Sail Date: April 2017
Yes We will recomed this cruise to all ours friends. Because they are many activities and entertainment for all ages. The personal of casino excellent, the game machine are new and win some money and a cruise. I will see you soon. the ... Read More
Yes We will recomed this cruise to all ours friends. Because they are many activities and entertainment for all ages. The personal of casino excellent, the game machine are new and win some money and a cruise. I will see you soon. the service all around the ship was excellent.The cruise was very relaxing, the ship large but not too crowded, and the service was great. We have come to trust that Royal Caribbean will give us a vacation worth the cost with good food, entertain and variety activities. The security of the personal are one of the best that we have expiring. I saw that the excursions are different and interesting .the improvement of disembarkation of the ship is getting better than before.in this cruise we found or refunded the love that was lost between us thanks to every staff and employees of the ship I think that every body have part on this matter again thanks. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
My husband and I were excited to visit Aruba, Bonaire, & Curacao. While we have been scuba diving on numerous occasions in the Caribbean, we had never visited the Netherland Antilles. We are both certified PADI divers and both have ... Read More
My husband and I were excited to visit Aruba, Bonaire, & Curacao. While we have been scuba diving on numerous occasions in the Caribbean, we had never visited the Netherland Antilles. We are both certified PADI divers and both have over 1000 logged dives each. While my husband has more expertise in equipment repair & calibration, my experience is as both an IDC Staff Instructor & in Open Water Certifications in Monterey, California. As a side note, my husband was certified to use Enriched Air with PADI in 2012 & I have been certified to teach Enriched Air classes with PADI since 1999. We booked 2 tank boat dives, with Nitrox, on 4 different shore excursions. It was not to be. #1 Your C-cards don't matter. We showed our cards to both the PADI shop onboard & each & every shore operator - as required prior to diving. Each shore operator had a different set of rules. 1st stop: "We don't allow cruise ship divers from to use Nitrox. They get confused. That's the agreement we have with Royal Caribbean." Yet all the other shore operators had no problem with renting us Nitrox tanks. #2 Royal Caribbean makes other arbitrary restrictions. "Max. Depth is 18 meters." Yet different shore operators had different rules. For example: "45 feet for 45 minutes, both dives." #3 Undisclosed limits & conditions of advertisements. Wind was significant in 2 locations. 30 to 35 knots. One operator takes us out (as we had booked) on a 2 tank boat dive. It was a bit choppy, but we're from California. Think: Monastery Beach. So, wind to us was not a factor. Another operator doesn't TELL us that we GOT 2 shore dives, until it was too late to do anything about the change of plans. It was a 20-25 minute bus ride from the ship to the staging area, then a short walk to the dive shop & beach entry. After we arrive, we are then told "too bad it's so windy." We had booked boat dives. #4 No notice, choice, or refund. We were not notified of the changes, given an opportunity to do something else, or even offered a refund for the arbitrary changes. #5 Rental equipment. Our gear did not arrive to our room until late the following morning from our initial embarkation. Too late for us to make the 8am meeting time for our 1st dive. We were at the front desk & the shore excursion desk numerous times the night before, as well as the following morning. Looking for our luggage, as well as telling them we cannot dive without our gear. RC refused to refund our money. Their answer: "You can use rental gear." Excuse me?? We did not bring thousands of dollars of our personal gear (Zeagle BCD's, Regulators, Gauges, Computers, Masks, Fins, Booties, Snorkels, Shortie Wetsuits, Flashlights, Save a Dive Kit, Nitrox Analyzer, etc....) to use RENTAL equipment. The food was OK, not spectacular, but OK. We even tried the Chef's Table & Chop's. Better, but again, not spectacular. The evening shows were great. Especially love the dancers. The staff in the serving areas were wonderful. Our room steward was fabulous. However, the general policies of Royal Caribbean made it impossible for us to enjoy our primary goal: scuba diving. To summarize: We will NEVER cruise with Royal Caribbean again. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
So my wife and I usually take a cruise about every year and the South East Caribbean is usually our destination. We went with a large group of friends. There was nice mix of ages on this trip. My wife and I are in our late thirties and we ... Read More
