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
Check in was busy but organised. Windjammer restaurant was so full I picked up some pizza from the Cafe promenade on deck 5 and sat in the Imperial Lounge at the front of the ship until the cabins we're ready. Not many people had ... Read More
Check in was busy but organised. Windjammer restaurant was so full I picked up some pizza from the Cafe promenade on deck 5 and sat in the Imperial Lounge at the front of the ship until the cabins we're ready. Not many people had found this lounge. As I was on my own for this cruise, with a hand luggage case, I couldn't really go far until I got rid of my case, so annoying you cannot drop stuff off in your cabin. At 1.30 a lady appears by the cabins and said they were not quite ready but we could get in. Well, having seen them turn them around on changeover days in minutes, I'm not quite sure why they weren't all ready! My gripes. No cereal at cafe promenade nor the diamond lounge. I had to literally walk to the back of the ship in the Windjammer to get some cereal. No weetabix although the they did look for me. No orange juice at Cafe promenade either. Not a very good advert for continental breakfast. However, it's the first cruise for a long time that I've been on where they haven't run out of orange, probably because it was hard to find! Guest services basically said tough! As I was literally at the front of the ship and Orange juice and cereal at the back, I ordered room service for breakfast. Orange juice varied in thickness and sometimes items were missing but very nice people. Food in the Windjammer was good, but unfortunately cold at dinner time. They were always 5 minutes late opening for lunch and dinner and clearly food had been left out to get cold. I found going about 20 minutes later was best as they had bought fresh hot food out by then. Being a diamond member now has certain perks. However, it is disappointing that I had to ask for my free welcome gift for 2 days! Also had to ask for dressing gown and toiletries. Was handy that I could book excursions with the diamond Concierge, Christopher who was fabulous. Also enjoyed the complimentary behind the scenes theatre tour. Shows were disappointing. One night there wasn't a main show. The Elton John tribute act sounded nothing like him. The show was 7pm yet they kept letting people in at 7.30 pm which was very annoying keep moving to left people past. They should close the doors and remind people of the times, after after all, there was a later show! The comedian on the last night was very good. Cabin was lovely at the front of the ship, tucked away down a short corridor. Good views out front. Cabin steward was excellent. Although some aspects were disappointing, the service always stands out on Royal C and I love the layout of the ships and the activities during the day and eveing. I went for the ports on this cruise and was not disappointed. The flow rider is excellent, rock climbing wall, sports court, table tennis, swimming pools, jacuzzi. The soft serve ice cream was good fun. Johnny Rockets nice place to go for small cover charge. They have added water shutes which overhang the ship - scary but fun. So much for people of all ages to do. Portland, Maine, USA - plenty of local sight seeing tours and far cheaper than the Ships tours. It was a very long walk off the ship over the walkway bridges just to get to the pier but plenty of shops. Tourist information very helpful. I took the local trolley tour of the city and lighthouse for $28 - ship was charging $55. Not many restrooms in Portland, was directed to the coffee shop over the road. Even the lighthouse park only had porta loos. Bar Harbor USA - not sure there was a need to drop the anchor at 5.30am. Seriously, the noise would have woken the dead! Let's be honest it was so cold and pouring with rain that nobody in their right mind would claw off the ship at that time! An hour and a half later would have been sufficient. Ten minute tender ride in the local touring boats took me shore. Lovely restaurant on the pier and restrooms. Main shops literally just over the road. The shop on the pier was selling tours. I had opted for a Ship tour here to Acadia National Park. The time was changed twice since I booked before I left the UK. Unfortunately the weather was not good. The rain and cloud had set in by the time we got to the top of Cadillac mountain. Really a good guide would have gone straight up there and then toured around the park on the way down! The wind was biting at the top! St John, New Brunswick, Canada - docked right next to port (on the right side of the ship) although still quite a long weaving walkway off. Just outside the terminal building (restrooms in the building) is a white tent selling a wide variety of souvenirs and TAX free. They accept US or Canadian dollars. I didn't see any local tours unless they were further outside. Inside the building they were selling the same tours as on the Ship and they added the m to your Ship account. I purchased a 1 hour 15 minute trolley tour which goes around the city and to the reversing Rapids. I have to say it was way overpriced at $49 and was not value for money. It was the same price as the HOHO and I suspect that was better value. The Rapids were nothing special. I guess it depends on the time of day you visit but it's just fast flowing water, really not that big a deal as the hype! The zip wire over the Rapids was actually to the side of it and not over them. Halifax, Nova Scotia - port was on the left hand side of the ship. Nice view of a lighthouse to the right of the ship. Terminal building has lots of stalls which you pay in both Canadian or USD. They did say to check if you get USD back in change