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Adventure of the Seas is a beautiful ship with countless activities to keep you entertained! However, if relaxation is your style, there are numerous areas where you can find solitude and relaxation in a pristine setting. This was my second cruise, my husbands first. I was nervous taking my husband, as he didn't foresee himself enjoying a cruise. By the time we boarded the ship and he saw the magnitude and decor, he was downright impressed. We had a promenade stateroom, which features an extended seating area looking into the promenade. We were happy with the room; it was extremely clean and there are many little "crooks and nannies" to store belongings. Our suitcases fit under the bed just fine. We were able to sleep through the night just find regardless of the activity in the promenade area. We traveled with another couple and had adjoining staterooms, which made the experience a lot of fun! Our first day was at sea, which was nice because it gave us ample time to explore the ship, get caught up on sleep, and relax by the pool. Barbados was our first port of the call. I will say, the shopping center there was not too impressive, but it was air conditioned and had some nice shops. We quickly got a cab (which cabs are waiting for the cruise ship passengers to get off so they are ready and waiting!) and headed towards Sandy Lane Resort. We spent most of the day on the beach, enjoying the exquisite turquoise water, blue skies, and warm sun. The beaches are pristine and relatively quiet. The waves are gentle, which makes it nice sitting in the water. The people are very friendly and approachable- we had a great experience! St.Lucia was our next stop. It was a gorgeous island- lush vegetation and beautiful water. We rented a car and headed off towards Soufriere...which is a curvy drive and they drive on the opposite side of the road, so we were constantly making sure we followed the traffic rules correctly!! St. Lucia is a very poor island, but the people are friendly and laid back. We did not feel safe driving in Soufriere..and quickly decided to turn around and head back. The Pitons are amazing- be sure to get outside before the ship pulls into port- there are terrific photo opportunities! Antigua was next....we went to Dickinson Bay. Gorgeous- very clean, very safe. We were next door to Sandals so everything was immaculate. There are outdoor cafes where the sand is the floor and you're only about 15 feet from the water. The water was murky from a storm, but was still beautiful. The sand felt like silk- it was amazing!! There is a lot of quality shopping and some wonderful linens to buy! St. Maarten was our fourth stop. What a port! There is a gorgeous port- it is very clean and modern. Lots of shopping options! We got in a van with other couples and went to Orient Beach. It was extremely quiet there and was the most relaxing day we experienced!! A local came by selling straw merchandise and actually wound up chatting with us for over an hour. He knew more about American politics than we did, and gave us great insight to island life and his country. I encourage you to try a guavaberry drink- it is native to the island and is a pink fruity drink mixed with coconut milk and pineapple juice! WONDERFUL! Ask a vendor to tell you the story on how guavaberry is harvested...its very interesting! St. Thomas was our last stop. We voted to take the ferry over to St. John for the day- best decision of our trip! Despite what our predictions were, St. John actually was the prettiest stop on the trip. The island is hilly with lush vegetation, the water is all shades of aqua, and the sand is like silk. It is a gorgeous place. We went to Trunk Bay...there is a slight entrance fee, but well worth the effort. We snorkeled around a tiny island, and there is a path on the ocean floor pointing to different species of coral and fish- its a great experience! All in all, the itinerary was a dream! Adventure of the Seas had so much to try and see, the staff was accommodating, fun, and professional. We highly recommend a promenade room in regards to the value and layout. I believe the only downside to the cruise was the food at the buffet was nothing fabulous or new, but it was always fresh and had a wide selection. Enjoy your trip!

Great ship, Great ports!

Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review by Kate

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Adventure of the Seas is a beautiful ship with countless activities to keep you entertained! However, if relaxation is your style, there are numerous areas where you can find solitude and relaxation in a pristine setting.
This was my second cruise, my husbands first. I was nervous taking my husband, as he didn't foresee himself enjoying a cruise. By the time we boarded the ship and he saw the magnitude and decor, he was downright impressed. We had a promenade stateroom, which features an extended seating area looking into the promenade. We were happy with the room; it was extremely clean and there are many little "crooks and nannies" to store belongings. Our suitcases fit under the bed just fine. We were able to sleep through the night just find regardless of the activity in the promenade area. We traveled with another couple and had adjoining staterooms, which made the experience a lot of fun!
Our first day was at sea, which was nice because it gave us ample time to explore the ship, get caught up on sleep, and relax by the pool.
Barbados was our first port of the call. I will say, the shopping center there was not too impressive, but it was air conditioned and had some nice shops. We quickly got a cab (which cabs are waiting for the cruise ship passengers to get off so they are ready and waiting!) and headed towards Sandy Lane Resort. We spent most of the day on the beach, enjoying the exquisite turquoise water, blue skies, and warm sun. The beaches are pristine and relatively quiet. The waves are gentle, which makes it nice sitting in the water. The people are very friendly and approachable- we had a great experience!
St.Lucia was our next stop. It was a gorgeous island- lush vegetation and beautiful water. We rented a car and headed off towards Soufriere...which is a curvy drive and they drive on the opposite side of the road, so we were constantly making sure we followed the traffic rules correctly!! St. Lucia is a very poor island, but the people are friendly and laid back. We did not feel safe driving in Soufriere..and quickly decided to turn around and head back. The Pitons are amazing- be sure to get outside before the ship pulls into port- there are terrific photo opportunities!
Antigua was next....we went to Dickinson Bay. Gorgeous- very clean, very safe. We were next door to Sandals so everything was immaculate. There are outdoor cafes where the sand is the floor and you're only about 15 feet from the water. The water was murky from a storm, but was still beautiful. The sand felt like silk- it was amazing!! There is a lot of quality shopping and some wonderful linens to buy! St. Maarten was our fourth stop. What a port! There is a gorgeous port- it is very clean and modern. Lots of shopping options! We got in a van with other couples and went to Orient Beach. It was extremely quiet there and was the most relaxing day we experienced!! A local came by selling straw merchandise and actually wound up chatting with us for over an hour. He knew more about American politics than we did, and gave us great insight to island life and his country. I encourage you to try a guavaberry drink- it is native to the island and is a pink fruity drink mixed with coconut milk and pineapple juice! WONDERFUL! Ask a vendor to tell you the story on how guavaberry is harvested...its very interesting!
St. Thomas was our last stop. We voted to take the ferry over to St. John for the day- best decision of our trip! Despite what our predictions were, St. John actually was the prettiest stop on the trip. The island is hilly with lush vegetation, the water is all shades of aqua, and the sand is like silk. It is a gorgeous place. We went to Trunk Bay...there is a slight entrance fee, but well worth the effort. We snorkeled around a tiny island, and there is a path on the ocean floor pointing to different species of coral and fish- its a great experience!
All in all, the itinerary was a dream! Adventure of the Seas had so much to try and see, the staff was accommodating, fun, and professional. We highly recommend a promenade room in regards to the value and layout.
I believe the only downside to the cruise was the food at the buffet was nothing fabulous or new, but it was always fresh and had a wide selection.
Enjoy your trip!
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