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

++ Great Itinerary and ports of call Great cuisine on dinners a la carte, many options in windjammer restaurant Great service and staff Nice attractions on ship like ice rink and flow rider, there was time for everything ... Read More
++ Great Itinerary and ports of call Great cuisine on dinners a la carte, many options in windjammer restaurant Great service and staff Nice attractions on ship like ice rink and flow rider, there was time for everything Excursions were very good organized Ship is in a very good condition, very comfortable Traveled with 1 year old baby, everything was great and suitable, staff was very attentive - - All shows with dancers and singers are similar Cabin need to be refurbished in bathroom area Balcony and crystals were dirty all time Disembarkation was a mess, everyone had to go down by stairs (they didn't allow us to use elevator even when we had baby stroller), lines on customs (just 3-4 officers for 3000 people) Great trip and great experience overall, would be back on this ship if happened. And definitely would be back on some of the islands again! Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
I chose this cruise to do some diving at the different islands. The only on offered through the ship was St. Maartin, so I booked the rest by myself. Made suggestion about having more diving activities on this cruise. Hopefully, they ... Read More
I chose this cruise to do some diving at the different islands. The only on offered through the ship was St. Maartin, so I booked the rest by myself. Made suggestion about having more diving activities on this cruise. Hopefully, they will ad more dives in the future. Overall, the ship is beautiful. The staff was excellent and my room attandant, Matthew, was outstanding. The activites were varied to suit all ages. I even tried the FlowRider - loads of fun - both the body board and stand up surfing. There was enough time each day to take in some of the local culture each day. 8 am - 4:30 pm. Would definitely recommend this cruise for its variety. The only reason I gave it a 4, was because of the lack of diving activities and the downside - you had to pay for most classes in the gym. Otherwise, it would have been a 5. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Overall, a good cruise. Embarkation was very easy, despite all the bad things I'd read about boarding in San Juan. To be fair, we do have priority check-in from the loyalty program. However, check in took only about 5 minutes and ... Read More
Overall, a good cruise. Embarkation was very easy, despite all the bad things I'd read about boarding in San Juan. To be fair, we do have priority check-in from the loyalty program. However, check in took only about 5 minutes and we only had to wait (in seats, with refreshments) for about 20 minutes to get clearance to board. We arrived at the pier around 11:45am and were on the boat enjoying a cocktail before 1pm. So get there early and start your vacation is my advice. THE GOOD The staff on the boat was excellent, truly great service. The ports of call on this itinerary are great, especially Curacao & Aruba. Having never been to the southern Caribbean before, it's now my favorite part. Besides being very beautiful with great weather, the people were all extremely friendly. THE MEDIOCRE The ship is a little old with some outdated decor. But, she's headed for dry-dock this year I think so that's not really an issue. It wouldn't be for me anyway. The food in the main dining room was OK. Nothing was bad, but some nights were definitely better than others. At worst, it was on par with food at an average wedding. We ate in the specialty restaurant on the last night, and that food was excellent. We booked another cruise while on board and were considering sailing on the Adventure again (it flip-flops between 2 different S. Caribbean itineraries). In the end, we chose to book the Jewel because of the specific itinerary and because we like the smaller ship. I would definitely consider the Adventure again in the future. Read Less
Sail Date February 2013
Embarkation and debarkation as suite guests went smoothly as did transfers to and from airport. San Juan airport is in need of rehab and updating. It's dirty, unkempt, and expensive except for duty free booze. Ship is also older ... Read More
Embarkation and debarkation as suite guests went smoothly as did transfers to and from airport. San Juan airport is in need of rehab and updating. It's dirty, unkempt, and expensive except for duty free booze. Ship is also older and need of updating. Repair work was constant near our stateroom and there was the persistent smell of methane in one area. One couple we met had it the odor so bad in there room, they had to keep the balcony door open at night to sleep which kept the AC from being effective. They could not be moved to another cabin as the ship was full. One specialty restaurant (Portofino) which was so-so. My T-bone was well cooked and flavorful, but my wife's veal saltimbocca was tough with an odd taste. Room service terrible with consistently cold food. Even in the main dining room, food often served at the wrong temp like cold to lukewarm escargot,and bland (blandest lobster tail ever). Best time on ship was in the Concierge Lounge available to all suite guests except mini suite guests. No extra charge drinks, food with a chance to mingle with a lot of fun people. Grand Suite was roomy with nice balcony, but we did not get the perks advertised (turn down treats, butler service, fresh fruit, et al). Ports were great as were the excursions: snorkeling at Buck Island St. Croix, Pitons St. Lucia, Barbados, with sting rays Antigua, and beach time at Orient Beach St. Martin. The aggravation, however, was our ship was always last in and first out of the ports. Ships coming behind ours especially at Antigua were docked before ours delaying our scheduled arrival by 1.5 hours. Despite the poor food, we would consider going again, but may just go on Celebrity with the same itinerary. Read Less
