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Because after several times cruising in the Caribbean we had not visited these islands in the Southern Caribbean. Also we were on a cruise in June 2017, with Royal Caribbean in Alaska, and booked this cruise. The cruise was scheduled to depart from Puerto Rico on the 16th of September. Days before the hurricane IRMA brushed Puerto Rico. We could see by the weather forecasts that Maria was forming in the Atlantic. We asked Royal Caribbean if we could cancel. The answer was NO. IRMA hit ST. Martin. That port was than taken off the cruise ports itinerary. I understand that decision. So now we are on the cruise and heading straight towards Hurricane Maria. Most passengers are concerned. Not a very good way to spend a vacation. The Captain was great in letting the passengers know of the situation. But that caused more anxiety with passengers. Now we are told that we we be arriving at St, Kitts, but only for fuel and supplies. We can't get off the ship and must leave in just 4 hours to race away from the hurricane. Full day and a half no sailing to Aruba and BonAire. 800 miles out of our way. Next day sailing until 3pm. Arrive at Aruba and now will stay overnight. No excursions planned or researched by us, so not really enjoyable as planned and paid for a different trip. Leave for Bonaire and start to hear about the damage from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico (this is the port we are suppose to return to on Saturday). We are now told that we will not be able to return to Puerto Rico and must dock in Florida. All travel plans such as airfare, car rentals, hotel reservations etc. must be changed. Also we will have to be on the cruise for an extra day. I have been on 13 cruises and this was the worst by far. Royal Caribbean will not refund or compensate for any of the cruise. I understand that it was not RCI's fault but it was also not our fault. We should share in the financial loss.

Not one island was visited of the 5 islands we paid to visit

Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review by tammy13373

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Because after several times cruising in the Caribbean we had not visited these islands in the Southern Caribbean. Also we were on a cruise in June 2017, with Royal Caribbean in Alaska, and booked this cruise. The cruise was scheduled to depart from Puerto Rico on the 16th of September. Days before the hurricane IRMA brushed Puerto Rico. We could see by the weather forecasts that Maria was forming in the Atlantic. We asked Royal Caribbean if we could cancel. The answer was NO. IRMA hit ST. Martin. That port was than taken off the cruise ports itinerary. I understand that decision. So now we are on the cruise and heading straight towards Hurricane Maria. Most passengers are concerned. Not a very good way to spend a vacation. The Captain was great in letting the passengers know of the situation. But that caused more anxiety with passengers. Now we are told that we we be arriving at St, Kitts, but only for fuel and supplies. We can't get off the ship and must leave in just 4 hours to race away from the hurricane. Full day and a half no sailing to Aruba and BonAire. 800 miles out of our way. Next day sailing until 3pm. Arrive at Aruba and now will stay overnight. No excursions planned or researched by us, so not really enjoyable as planned and paid for a different trip. Leave for Bonaire and start to hear about the damage from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico (this is the port we are suppose to return to on Saturday). We are now told that we will not be able to return to Puerto Rico and must dock in Florida. All travel plans such as airfare, car rentals, hotel reservations etc. must be changed. Also we will have to be on the cruise for an extra day. I have been on 13 cruises and this was the worst by far. Royal Caribbean will not refund or compensate for any of the cruise. I understand that it was not RCI's fault but it was also not our fault. We should share in the financial loss.
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