59 Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Spring Break Cruise Reviews

Chose this cruise based on dates (need specific dates when traveling with teachers and kids), ship, and cost. We also looked at Allure and Rhapsody. Rhapsody was too small and not enough for the kids and Allure was more expensive. We ... Read More
Chose this cruise based on dates (need specific dates when traveling with teachers and kids), ship, and cost. We also looked at Allure and Rhapsody. Rhapsody was too small and not enough for the kids and Allure was more expensive. We traveled with three families total (6 adults and 6 kids, ages 7,8,9,9,10,12). We all had interior rooms on deck 8 (8445, mine, 8457, and 8469). Rooms we as to be expected, small yet manageable. I was actually pleasantly surprised how easily 4 fit in one small room. Before we got on the ship we stayed in an Airbnb in Weston, FL. It was nice to be away from the Ft. Lauderdale and Miami crowd. We went to Everglades Holiday Park and enjoyed seeing gators in their natural habitat and the kids each got to hold a baby gator. Embarkation was as expected. Lot of traffic getting to the Port. Once in, the lines weren't too bad. Dining in the Main Dinning Room was great. We signed up for My Time Dinning and made reservations for the whole week. This ensured that we had the same wait staff, but weren't restricted to eating at 5:30 or 8:00. Our nightly reservation was at 6:00, except on one night, which was 8:00 since the ship didn't leave port until 7. We had two in our party with allergies (gluten and dairy). Our wait staff did an excellent job of making sure we were able to order what we wanted and have it prepared to suite our dietary needs, even if the menu did not indicate it to be gluten or dairy free. The wait staff also did a great job with the kids. They gave them different logic puzzle to figure out each night. It kept the kids entertained quiet. Dinning in the Windjammer was a little less than I expected. Our last cruise, in 2017, had a whole section of gluten free options (sandwiches, cookies, desserts, pastas, etc) but Adventure only had 1-2 breads and 1-2 desserts. I was told I could ask anyone wearing a white shirt to get special orders of GF, but because my allergy is not severe I just picked things I knew to be GF and didn't bother with asking. Kids club was hit and miss. The two youngest loved kids club and asked to go back repeatedly. The middle three did not care for it, saying the activates were too "baby" and they didn't have the option to sit out. They only went twice. The oldest was in a group by herself, but was able to go to the middle age club, when they went. For the most part the activities and entertainment were excellent. There was not a Broadway show, as there is on other RC ships, but the shows were good nonetheless. The Fire and Ice show was great! I am always amazed all they are able to do on such small sheet of ice. My biggest complaint of the cruise was the "Sexiest Man Competition" held at the main pool in the middle of the day. This was completely inappropriate to have in front of children. The men were conducting lap dances to receive the title of sexiest man. Even when I had my kids stop watching and go back to swimming the competition was broadcast on the big movie screen for all to see. RC really should have put a stop to the crude behavior, but instead they were encouraging it. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
We recently returned from a cruise to the Western Caribbean with Royal Caribbean on Adventures of the Seas. We traveled with my daughter, son-in-law and 4 grandchildren ages 15, 12,10 and 8. The whole experience was fantastic. We first ... Read More
We recently returned from a cruise to the Western Caribbean with Royal Caribbean on Adventures of the Seas. We traveled with my daughter, son-in-law and 4 grandchildren ages 15, 12,10 and 8. The whole experience was fantastic. We first spent two days in Fort Lauderdale at the beach and took an airboat ride through the Everglades. We stayed at the Ocean Mile Motel which was an older place but very nice and within walking distance to the beach. The owner of the Motel was an awesome young man that made sure our ever need was met. We had rented a car at the airport and turned it in near Port Everglades which provided a shuttle to the cruise port. Once there we were able to board and I was surprised at how smoothly boarding the ship went. Shortly after being on the ship we were able to go to our stateroom which was very nice sized as we had two of our grandchildren in our room. The food on the ship was superb. Our waiter in the main dining was Roberto and he did above and beyond to serve us and meet our needs. Our first port was Falmouth, Jamaica where we did the