So my wife and I usually take a cruise about every year and the South East Caribbean is usually our destination. We went with a large group of friends. There was nice mix of ages on this trip. My wife and I are in our late thirties and we were right in the middle relative to our age. There were a number of families with kids, but not kids everywhere. There was also a number of 18 to early twenty year olds, but it wasn't alcohol amateur hour. It was an overall great mix of people. We met a lot of new friends actually. Our group never had any issues finding transportation to our excursions. If you go to Antigua and snorkeling then partying is your idea of a good time; the snorkel beach trip on the Wadadli Cats catamaran is a must. Top notch snorkeling, THEN good rum punches on a private beach. FUN. In St. Maarten, Maho beach is a must. Sipping a beer, eating a good meal, and then playing on the beach while airplanes come in for landings 15 feet above your head is a bucket-list kind of a day.To make a LONG story real short; this year on the Adventure of the Seas was awesome. We've cruised this same itinerary before. The ship has recently been refreshed and the water-slides and refreshed interior and bars was a needed upgrade. I don't know who is running this ship, but whoever it is, give the person a raise. The service was ON-POINT. From guest services to dinner service, they were not messing around. They were out for world class service and our entire group of 20 felt that they provided it. The itinerary for this cruise is so much fun. Well done RC. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2017
This cruise falls on the correct date for Spring Break for my group which are school teachers. I always choose Royal Caribbean, and am an Emerald Member of the Crown & Anchor Society, which is their loyalty program. I have taken ... Read More
This cruise falls on the correct date for Spring Break for my group which are school teachers. I always choose Royal Caribbean, and am an Emerald Member of the Crown & Anchor Society, which is their loyalty program. I have taken 10+ cruises with this company, and have always had a very pleasant experience. The destinations are each unique experiences, and have friendly locals that make each stop pleasurable. My friend and I usually go ashore and experience the local shopping. Others in my group did do some shore excursions and were very happy with their experiences. The crew on this ship were very efficient and friendly. Embarkation and disembarkation were smooth and organized. We took a shore excursion on our return in San Juan, touring the city, which was very enjoyable. Bar and dining room service was excellent. Food was exceptional. I would recommend this company and this particular cruise experience very highly. In fact, we signed up for the same cruise for 2018 on this ship! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
I did not choose this cruise, I was asked to join a friend. I had been to all the ports before but was quite happy to visit them again. As we had both been to San Juan before we went from the airport straight to the ship. Embarkation ... Read More
I did not choose this cruise, I was asked to join a friend. I had been to all the ports before but was quite happy to visit them again. As we had both been to San Juan before we went from the airport straight to the ship. Embarkation and disembarkation were practically flawless. Very quick and smooth. The ship was great and is my personal favourite class of ship, not too big, not too small. The cabin was excellent, mid ship with a balcony. The food was excellent both in the Windjammer and the dining room. There were plenty of activities and I participated in some (trivia and word search) and there were a wide variety of shore excursions of which I did two. In St. Kitts, I did the Caribbean Cooks which was very interesting as I like to cook and learning new recipes and trying new foods is always interesting to me. In Curacao I did the nightime tour and folklore show which included a city tour and a fun audience participation dance show. In St. Thomas, Aruba and Curacao I also wandered around the local shops and they were quite enjoyable and easily accessible from the ship. Mostly however, I just relaxed and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
Just returned from our second cruise with Royal Caribbean this time on the Adventure of the Seas and have to say the experience was outstanding overall. Highlights for us were the Sapphire Dining Room where the customer service from Wilson ... Read More
Just returned from our second cruise with Royal Caribbean this time on the Adventure of the Seas and have to say the experience was outstanding overall. Highlights for us were the Sapphire Dining Room where the customer service from Wilson (Willy), Topan and Rupresh in particular was first class and they made each evening`s dining a great experience with their warmth and friendliness. The same can be said for Zoltan (Dane), Melissa and Nicolai in the Schooner Bar who were so welcoming every time we were in there that we simply had to keep going back night after night even though there were plenty of other excellent entertainment choices. We read some of the reviews prior to travelling with comments complaining about the "dated" decor of the ship and also the "poor" quality of the food but our experience could not have been more different as the ship looked like it had been refurbished and was like being in a luxurious 4/5 star hotel at sea. The food was absolutely fantastic with great choice at all the restaurants but the Sapphire on Deck 3 was a must because of the customer service from Willy, Topman and Rupresh. One downside was disembarking time from ship was brought forward by an hour literally on the morning we left which meant we had a 7 hour wait at airport prior to flight but tip is to go into Airport Hotel at terminal for a drink and some food which was fine and eased the waiting time. Last downside was last day at sea the pool areas were jammed with everyone on board at same time and no available sunbeds as half the passengers had put towels and other items down to reserve but were not being used for ages with nothing being done to prevent this despite signs up everywhere saying this was not permitted. These were only minor issues though and overall we would thoroughly recommend this ship and this itinerary, particularly if you like a bit of of quality, variety,great value for money and outstanding customer service!!! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2017
