Sail Date: August 2015
Drive to the terminal. Parked right in the garage. We parked for free since we are an handicap van. Porters helped with luggage and wheelchair, parked car and was on our way. Check in and was at WindJammer with in 1/2 hr. Rooms were ready ... Read More
Drive to the terminal. Parked right in the garage. We parked for free since we are an handicap van. Porters helped with luggage and wheelchair, parked car and was on our way. Check in and was at WindJammer with in 1/2 hr. Rooms were ready by 1:30. Used the Premium Drink Package. Seems like the bartenders don't really like to work after they know you have the package or a package. Dinner seating was ok. Again no bar server to be found for drinks or wine. Then we started to find the drink we ordered the night before on the table the next night. I guess they were trying to save time. and works if you drink the same thing every night. If you like to try different wines or cocktails you have a problem. Actually had a hard time finding a wine menu. Dinner selections was ok, WindJammer food is ok I can always find something. Breakfast buffet was good. Show were ok. Love the pool bands and 70's nite. I really don't like the Promenade for the 70's show. It is very small and you can not really see. It was horrible to navigate thru the crowd with a wheelchair from show at one end of the ship to the other end for dinner .. Really missed the Crown and Anchor Return Cocktail party.. Apparently we were the first sailing that took away the welcome back party. The Battle of Sexes was funny. The shows were ok. Ice Skate show was ok too. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2015
This was an awesome cruise. Our itinerary was perfect -- St. Thomas, St. Kitts, day at sea, Aruba, Curacao, day at sea. Lots of ports (with good hours in port) and a day of downtime in between. Adventure is in good shape and we were ... Read More
This was an awesome cruise. Our itinerary was perfect -- St. Thomas, St. Kitts, day at sea, Aruba, Curacao, day at sea. Lots of ports (with good hours in port) and a day of downtime in between. Adventure is in good shape and we were pleased with its condition despite whatever people are nitpicking at. The shows and the cruise staff were very energetic and fun. We attended most of the main theater shows and liked all of them. The ice show was a little different and I think I liked a previous theme better, but it was still very well done. Main Dining Room with MTD was very good as well. We made reservations four nights near the same time and ended up with the same wait staff, who were always pleased to see us. Portions were smaller, but that meant we could actually finish them and still try dessert. We did Giovanni's one night and it was well worth it. My husband said it was the best filet mignon he ever had. Getting off the ship was easy in every port with no tendering on this route. I think the only thing I didn't like was the constant buy-buy-buy, from multiple flyers per day in our stateroom and more handed to us as we got back on the ship in every port. All announcements will be in both English and Spanish. Overall a great cruise and one I would recommend. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2015
This was by far the worst. A/C didn't work or didn't work well (except for stateroom) common areas were extremely warm. Windjammer food was tasteless, and no variety at all. Didn't even have bagels! Elevator buttons not ... Read More
This was by far the worst. A/C didn't work or didn't work well (except for stateroom) common areas were extremely warm. Windjammer food was tasteless, and no variety at all. Didn't even have bagels! Elevator buttons not working, lights out, mold on ceilings etc. etc. Stateroom was ok except that the during showers the bathroom floor flooded. Had the premium bev. pkg. and was surprised that after dinner I couldn't get a $2.50 espresso, but I could get an $11.00 martini. Disembarkation took over 2 hours and customs took about an hour, barely made our flight. Cigarette smoke was all over casino area, around pool etc. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2015
We booked this cruise for our honeymoon and had only heard wonderful things about RC. I am going to break down my review of this cruise experience... Cabin - we got a deluxe room with a balcony. The room was nice, very clean. It was ... Read More
