4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
We choose this cruise because it sails out of Bayonne which is an easy 8 hour drive from us. The itinerary isn't really exciting but it was a nice getaway. Embarkation was a breeze - very quick and well organized. The only minor ... Read More
We choose this cruise because it sails out of Bayonne which is an easy 8 hour drive from us. The itinerary isn't really exciting but it was a nice getaway. Embarkation was a breeze - very quick and well organized. The only minor hiccup is that security asked my elderly father to remove his suspenders instead of using the wand to check him. How they expected a 70 year old man to hold up his pants and walk through the security scanners without his suspenders and then put them back on in the terminal is beyond me. He managed though because they would not relent. Wheelchair assistance was backed up from the get go - my mother has her own wheelchair and it was an easy push for me to get her from the terminal to the ship - only 1 longish ramp but not too steep. Our cabin was an interior accessible cabin. This is well set up for wheelchair users. Large bathroom with a roll in shower with grab bars on the wall on the left side and a fold down bar on the right. The sink is easy to roll under to wash your hands. The only non accessible portion of the bathroom is the storage behind the mirrors - I can't see how that would be reached by anyone in a wheelchair. The desk is easy to roll under and the closet has both a high bar and a low bar along with numerous shelves. There are also 8 small drawers for storage in the desk area. The downside to Royal is that the beds are hard and the pulldown couch is like sleeping on a wooden plank. There were lots of pillows this time and we asked for blankets instead of the heavy duvets so that made sleeping more comfortable. The cabins have been redone so there is new carpeting throughout and the new white/blue colour scheme in the cabin. Daytime activities on Royal are a little lacking if you're not into sports or spa (or shopping). Lots of for fee activities with a few trivia games during the day. Evening activities have more variety but generally focus on 1 big thing each evening. The movie screen on the pool deck isn't great for sound/quality to watch anything at night. Service was generally good; not too much outstanding where I felt the need to fill out a wow card but also nothing too bad where it left a bad taste. Dining was okay - MDR menu is now very small and the food kind of bland. Salads come pre-dressed with just a drizzle and food seems unseasoned. Even curry sauce had no heat or flavour. Windjammer is the usual cafeteria mass produced food with limited hours. Choices are repetitive - as you travel around, you'll see the same dishes in several places. Café Promenade has some decent sandwiches and some excellent salads. Pizza is terrible. Room Service is well worth the $8 (plus gratuity) fee for all you wish to order - the cheesesteak and burger as well as the Cobb and Greek salads were excellent. Overall the week was nice but bland. Not the best cruise we've taken (and we've taken a bunch - over several different cruise lines) but nothing really bad. Weather was rough the first few days which meant rough seas. For many people, this certainly impacted their impression of the cruise. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
we chose the cruise because we wanted to try a different ship and also wanted a seven day cruise and not a 5 day cruise as that was the only one available on Anthem of the Seas. We loved the ship the food was great. We were especially ... Read More
we chose the cruise because we wanted to try a different ship and also wanted a seven day cruise and not a 5 day cruise as that was the only one available on Anthem of the Seas. We loved the ship the food was great. We were especially impressed with the buffet. It had a great deal of variety and an abundance of food. The main restaurant was also great the food and service was excellent. There was also a great deal of shade available around the pool which is important for us. The entertainment was very good the comedians were great. We liked the promenade on this ship more than on the Anthem of the seas . There was more variety of food available after hours. Our cabin was very spacious for an inside room plenty of storage space, I guess because it was an older ship.The only thing we were not impressed with was the solarium which has a sky opening so when it is cold and the weather is bad you cannot seek refuge there. We love the Solarium on Anthem of the Seas much better. Overall we loved the Adventure of the seas and are taking it again soon heading to Canada and New England. We traveled alone but if you come with children there are many activities available and the pool area has sections specially for children of all ages. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
The embarkation and disembarkation was very very smoothly. Because I was traveling on previous years, I know the ship very well and it is very nice to travel on it . The cabin is spacious and well located, also, the service is pretty ... Read More
The embarkation and disembarkation was very very smoothly. Because I was traveling on previous years, I know the ship very well and it is very nice to travel on it . The cabin is spacious and well located, also, the service is pretty good. Related to the dinning room, It was exceptional located and best service is offered to guest. The maitres was very frendly with my wife and I. The are a lot of activities on the ship to entertain youth and older people, all activities well organized. I have to mentioned the good service on Windjammer and service desk were the Serv Rep were very frendly with my wife and me. Its important to mention that the ports of PR, St Marteen and Cape Liberty are great ports to visits were Royal caribbean has a lot of excursion available for all. Wit probability if we go to a cruise on next Dec 16, 2018 (4 adults and 2 children) we select the Freedom with new port in Puerto Rico. Best succcess Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