though. I booked the Ships' Peggy's Cove and Titanic tour. Lots of buses as clearly a very popular tour. It took half an hour to get on a bus. Eventually we left and went to the cemetery first. Our guide told some stories about some of those who died on the Titanic and showed us their graves and headstones. It was a long ride (45 mins) to Peggy's Cove. Nice views of the lighthouse and fishing village there. Of course there is a gift shop there too with nice clean restrooms. You can pay in USA or Canadian dollars but only get Canadian dollars back if you pay in USD. Disembarkation - I booked a tour and airport drop off and had to meet at 8.30 although the advertised time said 9.30. They explained in the lounge that this was to allow time to get off the ship, go through customs and get luggage. In reality it took 10 minutes to get off the ship. Tour was good, spent a lot of time in traffic as NY is a nightmare for vehicles. After just over an hour, we stopped to view the 9/11 memorial and local area for around an hour. The rest of the tour was driving past the sights including Central Park. We dropped off at 2 airports and eventually got to JFK. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2018
My family and I solely cruise with Royal Caribbean. We always have the best time experience. The staff is always so attentive, friendly, helpful and kind. We meet so many great, new friends at all the bars, lounges and entertainment ... Read More
My family and I solely cruise with Royal Caribbean. We always have the best time experience. The staff is always so attentive, friendly, helpful and kind. We meet so many great, new friends at all the bars, lounges and entertainment activities. We loved the laughs at the Adult game shows, poolside challenges and scavenger hunts, the fun times at karaoke as well as the morning zumba classes. The Blue Moon nightclub was always a great way to end the night, the Resident Dj was fabulous and the bartenders were so friendly and wonderful. The food and dining expensive is always so yummy and delicious and great service all over. The wifi was the only the thing we had troubles with. We thoughts it was very expensive per person per day in our family and did not need to be. It was always a terrible connection for when we did have it or when our friends did and never worked well, yet it claims to be the fastest internet at sea. I thank the staff and captain for another amazing get-away! These memories will last a lifetime. Can't wait to book the next cruise! See you soon! Read Less
Sail Date: February 2018
Cruising out of San Juan Puerto Rico is always sweet because Old San Juan is such a treat to visit. The Culture the history scenery all lend itself to putting the traveler in the cruise mindset. Added to this is the opportunity to visit ... Read More
Cruising out of San Juan Puerto Rico is always sweet because Old San Juan is such a treat to visit. The Culture the history scenery all lend itself to putting the traveler in the cruise mindset. Added to this is the opportunity to visit the mall of America or CVS to purchase additional odds and ends for the trip or making the slow mindset back to reality after the cruise is over. Added to this quality is the fact that cruising out of San Juan offers less time at sea so the cruiser can visit more islands. If one is on the jewel of the seas, we can visit Martinique, Guadalupe, Grenada, Dominica or if one chooses the Adventure or the Freedom of the Seas, one can visit the ABC islands of the dutch Caribbean or the US virgin lslands, St. Kitts, and the rest of the island chains down to Barbados. As a single cruiser, the price is right as cruising out of Fort Lauderdale or Miami is generally more expensive. Cruising back to back is when one really gets value for money as one can visit 10 islands in 14days. Added to this experience is the quality of the food, the helpfulness of the staff, and the quality of the excursions. the only addition I can add is that Royal Caribbean consider a western cruise from San Juan. Read Less
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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
Sail Date: June 2017
This was my third time cruising on Royal Caribbean, and they never seem to dissatisfy me. RC is the go-to place for cruising. Overall, the service was Great! But be weary of the Casino, the machines are old and the table dealers don't ... Read More
This was my third time cruising on Royal Caribbean, and they never seem to dissatisfy me. RC is the go-to place for cruising. Overall, the service was Great! But be weary of the Casino, the machines are old and the table dealers don't compromise when they make a mistake. Honestly, the ship needs a new casino. The Oasis of the seas is 2 times better. Bar servers are good, but some are too distracted to know who's next in line. the Night life is ok. I recommend getting a new DJ, he suxs. he plays the same music every night and tries to appeal to the mass, the only thing that kept me going was having a few drinks at the bar. Dining, Room Service, Stateroom Attd., and specialty shops - Great! I recommend adventure of the Seas if its your first time cruising. I will be booking the Oasis on my next cruise. Read Less
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Sail Date: July 2016
We wanted to duplicate our honeymoon cruise some 21 years ago. We flew down to san Juan 2 days in advance to take in the sites in Old San Juan and to sample the local restaurants. (Pannes restaurant in the Coronado District was so good ... Read More
