Sail Date: November 2018
We always arrive the night before so that no worries about cruising. Several hotels offer parking with $20 per person for a shuttle to and from the cruise port. The boarding process in Ft Lauderdale was well organized with friendly ... Read More
We always arrive the night before so that no worries about cruising. Several hotels offer parking with $20 per person for a shuttle to and from the cruise port. The boarding process in Ft Lauderdale was well organized with friendly receptionists. A new twist is your room card is not handed out at check in, it is in an envelope outside your room. The cabin stewards were extremely nice and helpful. The dining staff was very friendly and accommodating. We have always found main dining of good quality, so never pay about $100 to $135 for specialty. Seems nuts to do that. Lobster and good stakes always available during the week no charge. Flow Rider is dangerous! Lady broke her leg falling off. Everyone except the professionals had severe falls. The entertainment was some good some bad. The singers were the poorest of any on our 20+ cruises. They were so poor that it detracted from superior dancers. We laughed at the comedy shows. Ice show is very good, just bring a jacket because the room is cold. The casino supervisors were the worst I have ever seen. They acted afraid to confront unruly passengers. Getting off at ports was not an issue with 30 minute wait time the longest and 5 minutes the shortest. Casino dropped off letter last day with $500 discount on future cruise. It surprised me because I only played total of 6 hours entire trip. When setting at table first night always get $700 from dealer. Just put the money in your pocket and play normal. They think you are a gambler and will get a discount coupon later in the week! We did self assist at 6:30am. Back at hotel and on the road home by 7:30!!! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2018
My wife and I have cruised 12 times on Royal, and this one was very good, but not the best. We had a mini suite and it was wonderful, spacious, and nicely laid out. My wife loves the animal towels and see was not disappointed. We have ... Read More
My wife and I have cruised 12 times on Royal, and this one was very good, but not the best. We had a mini suite and it was wonderful, spacious, and nicely laid out. My wife loves the animal towels and see was not disappointed. We have cruised on Adventure several times and the wear and tear is beginning to show. The Captain and his team were engaging, but the Cruise Director was not one of our favorites. The Food was good, but could have a little more options, especially at dinner. The entertainment was very good, especially the comics and the ice show excellent. The shore excursions were a disappointment especially in St. Martin and the Airport experience, too crowded with hundreds on the beach. St Kits was great and the jeep excursion wonderful. I would give the ports and excursions a 8 out of 10. The getting on the ship was one of the best ever, within 10 minutes of arriving we were on the ship. The getting off was very bad with long lines and broken stairs. A lot of young children were on this ship, but they seemed to be well behaved. Formal Nights are becoming a joke with guys wearing jeans and ladies shorts. We miss the real formal nights. The staffs were efficient. Because we are "Loyal to Royal" we will continue to cruise with them and are members of the Crown and Anchor Program. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
We chose this cruise for ship and Itinerary Our first on RCCL and Adventure was perfect not too big or small we never felt crowded in any venue plenty to do onboard. Port everglades embarking and debarking was excellent easiest ever so ... Read More
We chose this cruise for ship and Itinerary Our first on RCCL and Adventure was perfect not too big or small we never felt crowded in any venue plenty to do onboard. Port everglades embarking and debarking was excellent easiest ever so far. The food was great just not enough choices for dinner in MDR . windjammer was always crowded only ate there 3 times had breakfast in MDR good food and service lunches were mainly pizza or snacks from the Cafe. The ports were amazing never enough time to do everything we will probably take another cruise to get to all of them again. Labadee : Beautiful beach day and the roller coaster was short but worth it San Juan : Excellent history we visited 2 of the 3 forts did some shopping St.Martin : Took an Island tour(private not ship) still quite a bit of hurricane damage can be seen but beautiful place. Shopped in the port area St.Kitts : Took an island tour again lots of pictures taken just not enough time. Shopped in the port area. I would definitely cruise this itinerary again on Adventure or one of the larger ships Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
We wanted a nice week away with a fun schedule, and RCI Adventure of the Sea fit the bill. It is a lovely ship but she is showing her age. We had a large rust spot in our room right up against the carpet and balcony door. Other issues that ... Read More