We took a January cruise on the beautiful Oasis and the Adventure is every bit as beautiful but understandably smaller. I was not disappointed. I specifically chose this 5-day cruise from San Juan, PR to Bayonne, NJ to enable me to reach ... Read More
We took a January cruise on the beautiful Oasis and the Adventure is every bit as beautiful but understandably smaller. I was not disappointed. I specifically chose this 5-day cruise from San Juan, PR to Bayonne, NJ to enable me to reach Diamond status. I needed 9 cruise points and the Jr. Suite was priced low enough to book which gave me double cruise points for the suite. This was my first suite and I was amazed how much storage was available. We had cabinets we didn't even use thanks to the large walk-in closet with a wall of shelves! Also a tub/shower. We flew in to San Juan from Dallas arriving around 1pm. We opted to take a taxi from the airport to the pier for $26 set fare and were able to split this cost with another couple we saw at baggage claim. Easy embarkation and departed for St. Maarten at 8pm. The cruise made only this one stop and we took a $6 cab ride from the pier to the courthouse in Philipsburg, and from there walked up the beach "boardwalk" to a bar called "Pirates 'n Paradise" and when we saw the Ohio State flag and sign, we had to stop since my wife is an alumni. We sat at the bar overlooking the boardwalk and the beautiful beach for a beer and some great people watching. The next 3-days were at sea and we enjoyed the food and entertainment provided. The ice show was spectacular and the other singers, dancers, orchestra, comedian, and juggling act were great to watch. Advertised activities were popular for the variety of guests. Food was good. We usually ate breakfast at Windjammer and coffee was excellent (strong) whereas one day, we ate breakfast at main dining room where sit-down service was slow and coffee was weak. Main Dining room dinner was good and service generally excellent. We only had two gripes. On the last sea day, we could not access our in-room TV services menu to review our bill. When it was delivered the final morning, there were two errors overcharging us $222 which required we wait in a long line at guest services to get resolved. They could have used more representatives to help. After that the walk-off disembarkation in Bayonne, NJ went smoothly until we exited the cruise terminal building for a fairly long walk to the Taxi shed in a parking lot across the potholed street. We had looked online earlier for taxi fares rather than using Royal Caribbean bus service, and the taxi was "supposed" to be about $38 from the terminal to Newark airport which would have been a good deal. There was a severe shortage of Taxis. We were told to get in the only one there and he left without us. They called for another cab and one finally arrived and as we were loading luggage we were told the fare would be $65 plus toll. We went ahead and took the ride for $70. The RCI bus would have been about $59. By the way, Uber and Lyft were also a possibility, but we never expected the complete lack of taxis and the "fare jacking". I only wish we could have had someone to share the taxi with us. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2018
Very good ship, Nice and celant Very nice itinary eith only one sea day. Excellent entertainment Especially the juggler Mike Prince Thanks to Esteban Pinnock (guests services) who resolve my luggage issues. Also a Big Wow ... Read More
Very good ship, Nice and celant Very nice itinary eith only one sea day. Excellent entertainment Especially the juggler Mike Prince Thanks to Esteban Pinnock (guests services) who resolve my luggage issues. Also a Big Wow to Arthan and Petri in the main dining room. The food was very tasty. And also to my state room stateroom attendant Nahroni Latif (perfect) We were VERY disappointed at Izumi. My wife choked on the very first bite. The sushi rice was totally dry and i am pretty sure it had been refrigerated. Cold sushi, dry rice, tasteless and salmon missing on the rolls. (I have picture to prove it). What a shame! We like Chops and Giovanni restaurant. The highlight of the cruise was definetrly the Chef’s table. Yessss! We recommend this cruise ship, and look forward to sail again in the near future with RCCL. Smaller than the Oasis but very nice as well. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2018
Mainly selected this cruise for the SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN itinerary (although St Thomas and St Kitts really are not southern) . It really should have had one more of the southern locations instead. The ship and cabin were well maintained. The ... Read More
Mainly selected this cruise for the SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN itinerary (although St Thomas and St Kitts really are not southern) . It really should have had one more of the southern locations instead. The ship and cabin were well maintained. The embarkation was easy and satisfactory. The disembarkation was long lines. The choice of offerings and the quality of preparation of food in both the main dining and the Windjammer were adequate and satisfactory, for shipboard dining. However our experience has found land based resorts/restaurants more pleasing and satisfactory. The service, overall was above average. It is obvious that staff fully appreciates the training and intent of management. It is very likely they recognize the ease with which they can be replaced. Although our experiences at the bars was very satisfactory as to friendly performance and service of the staff, the pricing is exorbitant. The two shows we attended were entertaining and well performed for shipboard or resort talent. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
We booked this Adventure of the Seas cruise with a group of GoldWing Motorcycle people. Had 102 people in the group and enjoyed their company along with the events they planned. Noting that the ship had been in dry dock in January, we ... Read More