We booked this cruise for our honeymoon and had only heard wonderful things about RC. I am going to break down my review of this cruise experience... Cabin - we got a deluxe room with a balcony. The room was nice, very clean. It was roomy enough and not too small. It was too hot to really use the balcony much. That's not the fault of the cruise though. The bed was very uncomfortable. Two twin beds pushed together which made a hump in the middle. Of course the TV channels were mainly Spanish and not much to choose from. The guy,Christopher that took care of our room was excellent! We kept the air on full blast and still had a warm room. If you are hot natured, you better bring a fan!! One thing we did notice there would be stale moldy smells as we walked around the ship. Not sure if it's due to the age of the ship or what. Not what I want to smell after spending thousands of dollars. Dining - this was the most disappointing of the entire trip! I had been told to expect to gain weight because the food was wonderful and everywhere....not on this ship! By the second day, I was starving! The food on the buffet was Golden Corral quality. Golden Corral is ok every now and then...but every day? No. The main dining room was better. But you had to make sure you were there within the specific times. The food was better, but stay away from the steak!! It was like a frozen piece of grey meat. I never got a dessert that was really really good. The bottled water that you have to pay extra for was the cheap Crystal Geyser brand that actually made me and my husband so nauseated that we had to stop drinking it 3 days into the cruise. So much for 150.00 drink package... Embarkation - very pleased with each time we left and came back on the ship Entertainment - the entertainment was good. Not Broadway bound, but entertaining enough Shore excursions - they were good. They were expensive. We preferred to get off the boat and use the locals. Cheaper and usually got to ask more questions. Value for Money - we got a decent deal on this cruise, but for the money , I would expect better food and a better bed. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2015
My mom and I took this cruise because I wanted to share my love of cruising with her. I love Royal Caribbean and thought she would too...well, she did! We had an amazing trip. We visited St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Aruba and Curacao. ... Read More
My mom and I took this cruise because I wanted to share my love of cruising with her. I love Royal Caribbean and thought she would too...well, she did! We had an amazing trip. We visited St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Aruba and Curacao. Embarkation was really easy. We arrived about 11:30 right from the airport. We waited for one family in front of us, then got our seapass cards and were walking onto the ship. The ship is typical for RCCI and I knew what to expect. It's an older ship, but in great condition. We had a balcony room on the 9th floor and it was perfect for two people. If you've never sailed in a balcony room, then I would recommend it. It's always nice to go back and sit on the balcony after a long day and avoid all the crowds at the pool. The food was also typical and in my opinion, but very good. I always find something I like on the menu. Sometimes, many somethings! We ate in the Main dining room every night and the windjammer for lunch and breakfast. We also enjoyed the shows. We saw a comedian, The Las Vegas Tenors (they were amazing), the ice Show and the love and marriage game. We very much enjoyed them all. The ports were nice. St. Kitts was my least favorite, but we took the railway tour and that was interesting. Curacao was my favorite and would love to go back for an extended stay. Aruba and St. Thomas were nice and what you would expect. Debarkation was smooth as well. We were called to leave he ship 10 minutes later than scheduled, but from previous experience, that was almost early. Customs in San Juan was a bit slow, but again, not bad. Overall we had a great time and would both sail on that ship and with RCCI again! Read Less
Sail Date: August 2015
This was a fabulous cruise on a beautiful ship. The entertainment, including the shows and music throughout the ship was the best we've found on cruises and our cruise director (Dan/Dan?) was funny and did a great job keeping the ... Read More
This was a fabulous cruise on a beautiful ship. The entertainment, including the shows and music throughout the ship was the best we've found on cruises and our cruise director (Dan/Dan?) was funny and did a great job keeping the crowd happy. We had a great balcony cabin on deck 7 which was very comfortable and clean. There was no in-room coffee pot but each morning we had complimentary coffee delivered. Our room steward (Frank Sandoval) did an excellent job and provided us with fresh ice and glasses twice a day. In the main dining room and Giovanni's (specialty restaurant), we found the selection, quality of the food and the attentive service to be outstanding. We prefer not to dine in the Windjammer Buffet, but the few times we dined there we were VERY satisfied with the service and most of the food but dining with such a large crowd was, for us, not very enjoyable. As mentioned the food was wonderful, but the bread (yes the bread) was the primary cause of me gaining 7 lbs. because I enjoyed the variation of bread offered each morning and evening. Also, desserts in the main dining room and Giovanni's should not be missed. The public areas on the ship are beautiful and kept very clean and the adult pool and surrounding areas were areas to relax and enjoy the scenery. Every public area including the many bars, lounges, theaters and even the lavatories were kept clean and maintained. We liked that the staff