Dunn's River excursion. I highly recommend this as it was beautiful and so much fun. The next day was Grand Cayman where we did a Dolphin swim and a trip to Stingray City both were so memorable for all of us and l will never forget the look on my grandkids faces as they petted stingrays. Costa Maya was next and we took a van to a beach area and had drinks at the Krazy Lobster 2.00 beer and 5.00 margarita's nice beach area with lounge chairs, and shopping near by last port was Cozumel and we used the Cozumel Activities just outside the port area who took us to a resort beach area where we could snorkel and swim for 25.00 a person which included the snorkel gear. Our driver was awesome and made sure we got back to the ship in plenty of time. The entertainment on our ship was fantastic; two different comedians, a Spainish gaucho who had a very funny, entertaining act, an ice show in the ice rink, great music and dancing by the cruise ship entertainers. My grandkids never lacked for things to do and they didn't even spend anytime in the kids programs which were plentiful. All in all would highly recommend it. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
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
Initially recommended by to me by a friend, they made us aware of Royal Caribbean and the great selection of cruises available. The overall cruise experience superseded my expectations. The destinations were a great selection of ... Read More
Initially recommended by to me by a friend, they made us aware of Royal Caribbean and the great selection of cruises available. The overall cruise experience superseded my expectations. The destinations were a great selection of Caribbean islands to visit. The onboard entertainment and organised events like the ice skating shows and musicals were fantastically organised and choreographed, the food (both buffet and a la carte) were excellent standard and the service was truly second to none. We found the ship to be incredibly clean. Our cabin was tidied and cleaned twice daily. The facilities were clean. The staff across the ship went over and above expected levels to make our cruise experience a special experience. The staff also made a big effort with our children and made their experience a special one also. It was a truly wonderful week made better by the service levels given to all guests on board. Thank you so much Royal Caribbean, Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Overall this trip may have been my favorite cruise on Royal Caribbean. One thing I really liked is that we went down to San Juan a day before our ship left to get a full day 1 of our cruise. We stayed at the Hampton Inn and had good ... Read More
Overall this trip may have been my favorite cruise on Royal Caribbean. One thing I really liked is that we went down to San Juan a day before our ship left to get a full day 1 of our cruise. We stayed at the Hampton Inn and had good service. The next morning at 11:00 we left our hotel and got an Uber. You can not get on the ship before 12:00. Because we are Emerald members we got to skip the big embarkation line. The ship had been recently updated with a FloRider and waterslides. The fun waterslides had a clear plastic part so you could see over the ocean. Everything was very clean and updated to a modern level. We had better entertainment on Oasis and Allure, but the comedians were very good. As always, the food was spectacular and came in great portions. On my 4 cruises with Royal Caribbean, I have never seen a unhappy crew member. They are all so nice! I would never go to a different cruise line. But I would gladly go again! Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
I think that the Adventure of the Sea is beautiful cruise and the employees were super kind and attentive my cabin was always kept super clean, we love the way we were treated specially at the Dining great service thanks to Rosalino, ... Read More
I think that the Adventure of the Sea is beautiful cruise and the employees were super kind and attentive my cabin was always kept super clean, we love the way we were treated specially at the Dining great service thanks to Rosalino, Dianah and the rest of the crew. The entertainment and activities were super fun I think there was a little bit for everyone. I was amazed on how fast and easy we embaked and diembarked the service in general was an A+. My only regret is that Royal Caribbean was mostly an all inclusive type of cruise were only few things were to be paid seprately like pictures package, liquor, island excursions.... I disagree there were that enough water station or having to pay for drinking water and the internet should be free. It was really had to get anything to drink unless you buy your drinking package with I found to be too expensive. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We chose this cruise through relatives who have travelled on several Royal Caribbean cruises. After many questions being asked and answered, we experienced a wonderful time. The entertainment was great and the food was much better than ... Read More
