Sail Date: July 2018
The cruise staff was very nice . Ship is clean . The dining room food needs improvement. Over all the trip was very nice. This is the first time I lost weight on a cruise . Happy about that , still wish the food was like it use to be. The ... Read More
The cruise staff was very nice . Ship is clean . The dining room food needs improvement. Over all the trip was very nice. This is the first time I lost weight on a cruise . Happy about that , still wish the food was like it use to be. The buffet use to be open at midnight . It is no longer open , They use to have an ice sculptures and food on pool side night . They didnt have a show in the dining room. A lot has changed . A little disappointed. My family members were a little disappointed as well . What I told them about wasn’t what they experienced. They still had a good time . It definitely could have been a better experience for everyone . The kids wanted to take the tour of the ship . $89 for a ship tour . Everything is so pricey . I wasn’t happy with telling the kids they could’nt take the tour. It was very expensive if you have 3 kids and 2 adults. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: July 2018
We were a family group of 12 adults from NY & Boston. We chose this cruise based on the departure port and ports of call. It was affordable and the departure port was easy to get to. We all did our online check in so once at the ... Read More
We were a family group of 12 adults from NY & Boston. We chose this cruise based on the departure port and ports of call. It was affordable and the departure port was easy to get to. We all did our online check in so once at the pier we were on the ship in a few minutes. We arrived by 11am and on the ship by 11:30am. Staff was great from the start. WJ was packed so we headed to the Cafe Promenade for lunch. Cabins were ready by 1pm and were clean and comfy. We had an aft balcony cabin 7674. Views were great throughout the sailing. Very quiet location as well. We had late seating in the MDR at 8pm. We missed some trivia games because of this. Dinner was served promptly and we were done by 9:15 most nights. The food was good but I do agree with some others that the quality has changed. Some dishes lacked flavor but we never went hungry. Our head waitress was great but her assistant was very inexperienced. She was better on day 3 though after being spoken to. Hand sanitizer could be found throughout the ship. WJ breakfast was the same everyday and the food was tasty. MDR breakfast was good. Lunch in the WJ was the same everyday and I did not care for the choices. I was looking for cold cuts (deli meat) but that was only served at breakfast. Cafe promenade was good. Ports of call were good BUT we didn't get off the ship at Port Canaveral so we could take advantage of the slides being less crowded. To our surprise they were closed while we were in port. No pool activities or music either. We were surprised because more than half the passengers stayed on board. Shops were closed too. Coco Cay was nice and we went to the beach where the floating bar was. It was less crowded and we had no problem finding shade. We saw a huge stingray by the waters edge as soon as we arrived. We also saw a juvenile lemon shark (about 3 ft long) swim by a few feet in front of us. I ran out of the water but my cousin stayed. He ended up circling the floating bar and my husband almost jumped on him when he was exiting the bar. The bartender chases the shark away and he never caused a problem. Nassau was great and we had been there several times before. We knew to go to Cabbage beach. We were brought to a touristy area and were harrassed by locals selling umbrellas, lounges and drinks as well as water sports. We stayed on a resort there before and had not seen it this bad. We simply said no thank you and they eventually left us alone. My son's friend has recognized one of the bartenders from the beach bar from a previous trip. He hooked us up with coconut drinks. We rented an umbrella farther away from the crowd and enjoyed the crystal clear water for the day. Taxis were accessible by the port and readily available by the beach. All activities on board were great and CD was good. Bingo was held in the Imperial Lounge which was too small to accommodate all who attended and we ended up sitting on the floor. There is plenty to do on this ship. The white party was lame. My adult children thought it was awful. No CD or anything just music playing on the sports deck. I couldn't figure out why we needed to wear white either? No black lights or anything. The lines for the slides weren't too bad and moved quickly. Last night of the cruise bars closed earlier as I think they were trying to get passengers to bed for disembarkation the following morning. We saw crew members clean all surfaces and smelled bleach so they do a great job disinfecting. Disembarkation was a breeze. Our number was called and a crew member grabbed us off a long line and brought us to the front of the ship. Our sea pass cards were swiped and as easy as it was getting on the ship, it was just as easy getting off. We had 2 medevacs this sailing and the captain kept us well informed. The first medevac was on day 2. We had to sail closer to the SC shore so the coast guard could pick up the patient. We arrived in Port Canaveral about an hour late. The captain kept us well informed but sped up as to not make us any later. It caused the ship to rock a bit more. The 2nd medevac happened in Nassau. We were pulling out of the port and only 5 min into the trip we were backing up into the port again. An ambulance arrived to take the patient to the hospital and away we went. We arrived on schedule in Bayonne. All in all it was a great family vacation but we did see a few changes that were made since our last Royal cruise. Staff was great but quality of food has changed. With that said we would still chose Royal again. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
Booked this sailing with my family back in February. Myself, my wife, son (14) and daughter (12), my parents, one with somewhat limited mobility sailed from Bayonne on 7/13/18. We all live 30 minutes from the port, so transportation was ... Read More
Booked this sailing with my family back in February. Myself, my wife, son (14) and daughter (12), my parents, one with somewhat limited mobility sailed from Bayonne on 7/13/18. We all live 30 minutes from the port, so transportation was easy. My family took our car, dropped off at the baggage drop, left family, parked, met inside, simple as can be. My parents took an Uber for $28, simple as can be. Get through security, brought 6 bottles of wine since we had 3 staterooms, got through no problem. There was a little bit of confusion checking in, as we were going to be switching up room assignments, my mom with my daughter, dad with my son, wife and I by ourselves. They had the adjoining staterooms. We booked Promenade View, deck 7. They told me that we would be able to re-do our rooms at Guest Services when we get on board. We all go up the escalator, get on the gangway, take a selfie, walk onto deck 4, kids were astounded as to the enormity of the ship! I've done massive research, but nothing compares to actually walking on board! We left our house at 10:30, got on the ship at 11:30ish, so we had time to kill before the rooms opened up at 1. We walked around the ship, got our bearings (still took 2 days) and went to Guest Services. They said that nothing can be done until AFTER muster drill. That made absolutely NO sense, being that our muster stations were different after we changed rooms. No big deal, went to the Windjammer, hard to find a table, made a table for 5 work for 6ppl. Enjoyed the lovely views of Cape Liberty...LOL! 1pm, doors to hallways open up, waited a little while to get our luggage, then had muster at 2:30. By then, the drink package