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Well this was my 2nd time cruising and it was almost enough to make me not do it again. One of the reasons for taking my second cruise was that it was so good the first time around. I feel bad because my expectations and reality were two different things. I was sold a package by RCL that they have a Gold standard and what they gave me was an tin platter. The stateroom for starters is worn out. The bed is worn out along with the skimpy hard pillows, the bed sheets and bed spread. I thought I was in a cheap motel room. As far as the ship itself goes, bigger is not better. I found that they sacrifice Quality for Quantity. The windjammer buffet had the same food for breakfast and lunch for 7 days straight. The only time it changes is at dinner time, and trust me its not a big change. I could go on and on but I won't, the bad out weighs the good by a far margin. If you want to spend good money and get a lousy return this is definitely the trip for you. I would like to say however that the employees that I came in contact with were very nice. My stateroom attendant and waiter and assistant waiter all did the best they could with the tools they had to work with. Towards the end of the cruise I was able to joke with them about the quality of RCL and even they couldn't help but laugh because they know RCL is a joke. All the ports of call I was happy with,San Juan,Aruba,Curacao,St Martin and St Thomas. My only suggestion is, just don't go there on Adventure of the Seas.

Adventure of the Seas - Western Caribbean

Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review by MarkM

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Well this was my 2nd time cruising and it was almost enough to make me not do it again. One of the reasons for taking my second cruise was that it was so good the first time around. I feel bad because my expectations and reality were two different things. I was sold a package by RCL that they have a Gold standard and what they gave me was an tin platter. The stateroom for starters is worn out. The bed is worn out along with the skimpy hard pillows, the bed sheets and bed spread. I thought I was in a cheap motel room. As far as the ship itself goes, bigger is not better. I found that they sacrifice Quality for Quantity. The windjammer buffet had the same food for breakfast and lunch for 7 days straight. The only time it changes is at dinner time, and trust me its not a big change. I could go on and on but I won't, the bad out weighs the good by a far margin. If you want to spend good money and get a lousy return this is definitely the trip for you.
I would like to say however that the employees that I came in contact with were very nice. My stateroom attendant and waiter and assistant waiter all did the best they could with the tools they had to work with. Towards the end of the cruise I was able to joke with them about the quality of RCL and even they couldn't help but laugh because they know RCL is a joke. All the ports of call I was happy with,San Juan,Aruba,Curacao,St Martin and St Thomas. My only suggestion is, just don't go there on Adventure of the Seas.
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