did not push alcoholic drinks (something we've experienced on other cruises) but the cocktails we ordered were well made, enjoyable and reasonably priced. As we began to board the ship, we were able to purchase several bottles of reasonably priced wine that the ship's staff chilled and served at no additional cost. We asked our room steward to empty the in-room refrigerator (cooler) so that we could keep our wine chilled when we were in our cabins. We did not take the RCCL tours but instead chose a few tours after leaving the ship. We were not disappointed in the independent tours. The following staff made our experience outstanding: Dezly Fernandez, Juan Carlos Cruzado and Shawn Graham (Main Dining room for supper). Wilmar and Wifredo (father and son waiters at breakfast). Frank Sandoval (room Steward). Mildred Mercado and Helga Ramirez (waitresses in Giovanni's). In addition we appreciated the efforts of Noel & Marek (managers in the main dining room) who went out of their way to cater to a few special requests. Regarding the spa: My wife won a "romantic" mud treatment for two. She had two girlfriends who the spa graciously accepted as my replacement. Unfortunately the whole experience just seemed confusing to them. On the other hand, since it was free, they didn't feel comfortable complaining to spa personnel about their experience. None of the islands impressed us much but Curacao was the nicest with St Kitts coming in 2nd. Aruba was DRY like a desert and St Thomas was filthy but the cruise was spectacular. Again, we had a great time with our 4 friends and will definitely consider going on another RCCL cruise in the near future. Read Less
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Sail Date: August 2015
This is our 18th cruise and # 15 with Royal Caribbean. Our first Voyager class ship and also the largest ship we have been on (the largest before this was the Norwegian Star). The ship was in very good shape for being 15 years old. I ... Read More
This is our 18th cruise and # 15 with Royal Caribbean. Our first Voyager class ship and also the largest ship we have been on (the largest before this was the Norwegian Star). The ship was in very good shape for being 15 years old. I have seen reports that the ship is in bad shape, but do not agree. Think about it: these ships are running 24/7 for years before getting a dry dock or renovation and some wear and tear is going to happen. Sure some elevator buttons are a bit broken but still work, but that does not bother us at all. Overall the ship is gorgeous and very easy to navigate like all of the RCI ships. Loved the Royal Promenade and pool deck. As always the crew and staff were extremely friendly and helpful. That is the # 1 reason we keep sailing with Royal Caribbean. Our itinerary was St Thomas, St Kitts, Aruba, and Curacao. We had 2 days at sea. A wonderful Southern Caribbean itinerary. Overall I would recommend this cruise. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2015
We decided on this B2B because each week's itinerary was different. We are seniors who celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary the 1st week on board and my husband's birthday the 2nd week. We booked a promenade room because ... Read More
We decided on this B2B because each week's itinerary was different. We are seniors who celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary the 1st week on board and my husband's birthday the 2nd week. We booked a promenade room because we had had one on Navigator and really liked it. We were on the 6th deck opposite guest services. Last time our cabin was opposite the Ben and Jerry's and I liked that better. If you want to see the parades and what's going on on the promenade then don't book so close to mid ship. On the other hand, we were much closer to the mid-ship elevators and less walking to just about everything. We flew into San Juan a day early and stayed at Hotel Miramar. We found it excellent with an amazing view from the rooftop terrace. Close to restaurants, bars, even a grocery store 1/2 block away. Dinner at Casita Marimar was excellent and it is around the corner from the hotel. Loved mofango. Embarkation was one of the easiest of all our cruises. I think because people arrived throughout the day due to the late sailaway. Line up to hand in your luggage and then line up with your carry on to go through security and then inside to get your sea pass. Easy. Doors opened at noon and we were on the ship for lunch. Cabins ready promptly at 2 pm just as promised. We had a great two weeks but would not choose to do this route again in July. It is just too hot. It was never below 86F/30C. Dining: We ate mostly in the dining room and enjoyed our meals but did try Giovanni's the first night. We were disappointed but did go again for our anniversary and enjoyed it more. We also went one sea day for lunch. They now have a Mexican lunch. There have been comments regarding beef being tough. The first time I ordered beef I had to return it before even touching it...it was cut on the wrong grain. If you can see the grain of the meat running