We wanted a nice week away with a fun schedule, and RCI Adventure of the Sea fit the bill. It is a lovely ship but she is showing her age. We had a large rust spot in our room right up against the carpet and balcony door. Other issues that brought the rating down: it became the second time in a row sailing that we had to walk the halls looking for our luggage. All pieces each had two pieces of RCI info clearly showing stateroom and name yet twice now they haven’t found their way to our room. We had a 8 night restaurant add on, one of the nights we were going to Chops. When we showed up at our reservation time we were told someone showed up late and we were going to have to wait in the Schooner Bar. I was furious that because of someone’s lack of timing I would have to wait to eat and they didn’t offer to pay for a drink or two. We left in frustration and had a wonderful meal at Johnny Rockets with great service. There was a time change during cruise and did not find out until the morning after it had taken place. Isn’t the Compass newsletter the night prior exactly where you would expect that information? After paying for Use of Vroom, their were days were you could not access it - very annoying. Another complaint was there never seemed like there were enough drink waiters. We were going to the bar ourselves the most on this one! Last complaint and I do not believe it was a fault of RCI, upon disembarkation the escalator was not working. People were forced to use the elevator, standing on the sides in small numbers or carry your luggage down on your own. Not a great way to say goodbye. I do want to be clear that the staff of Adventure were friendly and did their best to be helpful. I enjoy Royal Caribbean and after all my complaints I still believe in them. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
This was our first time on Adventure. It was my sister’s birthday so we booked a Grand Suite. This is my favorite room and having the large bathroom for two with a tub really makes a difference. We had a great room steward, treats ... Read More
This was our first time on Adventure. It was my sister’s birthday so we booked a Grand Suite. This is my favorite room and having the large bathroom for two with a tub really makes a difference. We had a great room steward, treats came to the cabin several,times and having access to the Suite Lounge really makes a cruise special. We ate at Chops 3 nights. We had filets twice and outstanding lamb chops the 3rd night. If you go, ask for Igor. Friends who were on the week before recommended him to me and he was fabulous! We ate at Giovanni’s one night and it was also wonderful. We had filets but I also recommend the Ossobucco here. Schooner Bar had a great entertainer, Giovanni, and he had the crowd singing along every night. The Solarium stays quite crowded but it is very nice. I did not think the food in the MDR was up to par but it was ok and the servers were all great. This IS the place you want to have lunch on sea days. But you cant go in bathing suits....shorts and above. There is a fabulous salad bar and the servers make and chop the salad for you as you select your ingredients, usually a pasta bar or stir fry bar, fruit section and cooked items.....lovely desserts...chocolate fountain and ice cream one day. There is also a lunch menu if you just want to stay seated and be served! Much nicer than the Windjammer, which I felt was needing some help on this ship. My sister had a soda package and the freestyle soda machines were often not working. All in all, the ship looked beautiful, we liked the entetainment, met some great people and had a fabulous time. I would go on Adventure again without hesitation. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
We chose this cruise first for ports to visit and secondly as a 'deal' of a cruise which always helps. Overall experience was very good. Dining room exceptional service and food. Tried not to visit the Windjammer as it is always ... Read More
We chose this cruise first for ports to visit and secondly as a 'deal' of a cruise which always helps. Overall experience was very good. Dining room exceptional service and food. Tried not to visit the Windjammer as it is always super crowded and sometimes maniacal. Enjoyed every one of the evening entertainment shows! Adult swimming pool closes a bit early... but enjoyed it at other times. Did not use too many other activity spots - watched the flow rider activities and utilized the Pizza Place outside of other eating times. Hard to find a drink of water without buying a package deal :-( Enjoyed the miniature golf. Note included on our room problem(s). Management tried to assist as much as they could regarding our room problem but wished we had been moved to another room. We have cruised with RCL before and have already pre-booked other cruises but think we will be slowing down on cruising soon. Housekeeping staff exceptional. Did not do any shore excursions - too costly - people that did said they were great. Did not travel with children. Surprisingly disembarkation went well with the amount of people on self-assist. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
