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The good: The ship is a beauty. The food is fine. The entertainment is good. The ice skating show along with the Nelson Twins were the best part of the entertainment The staff is efficient. The kids club is difficult to get your kids out of. It cost a min of $10 late night each evening as my 8 year old loved it and would at least stay till midnight to play gag a ball! Good job staff! The ports were wonderful especially with 20+ inches of snow in the NY area. The bad: Family oriented events held in the Schooner bar was a smoke filled event. Smoking during family events where children are encouraged to join in should be eliminated. The prizes for the winners in the trivia contests was very poor and to make matters worse they never had enough for the winning teams. It was always, see me later! How many times can they give out plastic covered key chains? The Quest held on the covered ice skating rink is dangerous as the condensation build up made it very slippery. Many people fell running to show their number. Royal Caribbean always seems to have their hand in your pocket as compared to other lines. The elevators were very crowded during peak usage times as there are two elevator banks. One front and one aft. However, they are located on both sides of the ship. The Serenade of the Seas for example has three elevator locations. The public bathrooms should be cleaned more often as the often had a strong smell of urine. Overall, I would recommend getting a cabin located aft of mid ship as, especially if you have children, as all the dining facilities along with the children's club and the sports deck are located in the rear of the ship. We were located in the front and did that long walk down the hallway several times per day. Whereas, the Lyrics theater is located in the front of the ship. If you decide to eat your meals in the Windjammer, please note the dining staff are not salaried employees and are rotated up from the dining room every few weeks and usually people up there do not tip these workers. I suggested trying to get into the same area each night to use the services of the same person and consider compensation this person at the weeks end. What more can you say except I find all cruises wonderful when the alternative is snow and work. Happy cruising to all!

Adventure of the Seas - Southern Caribbean

Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review by arckac

Trip Details
The good:
The ship is a beauty.
The food is fine.
The entertainment is good. The ice skating show along with the Nelson Twins were the best part of the entertainment
The staff is efficient.
The kids club is difficult to get your kids out of. It cost a min of $10 late night each evening as my 8 year old loved it and would at least stay till midnight to play gag a ball! Good job staff!
The ports were wonderful especially with 20+ inches of snow in the NY area.
The bad:
Family oriented events held in the Schooner bar was a smoke filled event. Smoking during family events where children are encouraged to join in should be eliminated.
The prizes for the winners in the trivia contests was very poor and to make matters worse they never had enough for the winning teams. It was always, see me later! How many times can they give out plastic covered key chains?
The Quest held on the covered ice skating rink is dangerous as the condensation build up made it very slippery. Many people fell running to show their number.
Royal Caribbean always seems to have their hand in your pocket as compared to other lines.
The elevators were very crowded during peak usage times as there are two elevator banks. One front and one aft. However, they are located on both sides of the ship. The Serenade of the Seas for example has three elevator locations.
The public bathrooms should be cleaned more often as the often had a strong smell of urine.
Overall, I would recommend getting a cabin located aft of mid ship as, especially if you have children, as all the dining facilities along with the children's club and the sports deck are located in the rear of the ship. We were located in the front and did that long walk down the hallway several times per day. Whereas, the Lyrics theater is located in the front of the ship.
If you decide to eat your meals in the Windjammer, please note the dining staff are not salaried employees and are rotated up from the dining room every few weeks and usually people up there do not tip these workers. I suggested trying to get into the same area each night to use the services of the same person and consider compensation this person at the weeks end.
What more can you say except I find all cruises wonderful when the alternative is snow and work. Happy cruising to all!
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