15 Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Fitness Cruises to Caribbean - Southern

Initially recommended by to me by a friend, they made us aware of Royal Caribbean and the great selection of cruises available. The overall cruise experience superseded my expectations. The destinations were a great selection of ... Read More
Initially recommended by to me by a friend, they made us aware of Royal Caribbean and the great selection of cruises available. The overall cruise experience superseded my expectations. The destinations were a great selection of Caribbean islands to visit. The onboard entertainment and organised events like the ice skating shows and musicals were fantastically organised and choreographed, the food (both buffet and a la carte) were excellent standard and the service was truly second to none. We found the ship to be incredibly clean. Our cabin was tidied and cleaned twice daily. The facilities were clean. The staff across the ship went over and above expected levels to make our cruise experience a special experience. The staff also made a big effort with our children and made their experience a special one also. It was a truly wonderful week made better by the service levels given to all guests on board. Thank you so much Royal Caribbean, Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We did not choose this ship it chose us! We have talked of taking a cruise but I was afraid of being sick and feeling closed in. Royal Caribbean took us in free of charge after going thru the most traumatic experience of surviving Irma. ... Read More
We did not choose this ship it chose us! We have talked of taking a cruise but I was afraid of being sick and feeling closed in. Royal Caribbean took us in free of charge after going thru the most traumatic experience of surviving Irma. We were stuck without any hope of getting off the island anytime soon. We just came out of the small shelter Divi Little Bay had for us after Jose decided to turn. We had to leave everything we had except a small bag for passport, meds and valuables to get on the ship. The staff were absolutely incredible. We were all in shock as we entered the ship and they met us "THANKING US FOR COMING!" can you imagine? We were beyond thankful for their accepting us in. They did not just take us in, they treated us all with respect as if we had paid full price for the trip like any other passenger. It was hard to wrap my head around coming from Irma, then Jose to walking into the beauty of the ship and staff. This was the first vacation we took in 4 years after i broke my back and went thru surgery. Thank you!!! Thank you!! for going out of your way to help those of stranded and in shock. There are no words for what you have done for all you have helped during this time. You were a God sent in the biggest time of need. We will now be taking our trips to the Caribbean, Europe or anywhere the ship will go via Royal Caribbean. You are truly an amazing way to see the world and to be treated like royalty. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
This was an outstanding cruise with port calls at five interesting Caribbean islands: St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Antigua, St. Lucia and Barbados. It sailed out of San Juan; we stayed there for two days upon our return. The boarding ... Read More
This was an outstanding cruise with port calls at five interesting Caribbean islands: St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Antigua, St. Lucia and Barbados. It sailed out of San Juan; we stayed there for two days upon our return. The boarding was well-organized and not particularly time consuming. The same was true for departure, which was very well done. Our Junior Suite stateroom was spacious and comfortable. It was kept in top shape by our friendly and very capable Stateroom Attendant Lizbeth Brooks. Dining was excellent with very good food and service. The breakfast and lunch buffets offered just about anything one could desire or imagine. The service was excellent, with waiters hovering nearby by bring beverages or clean up tables. Head Waiter Anabela De Gois was particularly helpful in correcting one small dinner complaint we had; she was thorough and gracious in responding. It was nice to have the flexibility of "My Time" dining. However, we found that if we changed the time from a pre-selected seating, the table was not particularly desirable. The cruise was great for those who like to exercise. There was a running track on the 12th deck, with five laps to a mile. It was particularly delightful to run early in the morning while arriving at a new port. The ship's fitness center was large and well-equipped, with a separate room for stretching and class exercises. The port excursions were interesting and varied. The St. Kitts tour of a "Caribbean Plantation and Beach" was somewhat underwhelming. The 'plantation' was an interesting old house with wonderful views and gardens, but not much more. The beach was nothing to write home about. By contrast the "Best Views of St. Lucia" tour was well worth taking. It did indeed offer wonderful views of this lush, green island. It also featured a stop at the Rain Forest Adventure Park, where one could take a walk into a fascinating rain forest with giant trees and tropical plants -- a world of its own. My wife and I particularly valued the "Best of Barbados" tour, where we were privileged to have Susan Abbott as the guide. Speaking with a slight Irish brogue (her grandfather was Irish!), she proved to be an expert on local plants, flowers, trees and fruit as well as a highly knowledgeable Barbados historian. At the tour's end we expressed interest in seeing the house where a young George Washington stayed in 1751 on his only trip outside the U.S. Although somewhat off the beaten track, Susan kindly took us there in her own vehicle, waited for us, and drove us back to the ship. She deserves special recognition not only as an outstanding tour guide but also as a gracious and caring person. We highly recommend the cruise and this tour -- maybe you'll be lucky enough to have Susan as your guide! Upon departure we took the ship's early morning "Old and New San Juan" city tour, with a dropoff at the airport. It's a great way of learning about the history and architecture of San Juan, while effectively using time before a flight or, in our case, before checking into a hotel. Upon return to the airport it was very easy to claim our luggage (which was conveniently and safely stored for those on the tour). Those with flights proceeded into the airport; we took a cab to our hotel. This was a great cruise, with plenty to do on the ship, outstanding dining, a most attentive staff, and interesting and varied islands to visit. We highly recommend it. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
I live in Puerto Rico and like to cruise with my family within the Caribbean. There are a lot of activities for everyone in the Adventure of the Seas: surfing, (Flowrider), slides, rock climbing, dancing, first class shows for the ... Read More
I live in Puerto Rico and like to cruise with my family within the Caribbean. There are a lot of activities for everyone in the Adventure of the Seas: surfing, (Flowrider), slides, rock climbing, dancing, first class shows for the grownups, water park, painting and shows for the little ones, excellent food at all times. Beautiful promenade deck with like-a-Paris street with cafes and lounges on both sides. The waiters, assistant waiters, cabin attendants and the rest of the crew, make you feel like you are the main reason for their service. We had 3 cabins and all of them were very roomy and clean. Ours were at Deck 8 looking the Promenade. You can see all shows and parades from there when the Promenade is too crowd. Excellent choice. The variety of food during dinner time was great, including lobster. If you don't want to miss the shows, pick first seating or my time dining at 6:00 pm. You won't regret. Only negative thing, smoking in the Casino. I like to play sometimes, but with all that smoke around, spend few bucks and go. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
My daughter choose this cruise because she want's to celebrate her "Quinceañero" (15 birthday celebration). The special ship crew and the activities she enjoyed made a memory of a lifetime for her. She enjoyed everything ... Read More
My daughter choose this cruise because she want's to celebrate her "Quinceañero" (15 birthday celebration). The special ship crew and the activities she enjoyed made a memory of a lifetime for her. She enjoyed everything but specially the friends she made. We also enjoy all the activities and specially the waiters amiability at dinner and at the Windjammer. The place at the fourth floor have extraordinary music. I really enjoy it! The embarkation and disembarkation was an easy process. All the ports we visited are beautiful. The visit to the four island we went were very interesting and we found almost everything. Just I feel that the time in Saint Maarten was short. This is an Island were shopping is a must and I feel that I need more time but the overall of the cruise was amazing! We definitely would go again! We never going to forget this experience! Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
This cruise offers something for all members of the family. No one in our party of seven was ever without something fun to do or see. The food was excellent in every location provided for us to eat. The buffet seemed to never. The ... Read More
