8 Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Group and Theme Cruises to Bahamas

We were a family group of 12 adults from NY & Boston. We chose this cruise based on the departure port and ports of call. It was affordable and the departure port was easy to get to. We all did our online check in so once at the ... Read More
We were a family group of 12 adults from NY & Boston. We chose this cruise based on the departure port and ports of call. It was affordable and the departure port was easy to get to. We all did our online check in so once at the pier we were on the ship in a few minutes. We arrived by 11am and on the ship by 11:30am. Staff was great from the start. WJ was packed so we headed to the Cafe Promenade for lunch. Cabins were ready by 1pm and were clean and comfy. We had an aft balcony cabin 7674. Views were great throughout the sailing. Very quiet location as well. We had late seating in the MDR at 8pm. We missed some trivia games because of this. Dinner was served promptly and we were done by 9:15 most nights. The food was good but I do agree with some others that the quality has changed. Some dishes lacked flavor but we never went hungry. Our head waitress was great but her assistant was very inexperienced. She was better on day 3 though after being spoken to. Hand sanitizer could be found throughout the ship. WJ breakfast was the same everyday and the food was tasty. MDR breakfast was good. Lunch in the WJ was the same everyday and I did not care for the choices. I was looking for cold cuts (deli meat) but that was only served at breakfast. Cafe promenade was good. Ports of call were good BUT we didn't get off the ship at Port Canaveral so we could take advantage of the slides being less crowded. To our surprise they were closed while we were in port. No pool activities or music either. We were surprised because more than half the passengers stayed on board. Shops were closed too. Coco Cay was nice and we went to the beach where the floating bar was. It was less crowded and we had no problem finding shade. We saw a huge stingray by the waters edge as soon as we arrived. We also saw a juvenile lemon shark (about 3 ft long) swim by a few feet in front of us. I ran out of the water but my cousin stayed. He ended up circling the floating bar and my husband almost jumped on him when he was exiting the bar. The bartender chases the shark away and he never caused a problem. Nassau was great and we had been there several times before. We knew to go to Cabbage beach. We were brought to a touristy area and were harrassed by locals selling umbrellas, lounges and drinks as well as water sports. We stayed on a resort there before and had not seen it this bad. We simply said no thank you and they eventually left us alone. My son's friend has recognized one of the bartenders from the beach bar from a previous trip. He hooked us up with coconut drinks. We rented an umbrella farther away from the crowd and enjoyed the crystal clear water for the day. Taxis were accessible by the port and readily available by the beach. All activities on board were great and CD was good. Bingo was held in the Imperial Lounge which was too small to accommodate all who attended and we ended up sitting on the floor. There is plenty to do on this ship. The white party was lame. My adult children thought it was awful. No CD or anything just music playing on the sports deck. I couldn't figure out why we needed to wear white either? No black lights or anything. The lines for the slides weren't too bad and moved quickly. Last night of the cruise bars closed earlier as I think they were trying to get passengers to bed for disembarkation the following morning. We saw crew members clean all surfaces and smelled bleach so they do a great job disinfecting. Disembarkation was a breeze. Our number was called and a crew member grabbed us off a long line and brought us to the front of the ship. Our sea pass cards were swiped and as easy as it was getting on the ship, it was just as easy getting off. We had 2 medevacs this sailing and the captain kept us well informed. The first medevac was on day 2. We had to sail closer to the SC shore so the coast guard could pick up the patient. We arrived in Port Canaveral about an hour late. The captain kept us well informed but sped up as to not make us any later. It caused the ship to rock a bit more. The 2nd medevac happened in Nassau. We were pulling out of the port and only 5 min into the trip we were backing up into the port again. An ambulance arrived to take the patient to the hospital and away we went. We arrived on schedule in Bayonne. All in all it was a great family vacation but we did see a few changes that were made since our last Royal cruise. Staff was great but quality of food has changed. With that said we would still chose Royal again. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
The cruise staff was very nice . Ship is clean . The dining room food needs improvement. Over all the trip was very nice. This is the first time I lost weight on a cruise . Happy about that , still wish the food was like it use to be. The ... Read More
The cruise staff was very nice . Ship is clean . The dining room food needs improvement. Over all the trip was very nice. This is the first time I lost weight on a cruise . Happy about that , still wish the food was like it use to be. The buffet use to be open at midnight . It is no longer open , They use to have an ice sculptures and food on pool side night . They didnt have a show in the dining room. A lot has changed . A little disappointed. My family members were a little disappointed as well . What I told them about wasn’t what they experienced. They still had a good time . It definitely could have been a better experience for everyone . The kids wanted to take the tour of the ship . $89 for a ship tour . Everything is so pricey . I wasn’t happy with telling the kids they could’nt take the tour. It was very expensive if you have 3 kids and 2 adults. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