was paying for itself, which made me ease my tensions a little bit. Went to muster, then right to Guest Services, waited 10 minutes online but was seamless once we got to the right person to straighten it out. All Seapassses in hand, with the correct rooms, credit cards on file, etc. We booked MTD, because we didn't want to eat at 5:30, and thought the later seating would interfere with shows. Went downstairs to Sapphire Dining Room on Deck 3, made reservation for 7:45, earliest they had. We show up a little bit early, waited on line, and then were seated AT 7:45. We sat at table 158, our waiter was Arnold, and his assistant watier was Noor. These guys impressed us so much with their attentiveness that we then made sure we had a standard booking at 7:15 at their table every night, they were SPECTACULAR! Kids went to Optix teen club after dinner for their social, and both made friends. My son, who is like the mayor, was traveling in 3 different groups! We were thrilled that we didn't have to worry about them as much as we thought we would. Saturday morning was great, everyone did their own thing. My son and I went to the Dog and Duck, where I had a couple Bloody Mary's (morning tradition) and watched the 3rd place World Cup Game. Go Belgium! It was a great experience! Afterwards, trying to find everyone in my party was an arduous task to say the least! Wife tells me she'll be at the pool, she's gone, she's looking for me, yada yada yada. Besides the fact that there were NOWHERE NEAR enough deck chairs, the 6 of us had to share ONE lounger! Finally found everyone. Did the Flow Rider and the water slides. TIP: DO NOT DRINK AND GO ON THE BLUE WATER SLIDE!!!!!!! Saturday night dinner service, Captain had to stop the ship for an unfortunate medevac, which put us an hour behind schedule. Luckily the patient is doing well! Sunday morning, Bloody Mary's in the hot tub, port side, watching the World Cup Finals! Too bad France won, was rooting for Croatia, along with most of the people on the pool deck! We ended up being able to watch most of the game that started at 11am, with the delay, we docked at 1pm, so the timing was perfect. Disembarking at Cape Canaveral was simple. Cape Canaveral, however, was a wasted port, IMHO. If you're not spending $160PP to go for the day to Disney or Universal, you're stuck with going to NASA for almost $100PP, or do as we did, take an Uber to Coco Beach and Ron Jon. The only good thing that came from that is that I walked across the street to Walgreens to get a couple magnetic dry erase boards, which saved our sanity! These worked GREAT! Kids left notes to check in, we left notes as to our wearabouts etc. Got back on the ship about 3pm, went to the pool, hot tubs, chilled out and relaxed. Monday at Coco Cay was great! Besides the fact that my son decided to leave his SeaPass card in his room, we told him to meet us back down on deck 3 at Lyric Theatre. He made it back there 45 minutes later, because he didn't listen....Kids.....We got on a tender right away, got to the island at 9:45. Checked kids into the Teen Adventure, wife and I went Jet Skiing. We had the time of our lives! Got everyone back to the beach, had a great bbq lunch and the skies OPENED UP! It was a MAJOR rainstorm! Wife, daughter and I were on our way back to the tender when this happened, I think I'm still drying out! Tuesday in Nassau was nice. We booked a tour on our own. There were 5 ships docked including 2 from Carnival, Disney Dream and Majesty of the Seas. We were the LAST and FURTHEST slip. Not good for Dad, as he has problems walking long distances. Finally made it to the front of the pier, our tour met at the green gates on the left, with all the other boat tours. We booked the Land and Sea Tour from Seahorse Tours, and it was fabulous! Would definitely recommend them. This is the same tour the Disney line books on their ship. Was able to get him a bus back to the ship, which was great! Last two days at sea were tremendous. The shows were great, really enjoyed the Headliner Show, we had a great ventriliquist one night, and Michelle Balan was the comedian the last night. Of ALL the shows and game shows, our favorite was The Quest! DEFINITELY Adult Only!!!!! The Love and Marriage was great, as was the Ice Show! Now, if you've stuck with me so far, I'm going to backtrack a bit. Night 1, at 2am (so technically Day 2), our lovely female teenager next door neighbors (yes, we had an adjoining room, had NO idea until we got on board) decided to Facetime their boyfriends, yes at 2am! Loud as anything! Wife knocked on the door asked them to quiet down. Took a few, but they finally did. We literally could hear them breathe, that's how loud it is. Next afternoon of Day 2, at 6:45, we're getting ready for dinner, and LOUD RAP music is BLARING, thinking it was coming from MY room! This was OFFENSIVE music! I knocked on the door, and politely asked them to lower it. They gave me major attitude and refused to turn it down. It got verbally abusive (yes, on both sides, guilty as charged), and security knocked on their door. Heard every word of that conversation, then they come to my room to take our side of the story. They told us to call them if it happens again, not to confront them. OK.... Day 2, into Day 3 at 4AM, these two come flying in their room, loud as anything. Instead of calling security, we knocked and politely asked them to be quiet. They obliged. Next night, 5AM, SAME THING! So this is 3 nights so far with interrupted sleep.....Wife went to Guest Services and filed a complaint. They said that they would take care of it. Later that night, we got back to the room at about 11:15, was watching the All Star Game, and I hear them with boys in the room, as if they're having a party. AT midnight, they stopped or left, thinking that they were spoken to, GREAT! Well, 2am, 4am and 5:30am, they come back into their room making all sorts of noise. I went to Guest Services and explained to them the situation and that nothing was done. They immediately moved my room to a forward balcony room, and offered me 15% discount on my next cruise. So who's the winner? Well, I think I made out better. It was a shame that it had to wait til Day 5 to get it taken care of. Bottom line, food was good, not GREAT. We had cabins 7301 and 7303 adjoining, which were interior promenade view, spacious enough, and then 7291, which was the same. We then got moved to 7228, Starboard side forward, EXTREMELY spacious, and didn't want to leave! Entertainment staff was terrific! Clo was our CD, and Magic Marvin and Prince were her "sidekicks". All shows were professional and truly enjoyable! Glad the ship is skipping Cape Canaveral next year, wouldn't get off the ship if we went back there again. Favorite food was the Beef Carpaccio appetizer, think was day 3 or 4? Also LOVED the Lamb Shank on day 7. Lobster night was terrific, had a few of those, plus an END CUT of Prime Rib! Drink package was well worth it for wife and I. I know its "against the rules", but we gave our refillable drink cups to our kids who didn't have a package. No harm, no foul. They enjoyed it! Was even able to get my mother a drink or two! We did bring some expensive wine on board for dinners. Was able to get a bottle decanted when needed, and chilled when needed too. Was VERY impressed with the amount of top shelf liquor on the drink package, as a bourbon drinker, was drinking Four Roses Single Barrel all day, every day, about $50/btl retail, so therefore a tremendous value! Wine choices a bit limited, but made it work. Hope you all enjoyed my review! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
Overall good cruise. A little overpriced. The ports of call were just average. Bar Harbor and Halifax were the best. We had to travel quite far to get to any excursions at all the ports and there was nothing to do at the port in New ... Read More