This cruise offers something for all members of the family. No one in our party of seven was ever without something fun to do or see. The food was excellent in every location provided for us to eat. The buffet seemed to never. The formal dinning is delightful. Quick snacks are always available. A game room is perfect for the calm rainy days or nights. Entertainment is top notch. Our cabin suited our needs. The refrigerator and ample electrical outlets were a delightful surprise. The TV is a large flat screen of good quality. Absolutely NO complaints. I can still feel the slow smooth rocking of the boat sending me into a deep restful sleep. Thank you Adventures of the Seas for making our vacation one to remember for a lifetime. Our children loved the Ocean Adventure Center. Many times during the trip they would ask to go to the center. They loved the take home gifts and prizes to . Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
This was an experience, 10 day cruise and 7 ports of call and loads to do on and off ship could not fault anything. The dinning experience was excellent. Bar service excellent. Room service excellent. Activities to many to choose. All the ... Read More
This was an experience, 10 day cruise and 7 ports of call and loads to do on and off ship could not fault anything. The dinning experience was excellent. Bar service excellent. Room service excellent. Activities to many to choose. All the staff were very helpful and friendly..Entertainment team Brilliant. Spa had an excellent range of treatments but I thought expensive. Pool area outstanding lots of places to sit and a full cinema screen were you can watch movies, video clips and trivia quiz. The main pool deck had 4 jacuzzis in total and the solarium had one very big one. Only disapointment for me shops on board not very well stocked, Starbucks ran out of caramel after 3 days and they stopped putting the days of the week in the lift floor every morning, apparently someone complained that they were on holiday and did not want to know what day of the week it was. Would definetly do again if the had 10 day cruise available only tend to do 7 days not long enough Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
We chose this cruise for several reasons. Firstly, we needed a vacation, due to a colder and longer than normal Vancouver (Canada) winter. Second, we wanted to try a cruise line we had never booked before and had heard good things about ... Read More
We chose this cruise for several reasons. Firstly, we needed a vacation, due to a colder and longer than normal Vancouver (Canada) winter. Second, we wanted to try a cruise line we had never booked before and had heard good things about RCI from a seasoned cruising friend of ours. Third, this was a longer than normal cruise, due to the ship having been privately chartered by a large insurance company for a staff cruise, but only for a few days so RCI filled in the remaining days with our 10 day cruise - great ! We also did a lot of online research into the Adventure of the Seas and found that she had recently undergone a multi million dollar re-fit, so we felt that this cruise and this ship would suit our needs well. As former Travel agents ourselves, from many years ago, we are always expecting good things, and this trip was fantastic. The ship was magnificent, the crew and staff onboard were well informed, courteous, and always able to make us feel right at home. The buffets onboard were able to keep food hot at all times and the quality and range of foods at all meals was exceptional. The Adventure is a majestic vessel with a stunning atrium, and you can watch the glass capsule type elevators going all the way up 14 floors high, from the bottom floors - you won't believe you are on a ship ! The board walk inside the ship is amazing - lined with shops, pubs, and a great "street" inside the ship where entertainers perform nightly to delight you. During the first 3 days we were onboard we found that the leaders of the shore excursions were difficult to find after you had walked onto the pier, and this was a little disconcerting but there seemed to be a general change onboard after the third day and there seemed to be a lot more attention being paid to detail after this. We were frequently approached at the main dining room during our meals, by the head waiter to make sure all was good with our meals. Perhaps there had been some complaining, who knows, but I would say overall that this cruise was an excellent choice overall and we would have no hesitation in doing it again or recommending it to others. We also write on Trip Adviser and enjoy travelling a lot and reviewing for others. Researching, before going on a vacation is the key to smoothing out the bumps as much as possible before going. With most vacations you get what you pay for and we were very well satisfied with our cruise. Don't hesitate - Book It ! Gordon and Barbara Foster, Vancouver, Canada. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
