Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review by Fitness Lover: Nice islands hoping vacation

Adventure of the Seas 4
Fitness Lover
Member Since 2013

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Nice islands hoping vacation

Sail Date: February 2013
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: San Juan

In Feb 2013 my family took for the first time a 7-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean to visit Puerto Rico, St. Croix, St. Maarten, Antigua, St. Lucia and Barbados. The Caribbean Sea was calm and you could barely feel the boat moving; although we were concerned about motion sickness we were fine.

Embarkation and disembarkation went smooth and organized. The ship had ~3000 passengers (80% from US, rest from Canada,Puerto Rico, Europe) with a good mix of ~60% retired people,~40% of them younger with families. We found the itinerary, boat and its amenities (restaurants, Promenade, theater, sport facilities, pools), staff, room and food excellent. The entertainment was very good especially the Ice Show (but the 70's show & disco-we could skip. The Cruise Director was everywhere where entertainment was offered, we taught that was too much).

The excursions are a bit pricey, we took our child to swim with the dolphins in Anguilla (from St.Maarten),an amazing and More unforgettable experience. I personally do not recommend shopping in ports, you can get the same deal in US outlet malls or department stores and you know that what you pay for is authentic, has warranty and can be returned. I would have liked if among the shore excursions would have been a shuttle to a beach offered, nothing fancy just an organized and safe transportation to a nice beach. This would be a good idea in order to avoid the hassle, harassment and price negotiation with the taxi drivers or unsafe public buses(avoid them, unreliable, we saw a driver drinking beer). Less

Published 02/23/13

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Port and Shore Excursions

Nice beaches, take a taxi
Read 1037 Antigua Reviews

Don't bother with the Harrison Caves or other tours, too far. Go to a nice beach close to Hole town, Sandy Lane.
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Worth visiting:architecture (old city), Isla Verde beach, El Yuen rainforest.
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Nice and quiet beach walking distance from the port. Souvenirs are cheap.

Beach is far take a taxi, Rodney Bay Beach is good. Nature is at its best, Soufriere, sulfur baths and the Pitons.

OK beach walking distance to the port, small souvenirs at good price (don't buy anything expensive). Visit neighbouring Anguilla.

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