Sail Date: September 2011
I travelled on the Adventure of the Seas departing from Valencia. Booking experience: The booking experience was very good, I was particularly impressed with cruise.co.uk who I have never used before, but will certainly use again. ... Read More
I travelled on the Adventure of the Seas departing from Valencia. Booking experience: The booking experience was very good, I was particularly impressed with cruise.co.uk who I have never used before, but will certainly use again. Stuart my cruise consultant gave me the best price immediately when I called (other companies would quote high and you would have to negotiate prices/ discounts which I don't like) The fact cruise.co.uk offer the best price immediately was refreshing so I decided to book. My cruise from Valencia was a new thing Royal Caribbean were trying called 'inter porting'. This meant that the week cruise had two 'pick up' ports and ours was the second. Because of this, we were unable to prebook anything with the cruise line company before traveling (excursions, spa, drinks packages) which was a little annoying. I raised this with RC direct and they are 'working on it'. The Ship The ship is 10 years old, and apart from the slightly dated style in some areas, was immaculate. I found all public areas to be impressive and enjoyed the general ambiance. The promenade was impressive too! Dining/ Bars The dining and bars were generally good. I was most impressed with the main dining room (and feel this was better than the Portofino Restaurant (extra charge)). Our waiter Lynel and assistant waiter Georgie were outstanding. Their service was probably the best service we have ever experienced and made our dining experience extra special. Food was also consistently delicious. The champagne bar was nice (I recommend the flirtini!) Entertainment The entertainment was a little bit of a let down. Although the ice show and the murder mystery dinner were great, the ship didn't seem to have any big/ good shows. The guest act 'The Gauchos' were THE worst thing I have ever seen. If i had access to some rotten tomatoes, they WOULD have been thrown haha! The cabin I felt the cabin (although dated in decor) was immaculately clean and well maintained. Our cabin was number 1388 and was a 'restricted view'. The balcony was HUGE and had a metal girder in the middle. This is why it was classed as restricted view- but meant we had much more space and had two sun loungers, two chairs and a table. Really impressed with the space. Overall I would travel RCI again. I think next time I would try their newer ships or their Celebrity brand. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2011
Let me start by stating that i had a wonderful time on board the Adventure of the Seas. Had a slight delay during embarkation because staff were unaware of which Caribbean Islands needed visa to enter Europe but after that it was smooth ... Read More
Let me start by stating that i had a wonderful time on board the Adventure of the Seas. Had a slight delay during embarkation because staff were unaware of which Caribbean Islands needed visa to enter Europe but after that it was smooth sailing. The ship, event though its one of the oldest in the fleet is still beautifully decorated with a wonderful theme. Dining: Dining experience was satisfactory with plenty of choices in the WindJammer restaurant. The Portofino maintained its true Italian high standards and did not disappoint. Drinks are very expensive and i believe a happy hour or two for one special on specific days could benefit the cruise line as passengers are likely to drink more on these occasions Entertainment: The highlight and the downfall of this cruise for me was the quality and apparent mismanagement of the entertainment provided on board. Elements Duo, was by far the most versatile band on board and entertained all sectors of the guests spectrum. Excellent on the pool deck and even more versatile during their performances in either of the lounges. They even offered musical renditions in several languages. Their performances should be rostered to include daily performances on the pool deck and a set lounge performance. It was noticed that when broadcasts were made on board regarding daily entertainment , this group's time and place of performance was never mentioned. Everyone i spoke to thoroughly enjoyed all of their performances and were treated to several extra time performances. The stage shows in the Lyric Theatre that i attended were not of the high standard is expected having been on other cruises. The Variety show on the final night at sea was disappointing apart from a few seconds of skill displayed by the Argentinian performers. New n innovated ideas r need to provide guests with unique entertainment during the daylight hours. When in port local guest entertainers can be used to provide that instead of the "same ole same ole" games which only interrupt the live entertainment. Read Less
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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