beach tour. We paid $75.00 total and used the Olympic size sand infinity pool on their beach all day. We had lunch and drinks and were in heaven!
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Beach Break

We have been to Friars Beach in April on the Serenade of the Seas. The monkeys were fun to see but the beach is nothing to brag about at all! This time we decided to head to Frigate Beach. The beach is large, clean and well managed by "Clinton" a native that caters to your every whim! We paid $5.00 per beach chair with an Umbrella. He will call a cab for you when your ready to leave! Great Beach! Not crowded!

Sea Lion Swim

We swam with the Sea Lions on St. Thomas and it had to be the most incredible thing we have ever done. We have swam with dolphin, Stingray, shark and Sea Turtles but this was amazing! Do it if you have the chance at Coral World!! We had 1 hour playing with them and over 1 hour in the water with these fabulous creatures! There was a group of 8 people with 4 sea lions!!!!!!

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