Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review by Terence Butler: Expensive
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Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
I have travelled both the carribean and Medditeranean in recent years and each time on a Royal carribean Voyger Class Ship, The Mariner in 2007 around the Western Carribean and this year the Adventure of the Seas around the Western Medditeranean.
The biggest surprise was the Cost, fair enough the exchange rate from pound to doller was more favourable a couple of years back, but no way did i expect to spend over 1200 dollers on booze alone and still not feel tipsy in any way.
On both cruises the boat was full but in the carribean space was constantly prevelant,and everything felt more relaxed. This time around the Med, space was at a premium and the deck area was constantly full to capacity, (you had to get up very early to get a bed)Even the Soarium area that usually allows only adults and is generally more peacefull allowed kids in probably because their area was manic-knock on effect, the adult only area was also boistrous and noisy.
Not all bad the More waiter service in the dining room was fantastic and Ibrahim, Robin and the drinks waiter Melchiot were exceptional- well done!
To sumarise, the cruise was fair the boat packed, will travel with Royal Carribean again, but certainly not around the Med Less
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Cabin review: D19354 Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
Cabin is small, from what i can recall the Mariner although the same size ship appeared more spacious both Cabin and balcony.Read All Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (D1) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
Took the little road train around the area to see some sights, mainly Napolionic (but it is his birth place) 45 minutes- tour Ok
get a cab to the old town cheaper than Royal carribean excursion
Dump, you only get of to go to Rome.
Dont listen to the view of Royal Carribean Staff about only using there excursions because the transport system is poor and you might miss the boat returning ect- Far to dear
Take the train into Rome only 9 Euro each way and absolutley no probs (about an hour)
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