We cruised on RC Adventure Sailing January 16-23, 2011 from Puerto Rico round trip to Curacao, Aruba, Dominica and St. Thomas. My husband and I had a balcony room 6522 and our sons (21 & 17) had an inside stateroom 6523 directly across the hall. This was our first time on the Adventure, although I have been on a similar voyager class ship, the Navigator of the Seas, a year prior. The two ships have the same layout. The Adventure has athletic attractions teenagers like, such as the rock climbing wall, basketball/volleyball court, 9 hole mini golf, in-line skating track in addition to the pools, kids water slide, ice skating rink and jogging track. The ship itself could use some cosmetic touch up. The vanish was peeling off the wood railing lining the balcony rooms on deck 6 and the ship itself could be repainted in places. But overall the Adventure is a nice ship.
The ships staff are friendly, as is expected. Our cabin stewards and diningroom waiters were very easy to get along with and offered great service.
We eat in the Windjammer buffet for breakfast and lunch and have dinner in the main dining room. The food is good, although the Windjammer could offer a little more variety. Each day the same foods were offered on the buffet, with the exception of the dessert bar which was always different. Our boys grabbed pizza, croissant sandwiches, cookies and dessert in the Pomenade Cafe at all hours of the day and night. We did not use room service. And since we are happy with the food in the other areas, we do not feel the need to eat in the specialty restaurants that charge a fee.
The Promenade, indoor mall, is visually nice. There is a liquor shop, two jewelry shops, and two other shops that have clothing and souvenirs. Although I was looking for something to wear for dinner, not much clothing variety is offered. There are also two sportsbars in the Promenade in addition to a coffee bar and ice cream counter. The Cafe was really the only part of the Promenade we really used during the week.
The ship has several bars, a theater and a nightclub. The ice rink is a rarity for ships to have and so the Adventure also offers ice skating shows.
Royal Caribbean has very nice ships. But having been on another RC ship, I'd say the Adventure is just in need of a little tender loving care :)