We chose this cruise through relatives who have travelled on several Royal Caribbean cruises. After many questions being asked and answered, we experienced a wonderful time. The entertainment was great and the food was much better than expected. Our stateroom attendant kept the room clean and was very attentive. The dining room staff was very courteous and service was prompt. One of the bars (Champagne Bar) was very light on the drinks and for $12 per mixed drink, there was a lot to be desired, however, the other bars were on point. The ports that we visited were really very close to being back to normal, St Maarten was the most heavily damaged and many places were not open and several homes and businesses will take years to recover, if ever. The airport and activities, beaches, bars surrounding the airport were open and thriving. Puerto Rico was coming along well, however, there are still several homes with blue tarps covering the roofs and sadly, the rain forest was 70% destroyed. The other islands visited, St Kitts, St Lucia, Antigua and Barbados were untouched by the hurricane damage. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We had a wonderful vacation on Adventure OTS 3/3/18 sailing. We arrived at the terminal at 2:30pm and were on the ship 10 minutes later. The ship was recently in dry dock and had all new carpeting, furniture and bedding. This was my ... Read More
We had a wonderful vacation on Adventure OTS 3/3/18 sailing. We arrived at the terminal at 2:30pm and were on the ship 10 minutes later. The ship was recently in dry dock and had all new carpeting, furniture and bedding. This was my third time sailing on this ship and they had replaced both of the Solarium hot tubs with bigger round hot tubs that hold twice as many people and also two of these at the mail pool. The food in all venues was great and presentation was excellent. The staff throughout the ship were all very helpful and friendly. The entertainment was good. The headliner shows included two comedians and a magician during the week. This was the Dutch Antilles Southern Caribbean itinerary and all of the ports were beautiful. We did not go on any ship excursions but planned our own. We went to a resort for the day in Curacao, sailing/snorkeling in Bonaire, on an all-day Jeep excursion in Aruba and shopping in St. Maarten. This is my favorite Royal Caribbean ship and I definitely recommend a cruise on her. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
because its better quality and better than rest of cruises i have been plus the public express great about Royal Carribean Cruises the best of Cruise , Amy and Linling were very enjoyable with us and very helpful in all things and ... Read More
because its better quality and better than rest of cruises i have been plus the public express great about Royal Carribean Cruises the best of Cruise , Amy and Linling were very enjoyable with us and very helpful in all things and problems that we had ,even advice and helpful directions for our information.they went out of their way to satisfy us thanks again Amy and Linling. because of the huge cruise we did not felt thatwe were in sea . Great show and preformances plus awesome food and services , we definely will try to go again in a Royal Carribean Cruise again soon, thank you all for helping our group to have a wonderful vacation ,we enjoy it 110% we are planning for 2018 again to go in another cruise with Royal Carribbean ,loves those islands and planning again to go , i travel with 2 kids 16yrs and 1 18yrs and 3 adults 6 all total Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
We did the Southern Caribbean itinerary out of San Juan - we love that one because you hit so many islands (St Maarten; St Kitts; Antigua; St Lucia & Barbados). We are gold members (I had cruised with RC once before) & from ... Read More
We did the Southern Caribbean itinerary out of San Juan - we love that one because you hit so many islands (St Maarten; St Kitts; Antigua; St Lucia & Barbados). We are gold members (I had cruised with RC once before) & from dropping our luggage off at the curb to boarding the ship, was a total of 5 minutes!!!! SUCH an efficient process! Newbies/friends of ours who hadn't cruised RC before - it took them about 15-20 minutes to board. Still great!! The ship was spotless; no plumbing issues; delicious food & SO MUCH variety all week in Windjammer & Main Dining Room. Waterslides & Flowrider were FUN! Getting off the ship each morning was so simple. Never waited more than 30 seconds to get our card scanned & walk off the ship (we would get off within the first 30 minutes of getting into each port). There were some language barriers with the staff & since it left out of San Juan, everything was in Spanish & English (announcements became a little long) but WHO CARES. You're on vaca; the staff were ALWAYS friendly; & it was a wonderful week!! Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
