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9 Night Canada & New England Cruise from Bayonne

9 Night Canada & New England Cruise from Bayonne (Cape Liberty)

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  • Day 1
    Bayonne (Cape Liberty)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Boston
  • Day 4
    Portland (Maine)
  • Day 5
    Saint John (New Brunswick)
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Halifax
  • Day 8
    Bar Harbor
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Bayonne (Cape Liberty)

Adventure of the Seas

Adventure of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Newly installed FlowRiders and water slides are sure to please

Cons

Less than half of the cabins onboard have balconies

Bottom Line

A good choice for Southern Caribbean cruises requiring fewer at sea days


Cruise Reviews

My Dad (84) and I (43) had a great father/son cruise onboard the Adventure! My Dad stayed for almost a week at the Fountainbleau in Miami, and I joined him for the last couple of days. This was a very nice hotel, but I'd be happier ... Read More
My Dad (84) and I (43) had a great father/son cruise onboard the Adventure! My Dad stayed for almost a week at the Fountainbleau in Miami, and I joined him for the last couple of days. This was a very nice hotel, but I'd be happier spending half as much and staying more toward South Beach in a boutique hotel that includes breakfast (such as the Shepley, where we stayed last year). On embarkation morning, we left Miami and took a Lyft to Port Everglades. The ride ran about $37 including tip, which was quite reasonable. If you have a cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale, but are considering staying in Miami, don't let the distance bother you. We arrived at the terminal at around 10:30, and I think we were on the ship before 11. We had a brief wait while the ship was still being cleared, but once they started calling groups, it was pretty easy to get everyone onboard, as there were only a few hundred early birds. We most recently cruised on the Carnival Magic in October, which was a cruise we also enjoyed. The most noticeable difference between the appearance of the ships was the large amount of rust and lack of cleaning in some areas on the Magic, while the Adventure was kept much better. We didn't let this affect the enjoyment of our Magic cruise, but I just wanted to point out the difference in maintenance. I won't drone on about the ship itself, as it is easy enough to find information about the ship's facilities. I will say that even though this ship is a bit older than any of the Oasis class ships, there is still plenty to do. This was one of the most active cruises in memory. I play all around the ship not unlike a teenager, and I seldom had "free" time, as I was constantly racing from one area to another. I love ship activities, and would argue that I burned more calories than anyone else on this cruise (I was probably near the top on calories consumed as well) ;) Even so, I never set foot in the gym, as there was so much else to do, and I ran several times on the ship and in port. I also didn't have time to hit the casino, which is something I usually reserve for when I'm bored. I loved the FlowRider and water slides. Kudos to the sports staff, who really did an excellent job in all events. I especially love dodgeball, and Taylor made it a lot of fun. The service was fantastic throughout the ship. We had a couple small issues in our cabin the first day which were resolved quickly. Our cabin steward was not overly personable, but he did his job. Our My Time Dining waitstaff was fantastic, especially Ying from China, who always had a smile on her face. Our food generally came out quickly and hot. Speaking of food, it was quite good throughout the ship. We didn't partake in any specialty restaurants, so we were limited to just the main dining room, Windjammer, and Café Promenade. I split breakfasts between the MDR and Windjammer, mostly ate lunch in the MDR when it was open, and ate all dinners in the MDR. Café Promenade was great for snacks. I will give Carnival an edge on dining, however. They have both more free restaurants and the menus offer more options as well. For example, Carnival will have about eight appetizers on each MDR menu, most of which differ every night. RCL would only have about six, three of which were always the same. I wouldn't say I'm a finicky eater, but there are things I don't like. Sometimes I'd struggle a bit to find enough variety on the menu. I would usually get two appetizers, entrees, and desserts, but sometimes would get an extra entrée and no appetizers when the menu didn't allow for my 2/2/2 plan ;) I never left any meal hungry. I'd also say that the lunch salad has to be one of my favorite salads anywhere. There are so many options to choose from, and the chefs chop it for you and blend in the dressing. They had good buffet options in the MDR at both breakfast and lunch. If you like French Toast, hit the MDR and either get it from the buffet or order it off the menu. Either way, it is a thick piece as opposed to the Windjammer standard slice. While not as extensive as an Oasis class ship, we had pretty good entertainment. The RCL singers/dancers did two shows, there were comedians on two nights, Mo5aic (a fantastic acapella group), a Whitney Houston tribute show, a hypnotist, and I believe one night did not have a formal show because we were in San Juan late. All shows were entertaining in different ways. We also saw one ice skating show, which was equally great. Speaking of ice skating, we had a large Elvis group on our cruise, and they had most of their events in Studio B (the ice skating rink). As a result, we had less opportunity to skate. I was able to make it out after dinner on the last night. We did not do any formal excursions, but enjoyed walking around in each port (Labadee, San Juan, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten). I ran the Wandelroute to Guana Bay while in St. Maarten. If you have a sense of adventure and are physically fit, this was a great and hilly run of about 6.4 miles. Search for the thread on the cruisecritic boards that talks about how to find it. Disembarkation was sad (as always), but efficient. I had booked an earlier flight than I normally have (10:15ish), but we still had plenty of time to eat breakfast and carried our own luggage off towards the end of the self-assist period (I think around 7:30). We walked right off the ship and to the curb in just a few minutes. All in all another great cruise - thank you RCL! Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Embarking was so easy. Out of the taxi and on the ship within 20 mins. Same for disembarking although we took our own bags off as had an early flight. We chose this cruise to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday. Traveling with 2 ... Read More
Embarking was so easy. Out of the taxi and on the ship within 20 mins. Same for disembarking although we took our own bags off as had an early flight. We chose this cruise to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday. Traveling with 2 children aged 10 & 8. This was our first cruise so a medium sized ship seemed more suited. Our balcony stateroom was ok, a bit tight for 4 people. We had a few issues re smells & stains these were fixed promptly by our room attendant who was amazing throughout. At first I thought the cruise was just full of people getting drunk and eating however after the first day at sea I settled into it. Didn’t find cruising particular relaxing as tried to fit everything in and with 2 active children not much time to rest. Plenty of activities to the point that so much we wanted to do we couldn’t fit it all in. Water slides were fast and fun same as climbing wall and golf course never had to queue. Flow rider always seemed to have queues of over half hour. Sports court we used many times as always some type of games on mainly basketball which my son loved. Shows were great and good variety to suit most. Ice show was amazing definitely worth watching. We ate mainly in the windjammer which had a fantastic selection, clean and no trouble finding a table. Also went to the main dining which we enjoyed. Guest services does get busy but always helpful. Used the cafe late evening for pizza and the guys in Starbucks knew our drinks after the first day. The only thing we were disappointed with was kids club. Mine would only go in the night as they found that the younger children aged 5 were mixed with them. Children aged 5 play very differently to children aged 10. Staff were very young and seemed inexperienced. My son said that the staff shouted a lot. We would go on another cruise with RC but on a larger ship. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Embarkation was very easy. On the ship within 5 minutes of arrival. Cabin was clean as expected. Main dining room food was good, except some meals were sent back because they were served cold. Windjammer buffet was good. Shows were ... Read More
Embarkation was very easy. On the ship within 5 minutes of arrival. Cabin was clean as expected. Main dining room food was good, except some meals were sent back because they were served cold. Windjammer buffet was good. Shows were just average and there were no production shows. They did not have a Love and Marriage Game show which we have always found to be enjoyable. Service was excellent. We also like the fact that there were tables and chairs around the pool area, rather than all chaise lounges. Cruise Director was invisible on the entire cruise. I WILL NOW ADDRESS THE PROBLEMS: On the first night, we could not get hot water in shower and sink. The following morning we called maintenance and they said they would fix this problem. We left the cabin for the day and when we returned, there was a note advising us that the hot water problem was resolved. I tried the shower for a few seconds and it was hot. I then decided to take a shower. After about 1 minute in the shower, the water began sputtering and black slime came out and was all over me, from head to toe. I jumped out of the shower and tried to wash the slime off me at the sink only to find that it's water was also black slime. I toweled off the best I could and called maintenance to report the issue. They told me that it was normal to get black slime after the hot water was worked on. They said that I should let it run for 20 minutes and it would clear up. I asked why the plumber didn't do it or at least leave me a note. Their answer was that he couldn't spare the time. They didn't even apologize for my problem. I filed a complaint with customer service. The next day, my TV remote did not work. I called the room steward who came with another remote and that also didn't work. He called for an IT repairman. We left the cabin for the day and when we returned, the TV seemed to work. That evening, we put on the Tv and the remote stopped working. It wouldn't change channels, adjust volume and wouldn't shut off. We called maintenance and spoke to a machine who told me to leave a message, which I did. We couldn't go to sleep with the TV blasting so I tried to pull the plug, but the plug was behind a metal screen and required a screwdriver to open it up. We wound up trying to sleep with the TV blasting. The next morning the repairman came and said that the problem was with the TV set and he replaced it. These experiences put a real damper on our vacation. Other than these problems, I rate this cruise as Average. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
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