Sail Date January 2013
My cousin and I had looked forward all year to going to San Juan, St. Kitts, Aruba, St. Thomas and Curacao. We arrived a day earlier and stayed at the Sheraton (Convention Center). This should have been a clue as to how it was going to ... Read More
My cousin and I had looked forward all year to going to San Juan, St. Kitts, Aruba, St. Thomas and Curacao. We arrived a day earlier and stayed at the Sheraton (Convention Center). This should have been a clue as to how it was going to go. The adults as well as children knock you out of the way if they want to get in front of you with not even an excuse me. On the cruise I was knocked out of the way by a child of approximately 10 years old while trying to take a picture of an ice sculpture on deck. His parents did nothing . His parents had a clear shot of what he did. For the first two days of the cruise the children dominated the ADULTS area: the pool and the hot tub. Finally, on the second day, a staff member did say something to the parents who had a BABY (of about 5-6 months) in the ADULT hot tub. This is both dangerous for the child and VERY RUDE and INCONSIDERATE to other people. My cousin and I went to the theater twice to watch a movie and were tormented by LOUD and OBNOXIOUS teenagers both times. ROOM: The junior suite was wonderful. This is the best cabin on a ship I have ever had. I usually have a balcony. There was even a tub! The room was spacious and the balcony wonderful Our room steward, Aloma, was excellent. Dining: I was very disappointed in the dining room. The first night we sat at a table by the window and loved it. The second night our table number had been moved to another table. I asked about it and was told that the first night was a mix up. I still find it strange that 2 people got a table by themselves by the window while my cousin and I and another couple are switched to the next table. The staff did not even try to see what they could do to try to make up for the switch. The food was okay, so we did not go back until lobster night. We found that we loved the Windjammer. The food was better, more selection, and nicer staff. The staff in the Windjammer could not do enough for us. I was carrying soup for myself and my cousin , when a waiter stopped me and took them. He carried them to the table for me. However, while getting sanitizer a child put her hand on top of my cousins. This is so unbelievably rude. The food at Johnny Rockets was excellent. However, the waitress was very rude. My cousin and I arrived early before noon and were told we could wait if we wanted. So, we waited on an outside table by the window. At noon, the waitress on our end waited on the family behind us that showed up approximately 25 minutes after us! We waited 30 minutes for them to open and everyone got waited on but us! I stopped one of the waiters and told him we still had not been waited on while everyone else had. He was asking the waitress why she had not waited on us and she she told him the other people were here first. I lost it. Normally I am meek, mild and non-confrontational. But after being pushed, shoved (have a large bruise on my arm from a child knocking me into a wall), no peace on the ship without some adult or ill mannered child aggravating me, I marched in there and said "oh, no mam I have been here since 30 minutes prior to opening. Do you think I got a "I am so sorry mam, I am so sorry I did not see you, I apologize let me get your order?" Oh no, I got "it not my fault" very , very, rude. She was actually indignant to me. Why, because I had the audacity to say something. The food, however, was wonderful. I loved the milkshake and hamburger. Entertainment: I liked it, but there again people were recording and using flash photography. Like I said a sea of rudeness. Spa: The spa treatment was excellent, however, I did not understand my bill. I had to go up to the spa twice. The first time customer service told me to go up there nobody would answer. The second time I thought the manager fixed it. Oh what a nightmare. I had to go to the ninth floor get my suitcase out of the hall and get the product. Then I had to run up to the twelfth floor again. Then I had to put the product back in my suit case and put it back in the hall. The day of return my bill is the same and my cousin's bill is the one that had been messed with and then put back the same. I was told to wait 20 minutes. So, I am so upset I don't even taste breakfast. Then when we go back to the line on the fifth floor; we are told to got up to the spa. Now, my cousin looses it. I am in tears at this point. The manager of the spa then finally explains the bill on the phone. Now, after I hang up I realize that the treatments on my bill are still more than the flyer had said, but I have had enough. I still don't understand the bill. Shopping: The shopping guides are excellent. They are courteous, and extremely helpful. Genuinely nice people. Ross and Christina are the best. Ports: The ports are wonderful, beautiful ports. I love the islands. Excursions: I went on a train in St. Kitts and it is excellent. I took a city tour in Curacao and it was great. I took a taxi to the beach in Aruba, and was absolutely beautiful. Read Less
Sail Date November 2012
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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