This cruise offers something for all members of the family. No one in our party of seven was ever without something fun to do or see. The food was excellent in every location provided for us to eat. The buffet seemed to never. The ... Read More
This cruise offers something for all members of the family. No one in our party of seven was ever without something fun to do or see. The food was excellent in every location provided for us to eat. The buffet seemed to never. The formal dinning is delightful. Quick snacks are always available. A game room is perfect for the calm rainy days or nights. Entertainment is top notch. Our cabin suited our needs. The refrigerator and ample electrical outlets were a delightful surprise. The TV is a large flat screen of good quality. Absolutely NO complaints. I can still feel the slow smooth rocking of the boat sending me into a deep restful sleep. Thank you Adventures of the Seas for making our vacation one to remember for a lifetime. Our children loved the Ocean Adventure Center. Many times during the trip they would ask to go to the center. They loved the take home gifts and prizes to . Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
We wanted to sail the Caribbean and found we could book a reasonable flight on Southwest to Puerto Rico for a few days and then cruise St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Curacao and Aruba - all 'new' places to visit for our family (me, my ... Read More
We wanted to sail the Caribbean and found we could book a reasonable flight on Southwest to Puerto Rico for a few days and then cruise St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Curacao and Aruba - all 'new' places to visit for our family (me, my husband, my 14 year old). Ship was clean, staff was friendly, Balcony Suite was wonderful - I love using the balcony to read and get away from the tv, while my husband and daughter can enjoy a tv movie. Food is excellent. LOVED the dinner murder mystery in Giovani's Table Restaurant. Song and Dance show was fun and not too crowded, so easy to get a seat. Loved the Zumba on deck/poolside and my husband and daughter liked the court time when they switched to volleyball. Excursions went smoothly too - lots of history lessons and information about the islands. Shopping is always fun too. Wish they had more court time/space. My husband and daughter used it for volleyball, but the net was only set up for an hour, 3-4 times during the week. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
I was invited by friends and did not regret it in fact I want to bring my family next time. Crew and staff are angels and things are made easier for clients. Everything went well and I was able to relax really well. Food is great and ... Read More
I was invited by friends and did not regret it in fact I want to bring my family next time. Crew and staff are angels and things are made easier for clients. Everything went well and I was able to relax really well. Food is great and abundant, everyone is nice and smiles are all around. We were pampered and this has been one of the greatest adventures for me. Entertainment is great, varieties are well chosen and everything was fun. I wish my nephew works for Royal Caribbean International, because I'd be with him in a cruise twice a year as it is really a great experience. The fact that we visited at least 4 islands in addition to Puerto Rico where we embarked and disembarked, is already super exciting. I would like to do next the Western Caribbean, Eastern Mediterranean and Western Mediterranean cruises, and more with Harmony of the Seas, Symphony of the Seas and more. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Royal Caribbean RC) has the name of a good ship , good service, good food and good fun. What else can you ask for? Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. The ship cleaness and beautiful decor has the wow factor. Cabin so ... Read More