across it, then it has been cut wrong. It will be tough! Send it back and make them give you a beef they have cut on the right grain and it will be like night & day. There was an apology from the kitchen for this beef and an acknowledgement that it had been cut incorrectly. We noticed this repeatedly at the buffet at lunch. More training needs to be done for those cutting meat. They hacked at the roasts from all angles so some slices would be okay and others would be tough. Okay, that's my negative rant! Our room attendant was excellent and always available. Our waiters were great. The head waiter was excellent. We felt the ship was clean, the crew friendly and helpful and the evening entertainment was very good. St. Thomas: Been before so this time we just walked to the Paradise Point Tramway and saw the marvellous view from the top. Note: no elevator, quite a few stairs just to get to the bottom of the tram ride. St. Kitt's: We booked a private tour with another couple from cruise critic and went to see the new AGE (Amazing Grace Experience) about John Newton who wrote the hymn Amazing Grace. $5 admission was well worth it. Beach was Cockleshell. I do not recommend it. Crowded, the umbrella won't tilt other ways and no room to move the lounge chairs so we couldn't take the sun. Try another beach. Mystery Dinner: was on the evening we were in St. Kitt's. This was excellent. It is in Giovanni's, special menu with a couple of choices and all excellent. The tiramisu is the best ever! The actors were fun to watch. They played their parts well. Be sure to check the time on your invite because ours was a different time on the invite from the time in the Compass and from the time online when I booked it. Aruba: Awesome day! I booked Trikes-Aruba online and we had just the most wonderful day driving those trikes along the roads of Aruba. We covered about 70% of the island driving caravan-style behind the leaders who were in a jeep and snapping pictures of us which they post online for you to see when you get home. Look it up online. Seems expensive but it was the greatest tour we had in the 2 weeks. Curacao: plans just to walk into town but got talked into a tour for $15pp. Price was right and we got to visit the Curacao Liquer Factory which was the one thing I did want to buy. Dropped 1/2 the open-air taxi off at a beach. I believe it was Mamba Beach. We just looked around as we weren't prepared to swim and from what I saw it was far superior to the beach in St. Kitt's. This tour bus was even going back to pick up the swimmers in a few hours...all for $15, wow! Turn around: Meeting for consecutive cruisers on Friday and all was explained re the old sea pass, the new sea pass, the in transit card, going off ship on Saturday or staying on. It was well thought out and no problems at all. We did the free trolley tour of San Juan and went back on the ship around noon when the doors open for the next bunch of cruisers. St. Croix: There's a beach right next to the pier and we went for a swim. The water was the clearest we had seen. You could look down at your legs and see small fish swimming around your feet and legs. Great spot for kids to try snorkelling. One area has lounge chairs and umbrellas to rent, there is a clean washroom/change room, snacks. St. Maarten: Took the water taxi ($7 all day) into town. There is a beach there if you want to swim. Think we'll do that next time as I heard from others that it was very nice. We visited The Yoda Guy on Front St. and then went to Back St. where we flagged a local bus down that had a sign saying Marigot. $2 for a ride to the French capital. Saw the market area and had a yummy pastry at a bakery. Antigua: We only went off ship and looked around the pier area so we didn't get a feel for this island unfortunately. St. Lucia: Spent a week here last Nov. and saw first hand the need for school supplies so we used our cruise critic roll call for both weeks to ask people to help us and bring any school supplies they could. Both weeks we gathered them up at the Meet & Mingles. We had one LOAD of supplies and i can't thank everyone enough. 3 people from our roll call asked if they could go with us to deliver so we spent the day at a villa where we delivered all the school supplies and met about 30 of the school kids who were gathered for a vacation school. A local lady made us lunch of salad with her homemade dressing, marlin, sweet potatoes, rice and beans. Saw the kids go for a swim. Listened to a presentation they did for us on St. Lucia customs and just in general had a wonderful day! Bridgetown: Found name and email of a taxi driver recommended on Trip Advisor and booked him for the day. He took us to Harrison's Caves, Holetown, past Rihanna's house and to see St. James Anglican Church built in 1626. Their church bell is older than Big Ben and the Liberty Bell and made in the same place. Hope you have enjoyed my 'tour'. We had a wonderful 2 weeks. First B2B ever and it is definitely the ship to do this. 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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