We booked this Adventure of the Seas cruise with a group of GoldWing Motorcycle people. Had 102 people in the group and enjoyed their company along with the events they planned. Noting that the ship had been in dry dock in January, we thought is was lacking in maintenance on little things. Like cabin door hinges that were loose, the safe numbers were almost worn off, the shower door leaked onto the bathroom floor and maybe a couple of other areas. Still, overall it was a very good cruise. Dining was lacking a good selection of dinner choices. Only had a few things on the menu that appealed to us. The steaks in the dining room could have been much better. They come either overcooked or undercooked most of the time. I personally like the chilled fruit soups and they only had that one night out of the 7 nights. All the shows were great and we enjoyed the Ice show the best. If I had to pick one thing that displeased us it would have been the Casino, The smoke was so bad that we had to leave the Casino almost as soon as we arrived. I was having a great deal of trouble even trying to get my breath while in there. We did almost no gambling on this cruise. They did not have a restricted area for smoking and people were walking all around with their cigarettes making it impossible to breath. It even could be smelled very strong near the entrances. We took two RCCL excursions, one in St Kitts, St Kitts Panoramic Drive. They had us packed in so tight that one person had to ride sitting on the cowling over the motor. The streets were horrible and very rough. The second was on St Lucia, Costal Cruise to the Pitons. This excursion did not tell you that you would have to swim, about 150 feet, to shore from the catamaran . There was no dock at the beach. We had picked these excursions because of some mobility issues. Other than that, we still have an acceptable time. We were displeased with the Park West Art Auctions. Have never been to any other auctions that went that fast. It was so fast you could not keep up with the type of artwork you were bidding on. That made it difficult to bid on things we were interested in. We do like the Eastern Caribbean Itineraries best. Still overall it was a great cruise. That was the reason for our 4 star rating and not a 5 star. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
Cruise was chosen because of the tour program in the southern caribbean sea. Service ist simply excellent and much better than at european cruise lines. Same for for food and beverages, just outstanding for serving such a mass of ... Read More
Cruise was chosen because of the tour program in the southern caribbean sea. Service ist simply excellent and much better than at european cruise lines. Same for for food and beverages, just outstanding for serving such a mass of people. Organization skills of the staff are very good. Shows and evening program is very focused on american audience and their expectations (for example: a US comedian is not understandable for a non-english native speaker). Some Trivias or games are quite irritating for europeans and meet just the american taste. In general cruising with an american cruise line ris very customer focuced with a highly friendly staff. At least one contact person should be able to speak other languages as english or spanish. Heard from a few german guests, they felt a little bit "lost", as they are not fluently in english. As passionate dancers we were a little disappointed about the program, the dance floor as well as the bands. To high focus on latin music. The shopping focus, to make more and more money beside the booked cruise, permanent offers etc. are somewhat annoying. We wnat to enjoy our holidays and not shop during day and night. But.all in all a great cruise experience (we did more than 20 cruises with other cruising companies). Read Less
Sail Date: February 2018
The itinerary drew me to book a group on this sailing, Feb. 24- Mar 3, out of San Juan, Puerto Rico, to St. Maarten, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Antigua, and Barbados. The ship had spent a month in dry dock being updated three weeks earlier so ... Read More
The itinerary drew me to book a group on this sailing, Feb. 24- Mar 3, out of San Juan, Puerto Rico, to St. Maarten, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Antigua, and Barbados. The ship had spent a month in dry dock being updated three weeks earlier so was looking pretty good. Our least favorite area was the Casino which had very few modern slot machines. The smoke in the casino needs to be better vented. It was difficult for non-smokers to even pass through the area. We had a lovely wait team in the Main Dining Room making us feel very special throughout the 7 days. The water park, swimming pools and hot tubs, outdoor movie screen, ice skating arena, rock climbing wall, tennis/volleyball/basketball area, miniature golf course, table tennis area, workout and spa areas were all very appealing. Two of the shows in the Lyric Theater (Stephanie Parker, a Whitney Houston tribute artist, was amazing. The ventriloquist/comedian was also very entertaining) were memorable. Two production shows were scheduled; one of them was canceled due to heavy rocking and the possible danger to the dancers. The orchestra, singers, and dancers were also very good. The Love and Marriage Show was a hoot. The Quest, a scavenger type adult competition, was outrageous (men taking off their pants; women, their bras, etc.) but caused a lot of laughter.We didn't go to any of the premium restaurants as the food in the Main Dining Room and Windjammer for lunch was certainly good enough. Our promenade room was great; we love promenade ships as these rooms are very nice and yet way less expensive than balcony rooms. We prefer them to ocean view rooms which are also more expensive. Seems to me that the activities list is getting sparser with each passing year. There used to be more to do. Maybe with 5 ports of call, that could be the reason. We loved our cruise. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2018