Overall good cruise. A little overpriced. The ports of call were just average. Bar Harbor and Halifax were the best. We had to travel quite far to get to any excursions at all the ports and there was nothing to do at the port in New Brunswick so I highly suggest doing an excursion that day. Cabin and crew were absolutely awesome! Especially our dinner staff Ronaldo and Merlon. Cruise director Chris and activities director Magic Marvin were readily available and visible throughout entire cruise. No fireworks for the 4th??! :/ I'm sorry but the royal Caribbean singers and dancers were.....not very good. I found myself wondering what the hell was going on half the time. The one little...skit?....play?....show i guess....called Jackpot made the most sense, but I still left pissed I wasted my time. Comedians were GREAT! I loved the action comedy show. I would see him and amy of those comedians again. Do not miss those shows, especially action comedy! Could've been a super hokie show, but that guy was very entertaining! Food was just okay. Dinner was the best obviously. never felt unsatisfied, but the buffet is a little redundant and breakfast too. Its typical royal Caribbean cruise food. Nothing special. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
Service in the main dining room was exceptional. Dondon and Pravin were A+ for service! Helen cleaned our cabin twice daily and was super friendly! Food was plentiful and good, but not, “oh my god....I have to eat that again!” ... Read More
Service in the main dining room was exceptional. Dondon and Pravin were A+ for service! Helen cleaned our cabin twice daily and was super friendly! Food was plentiful and good, but not, “oh my god....I have to eat that again!” Guest services lacked when I needed assistance when I was locked out of my cabin. I asked two people and I was ignored. There were many activities for adults, but lacked activities for families to participate in. My boys are 9 and 11. Too big for the adventure program, but not considered adults so they were not allowed to participate. Would have liked more activities for families to enjoy. Flow rider, rock wall, slides, etc. were not available all day. Should have been available continuously so to avoid long lines and feeedom to use when we liked. We did not have the drink package and that was ok with us, but it was slightly odd that the same drink was differently priced and sized from bar to bar? Leaving out of Bayonne, New Jersey was easy and efficient! Only downside is that your limited to how far you can go south. It makes for a long time cruising instead of enjoying ports. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
Overall, this cruise, even being my first, was a great experience. The embarkation and the disembarkation processes are so seamless, fluid, with very little snags, like a well oiled machine. I must say the service from the dining room ... Read More
Overall, this cruise, even being my first, was a great experience. The embarkation and the disembarkation processes are so seamless, fluid, with very little snags, like a well oiled machine. I must say the service from the dining room staff, the stateroom attendants and such, are the most professional and gregarious and social and nice and enthousiastic. Honestly, I want what they are having!!! The stateroom was fine so was the balcony, although it was a bit difficult to handle the doors at times, and the temperature inside was a bit too frisky for my taste. The food quality at the dining room varied depending on the dish. Some were great, like the NY Strip Loin, and the carb cakes, while others fell flat, like the Seafood Pasta (linguine tips stuck together as if not completely cooked and a lack of sauce on the pasta), and the Royal Chocolate Cake (the frosting did not match cake at all) or the crème brûlée (too sweet and a bit too liquid). Yet, the quality was a bit better at Winjammers Buffet and I think it should be open until midnight, since it has better quality food than the Café Promenade which has tasteless salads unfortunately. One little thing. I wish it would be possible to fill up on water anywhere. However, the stop in Florida was useless, on a passenger stand point. In my view, I had been already in Florida before and offering only transport to sites was not something that was to my advantage really. Especially if one was to visit Disney World and have to pay for tickets and come back on time before the ship sailed again. Honestly, everyone knows that it is impossible to visit Disney World in less than 6 hours. Also, financially this does not seem worthwhile at all. We could have went straight to the Bahamas and stayed there longer, for instance, 2 days in Nassau instead of one. Now, Cococay was not a perfect beach. It looked like it was still under construction. The water was full of rocks and palm tree leaves, not clear at all. I don't want to say murky, but contrarily to the beautiful clear waters at Atlantis and Blue Lagoon, I would say dark and full of things, such as other people's gogles, cheerios and a ripped piece of grey fabric which would seem to be dusty if it were not underwater. Though, I must say that the food quality was in keeping with Winjammer level (excellent on average). Also, Royal Carribean needs to make sure that all their third party excursions are handled by a trusted third party with a proven track recorded. I'm mentioning this because I've received word that the tour of Nassau was a disaster, in the sense that they started over an hour late which almost compromised return time before setting sail for NJ. However, for my part, the excursion to VIP Blue Lagoon, was perfect. The water, the service, the whole setup was great, the only inconvenient I can point out was that it should be longer a good 6 hours. One more point should be made about the entertainment. The parties should be longer and there should be at least one more DJ on board. A 45 minutes party immediately followed by another event is not the best way to go, especially if the party vibe just started to pick up. Talking about the 80's Party. After that, the music at the next party (The White Party) started to suck. One DJ is not enough. In conclusion, it was an excellent experience to have and I would recommend taking a cruise with Royal Carribean, if those notes could be corrected. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
The main dining room experience has gone WAY downhill since 2014. This used to be a major RC strength over the other cruise lines. Boring menu, overworked waitstaff, and the desserts are still awful. On the bright side, the Windjammer ... Read More
The main dining room experience has gone WAY downhill since 2014. This used to be a major RC strength over the other cruise lines. Boring menu, overworked waitstaff, and the desserts are still awful. On the bright side, the Windjammer cafe on this ship does a fantastic job. At Canaveral, we did the airboat ride and Jungle Adventure. The airboat right was great. Water levels were high so we only saw one gator from the boat. They had baby ones you could hold and pose for pictures with. The jungle adventure place had lots of gators and a couple of over-enthusiastic young ladies who showed a variety of critters and fed some gators. The place is a bit worn and housed some animals in sad enclosures - but they also indicated that many of these animals were rescued pets that people would otherwise have abandoned or destroyed. At Coco Cay, we rented a cabana - which is very nice if you have enough people to spread the cost over. We were spared the crowding and had shelter from the sun. They also had a private lunch buffet set up. No good vegetarian entrees for me, but the carnivores in our party loved it. At Nassau, we went to Pearl Island. Everyone loved it and wished we had another hour there. We were annoyed at the amount of time they wasted by telling us to meet outside at x time and then not being ready to leave for another 45 minutes. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