Went with a group of 3 other families. All three families were traveling with children. My husband and I were not. We departed from Ft Lauderdale flying in the day before. Our hotel, the Marriott, had a shuttle to the port the next ... Read More
Went with a group of 3 other families. All three families were traveling with children. My husband and I were not. We departed from Ft Lauderdale flying in the day before. Our hotel, the Marriott, had a shuttle to the port the next morning, so we did not rent a car. We took an Uber to dinner. No exploring of Ft Lauderdale since we had no rental car. We were on the Adventure of the Seas in a Junior Suite #1644 on deck 10. We picked this type of room based on the space in the bathroom. Deck 11 had the Windjammer, the buffet option for meals. We did hear some banging from time to time with, but for the most part it did not bother us to much. Embarkation was a little confusing as we had not done this thing in 25 years, but for the most part uneventful. Within minutes of check in the boarding process onto the ship was called. I had no complaints with the ship except for the elevators. Elevators would pass even though the button for up or down was pushed. There were 4 elevators located in the front port side and 4 more front aft side. The back end of the ship the same setup was made. We ended up using the stairs to move through the ship. We used the Windjammer on the first day at lunch time before the room was available at 1pm and for lunch when the Main Dining room was not available. We ate at the Main Dining room for all dinners. The food was fabulous EVERY night as was the service in the Main Dining room. The first excursion was the Stringray City and Snorkeling in the Grand Cayman sponsored by Royal Caribbean. It was a good experience but was crowded. We have been charged for the pictures, but still have not received them. I encourage all of you to pay for items with a charge card so you can call the credit card company to complain if you do not receive what you should have received. I could have done without Costa Maya. We did not have an excursion planned and did not feel comfortable leaving the initial high sale area of the port. Within 45 minutes, we returned to the ship. We paid for a Royal Caribbean sponsored excursion for the Playa Mia Beach Resort in Cozumel. There was an option for an all inclusive with lunch. We only chose the option to go the beach NOT the lunch option. We ordered and paid for lunch which was delicious and still came out cheaper than the lunch option. We were so happy with our experience that we booked a Christmas cruise for Dec 2019 on the Allure of the Seas. We would book another cruise on Adventure of the Seas in a heartbeat. Our decision to change ships was the broadway entertainment offered on the larger ship. My parents will be joining us and wanted the entertainment option. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2018
This is a very nice and relaxing itinerary. Ft Lauderdale to Labadee, Old San Juan PR, St.Martin and St. Kitts. The Ship: Impressed with how clean it was kept. Maintenance were always polishing and dusting. Newly renovated to ... Read More
This is a very nice and relaxing itinerary. Ft Lauderdale to Labadee, Old San Juan PR, St.Martin and St. Kitts. The Ship: Impressed with how clean it was kept. Maintenance were always polishing and dusting. Newly renovated to accommodate more guests. This is BIG BUSINESS......Constant sales pitches....Leave your RC channel on the TV off. Everywhere you walk, especially on the first day they are strolling the decks trying to upgrade you to anything they possibly can Not pushy. But annoying. We have learned to say no thank you. We booked a Promenade room on deck six. It seemed larger than an inside cabin (did that twice,,,first and last) Only had an issue with noise one time Partiers at 3:30 a.m. on the last night Other than that we enjoyed it. It was actually nice to have the window overlooking all the action. The daily Compass was always packed with something scheduled for a variety of interests. we particularly enjoyed the Trivia games (won twice), comedy show, adult game show and playing mini golf. Did not visit the spa, but the gym was clean and not crowded in the morning. Second level for the pool deck was enjoyable. Service: Our cabin server was fine. Not very personable (Pedru/Pedro) but he always had a bucket of ice for us as requested when I met him on the first day, Dining Room: Thanks to Michael and Sonny.....You two were Amazing! We ate most nights in the dining room mainly because of them.... Chops: Also excellent service. Except we did feel a little rushed. Johnny Rockets: Friendly service Had no problem exchanging my warm fries for fresh hot ones. Windjammer Cafe: It's a cafeteria.......Very few smiles Food: Best meal......Chops Filet and Salmon cooked to perfection. Great side dishes served family style. Excellent Mushroom soup and the Best Key Lime Pie ever... Dining Room: We were very pleased with the selection and quality. Menu changes nightly. Favorite Entrees....Lamb Shank, Salmon and NY Strip. Avoid the Chicken (dry breast portions) Best app. Easy shrimp cocktail and escargo. Soups were good...Best desserts: Decadent chocolate cake and the cheesecake. I also enjoyed the cheese plate. Johnny Rockets: Good cheeseburgers and shakes $10 pp and $6 for a shake Windjammer: Hope you like Curry Promenade Cafe: Good for late night pizza and sandwiches. Good selection of desserts. Coffee is better than windjammer. Overall it was a very good cruise! We are looking forward to our next. Possibly a RCC. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