We wanted to duplicate our honeymoon cruise some 21 years ago. We flew down to san Juan 2 days in advance to take in the sites in Old San Juan and to sample the local restaurants. (Pannes restaurant in the Coronado District was so good we ate there twice) The Adventure of the Seas (Voyager Class) has been recently refurbished and has many of the amenities you'll find on newer RCCL ships. It is due for another upgrade in Nov. 2016 which will add even more restaurants, entertainment and outdoor activity venues. The ship is clean, well maintained and the crew was very pleasant and helpful. There is more than plenty to do aboard ship to keep you busy. There is also many places to go to for quiet time. Entertainment was very good and a nice variety. The food was good but nothing special. Our cruise visited 5 ports along the Lesser Antilles. One of the things that makes this cruise unique is that at every stop we were the only ship in port. Something you would rarely see in places like Nassau or Cozumel. The ports, with the exception of Antigua, were clean and friendly. The shop keepers, tour guides and taxi drivers on Antigua are aggressive and don't take no easily. Just be prepared! I would definitely recommend this cruise. Read Less
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Sail Date: June 2016
As an avid solo cruise adventurer, this was my 9th cruise, leaving San Juan on 25 June 2016 on AoS. The ports of call were: St Maarten, Day at Sea, Bonaire, Aruba, Curacao, Day at Sea and then back to San Juan. I had only booked this ... Read More
As an avid solo cruise adventurer, this was my 9th cruise, leaving San Juan on 25 June 2016 on AoS. The ports of call were: St Maarten, Day at Sea, Bonaire, Aruba, Curacao, Day at Sea and then back to San Juan. I had only booked this cruise 2.5 weeks before going on the cruise. I did a number of things ahead of time, of which was coming to www.cruisecritic.com and checking out excursions for each island and making my own handy-dandy spreadsheet to keep track of everything. I booked my excursions ahead of time through Royal Caribbean's website. There were a couple ports where the timing was off and didn't want to miss the ship! On St Maarten, I paid $7 for a round trip boat taxi to the beach at the end of the pier. The boat taxi has very reasonable drinks and cold bottled water for $2. An umbrella and 2 chair rental was $10. It didn't matter who you went to, it just was. The beach is beautiful and the water was crystal blue. Easy to sunbathe and wade in the water. Just one caution, there are a lot of walking sales folks - offering you aloe foot massages and bracelets... Just put on your sunglasses and don't care, and they didn't bother you, as they thought you were sleeping. I walked around the town, and found a pharmacy where large bottled water (1.5L) was $2. I bought a few and brought it back on the ship with me. The day at sea, I booked a combo special for $119 for 6 mini-treatments lasting 120 minutes. I totally recommend going to the spa the first day, and attending the pamper party. You get lots of little freebies, and an extra like hot stones or bamboo or an ankle massage if you are lucky! On Bonaire, I bought an excursion of snorkeling/beach relaxation (BO58 - 18th Palm Snorkel featuring National Geographic Snorkeler Gear, $74, for 3 hours). Checkout a towel from the ship before you go. The bus takes you about 5 minutes to a beach, where you can pick a chair and set your stuff down. Next you get your National Geographic Snorkel + Fins. I brought a trial size of dish soap to clean the mask and snorkel part further, before putting that on. You walk on a plastic pier to the edge to put on your fins and jump in the water. The beach entrance was quite a bit rocky, and really didn't provide a good entrance. Be aware of coral burn. There were plenty of fish and coral to see! The water was mildly choppy. You could wait for the bus to return you to the pier, or walk 10 minutes along the same path to get back to the ship. On Aruba, I also bought another excursion for two snorkel sites, lunch on the beach and catamaran to and fro. (ARB8 - Sailaway Beach and Snorkel Cruise featuring National Geographic Snorkeler Gear - $89, for 5 hours). The catamaran that could fit about 40 folks would offer water and soda on the way to the first snorkel site. The waves were a bit more choppy than Bonaire here, but you could see fish, coral in the blue water. The second site was strenuous with the waves, and I lasted about 30 minutes out there before heading back. This was a shipwreck where the fish are much bigger, and it was literally breathtaking! Afterwards,the crew would play calypso and give rum punch as we made our way to Palm Beach for lunch. It's quite filling, and they do make provisions for vegetarians! The veggie portion was delish, with a pina colada! There was about 40 minutes remaining to get a chair and sit out at the beach before returning back to the ship. There are a lot of stores on the way back which are filled with souvenirs and jewelry and food! On Curacao, the waves were crazy as they crashed into the shore! Even docking was delayed by 30 minutes because the ship couldn't dock due to the wind. Once docked, we headed out into town to shop :) I met quite a few folks and had the chance to explore the port with them as we all looked for things that we wanted, or didn't know we wanted. Once you cross the floating bridge, on the left hand side there is a fruit & vegetable market. If you are interested to eat fruit close by, the fruit is very inexpensive and very delish! There is pineapple, caribbean papaya, oranges, sapodilla, genip, bananas, apple bananas, and more. I bought 2 bags of genip ($1) and it was awesome! I'd say out of all the islands visited on this trip, Curacao was the best for what you could be looking for. There is a lot of competition, so you can get a lot of good quality t-shirts (some even change