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This was our third cruise travelling on Royal Caribbean Voyager Class ships. Our past two cruises were just my wife and I and and this time we we were accompanied by 30 plus friends. We sailed out of San Juan after spending the previous night in the city of San Juan. We arrived at the port early and were allowed to check our luggage by noon and continued with the check in process. Boarding was not yet allowed so we went to The Forts in Old San juan. The Forts are excellent and a real deal at $5 per person for both forts. After exploring Old San Juan we returned to the ship and got settled in. Our room steward Jonathan was excellent and was helpful throughout the cruise. We noticed right away that there were more children than usual on this cruise and sailing out of P.R. the majority of passengers were of P.R. nationality. We found at a later time that RCCL had offered a more than half off discount to PR residents just prior to the sailing. While this review is not meant to be a direct reflection of the residents of P.R., we found that the majority of the passengers travelling from Puerto Rico were very loud, pushy and did not respect others right to some peace and quiet and let their children have the run of the ship. On several occasions a group and their children took over the hottub and allowed the children to splash other travellers sitting in the hottub area. We made it well clear of this annoying behavior however their behavior continued. This behavior carried over into elevators and hallways and at one point we were crammed into an elevator with 16!!! people. Apparently they were unaware of the other 3 elevators in this area or could not wait. We also felt the staff on the ship were overwhelmed by these P.R. passengers. Once again this is not to reflect all residents of P.R. as our day in San Juan was excellent and the people on the island were always helpful and courteous. Beautiful parks very clean ect. We also met another couple during our trip whom had spoken with a staff of the ship whom was distraught and informed them that alot of the staff was unhappy as cruises sailing out of this port usually contained a large number of guests whom do not tip for excellent service and was also reported to them that some of these guests would constantly take toilet paper from the bathrooms and would remove items from the honor bars in the rooms and then report they were never there. It was easily apparent to us that the entire ships staff morale was down but continued with good service. Our first day was Aruba and upon departure we rented a jeep. Aruba was beautiful and we highly recommend renting a jeep. We put approximately 100 miles on the jeep and was our favorite port on the entire cruise. We also rented a jeep in St Maarten but would recommend a cab to future travellers as it would definitely be more cost effective. Our second stop was Curacao and we rented a jeep there. We enjoyed a nice day of exploring the island and went to Happy Beach which was nice. Another of our other ports was St Thomas and we went to Megans Bay which is absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately other previous mentioned passengers also descended on this area with their children and continued to be loud and let their children act out the entire time. St Thomas is very expensive for cab fair approximately 10$ per person each way so rent a jeep! The days at sea were nice but would prefer to split them up better as it felt we were always in port and did not give us a chance to unwind between ports. As stated before this is our 3rd sailing on RCCL and found that the voyager ships all have the same activities which are abundant and you can't easily be bored. The food was very good especially at the formal dining area, where our group met up and discussed the day at ports. Our one complaint was that the gameshows and day activities were the same on all 3 cruises and felt they need to come up with some new material for those who have cruised on The Voyager class previously. We will sail with RCCL again however we will never sail out of P.R. again as it seemed to affect the entire mood of the ship. Once again this is not to reflect upon all of P.R. and its residents. Maybe RCCL should be less concerned with "filling" the ship at a lower cost. The Ship itself is well appointed and well laid out. After 3 cruises we probably have not seen it all. Our other complaint was departure in which rooms are assigned a color and number to be called for departure. We were exited to be number 1 however no one seemed to listen and everyone attempted to exit the ship at once. We never saw this on our sailings out of Fla. We would still recommend RCCL based on our previous sailings and hope this review has been helpful.

Adventure of the Seas - Southern Caribbean

Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review by CruisingCpl

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This was our third cruise travelling on Royal Caribbean Voyager Class ships. Our past two cruises were just my wife and I and and this time we we were accompanied by 30 plus friends. We sailed out of San Juan after spending the previous night in the city of San Juan. We arrived at the port early and were allowed to check our luggage by noon and continued with the check in process. Boarding was not yet allowed so we went to The Forts in Old San juan. The Forts are excellent and a real deal at $5 per person for both forts. After exploring Old San Juan we returned to the ship and got settled in. Our room steward Jonathan was excellent and was helpful throughout the cruise. We noticed right away that there were more children than usual on this cruise and sailing out of P.R. the majority of passengers were of P.R. nationality. We found at a later time that RCCL had offered a more than half off discount to PR residents just prior to the sailing. While this review is not meant to be a direct reflection of the residents of P.R., we found that the majority of the passengers travelling from Puerto Rico were very loud, pushy and did not respect others right to some peace and quiet and let their children have the run of the ship. On several occasions a group and their children took over the hottub and allowed the children to splash other travellers sitting in the hottub area. We made it well clear of this annoying behavior however their behavior continued. This behavior carried over into elevators and hallways and at one point we were crammed into an elevator with 16!!! people. Apparently they were unaware of the other 3 elevators in this area or could not wait.
We also felt the staff on the ship were overwhelmed by these P.R. passengers. Once again this is not to reflect all residents of P.R. as our day in San Juan was excellent and the people on the island were always helpful and courteous. Beautiful parks very clean ect. We also met another couple during our trip whom had spoken with a staff of the ship whom was distraught and informed them that alot of the staff was unhappy as cruises sailing out of this port usually contained a large number of guests whom do not tip for excellent service and was also reported to them that some of these guests would constantly take toilet paper from the bathrooms and would remove items from the honor bars in the rooms and then report they were never there. It was easily apparent to us that the entire ships staff morale was down but continued with good service. Our first day was Aruba and upon departure we rented a jeep. Aruba was beautiful and we highly recommend renting a jeep. We put approximately 100 miles on the jeep and was our favorite port on the entire cruise. We also rented a jeep in St Maarten but would recommend a cab to future travellers as it would definitely be more cost effective. Our second stop was Curacao and we rented a jeep there. We enjoyed a nice day of exploring the island and went to Happy Beach which was nice. Another of our other ports was St Thomas and we went to Megans Bay which is absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately other previous mentioned passengers also descended on this area with their children and continued to be loud and let their children act out the entire time. St Thomas is very expensive for cab fair approximately 10$ per person each way so rent a jeep! The days at sea were nice but would prefer to split them up better as it felt we were always in port and did not give us a chance to unwind between ports. As stated before this is our 3rd sailing on RCCL and found that the voyager ships all have the same activities which are abundant and you can't easily be bored. The food was very good especially at the formal dining area, where our group met up and discussed the day at ports. Our one complaint was that the gameshows and day activities were the same on all 3 cruises and felt they need to come up with some new material for those who have cruised on The Voyager class previously. We will sail with RCCL again however we will never sail out of P.R. again as it seemed to affect the entire mood of the ship. Once again this is not to reflect upon all of P.R. and its residents. Maybe RCCL should be less concerned with "filling" the ship at a lower cost. The Ship itself is well appointed and well laid out. After 3 cruises we probably have not seen it all. Our other complaint was departure in which rooms are assigned a color and number to be called for departure. We were exited to be number 1 however no one seemed to listen and everyone attempted to exit the ship at once. We never saw this on our sailings out of Fla. We would still recommend RCCL based on our previous sailings and hope this review has been helpful.
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