Royal Caribbean RC) has the name of a good ship , good service, good food and good fun. What else can you ask for? Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. The ship cleaness and beautiful decor has the wow factor. Cabin so spacious, I went with my 10 year old son and my mom and we fit perfectly. There is enough room, and belieive me we spent a lot of time on the cabin, resting and with room service on those days we just wanted to hang out at the cabin to rest. Starbucks coffee was a big plus for me and my mom. RC offres infinite beverage packages that suits every need. We bought the specialty cofffee pacakge for 15 coffee for about $2.00 plus 18% gratuity per coffee. That is a good deal! Dining is a tasteful experience. Service is excellent. Attention to detail is impressive. We already booked next year cruise. Lot's of fun, good food and service, your really feel you are on vacations, even with kids! :) Read Less
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
Sail Date April 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
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
Sail Date March 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
Sail Date February 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
Sail Date January 2017
Our family of four traveled on Royal Caribbean this past week for Spring Break. Our son wou is 17 and daughter who is 12 also were part of the vacation. We booked 2 rooms on the interior of the ship. We saved money on the interior ... Read More
Our family of four traveled on Royal Caribbean this past week for Spring Break. Our son wou is 17 and daughter who is 12 also were part of the vacation. We booked 2 rooms on the interior of the ship. We saved money on the interior so we could have more space with 2 rooms. This was a great idea. The interior rooms overlooked the Royal Promenade which gave you some view. Activities aboard the ship were definately enough to keep everyone busy Ice skating and the rock wall were popular with our 12-year old daughter. The pool and outside activities kept our 17 year old son entertained. We booked 4-excursions thru Royal Caribbean and one privately. So - we had an excursion planned for every day. St. Croix - US Virgin Islands - We booked the Catamaran boat excursion and it was fabulous. The owner and her crew were fabulous. It was a relaxed outing for the first day and plenty of sun and rum punch. The afternoon we hit some lunch and shopping at the local market. A- St. Kitts We booked Zip Line Adventure for our family. The young men running the zip line were fun and made it enjoyable for everyone. Kids loved this. It included 5 zip lines with practice. The 1st zip line was the best. A- St. Maarten - We reserved jet skis thru Jet Extreme SXM. This was a 4-hour outing and we rode doubles. I drove one jet ski with our 12-year old daughter and my 17-year old son drove the other jet ski with my wife. The guide told us the ocean was calm - but this was rough ride. Luckily after the first 1 1/2 hours we ate lunch and about 45 minute break - my wife bailed out on the rest of the ride because lunch restaurant was very near our starting point. After lunch we enjoyed another 1 1/2 hours of riding. A+ Martinique - We reserved the Rainforest Hike. Twenty minute ride up the foothills into the rain forest. Our guide sets us off on about a 2-mile hike - mostly uphill. This is a difficult hike and terrain. I would not recommend unless you like some adventure and exertion. We crossed an ankle high stream. Saw a tarantula. Enjoyed the rain forest and sites. A- Barbados - probably our favorite island on the cruise. We booked the Snorkel tour and Sea Turtles. About 50 people on this tour - so it was crowded. The young men running this tour did an excellent job. First stop we saw about 4 sea turtles and swam with them. Second stop was above a small wrecked boat on the reef. Someone had fish bait with them and it attracted hundreds of small fish. So - it was pretty cool. We stopped at very nice beach and swam ashore for about 45 minutes. A- Overall - we had a fanstastic trip and very good weather. I would sail on Royal Caribbean again. Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
My vacation on the Adventure of the Seas was amazing & I'm so sad I'm back to reality! Background – This is my 8th cruise, I usually go on all the new ships but wanted to try something different. I loved the itinerary. ... Read More