I do not like days at sea and this cruise is port heavy. Had not been on RC before, so was interested to see how they stack up. I was pleased with the food service and food quality and the friendliness of everyone except the pool area ... Read More
I do not like days at sea and this cruise is port heavy. Had not been on RC before, so was interested to see how they stack up. I was pleased with the food service and food quality and the friendliness of everyone except the pool area stand workers who were ambivalent. Our cabin steward was great and our wait staff in the main dining room were excellent. The ports were good and we rented a car in each so we could explore wherever we wanted go to. I had prearranged cars. There could have been more interesting things to do on the sea day, but we made our own fun. The water slides and Flow rider were great! I liked the ice skating show, and the singers and dancers were fantastic - we would have like to see more sows with the fine dancing! The comedians could have been offered as extra shows with more dancing shows in the main time slots. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2017
We went on this cruise 2 years ago and had a wonderful magical Christmas experience. Not so this year. Very little traditional Christmas music playing, obnoxious cruise director, loud parties and events, stressed out staff members and ... Read More
We went on this cruise 2 years ago and had a wonderful magical Christmas experience. Not so this year. Very little traditional Christmas music playing, obnoxious cruise director, loud parties and events, stressed out staff members and much more. It felt like the cruise had evolved into the younger crowd party boat and very few middle to upper-age guests were fitting in, or even wanting too. We sure didn't. Several of our excursions also had the same raucous environment, including loud rap music, silly and stupid antics from excursion staff and cheap lunches and poor quality drinks for the price we paid. The ship did not have the attention to detail that we remembered 2 years ago. For an example, we loved the snow flakes falling in all the marquee signs in 2015. Also there were more elaborate decorations and all the lights working. Not on this year cruise. Overall disappointed. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2017
Affordable alternative to travel where You have almost everything at a arms length.. The ship is large with many theme restaurants, shops, pools,outdoor theater, sun decks, entertainment theaters, a casino and a lot of quiet places to ... Read More
Affordable alternative to travel where You have almost everything at a arms length.. The ship is large with many theme restaurants, shops, pools,outdoor theater, sun decks, entertainment theaters, a casino and a lot of quiet places to relax, lie down,read,game room,library just to mention a few. The cabin was excellent, the dining alternatives, at he formal dining room and the windjammer lounge offered a variety of food for all to chose. The daily entertainment and evening activities and service is very outstanding. There was a variety of port excursions.I chose to do local tourist on foot in the proximity of the ports visited. The maps provided by the cruise line were very good. Being a local of San Juan I found the embarkation facilities in San Juan very run down, neglected and dirty, I cannot say that of the islands visited. Overall our cabin attendant Ms Milagro Thyne room 9642 and head waiter at our table 422 Mr Michael Jackson and his attendant Muhammad were efficient and professional. The disembarkation facilities are rather small in San Juan compared to the amount of passengers it has to handle, the parking is inadequate and more coordination is needed by the tourism authorities to make this pleasant. Puerto Rico has to learn from islands such as Barbados, Martinica,St Lucia that with smaller ports handled things very smoothly. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2017
Nice flight from PHL to SJU on a bright 40 degree day. Upon landing, the temperature was about 85 degrees, enough to make it feel like summer again. Taxi ride from the airport to La Concha Hotel was a flat $21 for two people. Downtown ... Read More
Nice flight from PHL to SJU on a bright 40 degree day. Upon landing, the temperature was about 85 degrees, enough to make it feel like summer again. Taxi ride from the airport to La Concha Hotel was a flat $21 for two people. Downtown San Juan looked pretty good and mostly unaffected by hurricane Maria. But, on the plane’s final approach, the homes we passed over mostly had blue plastic tarps for roofs. I’m afraid it will be years until most parts of this island are back to normal, if at all. Had a tasty Chinese meal for dinner at a place down the street from the hotel. They had pina coladas for $7.95 which were yummy. It was starting to get dark after we left so sat by the pool instead of dipping in the ocean. There were at least four places to buy spirits within three blocks from the hotel. You could tell who the cruisers were since folks buying two bottles of wine was a dead giveaway! Wine is also sold at the port, so you’re able to get your supply before going through security. Day 1: Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017- Embarkation Day Pan American Pier was just a short hop from downtown San Juan. Security and check in went rather fast after having to wait in a long line just to drop off your checked luggage. The whole process took about 25 minutes. One whole bank of elevators were being used to send the luggage to the upper decks so the elevators were kind of packed Muster drill took a good 45 minutes because some thought it a good idea to be “fashionably” late and a few absentees had to be rounded up. Aside from that, everything else went well. Dinner started at about 6:30 and the prime rib was yummy! Tomorrow(Sunday) will be the first formal night. One really nice thing about the interactive TV is that you can preview the menus from each of the dining venues. That’s something I really missed on the Vision and Rhapsody on my last two cruises. Peeking at your onboard account is another thing