I took this cruise because my dancers were performing on the ship and we went as a large group. We had a wonderful experience and my only criticism is the process in which they handled the tendering at Coco Cay. The food and service were ... Read More
I took this cruise because my dancers were performing on the ship and we went as a large group. We had a wonderful experience and my only criticism is the process in which they handled the tendering at Coco Cay. The food and service were excellent. The ship was super clean, classy and fun! The entertainment was terrific and there was never a lack of something to do. The cruise director, Chloda was absolutely outstanding and had us constantly laughing and looking forward to the next activity! We loved the comedians, magicians, singers and dancers. They even had an ice show! I was super impressed with how well the crew handled a medical emergency and coast guard rescue from the ship.....well done! I had a few friends that had things go wrong and the staff went out of their way to try to resolve it as fast as possible and to their satisfaction as well. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
We traveled aboard the Addventure of the Seas with a party of sixteen, ranging in age from 6 to 72. Each person was extremely satisfied with their personal experience. We arrived within our scheduked boarding time and did not experience ... Read More
We traveled aboard the Addventure of the Seas with a party of sixteen, ranging in age from 6 to 72. Each person was extremely satisfied with their personal experience. We arrived within our scheduked boarding time and did not experience a line. I personally found time to relax, explore the ship, bask in the sun and engage in conversations with fellow travelers. The shows were very good but I would have enjoyed more variety, shows that would have gotten me on my feet preferably shows from the Motown and American Bandstand era. Our Jr. Suite was roomy and well maintained. The stateroom attendant was excellent never intrusive, always on point and performed his tasks around our schedule. Although the formal dining room provided excellant service with a variety of food, the WindJammer was our favorite. Most of our group visited on a regular basis and each time found a great variety of food that suited our taste perfectly. Unfortunately, we did not take advantage of scheduling our cruise while on baord. However, our little travel group is in the process of deciding our next destination. We are 99% sure it will be aboard a Royal Caribbean ship. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Very little kids activities, one kid movie at night the entire cruise, other R.C. ships have Shrek and other characters but not this cruise line. Guest services was horrible, second time for this issue. R.C. should take a page out of ... Read More
Very little kids activities, one kid movie at night the entire cruise, other R.C. ships have Shrek and other characters but not this cruise line. Guest services was horrible, second time for this issue. R.C. should take a page out of Disney and Chick Fil a's regarding customer service. Guest services on R.C. clearly do not care or want to be there. see pictures for little play area which the slide does not allow kids under 42 inches and the smaller area does not permit kids that are not in diapers. Sucked for my 40.5 inch five year old. Too put this in perspective, my mother-in-law had just got back from a cruise with a friend of hers the week before our trip. She was on one of the newer ships with R.C., Harmony of the Seas. There was so much more to do. She has been on 7-8 cruises with R.C. over the past 12 years and was severely disappointed in this cruise. So much that she is thinking of looking into other cruise lines. This is shocking to me because she has sworn by R.C. for over a decade. I would suggest looking at other cruise lines or a different R.C. ship if you have young travelers. Even though when you book through an R.C. travel agent they recommend Adventures of The Seas for kids, which only frustrates me more. We spent a lot of money on this cruise and to get back from a seven-day cruise to have our kids say the best part of the trip was the hotel in New Jersey prior to boarding the ship is disheartening. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and I was celebrating my birthday. Embarkation at Port Liberty was very smooth and well organized. We chose a 10:30 am check in time and were able to board the ship immediately. We were not allowed ... Read More
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and I was celebrating my birthday. Embarkation at Port Liberty was very smooth and well organized. We chose a 10:30 am check in time and were able to board the ship immediately. We were not allowed to access our cabin (oceanview 7504) till 1pm. It gave us plenty of time to explore the ship and order cocktails. The Wind Jammer was open for lunch and provided a lot of food choices, Food was tasty,We endured the muster drill and we left the port on time. First day at sea there were plenty of available lounge chairs on the pool decks and serenity area. Service was excellent and attentive. Port Canaveral FL- Embarkation was smooth we chose the Cocoa Beach Shuttle. The shuttle was readily available when we got off the ship. We stopped at Ron Jon's Souvenir shop and picked up a couple of things. Nice store very large and inexpensive. The bus dropped off one block away from the souvenir shop and six blocks from the beach. It was a very hot day so we shopped and got back on the bus which ran every 30 minutes. Missed the beach. I