Cruised with my wife and another couple choosing this cruise because of the 8 nights and ports of call. We are all Diamond members and have cruised exclusively on RCCL. Flew into Ft. Lauderdale the day before and enjoyed our stay at ... Read More
Cruised with my wife and another couple choosing this cruise because of the 8 nights and ports of call. We are all Diamond members and have cruised exclusively on RCCL. Flew into Ft. Lauderdale the day before and enjoyed our stay at the Embassy Suites. Took a Taxi to the cruise port arriving at 10:45 am and was on the ship by 11:30 am eating lunch. Embarkation was smooth and all the RCCL workers were friendly and helpful. One change is that you do not get your sea pass card until you get to your room at 1 pm. One complaint is the muster drill. I know it is mandatory but our station was directly facing the sun and we were packed in like sardines for 20 minutes in 85 degree heat sweating profusely. Some people could not take it and walked inside to get some air, made me half sick to my stomach. We had a inside cabin on the 7th floor with a window facing the promenade and our room attendant Joel was excellent, keeping our room clean, stocked with ice and answering any questions we had. We ate in the MDR 6 nights and found the food very good. Some nights better than others but overall the selection was diverse. We ate in Chops and had a excellent meal and in Giovannis Table and found the food and service just OK. The Windjammer was very good for Breakfast and Lunch, especially enjoyed the fresh fruit everyday. Enjoyed the Ice Show and comedians and the RCCL singers and dancers were above average compared to some shows I have seen on other ships. One complaint is the Cruise Director was as plastic as you could get. Compared to some of the excellent Cruise Directors we have sailed with in the past he was below average. The Love and Marriage Game could have been better but he was just going through the motions. All 4 felt this way about him whenever he emceed an event. We have a motto that sometimes things are not going to be perfect so we go with the flow and don't let the small things bother you and ruin your vacation. The RCCL employees try hard to please everyone and keep the ship clean as possible in the time they have. I am an early riser and found employees cleaning at 6 am with a smile on there face and a Good Morning when I went for coffee. The pool area on Cruise Days were packed but we were able to find a place in the shade and if we wanted sun we sat on the edge of the pool enjoying the music and atmosphere. Because of the time of the year there were very few children on board. Labadee is a fun day, just a beautiful place to relax. Did not do excursions because we had been to the ports of call San Juan, St. Kitts and St Martin several times but still enjoy shopping at St. Martin and St. Kitts. The Diamond Club is a nice perk but with over 630 members on board RCCL needs to find an alternative to how people were served. The concierge was rude and not helpful and did not make RCCL any friends when asked about the situation. Especially when the serving area is packed in a room that seats an estimated 40 to 50 people. We are planning on cruising again on RCCL with an Hawaii Cruise on the Ovation of the Seas in the fall of 2019. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2018
The staff where OUTSTANDING. My wonderful wife required a little special diet items, the wait staff went out of their way to take care of it on a daily bases( even while serving 3,000 others). Like all our RCCL cruises the food ... Read More
The staff where OUTSTANDING. My wonderful wife required a little special diet items, the wait staff went out of their way to take care of it on a daily bases( even while serving 3,000 others). Like all our RCCL cruises the food quality was very good. We generally ate breakfast and lunch at the buffet , we loved the many choices available and it was done well. We ate our dinners in the MDR. We had anytime dinning and we were able to sit in the same waiters section each of the 13 nights. We really enjoyed the food but , I must say , doing a 13 day cruise the choices seemed a little repetitious . We enjoyed the layout of the ship, seems very similar to Freedom. The nightly entertainment for us was only so so. Even though we had major faul weather in Canada we really enjoyed the itentery , we’d like to go back agin. 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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