I’ve missed. Technology is great! Day 2: Dec. 10, 2017 Sunday – sea day Mostly just relaxed and soaked up the sun on the pool deck. There was a very active Zumba class going on that was full of energy. As those folks sweated, I sipped several pina coladas which worked out my elbow muscles. I didn’t get a drink package but they were only about $10 each plus 18% gratuity. Oh, my daughter sent me several emails of the snow from back home in PA. In return, I sent her a bunch a photos of people in the pools and the Adventure slicing through the warm, blue Caribbean! Day 3: Monday, Dec. 11. Curacao Spent the day at an all-inclusive resort, Sunscape. The ride there took only about 15 minutes. For the fee you pay you get unlimited drinks, food, beach chair, use of pools, and of course the beach. Although the property is absolutely beautiful, I got the feeling that the price was really on the high side. For example, Nachi Cocum, in Cozumel, is only half as much and you an equal amount of food, alcohol, etc. Despite that, I’d still go back again because the staff were great and always pleasant. Day 4: Tuesday, Dec. 12 Bonaire My very first time here so didn’t know quite what to expect. Decided to take a tour of the northern section of the island. It was $25/pp and took about two hours. Saw some of the best snorkeling/scuba diving spots in the world. The water was the clearest, bluest I’ve ever seen in all of my Caribbean travels! Aruba, Curacao, and Bonaire all have the same in common. Very dry, hardly any rain, and lots of cactus. If there were any palm trees, I didn’t see them. Also, I noticed that all the villages and small towns we passed through were very well kept and there were no signs of poverty. Our tour guide said there was practically zero crime and most places didn’t even have a need for police. A home close to the ocean is over a million dollars but inland is much more affordable. Who would want to live somewhere with no ocean view, though? The downtown shopping area and even port shopping areas were very laid back and low keyed. I really enjoyed this place! No one at all in your face trying to coerce you to buy trinkets and souvenirs, etc. Day 5 Wed, Dec. 13: Aruba Awoke around 7:30 AM to at the beautiful port of Aruba.I pre-purchased an all- inclusive day pass at the Barcelo Hotel. I am sure glad I did because this was one beautiful property! It was a short ride from the port and we got there around 10 AM. All the staff were very nice and made us feel welcomed, like well-known honored guests. Their swimming pool area was one of the nicest I’ve ever seen! Most of the shaded loungers, by the ocean, were taken but we were very happy next to a pool. The bar staff kept refilling our drinks and the included buffet had great and tasty selections. We got back to the ship at about 4:30 PM to shower and unwind. The bright sun seared us so am glad I took along a goodly amount of strong sunscreen. Still, I feel a bit burnt. The Cruise Compass noted that “All passengers had to be aboard by 10:30 PM.” That’s the latest return time I’ve ever experienced but guess it’s a very short hop to the final stop, Antigua. Day 6: Sea Day Dec. 14, 2017 Just kind of lazed around the ship and took it easy. Spent a bit of time in the Jacuzzi on the pool deck, read a bit, and not much else. It was like having a vacation from my vacation. Day 7: Antigua: Dec. 15, 2017 Where has this place been all my life? It was my first visit there and was very impressed. Due to the early 2:30 PM back on board time, couldn’t get too involved with much. We ended up going to Dickenson Beach which was just a short hop from the port. The same taxi driver that took us there returned at the prearranged time to pick us up for the trip back to the ship. This island has 365 beaches! I’ve got 364 to go! After dinner (I call it the Last Supper), we started packing up and, with sadness, put our checked luggage in the hallway. Day of Debarkation, Dec. 16 They called our luggage tag number at about 9:10 AM so off we went. All the elevators were totally backed going to the gangway on deck 1, so I had to lug two carry-on bags down two decks from deck 3 of the Sapphire Dining Room where we waited. Normally, this wouldn’t be a big deal but my knees aren’t what they used to be. Customs was chaotic! I managed to snag a porter which sped up the process quite a bit and we were in a taxi, headed to the airport, in no time. Boarding time for our flight was at 2:20 PM, so had about a two hour wait. Had I an earlier flight, there was a good chance I’d have missed it unless I did the self debarkation. At first I wasn’t going to write about this but feel it’s very important to mention. I have read numerous horror stories on various cruise sites/reviews about the behavior of the locals who sail from Puerto Rico. On day 1, I noticed that about 70% (just my estimate) of the passengers were locals. I thought to myself that this could quite possibly be “the cruise from hell.” I couldn’t have been more wrong. Everyone I met, or encountered, was super friendly, polite, happy, and outgoing. I saw not one example of jumping in line, poor elevator etiquette, or any other act of rude behavior I’ve read about in other’s reviews from past cruises. Actually, I felt that the locals turned a good cruise into a GREAT cruise! To sum up, I’d give this cruise an 11 out of 10! The absolute worst part of this cruise? Flying home after an extraordinary week of sun and fun! Funny, after reading this review I noticed there weren’t any cons about the ship itself. Well, there weren’t really any worth mentioning. Of course, nothing is every perfect. But, this was about as good as it gets! 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6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2017
Adventure is a beautiful ship. In order to fill the ship, it seems Adventure offered great deals to the residents of Puerto Rico. However those of us who are loyal to Royal and booked some time ago, were the ones to suffer the overcrowded ... Read More