We chose this ship because we wanted a January cruise that went to the Southern Caribbean. Initially we were just iffy about the ship as we had previously sailed on the NCL Getaway. After 3 days we had NO crowded pools, no crowded hot ... Read More
We chose this ship because we wanted a January cruise that went to the Southern Caribbean. Initially we were just iffy about the ship as we had previously sailed on the NCL Getaway. After 3 days we had NO crowded pools, no crowded hot tubs, no wait in for the main dining room, ALWAYS readily found deck chairs, loved the promenade deck and the goodies available there 24-7. We loved the ports (St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Curacao, Aruba) and by weeks end my 8yo son cried because he came to enjoy everything about the ship. For the kids: we found it very handy we could "load" a cruise card with game room credit and then became useless afterwards.........with 2 children this is an outstanding way to manage the kids. On previous cruises our game room bill eclipsed 150.00 but RCCL does it right in this area as this is easily managed. The food: never had a bad meal. Now there was Italian night and that is just not my favorite so we grazed in the buffet and the promenade. Now this is what spoke volumes to me, the next night our hostess/head waiter asked where we were last night and if we had a bad experience. WOW, never happened to us before. We came to adore this sweet lady and the surrounding staff. The promenade has a 24-7 goodie area where you can get cookies, sandwiches, pizza, coffee, etc. My children would go there after EVERY port because the food was really good..........nothing fancy but hearty and satisfying. The decks: you could always get into a hot tub or pool......it was never so crowded and my son began to grow fins because he lived there almost every day. The water slides and flow rider were fun too. As a middle aged guy, I had to try the flow rider........yeah, I was not a keen surfer but the staff was so kind helping get the hang of it. The ports: all I can say is DO IT, DO IT, DO IT, DO IT. Not a bad port on this cruise. St. Kitts was gorgeous as we did a local island tour that lasted 5-6 hours. We were at Buckaroo beach for 3 hours where the biggest wave was like 4 inches and the water was so clear we could see all the fish. Loved it. Aruba is simply gorgeous as was Curacao and touring both islands was a treat. We cannot say enough about these islands as we did tours on both of them and again.........loved both. St. Thomas, we did the island tram and simply meandered the island the entire day.........it is so nice to eat conch fritters and coconut shrimp spiced island style. Loved all the stops. By weeks end, we were all fans of this ship, its stops, and most of all ease of accessibility and gracious staff. I have never done a B2B but would seriously entertain the idea on this ship!!! Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
We picked Royal Caribbean since we have traveled on Celebrity and Carnival before and wanted to experience another brand. This ship was going into dry dock after this cruise for a facelift so it will be nice to see it when it reappears. ... Read More
We picked Royal Caribbean since we have traveled on Celebrity and Carnival before and wanted to experience another brand. This ship was going into dry dock after this cruise for a facelift so it will be nice to see it when it reappears. Normally we would travel down the day before to catch a boat out of Puerto Rico but since the ship didn't leave until 8PM we figured why waste the hotel money. We took JetBlue from JFK non stop to SJU and got a taxi right at the baggage pickup. A quick 20 minute drive and we were dock side waiting to get on. Embarkation was fast and we were on the ship in no time. This ship had 5 stops Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Antigua, and St. Maarten. Getting on and off the boat in port was a breeze. No big lines if you gave the first off people about 15 minutes. We booked our own excursions since w elike smaller groups and doing different things. Ports of call (excursions) In Aruba we took a trike tour. www.trikes-aruba.com I would recommend those that are adventurous to take this. It's quite the experience. You drive the trike with a passenger or 2 and you make 5 different stops along the 3 hour journey. Bring your GoPro, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen and feel the wind in your face. Very cool excursion.After the trike tour we got a taxi to Eagle beach were we hung out for a couple of hours for some sun, sand and water. Curacao we didn't have an excursion so we got off the boat after all the other shore excursion people left and