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Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review by murfturf: Adventure of the Seas 1/2/11


murfturf
2 Reviews
Member Since 2009
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Cabin 5.0
Dining 3.0
Embarkation 4.0
Enrichment Activities 3.0
Entertainment 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates 3.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 4.0
Value for Money 4.0

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Adventure of the Seas 1/2/11

Sail Date: January 2011
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: San Juan

I realize I am 2 years late reviewing this cruise, but I wanted to make sure I did :)

We flew into San Juan and stayed at the Sheraton hotel that is across the bay from San Juan. (We are SPG members, and select hotels based on point redemption! It was the cheapest points to use so we selected it knowing we could taxi to the port the next day easily.)

We took a taxi over to the port early, before noon and embarkation was quick and pleasant.

On board we had to wait a while for rooms, but it wasn't a terrible wait. One of our bags was detained and we had to go looking for it. It had a case of water in it, but they returned it to us without any trouble.

We stayed pretty active on this cruise in the ports, so on the ship we were more tired! We didn't participate in many night activities except the Love and Marriage game show. As usual, the Sky Bar was our favorite, but the Connoisseur Club was also great as usual.

The food was great, the service More was great and overall we enjoyed this cruise. We did miss some of the things that is lacking from having sailed on Freedom already.

The cruise director was not as personable as the other cruise we went on, but she isn't with RCI anymore so that isn't an issue anymore!

This cruise ship is older and doesn't have quite as much as the larger ships - but we enjoyed it very much for our relaxing, and somewhat reclusive time on board!

The fact that this cruise left from San Juan was wonderful, and let us experience the beautiful Puerto Rico! We stayed several days after and it is one of our favorite places. Less


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Cabin review: Adventure of the Seas Junior Suite Deck 6 9318

This room was great. It's on the "Hump" so you jut out a little. The balcony was private and spacious. The room overall didn't have any issues. It was a standard Junior Suite and we loved it.

Port and Shore Excursions


We didn't experience this port to the fullest. We just shopped and ate at a portside restaurant. We were experiencing motion sickness, so didn't have much energy! I would love to experience this port more someday.
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Distillery Tour

(4)
We found a tour in town that took us through the island and to the distillery. Overall we enjoyed this tour. We were supposed to have a beach break - but it was a downpour! It was very interesting to hear the tour guide so surprised at how much rain there was, and he drove us around town to see historic sites instead. I really enjoyed the island and the town. Shopping was interesting and the look of the island was like something I had never experienced. We got cheese here that was fantastic!

Ti Tou Gorge

(5)
We enjoyed this tour and loved the island of Dominica. We toured to the botanical gardens, hot springs and Ti Tou gorge. All of it was beautiful, our guide was knowledgable and pleasant. The gorge was amazing, and not to be missed experience. It isn't the easiest thing to do - but once you are in the cold water - you swim into the gorge and it's breath taking. The island was beautiful and so untouched. The town too was fun, and we were able to shop in local markets and try the local beer!

Snorkeling

(5)
We had a great time! We took a catamaran, booked with our cruise line out to St. John. We snorkeled in two places. The snorkeling wasn't fantastic, but it was very good. Hanging out on the white sand beaches for a while was also very relaxing. The boat crew themselves were entertaining and made it a fantastic trip.

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