heard it was nice. Cocoa Cay- Not so nice. It took us an hour to get on a tender to shore. Embarkation didn't seem organized. They didn't have several tender boats ready for us so it took some time. We had booked a sun lounger for two. Needless to say the sun loungers were very far away from the souvenir shops, buffet and bars. We were traveling with friends so when we arrived to claim our sun lounger the lady checking us in was a little nasty. At first she wouldn't allow for our friends to enjoy this (private area). Only after bickering with her for ten minutes did she allow for our friends to pull up lounge chairs next to our sun shade. The buffet lunch offered was only till 1:30 pm. We docked at noon spent an hour getting off the ship therefore only had 1 half hour to eat. Very disappointing. We had to be shuttled over to the buffet area. The food was adequate. Hamburgers, hot dogs, corn and tasteless bbq ribs and peppered chicken. We weren't impressed with the beach either. It low tide so you had to walk a mile to get out to the ocean. Walking on sand flats were no fun. So we went back to the ship and enjoyed ourselves there. Nassau- We took the Essential Nassau tour very nice and informative. Visited a rum cake bakery, rum distillery, queens steps and Atlantis Hotel. This was a great tour. We missed a lot of the shows. Our dinners took about two hours. Don't miss the ICE show. That was great! Overall we had a nice time on the cruise. Eat at Johnny Rockets Great burgers! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
I just came back from Adventure Of The Seas ... It was my first cruise and it was amazing from the beginning to end ! ... Getting on the ship in Cape liberty was quick ... We got on the ship at 11 by 1 our bags were at the rooms already .. ... Read More
I just came back from Adventure Of The Seas ... It was my first cruise and it was amazing from the beginning to end ! ... Getting on the ship in Cape liberty was quick ... We got on the ship at 11 by 1 our bags were at the rooms already .. I had a balcony room it was a nice size for two people it had a little couch also and a makeup area. The balcony was my favorite I would deff recommend to get one ... The pool area was beautiful plenty of bars the drinks were excellent!! I don’t drink a lot so I only got the refreshment package but I will deff be getting the alcohol next time .. coco cay is so nice there’s everything on it ... chairs everywhere to sit or u can upgrade and spend money on a cabana .. We did the jet ski tour it was well worth !! The boat brings ur lunch on the beach which was cool and that’s Royal Caribbean’s island so all the drinks were free if u had the package there’s all little huts and hair braiding there’s even a bar in the water ... Florida we went went to the beach with the shuttle it brought us right there and right back bet relaxing... Nassau we did the Belmont island and that was gorgeous!!! It rained on an off but it was still insanely nice the only water you can see crystal clear there was two pools optional swim with dolphins ... the only thing is the food and drinks where a little expensive but we got a few drinks and went back to the boat to eat when we were done ...The main dining room was delicious the waiter Ramil and he’s helper Pablo was the best and the room cleaner edy was great to ...The food was great every day and we did the buffet at the windjammer which had everything... I went with a group of people I am 24 and the ages were 24 to 70 andWe all had a great time it’s a family boat , single people will have a good time and a lot for kids everyone there is something for .... the shows and game shows are awesome ... !I already booked my second one !!! I deff reccomend this ship Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
We did not want to fly to a port so we sailed from NJ port Cruise to Bahamas with RC the first stop was Port Canaveral gaving me a chance to visit NASA and see the historical space flight exhibits and rockets. For that we did the ships ... Read More
We did not want to fly to a port so we sailed from NJ port Cruise to Bahamas with RC the first stop was Port Canaveral gaving me a chance to visit NASA and see the historical space flight exhibits and rockets. For that we did the ships shore excursion. Others who went to beach did not enjoy their day. Next was CoCoCay, a relaxing day on the beach with a great feast and Caribbean music. Taking a tender to and from the island was fun and a photo opt on this beautiful day. Nassau was a crowded port with 6 cruise ships docked. Free bus shuttle service was provide from ship to entrance building though not announced. We found it when returning. Took a private tour. Sorry we did not use the ships. It took us to a tee shirt factory and a tea shop passing many of the historical sites up. Yeah, the cabin was small but with the balcony we had great views.Two people could manage the closet and bathroom space. Suite cases could be stored under the bed and I used as extra dresser. Variety of cruise activites listed daily in the Compass were good with something for each person to choose. We planned "My Time Dinner" at restaurant where the food and service was excellent. Found out you can have more than one dinner/desert. We had an opportunity to learn who our staff was and talked to them about their lives and jobs. We saw shows including a great ice skating show. When the ship was at sea I had balance issues holding on to rails and standing next to something wa necessary. I felt it on day one. By the third day others began to feel it as the ocean became rough. I would go again but maybe a 4 day cruise out of Miami with less time at sea. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
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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