The cruise served as a milestone anniversary trip, so OVERALL, it was a great cruise! Very relaxing, lots of the home stresses were forgotten for a week. The positives of the cruise and ship were the food (we only ate at main DR and ... Read More
The cruise served as a milestone anniversary trip, so OVERALL, it was a great cruise! Very relaxing, lots of the home stresses were forgotten for a week. The positives of the cruise and ship were the food (we only ate at main DR and Windjammer) was very good (not GREAT, but very adequate for me not cooking or cleaning!). The bars and bar services were great (with the Deluxe Drink package) although I warn to keep an eye on your account as there were MANY drink charges on our account that shouldn't have been there due to the drink package. THE SHIP - still looks to be in good shape although my wife thought it needed updating. Lots of rust on the balconies when you look up...but that's got to be pretty standard for a ship that sails the salty seas, so that didn't bother me too much. I did not like the smoking on the port side, both at the pool and the smell while I was on my port side balcony, so that was a learning lesson for us. The promenade is definitely the highlight of the ship and is very elegant. The selection in the shops was a little lacking IMO. THE CABIN - we had a balcony on the 7th deck, port side. Really, nothing to write about either positive or negative. It was clean, the cabin steward kept it very clean, and it was big enough for the two of us. DINING - We went to early seating dining each night. We didn't get a wait staff that really attempted to connect with us as we've had in the past, but the service was still very good. There were three or four excellent meals and the rest were average, but again, I wasn't cooking or cleaning so I don't get too picky. The best food was the prime rib and lobster. The windjammer is just awesome, always a huge selection of foods, and except for lunch when you first board the ship, there were always tables to eat. Breakfast in the Main DR was good, but we only went once as it was a LONG experience and we didn't want to waste the hour every morning there. ENTERTAINMENT - The ballroom dancers and male comedians were top notch. The female comedian was a little rough. The RCCL Singers and Dancers were average, but they entertained us and that's what we wanted. So overall it was good entertainment. Also, don't miss the ice show, it was fantastic. SERVICE - Excellent. We were well taken care of! SHORE EXCURSIONS - We only did one excursion through RCCL - the Ron Jon Beach Shuttle at Cocoa Beach. The problem we had was that they made us wait in the theater for over an hour until they left us off the ship. then we waited in a long line to exit the cruise terminal. Also, since we were going the shortest distance, we were the first to go into the theater and the last to leave since the Disney/Orlando tours had further to go. My time is just as precious as anyone else's and I felt like I would have been much better off getting my own ride to the beach. CAPE LIBERTY CRUISE TERMINAL - first time driving to a cruise and it was awesome. We drove 3.5 hours to get there, arrived, they took our bags, we parked in the parking garage, and 15 minutes later we were on the ship! Definitely leaving from Cape Liberty again!! Lastly, the only other item RCCL has to figure out is the whole pool chair reserving issue. They have signs up stating that the reserving of chairs is not allowed, yet when you get to the pool at 9 am, there is NO Chair available as there are towels laying on them, but NO PEOPLE....for hours!! Very frustrating. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
This cruise was a good fit for us because it left out of Bayonne New Jersey. Overall the service was good on the ship, the food was very good and the only downside was that the pools and some ferry to cocco Cat were crowded. The dining ... Read More
This cruise was a good fit for us because it left out of Bayonne New Jersey. Overall the service was good on the ship, the food was very good and the only downside was that the pools and some ferry to cocco Cat were crowded. The dining room staff was excellent although we didn’t get coffee on two separate nights That was the only complaint that I could log. The food was excellent and we did not eat in any specialty dining restaurants and we skip the wind jammer whenever possible. The wind jammer was hot most days and extremely crowded. The food in the wind jammer however was still very good the only area lacking that I can remember is the quality and quantity of desserts. We had a panoramic ocean view suite, which used to be known as the panoramic family Oceanview suite category VP. It was an excellent room with lots of seating extra space and an extra bathroom. There was a bunk room for the kids! It was more expensive than the regular panoramic oceanview rooms but well worth the money. There is no gold card with this room even though it’s called a suite. it is basically on the level of a Junior suite having two points per night and no gold card services. We enjoyed this cruise immensely because we were with two other families also with children and the ship was full of families with kids as it was a June cruise. the four days at sea was a little much for us, but we knew that going into the cruise. All the staff was helpful and the ship was clean with the exception of the pools at the end of the day which were overrun with people. My kids had fun on the perfect storm slides the flow rider the sports court and shuffleboard. I would recommend this cruise again. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
Good location of the ship. Great destination. But absolutely not enough time on shore. Very disappointed with that. ABSOLUTELY THE GREATEST PEOPLE WORK THERE. Great shows but the time starts doesn’t work with our dinner reservation. The ... Read More
Good location of the ship. Great destination. But absolutely not enough time on shore. Very disappointed with that. ABSOLUTELY THE GREATEST PEOPLE WORK THERE. Great shows but the time starts doesn’t work with our dinner reservation. The internet is extremely slow and expensive. Absolutely not enough lounges for all passengers on all decks. And the people reserve their lounges by putting the towel and not showing up. Coffee on board is really bad and not enough seating areas at the Windjammer buffet. Long lines and not enough food stations and the buffet staff start to close buffet early. The opening hours of operation are very short. The elevators take forever. The selection on TV is the worst. Not even one free movie channel. The alcohol drinks are good but expensive. Overall great experience and we have already booked our next cruise with Royal Carribean for next June. Cannot hardly wait. !!! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and I was celebrating my birthday. Embarkation at Port Liberty was very smooth and well organized. We chose a 10:30 am check in time and were able to board the ship immediately. We were not allowed ... Read More