My vacation on the Adventure of the Seas was amazing & I'm so sad I'm back to reality! Background – This is my 8th cruise, I usually go on all the new ships but wanted to try something different. I loved the itinerary. I only sailed on Royal Caribbean, NCL & Carnival: love them all! I wish we didn’t have to go during spring break (airfare from NYC to SJU was insane!) but due to the teachers in my family we did it. I went with family/friends, 19 people total, ages ranging from 18 months to 70 years old. Everyone enjoyed their time. Embarkation – Quick! My friends & I spent the day In Puerto Rico & boarded around 5pm.. it was very empty… As soon as we got on the board we headed to the muster drill, ate at Johnny Rockets and enjoyed the Welcome Aboard Show. Shows/Activities – I saw a few of the shows, all good. My fave was the comedian on the last day, laughed A LOT! Sometimes it was hard to go see a show with 8:30pm dinner. Most shows were at 7 or 9pm. I went to most of the game shows (Quest, Battle of the Sexes, Finish the Lyrics, Belly Flop, Sexiest Man Comp)– what a blast!!! They were all very funny & crazy! Food – I definitely enjoyed the food. Buffet was good, main dining room was great. From being on the bigger boats, I did miss my food variety but it didn’t ruin my trip at all. I’m not sure if I would feel different if the itinerary wasn’t so port heavy. Stateroom – Good as new ! I had a promenade interior stateroom. Very roomy & clean. It was fun people watching & watching the parades. Ship – Very pretty. Did not seem old at all. Good shows, bars, public areas. The adventure wasn’t my favorite boat, as I love the big boats but no complaints. I loved the pool area. Itinerary – 5 islands in 7 days ! Great experience, but I did miss my time on the boat. Every day we woke up early, got back on the boat with minutes to spare. Barbados : Boatyard. Beautiful white sand beach, fun atmosphere ( the bar was kind of like a Senor Frogs/Margaritaville) St Lucia: Cosol Tour. Loved every minute, AMAZING. St Lucia is such a different, beautiful island. Antigua: Swam with the stingrays through Royal then went to a beach near the port. It was a fun! St Maarten: Bernard’s Tour (Beach Tour) My Favorite!!! St. Maarten is BEAUTIFUL. Loved seeing the Dutch / French side. I definitely want to go back and spend a week there. St Croix: Cruzan Rum tasting & Sandcastle beach. We had a BLAST at rum tasting… 2 drinks & basically unlimited shots for $7 dollars. Beach was very nice, people working there weren’t the nicest though. I was there with a big group (12 of us) … we got a bunch of chairs and umbrellas. My aunt & uncle left to the boat earlier than us & left their chair with us…. A worker on the beach tried to resell my aunt’s chair even though we bought them as a group & my 10 yr old niece was sitting on the chair at the time… Not cool. Overall – I had the time of my life this trip. I’m grateful I got to explore a bunch of new places & enjoy a beautiful ship. Vacation is what you make it. If you love beautiful islands, good weather, & a fun boat the Adventure is for you! Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
We sailed on the Adventure of the Seas (AOS) on the March 15, 2015 sailing. Ports visited were San Juan, St Thomas, St Kitts, Aruba, and Curacao. We traveled the day ahead on March 14, 2014. Our friends who traveled on the 15th had a ... Read More
We sailed on the Adventure of the Seas (AOS) on the March 15, 2015 sailing. Ports visited were San Juan, St Thomas, St Kitts, Aruba, and Curacao. We traveled the day ahead on March 14, 2014. Our friends who traveled on the 15th had a mechanical delay of their airplane and missed their connection to SJU and had to catch the ship in St Thomas. This is why we always travel at least the day ahead. At SJU we hired a porter to help us with our luggage and he got us to the head of the Taxi line. This was the best $15 dollars we spent the entire trip, it saved us an estimated hour wait for a taxi. We stayed the night before at the Hilton Condado 999 Ashford Avenue, San Juan, PR 00907. I reserved the hotel with award points. We had a corner room with a view of the pool. It was a nice hotel. We did not arrive until 3 pm. We checked in and then walked around the hotel. It has a small beach on the Lagoon. We walked down the street and enjoyed dinner at Waikiki Seafood and Oyster Bar. They had an excellent Puerto Rico special. After dinner we returned to the hotel and crashed. Sunday morning we met our friends and took a cab to Old San Juan to have breakfast at Café De Cortez Chocolate Bar. We love this place and always make a point to eat there. The San Juan triathlon was going on so traffic was a mess. After breakfast we returned to the hotel and checked out and go to the ship around 12:30 pm. It took us about 15 minutes to get on the ship after we dropped our luggage with the porters. We had Jr. Suite 9298. It was spacious and had a great balcony. We were near the aft Elevator and on two flights of stairs below the Wind Jammer and pool deck. The room and ship was very clean. Our room steward was excellent, keeping the ice bucket full and lots of towel animals for our 10 year old daughter. My wife decided on the premium beverage package and really enjoyed it. She found a wine she liked and covered the cost almost every day with wine, diet coke, and bottled water. We had late traditional seating. Xavier was our waiter and did an excellent job. We ate all but one