Adventure is a beautiful ship. In order to fill the ship, it seems Adventure offered great deals to the residents of Puerto Rico. However those of us who are loyal to Royal and booked some time ago, were the ones to suffer the overcrowded ship. The staff was super and did their best, but were overwhelmed by numbers. We were disappointed in the shows, nothing unusual or unique. The two female singers were outstanding, the best part of the big nightly shows. We enjoy having unusual or unexpected experiences. Maybe because only one sea days, none of these happened. (Dancing in the promenade, drum bands, other spontaneous happenings). Enjoyed the big band concert in a lounge, not well advertised. Just lucky we noticed it so we could attend. Others told us they would have gone if they had known about it. We always love our cruising, just some more memorable than others. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2017
We have taken many cruises in the past and our favorite cruise line is Royal Caribbean. We enjoyed the ports of call. We did a Stingray and snorkel tour in St. Johns and that was awesome. My husband and I are in our senior years and ... Read More
We have taken many cruises in the past and our favorite cruise line is Royal Caribbean. We enjoyed the ports of call. We did a Stingray and snorkel tour in St. Johns and that was awesome. My husband and I are in our senior years and didn't know how we felt about doing this tour, but so glad we did. The staff on the tour, were so kind and patience and helpful with us. They explained how to touch and be around the Stingray's and we were so relaxed and at ease. The water was warm and beautiful. This was one of our all time best excursions ever in all the years we have been sailing. We also did a wonderful excursion in St. Lucia. We took the tram high through the rain forest. The staff and our tour guide was so great. We have zip lined through rain forests on past cruises, but chose the tram this time and it was a great choice. We got to see more around us and our tour guide was so funny and kept us informed about all the beautiful surroundings. The staff on Adventures of the Seas, were kind, helpful, and very efficient. Our cabin attendant Wendell, was great and so kind. Our dining staff waiters, were wonderful. We always choose my time dining, early dining. The variety of food and dining style was fabulous. The only thing that we would say, is the Windjammer in the morning hours and lunch time were very crowded. Sometime not being able to find a seat. Usually before the tours leave in the morning and at 1:00 for lunch We would either eat in the main dining hall for breakfast and get to the Windjammer right when they open. Of course, you never go hungry, so it is not a complaint. There are many places and variety of food all around the ship. The entertainment was average. The highlight of the entertainment was the comedians. We booked another cruise for 2018, before leaving the ship. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2017
RCC is a great cruise line. It's the first time in a number of years that we used RCC. My wife and I cruise every year and we try and it's not always possible to look for a cruise where we don't have to fly. This year we did ... Read More
RCC is a great cruise line. It's the first time in a number of years that we used RCC. My wife and I cruise every year and we try and it's not always possible to look for a cruise where we don't have to fly. This year we did have to fly to San Juan to get a cruise to the Southern carribean. We have been to the caribbean many times but never before but never the Southern caribbean thus this was a must trip. Fortunately all our flt connections with Southwest Airlines was excellent. The food was very good a must for anyone who likes to cruise. Our next cruise next year we are taking a couple of our grandchildren and unfortunately one of them is a poor eater. They only like chicken nuggets and chicken strips. Unfortunately they don't serve these items. Hopefully by this time next year they will add a "picky" kids menu like grilled cheese, nuggets or strips. One item that I dislicked was having to pay an additional amount for Johnny Rockets. If my memory serves me correctly the first time we used RCC Johnny Rockets did not have a charge for a burger ets. I do remember years ago it was free but you paid extra fora item like s shake. Overall the experience on RCC was very good. You can always find something to eat even if you are a picky eater uncless your a kid. We booked again for next year so you know it was a very nice experience. The shows were great professional entertainment. Ship and rooms were highly maintained, service was good the food very good and the chice of shore excursions was great. There was something for everybody young and old. I am looking forward to next year with the grandkids as there is so much for them to do aND THIS WILL BE THEIR FIRST CRUISE. Getting on and off the ship was handled in a very timely manner and the connections to and from the airport was great. I just wish they had someone around to help me get my boarding passes off the computer. I am not a computer person and there was no one to help out. This should be a service they provide at no cost. My Best and thank you Royal caribbean Cruise Line., Bernie M. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2017
My husband has always cruised on the Royal Caribbean cruise line, and I love it as well. As seniors, it is such a blessing to enjoy cruising to the different islands. This Southern Caribbean cruise was the first for us. We flew ... Read More
My husband has always cruised on the Royal Caribbean cruise line, and I love it as well. As seniors, it is such a blessing to enjoy cruising to the different islands. This Southern Caribbean cruise was the first for us. We flew into San Juan the day before, and it was refreshing!!! We can't wait to cruise again!!! It was my first time on the Adventure of the Sea, and we love being in the rear of the ship. It's so nice to be on the balcony, and view when the ship leaves every port. It was such a blessing meeting so many people. I find that when you are kind unto others they are kind to you. We could not ask for a better crew member to make our room, make funny characters from towels, getting our laundry done; pressed, stemmed, and washed. The Chef's Table was so great, tasting wine for each course: 5 course meal. The filet magnon was absolutely perfect, soup, salad, dessert!!! It was an experience indeed!!! We enjoyed this cruise so much!!! Read Less
