Fabulous First Time Cruise: Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review by cariad1000
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Fabulous First Time Cruise
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: San Juan
We didn't go to many of the entertainment shows but I'd thoroughly recommend the ice show which was superb. The Jersey Boys Tribute band had really lovely voices, bless them, but dancing was definitely not their strong point. Unfortunately the Jersey Boys routines are simple but need to More be very slick and timed to perfection and these lads just couldn't pull it off. The song at the end from Les Mis was sung beautifully and "Cry for Me" also performed very well. Maybe they should just rely on their own super voices rather than going down the tribute band route, their voices are certainly good enough.
Loved the ports we visited and the private tours we booked. I would definitely recommend booking private tours rather than taking the ship excursions. We booked two ship excursions, one was OK (St Croix catamaran) but was supposed to last three hours but we were back on the ship two hours after we left it, bit of a rip off. The other one was the Antiqua Experience which was nothing short of dreadful. Extremely patronising guide who treated us like a bunch of four year olds and the so called attractions were a complete joke. Stay away from this one at all costs. The third excursion we had booked with them, the Barbados Highlights tour, I can't comment on as the tatty old bus was so full that they had to pull down all the jump seats in the extremely narrow aisle. Being claustrophobic, this meant that I had to get off the bus before it left. In fairness to RCI, they refunded us the entire cost without us even having to ask. The representative told us that they had the same problem the previous day!! I think that RCI should maybe monitor the tour companies they use more closely.
I have most definitely joined the AOS fan club and in fact, we loved it and our stateroom so much that we've booked it again for a 12 night med cruise next year. Southampton departure this time though so no horrendous flights this time. Less
Cabin review: 1288
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