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Love to sail out of San Juan. Love the relaxing atmosphere. Arrived at Pier rather early since we had a grp of 10 with one wheelchair. Had to stand line for a bit. Very hot. Porters started to take luggage at 11:30. Thought last time we sailed they took the luggage earlier. Check in was quick but then there was a hold up due to Coast Guard inspection. Safety First. so we have no problem waiting.. Served Water. The little store inside terminal does not sell Diet Coke or water when we were there. Last time they did.. Even with delay we were onboard and at WindJammer by 12:30. Our rooms were ready by 1:30. Our room attendant was great. The towels now used on this ship are horrible. Really rough on your skin especially sunburned. Torn and frayed. My son's attendant barely acknowledged him. My parents had an access room and their room attendant again barely acknowledged them. We did have a refrig but we had a balcony room. Muster drill was inside in theaters/lounges which was nice since it was so hot outside. I did purchase a drink package. We purchased about one week ahead so we got it about 20% off. But does not include special glasses. and if they have a special drink event you have to pay more for the cup or glass. OR you have to walk to another bar for the drink... Every little bit helps. I believe that the Cruise Compass should be given out as you check in so you can read it as you enter the ship or while you wait for your stateroom to be ready. By the time you read it you have already missed things.. Drinks of the day are not what they used to be. Sale price is 10.00. Used to be cheaper......Day 2 is supposedly always the formal night. Good to know. We have been on several cruises and did not know that. On this particular sailing folks did not dress up much. We were overdressed with all the guys in tuxes. The first formal we saw more long dresses but the second formal was more cocktail dresses. We are glad the Crown and Anchor Society now called Top Tier event.is back... We love the 70's nite but really do not like the Promenade for events. We miss the Centrum for events. It is really hard to negotiate the crowd from the Theater to the Dining room. Especially with a wheelchair. We also really miss the Centrum atmosphere for cocktails before dinner. The Lounge by the dinning room is really small and you end up blocking the walkways. Not enough seats. Day 4 Tried to see the Show at 7:00 but then wanted to listen to 50 & 60 Music at 8.0 Dinner at 8:30. Very tight squeeze. Not to Mention the 50 & 60 Music on Deck 14 club was very small they should use a larger venue. By the time you get a drink we had to leave for dinner. Did not make it to the pool party. Not enough time in the day. The wait staff seemed inexperienced and nervous. Asking us to give them a 10 for service. I guess more like begging. Was very hard to order drinks before dinner or wine with dinner. The food was ok. Lobster tail was served toward the end of the week. Along with Shrimp Cocktail. We have try to avoid this ship but really like the ports and love to leave out of San Juan. We wish Royal Caribbean would bring back the Radiance Class or Vision Class of ships. Sailings Thru the Month of May and not just winter/spring season.

Tried to Avoid Adventure of the Seas: Needs a Refurb

Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review by findmeonthebeach

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Love to sail out of San Juan. Love the relaxing atmosphere. Arrived at Pier rather early since we had a grp of 10 with one wheelchair. Had to stand line for a bit. Very hot. Porters started to take luggage at 11:30. Thought last time we sailed they took the luggage earlier. Check in was quick but then there was a hold up due to Coast Guard inspection. Safety First. so we have no problem waiting.. Served Water. The little store inside terminal does not sell Diet Coke or water when we were there. Last time they did..

Even with delay we were onboard and at WindJammer by 12:30. Our rooms were ready by 1:30. Our room attendant was great. The towels now used on this ship are horrible. Really rough on your skin especially sunburned. Torn and frayed. My son's attendant barely acknowledged him. My parents had an access room and their room attendant again barely acknowledged them. We did have a refrig but we had a balcony room. Muster drill was inside in theaters/lounges which was nice since it was so hot outside. I did purchase a drink package. We purchased about one week ahead so we got it about 20% off. But does not include special glasses. and if they have a special drink event you have to pay more for the cup or glass. OR you have to walk to another bar for the drink... Every little bit helps.

I believe that the Cruise Compass should be given out as you check in so you can read it as you enter the ship or while you wait for your stateroom to be ready. By the time you read it you have already missed things.. Drinks of the day are not what they used to be. Sale price is 10.00. Used to be cheaper......Day 2 is supposedly always the formal night. Good to know. We have been on several cruises and did not know that. On this particular sailing folks did not dress up much. We were overdressed with all the guys in tuxes. The first formal we saw more long dresses but the second formal was more cocktail dresses. We are glad the Crown and Anchor Society now called Top Tier event.is back...

We love the 70's nite but really do not like the Promenade for events. We miss the Centrum for events. It is really hard to negotiate the crowd from the Theater to the Dining room. Especially with a wheelchair. We also really miss the Centrum atmosphere for cocktails before dinner. The Lounge by the dinning room is really small and you end up blocking the walkways. Not enough seats. Day 4 Tried to see the Show at 7:00 but then wanted to listen to 50 & 60 Music at 8.0 Dinner at 8:30. Very tight squeeze. Not to Mention the 50 & 60 Music on Deck 14 club was very small they should use a larger venue. By the time you get a drink we had to leave for dinner. Did not make it to the pool party. Not enough time in the day. The wait staff seemed inexperienced and nervous. Asking us to give them a 10 for service. I guess more like begging. Was very hard to order drinks before dinner or wine with dinner. The food was ok. Lobster tail was served toward the end of the week. Along with Shrimp Cocktail. We have try to avoid this ship but really like the ports and love to leave out of San Juan. We wish Royal Caribbean would bring back the Radiance Class or Vision Class of ships. Sailings Thru the Month of May and not just winter/spring season.
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Cabin 7234
Room location was fine. We had a refrig. You need to request ice. Adventure of the Seas needs to update their towels and washcloths. Extremely rough and torn. The ship no longer gives bottles of shampoo/conditioner/bath gel but a dispenser in the shower.
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