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and I was celebrating my birthday. Embarkation at Port Liberty was very smooth and well organized. We chose a 10:30 am check in time and were able to board the ship immediately. We were not allowed to access our cabin (oceanview 7504) till 1pm. It gave us plenty of time to explore the ship and order cocktails. The Wind Jammer was open for lunch and provided a lot of food choices, Food was tasty,We endured the muster drill and we left the port on time. First day at sea there were plenty of available lounge chairs on the pool decks and serenity area. Service was excellent and attentive. Port Canaveral FL- Embarkation was smooth we chose the Cocoa Beach Shuttle. The shuttle was readily available when we got off the ship. We stopped at Ron Jon's Souvenir shop and picked up a couple of things. Nice store very large and inexpensive. The bus dropped off one block away from the souvenir shop and six blocks from the beach. It was a very hot day so we shopped and got back on the bus which ran every 30 minutes. Missed the beach. I heard it was nice. Cocoa Cay- Not so nice. It took us an hour to get on a tender to shore. Embarkation didn't seem organized. They didn't have several tender boats ready for us so it took some time. We had booked a sun lounger for two. Needless to say the sun loungers were very far away from the souvenir shops, buffet and bars. We were traveling with friends so when we arrived to claim our sun lounger the lady checking us in was a little nasty. At first she wouldn't allow for our friends to enjoy this (private area). Only after bickering with her for ten minutes did she allow for our friends to pull up lounge chairs next to our sun shade. The buffet lunch offered was only till 1:30 pm. We docked at noon spent an hour getting off the ship therefore only had 1 half hour to eat. Very disappointing. We had to be shuttled over to the buffet area. The food was adequate. Hamburgers, hot dogs, corn and tasteless bbq ribs and peppered chicken. We weren't impressed with the beach either. It low tide so you had to walk a mile to get out to the ocean. Walking on sand flats were no fun. So we went back to the ship and enjoyed ourselves there. Nassau- We took the Essential Nassau tour very nice and informative. Visited a rum cake bakery, rum distillery, queens steps and Atlantis Hotel. This was a great tour. We missed a lot of the shows. Our dinners took about two hours. Don't miss the ICE show. That was great! Overall we had a nice time on the cruise. Eat at Johnny Rockets Great burgers! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
Royal Carribean cruises are the best in my books... the food, entertainment and crew are great, I especially enjoyed our dining on this cruise. There were fifteen in our group and we had so much fun on and off the ship... there was so much ... Read More
Royal Carribean cruises are the best in my books... the food, entertainment and crew are great, I especially enjoyed our dining on this cruise. There were fifteen in our group and we had so much fun on and off the ship... there was so much to do while cruising and when we docked we had a great time on the islands, except for the rain on Coco Cay, but we still managed to relax when the rain stopped and the sun came out.... had a nice buffet also. On Nassau we swam with dolphins and relaxed on their beautiful beach, very clean. The water was nice clear and warm. The boat that took us to and from the beach was a wonderful experience in itself... entertainment on the ship was great.. I really enjoyed the Village People, parades, ice skating,bingo," although I didn't win". We had an inside cabin which is okay because we only showered and slept there. Others in our party had a balcony and a suite.... which I hope to do on my next cruise " they are beautiful." I have to say the Adventure of the Seas was a wonderful ship with great service, entertainment, and overall a great vacation Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
Getting on and off the ship was fairly quick. The lines moved along well. The ship was very similar was in good shape. Our room was small but adequate. I didn't have a hair dryer in my room and it took 24 hours for one to show up. ... Read More
Getting on and off the ship was fairly quick. The lines moved along well. The ship was very similar was in good shape. Our room was small but adequate. I didn't have a hair dryer in my room and it took 24 hours for one to show up. Luckily I have short hair so it wasn't a major thing for me. The dining staff was great. The menu didn't seem as exciting as my previous cruises but the food was good. The illusionist and his wife were one of the best shows I've seen on a cruise. Enjoyed the Kennedy Space Center tour and CoCo Cay. Not impressed with Nassau. We took the Essential Nassau tour and it was mostly a big sales pitch for different places on the island. We also did the All Access Tour which was interesting. Our tour guide was great. The post cruise tour of Manhattan was OK. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
Our group of fifteen agreed this was the best time to cruise. The service in restaurants and cabin attendance was excellent. Our two waiters were really impressive handling our group of fifteen. 7 nights of 15 people ordering approx. seven ... Read More
Our group of fifteen agreed this was the best time to cruise. The service in restaurants and cabin attendance was excellent. Our two waiters were really impressive handling our group of fifteen. 7 nights of 15 people ordering approx. seven dishes each (apps, entrees, desserts) and not one mistake. No trays were used either. These guys worked hard and they were friendly and polite. Our waiter Ida played guitar and sang very well. All food & entertainment was very good. Great to see live musicians all over the ship and playing during shows. I've been on cruises with all pre-recorded music and I did not enjoy it. Comedians were great but shows were limited. Other cruise lines in the past had comedy every night. The day spent at CocoCay was a washout. This should have been the highlight instead it was the lowlight of the cruise. With low tide ALL day, the water was 1-2 feet deep for a very, very long way. BBQ food was great. I understand the weather cannot be controlled BUT around mid-day it rained HARD and there was no escape. Where's the shelter? Everyone including their belongings was soaked. People in wheelchairs, elderly people, etc..all were getting slammed with heavy rain and no where to turn - very surprising. If you had no $30 umbrella, you were out of luck. We made our way to the tender carrying soaked towels & bags and were back on the ship by 1:30pm. For the whole duration of the cruise, there was ONE ice cream machine open from mid-morning until evening. Sometimes it took 20 minutes or more to get an ice cream cone. The second machine worked on the 2nd or 3rd day briefly and then went out of service for the rest of the cruise. I've been on other cruise lines where there were two machines going 24x7. I happen to love ice cream but dreaded to wait on the long line almost every time. Beanbag tournaments were very limited. Only two beanbag appearances in seven days? Sports court was great. Basketball & dodgeball were fun. Gym, sauna & steam room were great. One night during a show in the Lyric Theater, we sat near a blown speaker in the theater and the high volume rattling was driving me crazy. I told the cruise director the next day. Ice Spectacular was great. Skaters & music incl. Beatles were very good. Overall, we had a fun time but there were some minor disappointments along the way.. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
We chose this cruise because it left out of New Jersey and wanted to spend a few nights in New York City before we embarked. Cruise ship was very clean and updated. Staff was fabulous and everyone was extremely friendly. My 8 year old son ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it left out of New Jersey and wanted to spend a few nights in New York City before we embarked. Cruise ship was very clean and updated. Staff was fabulous and everyone was extremely friendly. My 8 year old son loved the kids program. The food wasn’t as good as I remembered Royal Caribbean’s in the past cruises. I think a lot of that is geared towards people purchasing the specialty dining. They do charge for room service now and that is a little disappointing. The windjammer had the same stuff almost every night and there didn’t seem to be a huge variety. The entertainment was pretty good, the ice show is a most!!! The singing and dancing shows were mediocre. Overall we had a great time, I would recommend this cruise for families. The staff seemed to be overly helpful and would go out of their way to make you feel welcomed. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