The ship was unbelievable! My cabin was great. We had 4 twin sized beds. Two bunk beds and two floor beds! The dining was just great. We all had a great amount of time to spend with each other. Oh wow, the activities are S P E C T A C U L ... Read More
The ship was unbelievable! My cabin was great. We had 4 twin sized beds. Two bunk beds and two floor beds! The dining was just great. We all had a great amount of time to spend with each other. Oh wow, the activities are S P E C T A C U L A R. I would say the pool is a great place to have fun! The service, I need to tell you that they are so sweet and nice, no attitudes or rude behaviors. And that is said at the least. Now to the ports and excursions.I went to Cozumel Mexico, Grand Cayman, and Jamaica! They were all so fun. What i like is that you have The first day, enjoy and explore the cruise, Day 2, first port. Day 3 shipping, Day 4 second port, Day five shipping, Day 6 port three, day seven, enjoying your last day! I love it Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2016
My wife and I were trying to decide where to go for a Caribbean vacation; I voted for an all-inclusive resort, my wife wanted to go on a cruise. So, off we went on a cruise (I lost the vote 1-1; perhaps interference from Russia in the ... Read More
My wife and I were trying to decide where to go for a Caribbean vacation; I voted for an all-inclusive resort, my wife wanted to go on a cruise. So, off we went on a cruise (I lost the vote 1-1; perhaps interference from Russia in the voting process). We (my wife), chose Adventure of the Seas. I read the reviews; mostly bad--bad food, bad service, and the condition of the ship was shabby (since the refurbishment was not complete). Needless to say, I went in with a bad attitude. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The ship was clean and in good shape. The food was pretty good, and the service was also quite good. The ship was in fine shape; not shabby, run down, or dirty at all. Our state room was very spartan. Granted, we kinda' slummed it in a lower end stateroom (2290), and got what we paid for. The room was of adequate size, although I found the bed a bit firm for my tastes. The fixtures were very institutional (plastic sink and toilet. It was a very small spray shower). There was adequate storage space. I would have liked an electrical outlet near the bed to charge my phone overnight where it would also be nearby. My wife was impressed by the vanity and mirror; she remarked that it was very good lighting to apply her makeup. In short, I wasn't exactly disappointed in the room considering we went on the cheap. We got what we paid for. We ate basically two meals a day; breakfast in the buffet, and dinner in the MDR. The breakfast selection was the same every day; eggs (scrambled, and an omelet station; usually with a long line), meats (bacon, ham and sausage), biscuits and gravy and other breads, pancakes, waffles (pre-made), fruits, and pastries. I usually stuck to scrambled eggs, ham, and corned beef hash (I'm a protein freak). These were just OK; nothing bad, nothing great. The pastries were usually dry. The MDR was pretty good. The first night we were served 'filet mignon'. I use the quotes because I'm not sure it was actually filet mignon. It was dry and flavorless, and square shaped (?). I've never seen square filet. It was bad. I thought this was quality of meal is what I was in store for the rest of the week. I was pleasantly surprised. The food was generally good; I had osso bucco, pasta, and chicken (I stayed away from the steak. I'm a steak snob, and know they couldn't possibly meet my meat expectations). The desserts were pretty good too; loooooved the sticky bread pudding. We're not drinkers, so I couldn't comment on the wines. Sorry. And to work off the meals, I went to the gym regularly. The gym was fine. It seemed of adequate size, and with a decent amount of equipment that's in good shape. If there was any complaint it was the number of kids playing around with the equipment (it's supposed to be a 16 and older policy. It's loosely enforced). The gym is located at the front of the ship, with a nice view. They could position the TV sets better, however. The itinerary; eh....it's the Caribbean. You're basically going from one beach to the next. The one complaint I would have is the short time in port; we left at 4:00-4:30 each day. It felt like we were always rushed in port. We did do a few cool things. In Barbados we did a submarine excursion. That was cool. We went down 150 feet to explore a shipwreck and reef. This was packaged with a 2.5 hour land tour. BOOOOORING!!!! If you choose to do this, see if you can bug out of the land tour. The other cool thing we did was in St. Maarten. We went to Maho beach, which is beautiful. And, it is right next to the airport. The planes upon landing fly just overhead. It's a really cool experience watching those planes come in so close. Embarkation took an hour. Too long. It was somewhat my fault for not