got an island tour. For $20 a person we went around the island stopping at a bunch of places including the Curacao liquor plant. We got dropped off on the other side of the floating bridge. We did a lot of walking here since there was some great shots and we could watch the boat move past in the channel. Free WiFi in the Starbucks by the port if you are interested. Bonaire we did some snorkeling since everybody raves about the coral life and the clarity of the water. We booked an excursion thru Renee's Snorkel Trips www.reneesnorkeltrips.com/ Renee herself took my wife and I on a solo tour since the couple that was to go with us decided to change their time. So we got some one on one time to see the reef, fish, and coral. We made 2 stops spending about 30 minutes in the water each stop. Never leaving sight of the ship at all. If you have never snorkeled before this is the place to do it. Once we had finished out snorkel adventure we hit the open air market for some souvenirs, then on to the Bonaire Brew Pub for some free WiFi and some food and drinks. Great time in Bonaire. Very small island with a very small population. Next stop was Antigua. We again booked outside of the ship and it was a very long and interesting excursion. This one was 6 hours and hit a bunch of stops. Scenic Tours Antigua scenictoursantigua.com/v2/ There was only 4 of us on the excursion and we went from stop to stop learning about the history of the island, taking in the sites,and meeting some of the locals. The views from some of the old forts is amazing. Last stop was St. Maarten. I red some reviews on Reddit about Bernards Tours so we booked yet again off the ship and made plans for a 5 hour tour, with a beach stop. www.bernardstours.com/ we highly recommend this tour. You see both sides to the island (French, Dutch) with lots of stops in each. Sarafina's on the French side is to die for. Sunset Beach/Maho Beach on the Dutch side is a must also. DJ our drive was very knowledgeable and made all 12 of us feel at home. The stops in Orient Beach and Maho Beach give you some time to get in the water if you like. We only saw 1 cruise ship in 8 days and it was on our last stop. With 2 at sea days you still had some time to check out the boat and the entertainment on it. The Champagne Bar is the place to be on this ship if you like mixed cocktails. Our mixologists were top notch and made some extremely good drinks. We also did a pop up whiskey class in that bar which was totally by surprise. We never had a bad meal in the main dining rooms and only ate at the buffet for breakfast and lunch unless we where off the boat. During the sea days the cruise director and his staff kept us very busy with daily activities. If I had to pick one negative it would be the lack of quality nightly entertainment. Celebrity did a very good job of that and Carnival had the comedy lounge. We stayed in Puerto Rico for a couple of days to unwind from vacation. We usually book thru AirBnB or VRBO and find places in Old San Juan or Condado. This time we had a place in Condado which was perfect for us. Very close to all sorts of good food, shopping, and of course the beach. Counting the days until the next one. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
We wanted to duplicate our honeymoon cruise some 21 years ago. We flew down to san Juan 2 days in advance to take in the sites in Old San Juan and to sample the local restaurants. (Pannes restaurant in the Coronado District was so good ... Read More
We wanted to duplicate our honeymoon cruise some 21 years ago. We flew down to san Juan 2 days in advance to take in the sites in Old San Juan and to sample the local restaurants. (Pannes restaurant in the Coronado District was so good we ate there twice) The Adventure of the Seas (Voyager Class) has been recently refurbished and has many of the amenities you'll find on newer RCCL ships. It is due for another upgrade in Nov. 2016 which will add even more restaurants, entertainment and outdoor activity venues. The ship is clean, well maintained and the crew was very pleasant and helpful. There is more than plenty to do aboard ship to keep you busy. There is also many places to go to for quiet time. Entertainment was very good and a nice variety. The food was good but nothing special. Our cruise visited 5 ports along the Lesser Antilles. One of the things that makes this cruise unique is that at every stop we were the only ship in port. Something you would rarely see in places like Nassau or Cozumel. The ports, with the exception of Antigua, were clean and friendly. The shop keepers, tour guides and taxi drivers on Antigua are aggressive and don't take no easily. Just be prepared! I would definitely recommend this cruise. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Just returned from 7 nights on Adventure of the Seas. We left from San Juan on Sunday 2/24. We arrived at the Port around 11:00 and with absolutely no problem at all were on the ship in about 30 minutes. Royal has streamlined everything ... Read More