meal in the MDR. We had dinner Monday evening at Giovanni’s Table. The MDR food was excellent and Giovanni’s table was worth the up charge. Beware the lemon cello. We enjoyed the shows in the Lyric Theatre. Our favorite was Beatle Mania. In St Thomas we went to Coki beach. Cab fare was $8 pp each way. There are several beach bar/restaurants at the beach and snorkel equipment rentals. It was a great day just sitting on the beach, playing in the surf and enjoying adult beverages. In St Kitts we chartered a private sail boat from Miles at Nevis Private Charters. It was a wonderful day. Miles leaves from the Reggae Beach Bar which is a $20 pp cab ride from the port. He took us snorkeling off of ship wreck beach then to a beach restaurant on Nevis. The weather was perfect and Miles is an outstanding captain. In Aruba we hired a local taxi to take us to Palm Beach. We hung out there for 4 or 5 hours then had lunch at Red Fish restaurant recommended by our cab driver. Lobster was only $18 US and was outstanding. We picked up the last bottle of rum crème in Aruba. In Curacao we took and island tour and then spent a few hours at Mambo Beach. After the last day at sea we off boarded headed to our post cruise hotel. There were only 2 customs agents working when we got off the ship and the line was very slow moving even with the porter. We stayed post cruise at the La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort. It was a nice clean hotel with a great beach and pool. It is located next to a local park and there was a concert Sunday evening until 10 pm which we could hear from our room. After breakfast Monday morning at the CrepeMaker de Puerto Rico we checked out of our room and headed for the airport. Flight from SJU to BWI was great but we found out that our flight from BWI to MCI was canceled. We quickly got on a flight to MDW and luckily after spending the night at Gate B21 we got on the first flight out from MDW to MCI on standby. Flights were being canceled the rest of the day so we would have spent a full day in Chicago if we did not make the first flight. Not enough to run a vacation. This is why when traveling you always have to be ready for complications. I don’t mind missing the flight home but I don’t ever want to miss the ship sailing. We enjoyed the trip so much we booked the Navigator out of Fort Lauderdale next spring break. We turned diamond on this cruise. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
We just returned from our spring break cruise aboard the Adventure of the Seas (AOS). We were on the 7-night Southern Caribbean itinerary that included the following ports: St. Croix, St. Maarten, Antigua, St. Lucia and Barbados. We sailed ... Read More
We just returned from our spring break cruise aboard the Adventure of the Seas (AOS). We were on the 7-night Southern Caribbean itinerary that included the following ports: St. Croix, St. Maarten, Antigua, St. Lucia and Barbados. We sailed out of San Juan Puerto Rico. This was our first time in San Juan and our first time at any of these ports of call. First let me say that we loved the AOS! For us (mom, dad, 15 yr old daughter and 13 yr old son), the size of the ship was great. Not too big, not too small. We are used to smaller ships (Disney ships and Royal's Majesty & Legend of the Seas), so this was a step up size-wise for us. I have read a lot of negative reviews about Pan American pier in San Juan and their check in process. We had a very pleasant experience. We arrived late (around 3pm) on purpose as we were hiking in El Yunque earlier in the day. I think we waited 30 minutes to check our bags, 15 minutes to get through security and had NO WAIT at all to check in! Crown & Anchor members had a separate line to wait in and we sailed right on through (pardon the pun). Granted, it's not a pretty port (not like Port Canaveral), but it served its purpose. I wasn't there to sight see at the port.... We stayed in cabin 7650, a Superior Oceanview with Balcony. It was a port side cabin located mid/aft (more aft). We loved the balcony and am very glad we had it. It would have been tight quarters without it! The room had a great view, was quiet, and the location was perfect where we barely felt any ship movement. As far as the ports are concerned - they were great!!!! We only did one excursion with the ship. Otherwise we either did stuff on our own or with private tour companies. Highly recommend Cosol's island tour in St. Lucia and Eli's Eco Tour in Antigua!!!! My kids did not participate in the teen programs. Not for any reason other than they would just prefer to hang out with us. So, unfortunately, I cannot review those programs. From what I saw on their daily compass, the activities seemed fun. There weren't any teen-specific excursions, which I think would definitely be an added value to the itinerary. Overall, we had am absolutely wonderful experience with the Adventure of the Seas. We would love to sail with her again on the 2nd portion of her itinerary to Aruba!!! Read Less
