Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review by tizagem
I have not a single bad thing to say about this ship, Royal Caribbean or any part of our cruise. We arrived on Sunday around 12. We waited about 5 minutes in a short line. We went to the counter, received our sea pass were in the ship in less than 15 minutes time from when we arrived. We came to the counter where they were selling the cups you can buy for unlimited soda for the week. We bought three and did not get our moneys worth. It is a very nice cup that we brought home and will use. I would recommend just purchasing one and sharing! We ate at the Windjammer. They had an excellent selection of food and everything was very fresh and did not taste like typical buffet style food. They always have several lines open so we never waited at any point. The lines always flowed smoothly. We were able to get in our room at 2pm which our luggage was already there. Very impressive!! We changed and went to the pool, no problems finding a chair. This cruise was sold out and we never had an issue finding chairs. They might not be in the exact spot you want but you can find them. The elevators at time get a little busy but never had to wait too long. Our waiter, Ozcan, was incredible. He had the most wonderful disposition. He was never without a smile on his face. We had a 4 year old and 8 year old. He was incredible and patient with them. They adored him. Our waiters would jump through hoops to get us what we wanted. The food in the dining room was excellent. There was a good selection of food. If there was something that wasn't on the menu, they would do their best to get it for. If they couldn't then, they would have it the next night!! All of the employees that we encountered always had a smile on their face and were so accommodating. Our cabin steward was also very sweet. She was such a hard worker, no matter what time of day or night we left our room, she could always be found. She remembered the kids name with only asking once, she would remember our activities for the day and always ask how it was. She came in our room several times a day and always made sure we had fresh towels. Our room was very clean. The bed was very comfortable and the sheets and blankets were very soft and nice. The bathroom was good size for a ship and so was the shower. There was plenty of storage. We were able to empty our 5 suitcases into the closet and drawers without a problem! It was very refreshing to see employees everyday sanitizing the handrails inside and out. Sickness was a huge fear of mine and that put me at ease. My kids went to the kids club the last night. If only I would have done it sooner. They immediately put the kids at ease and they had a great time. They were extremely cautious about the check in and check out process. They had excellent things planned for them. We did play bingo once but did not make it to any shows. I do regret this. We did however spend time with the kids on the rock climbing, putt putt, etc. The disembarkation process was very smooth. We were off the ship in about 15 minutes. We were very sad to leave and could have easily spent another week!
We visited St. Thomas, ST. Martin, Curacao and Aruba. We stayed prior to our cruise at the Holiday Inn Express in the Candida area. This was priced reasonable, close to the beach and clean. We did the Jolly Pirates excursion in Aruba. This was a blast even if you never got off to snorkel. I would probably recommend booking on your own and not through the ship. If you book on your own, you get three stops and lunch is included. We did the dolphin encounter in Curacao. This was a great experience and we loved it. We didn't care for much in Curacao and don't care to go back there. In St. Martin we rode at Lucky Stables. We had to book this on our own because my daughter is only 8. This place was awesome. The horses were well taken care of. The ride in the ocean was excellent and our guide was great with our daughter and accommodating to what we wanted to do. We also did the Beach Break excursion to Orient Beach through the ship. This was nice, we had 2 full hours at the beach, unlimited rum punch and chairs with cushions. The beach was beautiful but the waves were huge, maybe not ideal for little ones. In St. Thomas we took a cab to Megans Bay. We have been here before and love it. It is a beautiful, no waves, laid back beach..
San Juan airport is my only complaint. What a nightmare!! You had to wait in several lines wrapped around the place. One for agriculture, your airline, then security. Make sure you leave atleast 4 hours before your flight leaves or stay an extra day!
I would give RC a 100% rating!
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