Our third cruise, first with RCCL. Cabin was good, staff wonderful. Food and entertainment were generally great. The perfect day at Coco Cay was not so perfect with a large brawl erupting. As a VIP at several gambling resorts, I was ... Read More
Our third cruise, first with RCCL. Cabin was good, staff wonderful. Food and entertainment were generally great. The perfect day at Coco Cay was not so perfect with a large brawl erupting. As a VIP at several gambling resorts, I was appaulled at the treatment at Casino Royal. You needed a gas mask to get through the stench of cigarette smoke. Bartenders ignored you generally when trying to get a drink. Crap table crew was the worst. I generally wager $400 - $500 a night on craps. After night 2, I never went back. Rude and even nasty table crews. If anyone you know has a gambling problem send them to Casino Royale for a cure. Your time will be better spent at the Imperial Lounge or the Duck and Dog, Jomit is a really great server and all the bar staff rock.I think the "formal night" concept is so yesterday. On formal nights the dining room is half empty. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
Party of 5 (Mom(44) Dad (42), DD (17) DS#1 (16) DS#2 (10) Avid Cruisers Rooms 8465 and 8467 (Adjoining/connecting Cabins) My Time Dining The good- Embarkation and debarkation Smooth and well organized. Arrived at the ... Read More
Party of 5 (Mom(44) Dad (42), DD (17) DS#1 (16) DS#2 (10) Avid Cruisers Rooms 8465 and 8467 (Adjoining/connecting Cabins) My Time Dining The good- Embarkation and debarkation Smooth and well organized. Arrived at the port around 12:00, Was at the ship by 12:35p. No major lines and security very organized and professional. Headed directly to the WJ to grab some lunch until cabins were ready (they moved the time to 1:30P) Debarking was the same, very organized, no major lines anywhere and bags were available when they said they were going to be available. The best debarkation process we have experienced (and we travel a lot!) Food at the MDR Decent, well prepared and good selection. Lobster offered on Day 6. Escargot available the first 3 days. NY Strip Available every day (we ordered twice and came at perfect temperature) Desserts are nothing fancy, and some are not that good. The Onion and Goat Cheese Tart is AMAZING. Service in the cabins Cabins are serviced twice a day, and kept immaculate. Great service from the Cabin Steward. He really seemed genuine in wanting to know us. Super guy. Diamond Club Never crowded. Nice offerings of drinks and snacks from 4:30-8p. We were able to use our drinks in the MDR without problems. Very Accommodating ambassador Cafe Promenade I heard so many bad things about this cafe and their pizza, that I wanted to go and check it out myself. Perhaps I imagined it to be sooo bad that in reality was ok! LOL... Of course is not the BEST pizza ever, but when your kids are hungry, coming from port and just want a quick bite to tie you up until dinner (since you havent eat in the last 6min!) this hit the spot. I was under the impression that only pizza was offered in this cafe, but they have finger sandwiches (varied selection every day) salads, fruits, dessert and cookies. They also offer breakfast sandwiches and fruit cups and yogurt and granola each morning. This was perfect for us, because we dont like buffets (WJ) and we wanted to sleep in, so didnt go to the MDR for breakfast. It fitted us and what we wanted. The music bands in Boleros There was a Latin Music band (3 Mexican guys) that played everything from Salsa to Merengue to Bachata and they were awesome! and there was another band with more contemporary music, great selection of soft rock, 80's and 90's that was fantastic. Port-of-calls Great places, rich in culture and sights, explored the cities with gusto and curiosity. Portland- Took a trolley tour through the city (booked ourselves) BarHarbor- Went to Acadia Park with Oli's Trolley, fantastic! Saint Johns- Visited several times before so we did our own thing, walking and visiting on our own. Halifax -LOVED it!!! did our own thing, Citadel, and Promenade. The bad- Service. It has definitely gone downhill in RCCL. So sad about this because I didnt want to believe what I read about this. There were a few here and there that really went above and beyond (our Cabin Steward, Waiter and Assistant Waiter on table 266, the Diamond Club Manager, 2 Guest Services Agents and 1 Casino Cashier) All the others we encountered, it was like they didnt want to be there... and perhaps they dont want to be there. No eye contact, short, rude and plain awful. It didnt spoil our vacay, but definitely not what it used to be. WJ Let me start saying that we are not buffet ppl. I cant stand the mess and the rude patrons eating with their hands and then reaching out to the thongs to serve themselves some more. So I am the first one to say that my view *might* be skewed LOL... Buffet was messy, no themed what so ever. Its like they put random dishes out there... Mind you this is just my impression of the ONE day I ate there. Might not be a totally fair review. JUST MY OPINION Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
Main dining room food was disappointing. Windjammer restaurant food was excellent on themed nights. Service was excellent in main dining room and good in WJ. The temperatures in Maine and Canada were in the 40's and low 50's. ... Read More
Main dining room food was disappointing. Windjammer restaurant food was excellent on themed nights. Service was excellent in main dining room and good in WJ. The temperatures in Maine and Canada were in the 40's and low 50's. Would suggest this cruise not be offered in early June but more like mid- June and later. Very good fitness area. Cardiovascular machines were good but a bit old. Weights were pretty good. Lots of treadmills. Wonderful production shows, and events. Singers and dancers were outstanding and someone remarked that they were 'Broadway' caliber. Staff was dedicated to excellent service and always friendly. This included dining rooms, guest services and, really, all over the ship. Shore excursions were not as good due to the cold weather but that was not the fault of the crew. All-in- all, minus the weather, and main dining room food, it rated a 4 of 5 stars. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
We chose this cruise as an alternative to the same old Caribbean/ Bahamas.... This was a fantastic cruise even though the weather was cold. It was humorous seeing everyone scramble to buy sweatshirts and jackets in Portland and bar harbor. ... Read More