Just returned from 7 nights on Adventure of the Seas. We left from San Juan on Sunday 2/24. We arrived at the Port around 11:00 and with absolutely no problem at all were on the ship in about 30 minutes. Royal has streamlined everything and it couldn't be easier. Everyone was happy and helpful and welcoming. We have been on Adventure before and we were a little concerned because some of the reviews have been negative. Let me just say, this ship is still absolutely beautiful, clean and awesome. We could not check in until 2 so we went and had lunch at the Windjammer. Plenty of room there, plenty of selection, all fresh and nicely presented. Wonderful servers and excellent service. After lunch we walked around and checked out the ship which looks beautiful. We played a little mini golf and the golf course looks brand new. Finally time to check in to or state room. First time with a Jr. Suite. From now on, that is the room we will get! Loved the room, nice large deck, spacious room and so much storage! Walk in closet, and a bath tub! Such an awesome room! Met Karen our room steward almost immediately. She was lovely, and just did an excellent job. Luggage arrived shortly after we checked in and vacation began. The entertainment on this ship was excellent. They had comedy, variety, skating, everything was great. We chose to dine in the 2nd seating. I think we may change that next time, it just seemed to really run late and we actually only went to the dining room 3x. We ate at Portofino twice...OMG still dreaming about the Risotto! and we ate at Windjammer 2x when we just wanted to eat and have time to do everything planned for the evening. I don't think we even did 75% of the activities we could have done. Such an amazing selection of things to do. We were never bored in the evenings and some nights we found ourselves running from end to end of the ship to try to do everything! We absolutely loved each and every port of call. It didn't hurt that the weather was amazing the entire week! Our favorites were St Lucia, Antigua and Barbados. I highly recommend the Catamaran tour in Antigua. I have never seen water that color! We also really enjoyed the Jeep and Cave tour in Barbados and the Segway tour in St Lucia. I was particularly impressed with how friendly everyone was. The tours were professional and the tour guides were fun and friendly. We spent the last two vacations in Jamaica and they are not nearly as friendly or welcoming as the people in these islands were. We were also completely impressed with service all over the ship. Everyone was so nice and just really bent over backward to make sure we were happy. The service was OUTSTANDING! I am amazed that anyone could give this trip anything less then 5 stars! The ship is beautiful, the food is plentiful and there is enough variety for any taste, the service is amazing, the entertainment is great and again something for everyone. We are already planning our next cruise on Royal...we want to do this one again and may just book the same trip next year before Adventure goes in for updates! Read Less
Sail Date February 2013
My best friend and I cruise every January/February to a warm spot where we can have sun and fun. We have mostly said on the Royal Caribbean ships. We chose this particular ship because it visited multiple ports and sailed out of San ... Read More
My best friend and I cruise every January/February to a warm spot where we can have sun and fun. We have mostly said on the Royal Caribbean ships. We chose this particular ship because it visited multiple ports and sailed out of San Juan--a guaranteed warm weather port. Last year we sailed out of Florida and essentially lost 2 days, one going and the other coming because it was too cold to be out on the deck sunning. The embarkation was quick and easy. We took a cab directly to the port from the airport which was about $22 each way plus tip. We always use a taxi as we don't have to wait for the bus to fill up or unload our luggage. Getting off the ship was just as easy but as always, the earliest flight back for us required a four hour wait at airport so we take books and electronics to keep us occupied. Our cabin had adequate closet and drawer space and was conveniently located midship. It does need updating and has the older television in the room but we have limited channels anyway and spend a total of 3 hours for the week watching anything. We get a balcony because we use the fresh air to dry our exercise clothes and bathing suits. We don't spend a great deal of time on the balcony. At least this time versus our previous cruise, the people