completing some of the paperwork ahead of time (but this took only an extra 10-15 minutes). Our luggage ended up in our room by about 4PM. Disembarkation was a breeze. I was prepared for up to two hours to get off the ship and through customs. It actually took about 20 minutes (maybe a bit too lax at the customs check. The agent let us through practically with a wink and a nod). The entertainment was fine. I'm not much for the entertainment thing. The ship's company did fine; I was neither overwhelmed, nor underwhelmed by them. The ice show is interesting, but it's not really my thing. The juggler was very good; good stage presence and rapport with the audience. On one night was a comic act; "Two Funny Guys". They were brothers from Argentina. They weren't bad, except for the last 10 minutes of their act. The do some kind of martial arts thing with these ropes. I didn't get it. In all, I did have a good time on the cruise after all (please don't tell my wife. I protested and pouted the whole time so as to save face). I felt the cruise overall met, or exceeded expectations (largely due to the poor reviews I had read previous). Read Less
Sail Date: November 2016
This was my second cruise in Australia, this cruise was the worst one I've been on. A few positives, 1. Some of the guest shows were very good.2. Restaurant staff were good. That is where it begins and ends. Room service was ... Read More
This was my second cruise in Australia, this cruise was the worst one I've been on. A few positives, 1. Some of the guest shows were very good.2. Restaurant staff were good. That is where it begins and ends. Room service was appalling, food on the ship was good for the first two days and downhill from there with the exception of the specialty restaurants. Our room with balcony while in a good position was very average. Many of the guests I spoke with were of the same opinion. Most of the staff appeared very unhappy and the managers were argumentative, access cards to rooms failed often , the hard sell was constant and at times we were completely ripped off, a packet of chips cost almost $15.00au!!! I could go on and on. My advice is too avoid the this ship, this trip has put me off ever doing an Australian cruise again . Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2016
We left mid-April on our southern Caribbean cruise. There were 6 of us in 3 cabins (4 in inside cabins, 1 in an ocean view and 1 in a balcony stateroom). Inbound flights (5 different departure cities) were uneventful and on-time. It ... Read More
We left mid-April on our southern Caribbean cruise. There were 6 of us in 3 cabins (4 in inside cabins, 1 in an ocean view and 1 in a balcony stateroom). Inbound flights (5 different departure cities) were uneventful and on-time. It seems that the terminals have changed within the last year. I believe Southwest, Delta, and American all came in to and departed from terminal B. The baggage carousel was a bit of a problem. No one was sure which carousel would get the luggage from what flight(s). Try to find an airport representative to provide the most up-to-date information. I forgot to ask my travel agent to purchase airport transfers ahead of time. The RCCL representative made a call to check on this detail. The exit to the taxi stand was backed up (clogged) with all sorts of travelers needing transportation to one place or another. A gentleman approached me and said I was selected to get to a ‘short line’ for a taxi. I was actually O.K. with this. It seems that the one line to get a taxi is so backed up that some of the drivers get out of their vehicles way back in their line and walk up to the airport exit to get customers outside of the line or cue. This allows taxi drivers the chance to get more business, whether or not the rules are strictly followed. For 3 of us, with our luggage, the cost one way to the ship was $28.00 Check in, with my set-sail pass, was quick. I decided to walk my luggage on board so that I could unpack immediately. I was unpacked before the life boat drill at 5:45 pm. My room was adequate, but a little dated. The curtains should be replaced, however. They are somewhat frayed. The room safe is just above the flat screen TV, and not in the closet which is where I usually find it. This safe is also somewhat worn and has buttons which are gummy to push. The labels on the buttons are pretty much worn off. The shower has the sliding tube and not the dreaded shower curtain. As for my balcony (E3), I had an end room on the fantail (room 9690). The end rooms have a very nice balcony which is pretty much not obstructed and larger than the usual port or starboard balconies. Any of the other aft balcony rooms are obstructed because of the super structure off the back of the ship. Other than aesthetics from a distance, I don’t understand why the back end was designed this way. But all Voyager class ships have this limitation. So, give this consideration when booking a fan tail cabin. On my first sailing on the same ship (several years ago), I booked an atrium view cabin. This is also a design problem. Although you can oversee the atrium when the curtains are opened, people on the opposite side of the atrium can look into your room as you can see into theirs. Also, when they have entertainment at night, the sound comes right through the glass wall. I would recommend staying away from these rooms all together. Nice idea, but not practical. As for my room steward, I never saw him until day 3. That was the one and only