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This was our 4th cruise together. My husband had sailed 6 times total. We have sailed on many different ship lines and this particular ship was awesome. Sunday, embarkation was a little confusing. There was no one on the dock directing anyone to where they needed to be and so many people formed their own lines wherever they wanted to. We finally found the area outside that the cruisers with suites needed to be and from there on it went very smooth. We wandered about the ship for a while just to find everything and then went for some lunch. Ate in the Windjammer/Island Grill on deck 11. Food was just OK. Most of the time we ate there the food was only luke warm or actually cold. Use the dining room or Johnny Rockets if you want hot food. Waited for our luggage to arrive to unpack but that didn't happen until 8:30 PM after the muster drill (we embarked at 2:30 pm) so we decided to go back to the Windjammer for supper. Great selection but, as I said, food was not hot again. Our Junior Suite was 1312 on Deck 10 starboard and it was very roomy, lots of storage, nice balcony. Great sunsets from this side of the ship. Bathroom was small but had a full sized tub with shower. Full sized bottles of shampoo, bodywash and body lotion were provided. Wonderful value for the price. Our room steward was Siegfried and he was great. The room was immaculate and he did wonderful towel animals! Finally unpacked and then off to swim awhile. The main pool area is very nice but our favorite spot was the Solarium pool area. NO kids and pretty quite. Great hot tubs too. Very pretty area. The Promenade Deck is awesome. Make sure you visit the promanade cafe for great snacks but the pizza is only so-so. The Atrium is breathtaking. Stairway is a great place for picture opportunities. Loved all the bars, Jester's Nightclub and the Blue Moon Lounge were our favorites. Whatever you do, don't miss the Ice Show. It is one of the best ice shows we have ever seen. We made all the production shows and they were pretty good. Some better than others but enjoyed each and everyone. The Adventure Quest night was a blast. Like a scavenger hunt. 50's and 60's night we had a twist contest. Men's sexy legs contest and the belly flop contest were a blast. The parade on the promanade is not to be missed. Get there early though to get a good spot. People line up along the promanade deck and it does get crowded. The main dinning room was very elegant and the service was fantastic. Ship photo opts everywhere. 8 by 10s run $19.95, little pricey but hey, we are on vacation so who cares! The entrance to the casino is really cool. There is a glass floor with all types of movie memorabilia. My favorite was Dorothy's red shoes from The Wizard of Oz. Slots were pretty tight until the last night but, all in all, we did quite well. Hubby likes the Blackjack tables. Won there also. Don't miss Portofino's. The best meal we had all week. The sports deck has inline skating, basketball, mini-golf, the tock climbing wall. You can ice skate in Studio B at certain hours. The ports of call are very nice. Did the 71/2 hour off road jeep adventure in Aruba and it really is "off road". We didn't see pavement for about 6 hours. Snorkeled on DePalm Island and in St. John. Liked the snorkeling in St. John best. We were just in St. Thomas in December '04 so we wanted to see something different. Not sorry--St John is beautiful. Shopped in Curacao and rented a car in St. Maarten and drove around the entire island. All the ports were great. Words can't describe the beauty of this ship. Make sure you try as much as you can fit in on this ship. Not enough time to do it and see it all.

Adventure of the Seas - Southern Caribbean

Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review by lnew1gd1

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This was our 4th cruise together. My husband had sailed 6 times total. We have sailed on many different ship lines and this particular ship was awesome.
Sunday, embarkation was a little confusing. There was no one on the dock directing anyone to where they needed to be and so many people formed their own lines wherever they wanted to. We finally found the area outside that the cruisers with suites needed to be and from there on it went very smooth. We wandered about the ship for a while just to find everything and then went for some lunch. Ate in the Windjammer/Island Grill on deck 11. Food was just OK. Most of the time we ate there the food was only luke warm or actually cold. Use the dining room or Johnny Rockets if you want hot food.
Waited for our luggage to arrive to unpack but that didn't happen until 8:30 PM after the muster drill (we embarked at 2:30 pm) so we decided to go back to the Windjammer for supper. Great selection but, as I said, food was not hot again.
Our Junior Suite was 1312 on Deck 10 starboard and it was very roomy, lots of storage, nice balcony. Great sunsets from this side of the ship. Bathroom was small but had a full sized tub with shower. Full sized bottles of shampoo, bodywash and body lotion were provided. Wonderful value for the price.
Our room steward was Siegfried and he was great. The room was immaculate and he did wonderful towel animals!
Finally unpacked and then off to swim awhile.
The main pool area is very nice but our favorite spot was the Solarium pool area. NO kids and pretty quite. Great hot tubs too. Very pretty area.
The Promenade Deck is awesome. Make sure you visit the promanade cafe for great snacks but the pizza is only so-so.
The Atrium is breathtaking. Stairway is a great place for picture opportunities.
Loved all the bars, Jester's Nightclub and the Blue Moon Lounge were our favorites. Whatever you do, don't miss the Ice Show. It is one of the best ice shows we have ever seen.
We made all the production shows and they were pretty good. Some better than others but enjoyed each and everyone. The Adventure Quest night was a blast. Like a scavenger hunt. 50's and 60's night we had a twist contest. Men's sexy legs contest and the belly flop contest were a blast. The parade on the promanade is not to be missed. Get there early though to get a good spot. People line up along the promanade deck and it does get crowded.
The main dinning room was very elegant and the service was fantastic.
Ship photo opts everywhere. 8 by 10s run $19.95, little pricey but hey, we are on vacation so who cares!
The entrance to the casino is really cool. There is a glass floor with all types of movie memorabilia. My favorite was Dorothy's red shoes from The Wizard of Oz. Slots were pretty tight until the last night but, all in all, we did quite well. Hubby likes the Blackjack tables. Won there also.
Don't miss Portofino's. The best meal we had all week. The sports deck has inline skating, basketball, mini-golf, the tock climbing wall. You can ice skate in Studio B at certain hours.
The ports of call are very nice. Did the 71/2 hour off road jeep adventure in Aruba and it really is "off road". We didn't see pavement for about 6 hours. Snorkeled on DePalm Island and in St. John. Liked the snorkeling in St. John best. We were just in St. Thomas in December '04 so we wanted to see something different. Not sorry--St John is beautiful. Shopped in Curacao and rented a car in St. Maarten and drove around the entire island. All the ports were great.
Words can't describe the beauty of this ship. Make sure you try as much as you can fit in on this ship. Not enough time to do it and see it all.
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