on either side of us did not smoke. Last year we could not enjoy our balcony at all. We play a lot of sports and try all the adventures on the ship. The miniature golf track is in immediate need of repair as the carpet has multiple tears. The exercise equipment is sufficient and space is large. They offer limited classes for a fee but most of the times were during our land tours. They need to update the types of classes offered and add rumba, jazzercise and aerobics. The food was very good. We had the late seating and managed to stay up for the shows which were okay. The newlywed game is fun for first time criers but it is so apparent that two of the couples selected had either heard of this game and knew the potential questions and had prepared their responses. Takes the fun out of watching. We requested a large table at dinner so we could meet other guests but no one else ever showed up all week. Felt bad for our waiters as they lose out on the tips and we were disappointed not to meet new people. There were quite a number of empty seats all over. Our cabin steward was very nice and attentive. Overall, enjoyed the ship but again, can use updating. Read Less
Sail Date January 2012
We took our first cruise in 2003 and this was our second cruise on RCI. We sailed the Adventurer of the Seas on March 27 out of Puerto Rico. Let me preclude this review with an old clichE, a vacation is what you make it; if you complain ... Read More
We took our first cruise in 2003 and this was our second cruise on RCI. We sailed the Adventurer of the Seas on March 27 out of Puerto Rico. Let me preclude this review with an old clichE, a vacation is what you make it; if you complain about every little thing, you will not enjoy your vacation. If you overlook certain things, you will have a great time. Was this cruise perfect, of course not, what cruise is? Did we have a great time, you betcha! I'll outline the Pros and Cons for easy reading.PROS:? Boarding the Ship. Wow! We had priority boarding, and this was the quickest and smoothest boarding on any of our cruises. It took us 20 - 25 minutes from when we got out of the cab until we were on the ship. Great job RCI.? Reserved Seating. There is a section that's reserved for Gold Card members by the pool. No need to be concerned that if you go for lunch that your lounge chair will be gone.? Table for Two. We were able to reserve a table for two in the main dinning room with no problem.? Service. Outstanding service from all RCI staff.a. Great job by Jeffery our cabin steward. When we asked him if the air conditioning could be lowered, he had maintenance come up and change the thermostat. He always had a smile and a friendly greeting each and every time we saw him. Everyone makes towel animals, but Jeff was the most creative that we have ever seen.b. Ying and Mihailo our waitress and assistant waiter in the main dinning room made our dinners a very pleasant venture every night. c. In the Windjammer, there were servers walking around asking if guests needed any beverages, coffee, ice tea or water. And they were quick to clear off tables for the next people.d. Also, in the Windjammer, there was never a problem with seating; plenty of available seating and, the food selections were great. CONS:? Concierge: Did not get to meet the concierge; she never introduced herself; we had to go "seek her out". No personal service, she would leave a voice message on the phone, with a "Dear Guest". How impersonal!? Breakfast at Specialty Restaurant. We wanted breakfast at the specialty restaurant, Portofino's. There was no menu offered and a very limited selection. We decided that the Windjammer was a better choice for breakfast.? Disembarkation: This was a bit of a nightmare. We were suppose to have priority disembarkation. When we got off the ship and went to get our luggage, there were thousands of people already on line. And they didn't have priority tags on their luggage. As for the layout of the luggage, the big overhead banners that were to match your tagged luggage, did not agree. Our luggage tag said section 2, we found our luggage in section 13. No big deal as we were going to stay in Puerto Rico for the week. Overall, this was a very enjoyable cruise. The Adventurer is a grand old ship, in great shape with an outstanding crew. We'll cruise with RCI again. Read Less
Sail Date March 2011
This was my husband and I's third cruise with RCI. We stayed in San Juan two days prior to the cruise at the Embassy Suites. This was a great value for the money with free breakfast and a free two hour happy hour every night! We paid ... Read More