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Sail Date: June 2017
From the moment we arrived at the pier to the day of disembarkation, we were made to feel like we were the most important couple on board. Everyone went out of their way to ensure our vacation was a relaxing, wonderful experience, and it ... Read More
From the moment we arrived at the pier to the day of disembarkation, we were made to feel like we were the most important couple on board. Everyone went out of their way to ensure our vacation was a relaxing, wonderful experience, and it was. This was our 5th Royal Caribbean vacation and we have another booked for December. Our dining room wait staff was as good as any we've experienced at a 5 star restaurant. After the 1st evening, they knew what our likes/dislikes were and their culinary suggestions were spot on. Any person we came in contact with, from guest services to cabin attendant to bar staff, were there with smiling faces, ready to please. 'so looking forward to our next experience in Dec. If you are fortunate enough to have a cabin attendant by the name of Lucianne De Andrade, it's the beginning of a 5 star experience! Read Less
Sail Date: June 2017
I am a travel agent and wanted to experience RCI and the itinerary. I was not terribly disappointed. Crew was great , no issues. The dinning room food was a real turnoff for me , the menu was lacking, food lacked flavor.Wait staff was ... Read More
I am a travel agent and wanted to experience RCI and the itinerary. I was not terribly disappointed. Crew was great , no issues. The dinning room food was a real turnoff for me , the menu was lacking, food lacked flavor.Wait staff was wonderful , though . The Specialty dinning at Chops was fantastic, really enjoyed and way worth the money , staff there was also very ,very good and professional. Windjammer was typical buffet. good , but not great. Pool area were very good, clean, well patrolled by the deck crew and wait staff and enjoyable atmosphere. Entertainment was great, the ice show was very enjoyable Crew was very helpful with information and directions. Future cruise staff was great , and I booked a cruise for 2018 on the new Symphony of the Seas. I am excited about that. RCI is a good cruise line and would recommend. I prefer Celebrity at this point but maybe the Symphony of the Seas will change my mind !! I may try RCI out of Galveston to get a better comparison before head to Europe next year ! Read Less
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Sail Date: June 2017
I got on the Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas on Saturday, June 3, 2017 and was sooooo excited. Having been on other RCCL Ships, I had high expectations. The Adventure of the Seas is starting to show signs of aging. Our bathroom ... Read More
I got on the Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas on Saturday, June 3, 2017 and was sooooo excited. Having been on other RCCL Ships, I had high expectations. The Adventure of the Seas is starting to show signs of aging. Our bathroom was rusted at the bottom and the sink faucet ran VERY slowly. This boat also has a funny smell in several places and compared to 5 years earlier when I had gotten on this same boat, the level of cleanliness had declined. The food is just OK. The main dining room was initially not so great, but I have to give it to the Dining room staff – the Maître D, Mohammed, and Marlon, our waiter and Anecito, our assistant waiter; once we expressed concern, they went out of their way to make sure we had what we wanted every night. Our room Steward was just ok as well. She seemed more concerned about policy than making us feel welcomed. There were 3 people in our room and she consistently left 2 washcloths, REALLY??? The entertainment was good. Our only concern is that the slide was down but it was good other places like the skating rink, mini golf, rock climbing, etc. Read Less
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Sail Date: May 2017
Chose this trip for the southern islands--they were nice, but the excursions didn't enhance the experience. The ship was extremely crowded with young people celebrating various end of school events, which is great, but almost felt ... Read More
Chose this trip for the southern islands--they were nice, but the excursions didn't enhance the experience. The ship was extremely crowded with young people celebrating various end of school events, which is great, but almost felt over capacity. There must not have been a lot of variety of things to do other than eat at the cafe for some people--if you were trying to just grab a snack or coffee the line was always out the door with no place to sit--move on and find another place to socialize and let other patrons in. The off color political jokes about our president by the cruise director were definitely not appreciated. We chose the wrong time for our my time dining and missed much of the entertainment, but the dancers, singers we did see were excellent, as was the comedian (adult). Our wait staff and host in the dining room were exceptional, the food was not--I'm glad I didn't eat at Chops, we ordered off the menu the Chops items and they weren't worth it--poorly cooked. Not of the caliber of previous cruises with RC. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2017
group (Mis Quince en alta Mar) good service and experience Our experiences in each port of call were very enjoyable. The sights, music, local cuisine and beer were extremely enjoyable! We loved interacting with all of the Islanders we ... Read More