We chose this cruise as an alternative to the same old Caribbean/ Bahamas.... This was a fantastic cruise even though the weather was cold. It was humorous seeing everyone scramble to buy sweatshirts and jackets in Portland and bar harbor. We did the Kennebunkport excursion. We really enjoyed all of the stories and history of the area from our tour guide Dotti. It was neat to see where president bush vacations in the summer. The whole area was stunning to say the least. Really made you want to live there. In bar harbor and St John's, we chose to walk around ourselves as there is so much to see and so many shops to go into. In Halifax, we went on the Peggy's cove excursion. The tour guide was excellent and really knowledgeable. I can't remember his name, but he was a retired science teacher and it showed! Peggy's cove was amazing, and you should see it, but there were too many tour busses for such a small area, which made it over crowded. The ship itself is immaculate and someone is constantly working to keep it that way. We found that the best food was in the wind jammer. Food was always hot, and there were so many things to chose from that there was no way to try it all. I can't see how anyone couldn't find something they like. They had a panini bar everyday for lunch, and dinner always had different items each day. The service in the dining room was spectacular and Joseph and kaixin really went out of their way to see that you had all that you needed. The food however was so so. A lot if the sauses were flavorless and the veggies a little undercooked. But still over all decent. And if you didn't get what you want, you can always leave and go to the windjammer which was open untill 9. Also the promanad had different little sandwiches everyday to snack on which was nice. Last year on the allure, they were the same every day and you got tired if it. The entertainment was top notch from the comedians to the bands. We spent a good deal of time at boleros listening to the bands. Our favorite was the elevation band. They played a variety of music. Arnie, Wilford, Jose, and Aileen never made you wait long for a drink, and we really enjoyed getting to know them and they enjoyed us as well, and wanted to know about our lives as well..overall I would definitely recommend this cruise. It was our best cruise ever, and that is saying something considering the weather was in the 40's and 50's Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
Check in was busy but organised. Windjammer restaurant was so full I picked up some pizza from the Cafe promenade on deck 5 and sat in the Imperial Lounge at the front of the ship until the cabins we're ready. Not many people had ... Read More
Check in was busy but organised. Windjammer restaurant was so full I picked up some pizza from the Cafe promenade on deck 5 and sat in the Imperial Lounge at the front of the ship until the cabins we're ready. Not many people had found this lounge. As I was on my own for this cruise, with a hand luggage case, I couldn't really go far until I got rid of my case, so annoying you cannot drop stuff off in your cabin. At 1.30 a lady appears by the cabins and said they were not quite ready but we could get in. Well, having seen them turn them around on changeover days in minutes, I'm not quite sure why they weren't all ready! My gripes. No cereal at cafe promenade nor the diamond lounge. I had to literally walk to the back of the ship in the Windjammer to get some cereal. No weetabix although the they did look for me. No orange juice at Cafe promenade either. Not a very good advert for continental breakfast. However, it's the first cruise for a long time that I've been on where they haven't run out of orange, probably because it was hard to find! Guest services basically said tough! As I was literally at the front of the ship and Orange juice and cereal at the back, I ordered room service for breakfast. Orange juice varied in thickness and sometimes items were missing but very nice people. Food in the Windjammer was good, but unfortunately cold at dinner time. They were always 5 minutes late opening for lunch and dinner and clearly food had been left out to get cold. I found going about 20 minutes later was best as they had bought fresh hot food out by then. Being a diamond member now has certain perks. However, it is disappointing that I had to ask for my free welcome gift for 2 days! Also had to ask for dressing gown and toiletries. Was handy that I could book excursions with the diamond Concierge, Christopher who was fabulous. Also enjoyed the complimentary behind the scenes theatre tour. Shows were disappointing. One night there wasn't a main show. The Elton John tribute act sounded nothing like him. The show was 7pm yet they kept letting people in at 7.30 pm which was very annoying keep moving to left people past. They should close the doors and remind people of the times, after after all, there was a later show! The comedian on the last night was very good. Cabin was lovely at the front of the ship, tucked away down a short corridor. Good views out front. Cabin steward was excellent. Although some aspects were disappointing, the service always stands out on Royal C and I love the layout of the ships and the activities during the day and eveing. I went for the ports on this cruise and was not disappointed. The flow rider is excellent, rock climbing wall, sports court, table tennis, swimming pools, jacuzzi. The soft serve ice cream was good fun. Johnny Rockets nice place to go for small cover charge. They have added water shutes which overhang the ship - scary but fun. So much for people of all ages to do. Portland, Maine, USA - plenty of local sight seeing tours and far cheaper than the Ships tours. It was a very long walk off the ship over the walkway bridges just to get to the pier but plenty of shops. Tourist information very helpful. I took the local trolley tour of the city and lighthouse for $28 - ship was charging $55. Not many restrooms in Portland, was directed to the coffee shop over the road. Even the lighthouse park only had porta loos. Bar Harbor USA - not sure there was a need to drop the anchor at 5.30am. Seriously, the noise would have woken the dead! Let's be honest it was so cold and pouring with rain that nobody in their right mind would claw off the ship at that time! An hour and a half later would have been sufficient. Ten minute tender ride in the local touring boats took me shore. Lovely restaurant on the pier and restrooms. Main shops literally just over the road. The shop on the pier was selling tours. I had opted for a Ship tour here to Acadia National Park. The time was changed twice since I booked before I left the UK. Unfortunately the weather was not good. The rain and cloud had set in by the time we got to the top of Cadillac mountain. Really a good guide would have gone straight up there and then toured around the park on the way down! The wind was biting at the top! St John, New Brunswick, Canada - docked right next to port (on the right side of the ship) although still quite a long weaving walkway off. Just outside the terminal building (restrooms in the building) is a white tent selling a wide variety of souvenirs and TAX free. They accept US or Canadian dollars. I didn't see any local tours unless they were further outside. Inside the building they were selling the same tours as on the Ship and they added the m to your Ship account. I purchased a 1 hour 15 minute trolley tour which goes around the city and to the reversing Rapids. I have to say it was way overpriced at $49 and was not value for money. It was the same price as the HOHO and I suspect that was better value. The Rapids were nothing special. I guess it depends on the time of day you visit but it's just fast flowing water, really not that big a deal as the hype! The zip wire over the Rapids was actually to the side of it and not over them. Halifax, Nova Scotia - port was on the left hand side of the ship. Nice view of a lighthouse to the right of the ship. Terminal building has lots of stalls which you pay in both Canadian or USD. They did say to check if you get USD back in change though. I booked the Ships' Peggy's Cove and Titanic tour. Lots of buses as clearly a very popular tour. It took half an hour to get on a bus. Eventually we left and went to the cemetery first. Our guide told some stories about some of those who died on the Titanic and showed us their graves and headstones. It was a long ride (45 mins) to Peggy's Cove. Nice views of the lighthouse and fishing village there. Of course there is a gift shop there too with nice clean restrooms. You can pay in USA or Canadian dollars but only get Canadian dollars back if you pay in USD. Disembarkation - I booked a tour and airport drop off and had to meet at 8.30 although the advertised time said 9.30. They explained in the lounge that this was to allow time to get off the ship, go through customs and get luggage. In reality it took 10 minutes to get off the ship. Tour was good, spent a lot of time in traffic as NY is a nightmare for vehicles. After just over an hour, we stopped to view the 9/11 memorial and local area for around an hour. The rest of the tour was driving past the sights including Central Park. We dropped off at 2 airports and eventually got to JFK. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2018