This was my husband and I's third cruise with RCI. We stayed in San Juan two days prior to the cruise at the Embassy Suites. This was a great value for the money with free breakfast and a free two hour happy hour every night! We paid around $130/night. We went to the pier around 11:30 -- and while the long was line, it was also very fast. There were plenty of RCI reps telling you where to go. Tipping the porter is typical - I think we tip $1/bag. From the time we got to the pier to the we stepped foot on the boat was maybe 20 minutes. The ship is beautiful of course, but after cruising on the Mariner and Liberty, we expected nothing less. The rooms are a bit older and show a little wear and tear compared to the Liberty but Adventure is a much older ship. No real complaints here. Ports of call -- Aruba, Curacao, Dominica, and St. Thomas Aruba was just as we remembered it on our honeymoon -- we took a public bus ride to Palm Beach -- it was $4.60 for both of us round trip and was safe and fast. I highly recommend doing the 4x4 Jeep Tour in Aruba--it is well worth the money and an excursion you will not soon forget. Make sure to request your own Jeep instead of having to ride with a bunch of people in a bigger one! Curacao was absolutely gorgeous. The buildings and the small town were one of the highlights of our trip. We snorkled here and won't soon forget the crystal clear waters and colorful ocean life. Dominica was a very beautiful island -- I wasn't sure what to expect here, but was not disappointed. We walked through the rainforest and into Trafalgar Falls -- highly recommend this. Please note that the excursion specifically says to wear walking shoes -- you WILL get muddy! We did not feel sorry for the morons who wore their flip flops, got dressed up, and whined for the entire bus ride about being dirty. You're in a rainforest, not the Rainforest Cafe for dinner. Common sense eludes many people. We had been to St. Thomas two years ago so we took a boat ride over to St. John's. Trunk Bay was the most beautiful beach I have ever been on. We were lucky to be one of the only cruise ships in port that day, so the beach was not crowded. The snorkeling trail was really neat. Again, highly recommend this. Chris Northey was our cruise director and was by far our favorite in the three cruises we've been on. He's funny, entertaining, and full of energy. He met me during a dodgeball tournament earlier in the week and every time he saw me after that, he remembered my name and said hello -- with the thousands he sees weekly, that's impressive. The shows were all very good - the ice show continues to amaze me that the skaters can perform on a moving vessel in such a small area. There was a previous poster who complained about the food (and everything else for that matter) and I am wondering if we were on two different boats? The Windjammer is a buffet...whose goal is to serve 3,000 people multiple times a day. You aren't going to have filet mignon, lobster and shrimp for lunch. They have a nice salad bar, a nice deli selection, and the typical burgers and fries. There are many other things served, of course, but there was nothing about the Windjammer that made me turn my nose up. My only complaint...and unfortunately, it's a big one, were the Puerto Ricans that were on the ship -- all 1,400 of them. I am very easy going, laid back, and easy to get along with. Sunday-Wednesday I was polite...continued saying excuse me despite being ignored, continued to smile despite being trampled while trying to exit the elevator when they wanted in, continued to be calm during the obvious rudeness and complete disregard for any other people on the ship other than fellow Puerto Ricans...until the night of the ice show. They decided to congregate right at the exit, block and fill the stairwell, and blocked anyone from moving (seriously, they WOULD NOT move) while they sang and waved flags. I'm all for patriotism....but MOVE. Don't block exits and stairwells and don't refuse to move while I'm trying to get out of the way. To any person I elbowed, stepped on, shouldered, gave a nasty look to and shoved out out my way, I wish I could say I'm sorry...but I'm not. They did this again in the Windjammer....and those in line just stopped to sing -- wouldn't move. I honestly have never seen such rudeness in my entire life. Let's just say...after the ice show, I fought back! Having said that, no complaints are with RCI - and we will certainly, without a doubt, cruise with RCI again. We will, however, never ever EVER leave from San Juan again! I didn't let this ruin my cruise, but it will certainly deter us from going there again. Read Less
Sail Date November 2009
Adventure of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.2
Dining 4.0 4.0
Entertainment 5.0 3.8
Public Rooms 5.0 4.3
Fitness Recreation 5.0 4.1
Family 5.0 4.1
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.9
Enrichment 1.0 3.6
Service 4.0 4.4
Value For Money 4.0 3.9
Rates 4.0 4.0

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