1 Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Fitness Cruises to Europe - Western Mediterranean

After six years of suggesting to my husband that cruising may be a good choice of holiday for him as he has had heart surgery and a stroke. We eventually booked a Western Meditarrean cruise embarking at Malaga in May on the Adventure of ... Read More
After six years of suggesting to my husband that cruising may be a good choice of holiday for him as he has had heart surgery and a stroke. We eventually booked a Western Meditarrean cruise embarking at Malaga in May on the Adventure of the Seas and found that the organisation from the flights to the stay on board ran like clockwork.We are the original scrooges and so saving money has become a way of life and we were selective in the excursions-Valencia was a little bit of a waste as it was Sunday and therefore nothing was open but the short visits to Rome and Florence were well worth the money.We thoroughly enjoyed all of the shows .The food was excellent in both the formal dining and the Windjammer restaurant.Why was my husband so reluctant to participate in cruise? His fixed ideas were that he would have to don a suit every night for dinner, that he would find the boat too rocky and he would put on weight. I am aware that it is some peoples idea of heaven to eat and drink for England but it is not necessary. There were plenty of healthy options and the portions at the formal dining were just right although one strapping young chap on our table mentioned to the waiter that he could eat another meal was presented with a second plate which he demolished with relish. We didn't attend the formal nights as I avoided pushing him to pack d.j. but he is now looking to take one on his next cruise.Although I am going to be seventy in January my idea of a holiday is flying down a side of a mountain on skis and so I was concerned about the 'fitness'and 'weight' aspect-I was able to rise early and have the swimming pool to myself and then participate in the early morning strech or body toning classes (all free)I was very surprised at how few people took advantage of this-we then both spent some time in the gym every day and tried to use the stairs for rather than the lifts.We ate as much as we wanted and had some treats also-the free icecream was a bit of a draw!We are not big drinkers of alcohol which kept the bar bill down-I have done all that in my youth and prefer to feel good the next day.We both put on 1 pound in the week which I was very happy with and we both felt fit and healthy on our return.This may not be everyones idea of heaven but I love rising early anyway and although it is all a bit nurdy wanted to put another aspect of cruising. We thought of it as a boat spa for which you would pay mega bucks for on dry land.Hope this gives an alternative view to cruising. Read Less
Sail Date May 2011
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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