Long time since Ive cruised & so close to home . Very nice crew & ship was very clean .staff very friendly Dont think main pool was big enough to accommodate all passangers & kiddy area too close to bars ,kids & ... Read More
Long time since Ive cruised & so close to home . Very nice crew & ship was very clean .staff very friendly Dont think main pool was big enough to accommodate all passangers & kiddy area too close to bars ,kids & adults in same pool with adults drinking in pool ,which was not aloud but rules were not enforced not an envirament for kid my opinion. Hard to get into pool way to crowded with kid being aloud to go into everything . Windjammer had good food did put the lunch food out at dinner a few time & even had it again at breakfast by then did look to appatizing to say the least. Who had the idea that ribs are something that belongs at breakfast after it being on at lunch & dinner the day before. I got a little annoyed when staff came up to you to sell you the speical dinning package ,its in your nightly itinerary sheets we know its their if we want to go we will book ,no need to be stopped nighty to sell border line harrassing not a good look for criuse line . Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2018
We chose this cruise to save money buying flight tickets. Overall it was a great experience, we had fun. The staff was super attentive and friendly. The only down side was the amount of days at sea. I would have rather had another day in ... Read More
We chose this cruise to save money buying flight tickets. Overall it was a great experience, we had fun. The staff was super attentive and friendly. The only down side was the amount of days at sea. I would have rather had another day in the Bahamas instead of stopping at Port Canaveral. And of course longer hours at the private island. Embarkation and disembarkation went smooth in every port of call. The ship was really nice with many stores. The only store missing was like some type of convenience store just in case travelers needed everyday essentials. Our cabin was very clean but dated. Dinning was great since we took advantage of tasting and trying almost every dish on the menu. Entertainment was great whenever we had time to make it to one. Since we had dinner at 8pm we missed a lot of 9pm shows. We did travel with our children ages 17 and 10. My youngest sons only complaint was that they did not have enough sports competitions and tournaments for his age group, they were mostly for adults. I would definitely travel with Royal again if the price is right and a different itinerary. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
We were excited for the destinations offered - Orlando, CoCo Cay and Nassau. Unfortunately, there is not enough time to fully enjoy the Walt Disney World Parks based on the transfer time and length of time in the port of call (we spent as ... Read More
We were excited for the destinations offered - Orlando, CoCo Cay and Nassau. Unfortunately, there is not enough time to fully enjoy the Walt Disney World Parks based on the transfer time and length of time in the port of call (we spent as much time getting to/from park as we did at the park). As such, I don't recommend wasting your money the shore excursion to Disney or the price of Disney Admission on this route. Coco Cay was nice, other than the fact that it was cool, overcast and windy. It seemed like there were many activities, but unfortunately many were closed/canceled due to the weather (e.g. we couldn't rent jet skis because of the wind/rough sea state). The inflatable water park was closed because it was low tide which was disappointing. The SCUBA diving was good and the staff was helpful. Food at Coco Cay was good (same as on the ship) and free. Nassau (Atlantis) was awesome if you are into water slides and beaches. Lines for water slides were nearly non-existent (longest wait was 5-10min). Beach chairs were plentiful. The Aquarium was amazing - wish I had known about the interactive Shark experience before I got to the park. Be sure to bring a credit card, because most kiosks at Atlantis don't accept cash for payment. As far as the Adventure of the Seas: Pros: the staff is awesome. They go out of their way to make sure you have a great time. Our cabin steward waited on us like we were royalty. The food in the main dining room was great. The Windjammer (buffet) was amazing - huge selection of great food and staples every meal. Casino was nice with cheap tables (e.g. $1 roulette, $5 blackjack). The shows were awesome. Cons: Casino had many slot machines that were not working. There are weight restrictions for water slides and rock wall. Several of the video games in the arcade were not functioning or broken (steering wheel wouldn't control the car). Only one of the self serve ice cream machines worked which lead to long lines. The disembarkation procedure is chaos and needs significant improvement. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
The embarkation and disembarkation was very very smoothly. Because I was traveling on previous years, I know the ship very well and it is very nice to travel on it . The cabin is spacious and well located, also, the service is pretty ... Read More
The embarkation and disembarkation was very very smoothly. Because I was traveling on previous years, I know the ship very well and it is very nice to travel on it . The cabin is spacious and well located, also, the service is pretty good. Related to the dinning room, It was exceptional located and best service is offered to guest. The maitres was very frendly with my wife and I. The are a lot of activities on the ship to entertain youth and older people, all activities well organized. I have to mentioned the good service on Windjammer and service desk were the Serv Rep were very frendly with my wife and me. Its important to mention that the ports of PR, St Marteen and Cape Liberty are great ports to visits were Royal caribbean has a lot of excursion available for all. Wit probability if we go to a cruise on next Dec 16, 2018 (4 adults and 2 children) we select the Freedom with new port in Puerto Rico. Best succcess Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
My wife and I were in a junior suite, 6392, at the aft of the ship. This room is considered an obstructed view. Yes, there are things that may “hinder” your view, but I was still able to see the water and everything else that a normal ... Read More
My wife and I were in a junior suite, 6392, at the aft of the ship. This room is considered an obstructed view. Yes, there are things that may “hinder” your view, but I was still able to see the water and everything else that a normal balcony could see. The food was excellent and awesome how you can try multiple things at dinner in the main dining room. Room attendant was amazing and made sure to have our room service while we were out to dinner. My only gripe would be the internet and the bar service during shows or games (I.e. Bingo). The internet is expensive and out of a 5 night cruise, I waited till the 4th night to get and it still was $35 for one device (10% discount). The bar service during the theater shows and games was sparse to say the least. There were not enough bar tenders and view, if not none, attendants walking around and if you got one of the attendants, you were better off going to the bar yourself. 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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