color in the sun) for a decent price! On the last day at sea, I used my spa voucher and booked a deep tissue massage and it was wonderful (75 minutes). Dining, I went to the windjammer for breakfast and lunch all of the days, and traditional dining (deck 3) including two formal nights. Even as a single person, I was placed with a family and we connected throughout the week. Most cruises, they do try their best to seat you with either singles or couples or families or a mix of everything! As a vegetarian, the options were awesome and I had no issues. In San Juan, I opted to go on one last excursion to El Yunque Rain Forest Hike with Airport Drop-off ($49, 5 hours). Royal Caribbean holds onto your luggage for you at the airport, and I had time before my flight at 4:30p. We arrived at the airport at 1:30pm. The bus driver took us through the expensive district, a beach with a natural pool, to take pictures, and then El Yunque. First a conservatory, Coco waterfalls, then a tower that if you had a fit-bit on, it would tell you 10 when you reached the top. Then to a diner where you buy your own food - I had tostones and pina colada, and then a drive back to the airport. It rained in the rain forest, and it was awesome! I know that this ship is due for refurbishment in October 2016, and if you were looking closely, you could see paint chips etc. Honestly to my liking, everything was great. You couldn't really tell the ship was old because you were busy with everything else! I used the stairs heading up to the windjammers, spa, and fitness center daily and down to all the levels of the ship. Overall it was a lot of fun and can't wait for my next solo adventure in October 2016! Read Less
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Sail Date: May 2016
This is the first time I have been on the Royal Caribbean. Nice ship. Our balcony was good and the room was clean. We met alot of interesting people from the eastern side, New York, Mass, VA, MD, FL, Canada of course. We had a lot of ... Read More
This is the first time I have been on the Royal Caribbean. Nice ship. Our balcony was good and the room was clean. We met alot of interesting people from the eastern side, New York, Mass, VA, MD, FL, Canada of course. We had a lot of fun. The weather was good. We sailed to St. Thomas, St. Kitt Nevis, Curacao and Aruba. 7 days, 5 ports. Willemstad, Curacao was the hightlight. A beautiful Dutch island which is so clean and the people are so nice. I could easily live there year around. It's nice to see ports cruising. You can then mark the place you can go back for further entertainment or who knows even buying a place. The food was very good. They had an ice rink on the ship; had activities like the Amazing Race at the pool which was hilarious. Also a Belly Flop contest was held. We pre brooked on line. The embarkation took us 1 1/2 hrs to get on the ship. And the disembarkation was running an 1 1/2 late almost too late to catch the plane back to the states from San Juan, PR. Read Less
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Sail Date: November 2014
This was my First cruise with RCI, my FIRST Transatlantic and my First solo cruise. I joined the cruise critic roll call for the ship, getting a lot of information about the cruise, including some trips to the various islands we were ... Read More
This was my First cruise with RCI, my FIRST Transatlantic and my First solo cruise. I joined the cruise critic roll call for the ship, getting a lot of information about the cruise, including some trips to the various islands we were visiting. We also agreed to meet at the sky bar for sail away, where I met other solo cruisers who were to remain friends throughout the cruise (RCI also organised solo events throughout the cruise) The first few days were sailing through the Bay of Biscay. This was a bit rough and caused you to stagger side to side at some times but other than that not a problem. The ship was fantastic with a great atmosphere of music and fun. I was assigned a seat in Vivaldi dining room - the only Englishman at a table of 9 Americans, and what a great group they were (if any of you read this, my heartfelt thanks for making me feel so welcome). The food selection was first class as was the service by the staff (thanks Robert and team) I also ate in the windjammer for breakfast and lunch and again the selection was first class. Entertainment in the main theatre was mostly great although there were a couple of shows not so good and the pubs and bars were great with excellent service by attentive and friendly staff with good music in the evenings, particularly at the schooner bar. (I had taken out a drinks package so no big surprises at the end of the cruise) I had an inside cabin which was quite adequate for me and the cabin staff were great. There were plenty of sunbeds on deck 12 with bars within easy reach to quench your thirst and a marked out walkway to assist in removing all the extra weight you put on eating and drinking (5 laps to the mile). So, a great cruise, fantastic service from friendly and helpful staff and great food (I don’t know how anyone could complain). Special thanks to “ icantthinkofone” for the company and friendship. Thank you RCI, I will definitely cruise with you again. And if you are also a solo cruiser – take the plunge- you may enjoy it. Alan   Read Less
Adventure of the Seas Ratings
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Cabins 4.0 0.0
Dining 4.0 0.0
Entertainment 5.0 0.0
Public Rooms 5.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 5.0 0.0
Family 5.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 1.0 0.0
Service 4.0 0.0
Value For Money 4.0 0.0
Rates 4.0 0.0

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