group (Mis Quince en alta Mar) good service and experience Our experiences in each port of call were very enjoyable. The sights, music, local cuisine and beer were extremely enjoyable! We loved interacting with all of the Islanders we met, Pure fun! In regards to cruising again, we definitely will with Royal Caribbean! The dining experience was great. The buffet had a great selection of foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant had a very well crafted menu that would change every day, even the desserts. The cruise offered a lot of activities and entertainment. They were interactive, and were fun for all ages. A section of the pool deck was reserved for those older than 16; for those who want a little quiet relaxation. It also offered a fitness area to burn off the buffet. The service was first-rate. The staff were attentive to your needs and preferences. The shore excursions were well organized and varied with a wide range of prices for any budget. I would definetly go again with more of my family Read Less
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Sail Date: May 2017
Positives Had not been to the ABC islands and wanted to visit gorgeous islands. The staff was outstanding no matter where we went every one wanted to offer assistance. The ice show was awesome and the ship was very clean and food ... Read More
Positives Had not been to the ABC islands and wanted to visit gorgeous islands. The staff was outstanding no matter where we went every one wanted to offer assistance. The ice show was awesome and the ship was very clean and food extremely good. Comedians were ok and hypnotist we left the show. The on board entertainment dancers outstanding just not enough of it. Great music from the different bands all over the ship. The lava drink that a bartender introduced us to was killer. When we were packing up the last night discovered my luggage had a rubber foot busted off of it sometime during the travel from hoe till it arrived on the ship. It had 2 very sharp screws sticking out that would hurt someone, called maintenance and they were there in 5 minutes and removed the screws. As I said the staff aboard was awesome. Negatives Very disappointed that we could not combine the 4 restaurant purchase as we had on our last 3 cruises, for my wife and I to eat in 2 restaurants using 2 tickets each time of the 4, not sure why, they are selling 4 meals it should not matter if one person eats 4 meals of if a family of 4 eat one meal it is still only 4 meals. Seems as if Royal getting greedy? For someone that saves a whole year for the cruise it gets expensive when they start making you double up, needless to say we didn't eat in the specialty restaurants as we usually do for our anniversary very disappointed. I am diabetic and had a medical cooler that went bad and they did not have another one on board so had to have stateroom attendant bring us ice and had to keep insulin on ice for 4 of the 7 days, strange that a ship this size does not carry extras especially since we made it known from the time we booked that I would need one. The only other negative was they separated my wife and I when we were getting off the ship as they only had one wheel chair and we need wheelchairs to go long distance or if lines are long as I can not stand upright for long periods of time. I was first off and panicked at customs as our customs declarations was for 2 people, they would not allow me to wait for my wife as I was passed the customs line, so when she got to customs they made her fill out a separate form which the great customs people helped her to do. Would we cruise with royal again yes we have already booked for next year but we are going to make sure these issues are resolved first. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2017
This was our first cruise and our overall experience was very positive. The checkin process went smoothly and being able to check our bags and have them delivered to our suite was great. I was very displeased with the RC wifi service. ... Read More
This was our first cruise and our overall experience was very positive. The checkin process went smoothly and being able to check our bags and have them delivered to our suite was great. I was very displeased with the RC wifi service. The ship was clean and had much to offer. Staff were exceptionally kind and efficient. Our dining experience was fabulous especially in the dining room at night. The variety of foods offered should have been good for anyone even people with restrictive diets. We ate in the Windjammer for most breakfast and lunch meals. Lots of activities available or you could just relax in your room, library, on the deck, on our room balcony or at the pool. I especially appreciated the adult pool area, but would recommend that the smoking area be located away from the pool area. We had great shore excursions. Super good drivers or tour directors (sometimes the same person). Would definitely recommend Royal Caribbean. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2017
Our first cruise was awesome and addictive. We are looking forward to the next cruise. We can not say enough about our first cruise experience. We really enjoyed our cruise, the staff, the food, entertainment and most of all the ... Read More
Our first cruise was awesome and addictive. We are looking forward to the next cruise. We can not say enough about our first cruise experience. We really enjoyed our cruise, the staff, the food, entertainment and most of all the friendliness of the crew. Our room was very clean and was well maintained by the room service crewman. He was friendly and Johnny on the spot. The balcony was spacious. We were very satisfied and choosing a suite was the best decision. Our waiter staff was awesome. They provided the best service possible and also provided some very interesting entertainment. They sang for us,did magic tricks and the entire waiter crew and cook staff sang, danced and paraded for us. It was the greatest. Without a doubt, we will more than happy to recommend Royal Carribbean, Adventure of the Sea, to all our friends and relatives. Keep up the good work. 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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