time I saw him during the entire week. Sometimes, I think it would be nice just to check in with this person. But, luckily he was not needed for anything out of the ordinary. I found service in the MDR to be a little slow. We actually saw the assistant maître d’ on multiple evenings. One night I ordered chicken cordon blue. I have had better frozen versions at home. It was clearly frozen and hard cheese and one slice of ham in the very center. I told our waiter that this is one dish that should be removed from the menu all together. Also, the crème Brule was made with bananas. This is another dish that should be revised or removed from the menu. Generally speaking, the food was good, but not great. PS, people went into the MDR on both formal nights in smart casual clothing. Suits no longer seem required wear for men. On the other hand, I went to Giovanni’s Table on both formal nights. This is an optional dinner choice for a $30.00 fee. I went twice – on both formal nights. The meals were excellent. The Wind Jammer café (buffet meals) was pretty well organized with good breakfasts and lunches. However, another dish I would not recommend is the pizza. Other cruise lines do pizza much better than on this ship. The pool area was nice on port days. However, on the one day – last day - at sea, claim your space early. The forward adult’s only pool was crowded to the point of being an unpleasant space. The main pool featured ‘games’ after noon. Unless, you enjoy crowded spaces with games like the largest belly flop contest, avoid this outdoor space all together. The atrium after dinner features all of the shops putting items for sale in the center of the ship. That, along with bands playing and people dancing in the atrium, makes this the perfect place for people with ADHD. I opted for going out on deck, or back to my room to avoid this congestion. Also, one day was devoted to disco. 70’s videos were played by the main pool during the day and there was dancing during the evening in the atrium. This event created a wall to wall group of people. (Bring your 70’s clothing for this event). Another night was devoted to wearing ‘white’. Speaking a little more about the atrium, there are suspended art pieces of the solar system hung 12 stories in the air. From the elevators, you are able to see the dust caked on to these large globes. I avoided seeing any of the shows and had not heard whether I had missed anything worthwhile. I went to the gym each morning for my treadmill workout. This was the first time I ever spent time on a treadmill. No staff member was available to help guests new to the ‘equipment’. I had a friend show me what I needed to do. Over the week, I discovered that two treadmills were inoperative. I was not able to report this to any available nearby staff. Also, then there is the Internet Café. There was no staff member available to ask for instructions to ‘get started’. Disembarkation went relatively smooth. Bag tags and disembarkation times were not provided until the evening prior to departure. My bag tag was at the last available departure time. But, I knew that would not work because of the time of my flight. So, if you are feeling that this departure time assigned is a little late, just go to the reception desk to ask for a new, earlier disembarkation time. They would be glad to assist you. Don’t assume that the time you are given will necessarily fit with your flight time. I easily got off the ship to discover that the warehouse where the luggage is housed was mobbed. Getting a porter helps get you through the ‘line’ in half the time. I highly recommend this, whether you need one or not. Day trips: Barbados - I took the taxi to Accra beach. Nice beach which has a Tiki Bar for lunch and drinks. Cost is $15.00 USD total. You get a lounge chair and umbrella and $15.00 USD to be spent at the Tiki Bar. I highly recommend. Nice white sand beach. Dominica - I did the ship's river tubing experience. Although it was a nice day, and my 3rd time doing this excursion, things have changed since hurricane Erika. The roads to the mountain tops have been washed away. The start and end points have been changed where private roads are being used to access the river so that this excursion can be offered. Water levels were a little low and the experience was a little slower than last year and before. Lots of fun, nevertheless. St. Croix - This is a great trip to snorkeling off Buck Island. Excellent snorkeling. We even got to stop at Buck Island to swim ashore. This is the first time I have been able to get onto Buck Island's beautiful sand. St. Kitts - We did a 1/2 day taxi ride to Brimstone Fortress. It is way up on a steep hill with gorgeous views. You can see as far away as Montserrat. St. Martin - We did the Golden Eagle catamaran trip. Once again things have changed where this boat can no longer visit Isle Tintamarre. The French government have taken over this island and has made it a preserve with limited access. No more crashing waves traveling north from Phillipsburg. Instead snorkeling was in Great Bay and the sail headed west to Mullet Bay. This was a smooth ride over and back by motor. No sails were used. Mullet Bay was pretty enough. On the return, we went by Maho Bay (by the airport) while a KLM 747 was landing. That was fun. All in all this was a good trip, but thought you should know a bit about the details noted above. 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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