Sail Date March 2013
Flew into San Juan on sat. Stayed at courtyard Marriott miramar. Fine hotel looks just like other courtyards. Had the best shirt steak we have ever had at restaurant down the street to the right across from arts center, name started with a ... Read More
Flew into San Juan on sat. Stayed at courtyard Marriott miramar. Fine hotel looks just like other courtyards. Had the best shirt steak we have ever had at restaurant down the street to the right across from arts center, name started with a "P" front desk told us about it! Sunday stored bags at barrachina in OSJ had lunch and their famous pina colada! We got to cruise terminal at 2:00, I thought to myself it was the worst time we could be arriving because of reviews saying to arrive early, but we had spent time shopping in OSJ. Embarkation turned out to be a piece of cake!! No lines at all! left taxi handed off bags, immediately got sea pass and boarded by 2:25. I'm glad we didn't waste our time waiting in a line before the doors are even open! I thought the ship looked great! The main dining room was beautiful, largest chandelier I have ever seen! Beautiful wood staircase. We ate here every night and enjoyed the food very much. Not 5 star, but we were not expecting 5 star. Windjammer food was also very good! Our two cabins were inside, one standard one with window looking out on promenade. It has been years since staying in inside cabin, we usually have balcony but this was last minute cruise and Florida resident special was on inside cabins only! Cabins were clean and not worn at all! My teens really enjoyed looking out window onto parade and disco party on promenade. However if you are a light sleeper and go to bed before midnight this is not the cabin for you! But if you are booking an inside the ones looking onto promenade do not seem like inside cabins at all! We loved the ice show, get tickets at 3:30 studio b embarkation day. There was a line when we got there at 3:15 but at 3:30 got tickets for our 1st choice of nights. Dancers were good, comedian was funny. One night we almost did not go to show because it was a woman singer, we thought it would be boring for kids. We decided to try it anyway--she was fabulous, very funny! Magician on last night was hilarious! We went to trivia everyday in the schooner bar-really enjoyable! Schooner bar is magnificent-all wood-I don't think they are building newer cruise ships with as much detail as this ship! Ports: St croix -did a tour for$25 each at stand on pier. It was ok enjoyed going to hazels fruit market but didn't care for the rest of the island. St Maarten -did taxi tour. Loved seeing planes take off and land at maho beach. We were one of seven ships in port this day so traffic on roads was terrible. Wasted alot of time in traffic, if lots of ships in port on yr day I suggest just going to one location not whole island! Maho beach was a treat!! Antigua-took taxi to jolly beach, driver was Peter who told us about the island on the way, he was great! Jolly beach was beautiful. We rented a jetski and kayak, are at restaurant food and drunks fabulous and cheap!! St Lucia-treetop triple adventure zip line! Loved it! Well organized and friendly!!! We are still talking about it!!! Barbados -catamaran snorkel with sea turtles on Bolados! Great trip lots of turtles and luch was included-BBQ chix and fried fish, salad, cole slaw, Mac and cheese, run punch beer soft drinks!!! Crew was very friendly! If you are taking children though I would bring kid mask and snorkel, they only have one size . Day at sea-this is the only day we felt like we were on a ship with many people and then only at the pool. We went to Johnny rockets like everyone else and had a wait- food was a big disappointment , buffet looked great should have gone there instead. We loved the blue note club at top back of ship, great view live jazz or salsa music. There is a room with board games right next door, we played games in blue note while listening to music!! Never crowded I think people don't know about it-best music on ship! Disembarkation was simple. We had an early flight, signed up for self disembark, doors opened at 7:30 we were in taxi 7:35. Great cruise! I hate reading the negative reviews, people you are on a fabulous vacation where many people are at work or can't afford to go on a cruise! Just enjoy the experience and don't look for things to complain about! Read Less
Sail Date March 2012
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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