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Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review
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Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review by SeaThruU

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2018
  • Destination: the Southern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Junior Suite

We had a wonderful vacation on Adventure OTS 3/3/18 sailing. We arrived at the terminal at 2:30pm and were on the ship 10 minutes later. The ship was recently in dry dock and had all new carpeting, furniture and bedding. This was my third time sailing on this ship and they had replaced both of the Solarium hot tubs with bigger round hot tubs that hold twice as many people and also two of these at the mail pool. The food in all venues was great and presentation was excellent. The staff throughout the ship were all very helpful and friendly. The entertainment was good. The headliner shows included two comedians and a magician during the week. This was the Dutch Antilles Southern Caribbean itinerary and all of the ports were beautiful. We did not go on any ship excursions but planned our own. We went to a resort for the day in Curacao, sailing/snorkeling in Bonaire, on an all-day Jeep excursion in Aruba and shopping in St. Maarten. This is my favorite Royal Caribbean ship and I definitely recommend a cruise on her.

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Cabin Review

Junior Suite
Cabin JS 9264

We stayed in Jr. Suite 9264. Jr. Suite cabins are a bargain for their square footage and storage! This cabin is located starboard midship/forward and was in an excellent location. It is a quick walk up to the Solarium, which is my favorite place on any ship. It is also convenient for hopping on the elevator and running down to deck 5 for coffee in the Cafe Promenade. I also prefer to have a cabin that is underneath another floor of cabins for quietness. The balcony is large and very private. There were steel walls on both sides of it.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

We went to the Marriott Stellaris Resort on disembarkation day. Our flight wasn't until 5:11pm. This is a beautiful resort with wonder pools and service. Our lunch was excellent.

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We booked a beach day at the Hilton Curacao through Resort For A Day. The hotel was nice and the check-in staff was friendly. They have nice pools and a small beach with excellent snorkeling. The lunch food was sub par for a Hilton. They offered a lot of fried food. The taxi to and from the hotel was $20 each way for 3 of us.

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Jeep Tour

This was an All-Day 4x4 Jeep excursion. We were driven from the port to the Jeep lot in a mini bus. The drive there took about 30 minutes. We then are assigned our Jeep for the day. They have 4-door Jeeps, some with fold-back tops. Our guide, Ronald, led the caravan for the day. The morning was spent exploring the rocky, arid north coast with stops at the California Lighthouse, the small natural bridge, the old gold mill ruins, the oldest church on the island and several other stops. The afternoon stops included the largest rock formation where you can walk over the rocks on a path. This was the point where half-day tours left us. We continued on to the Aruba Ostrich Farm for a tour and then lunch in a large, sheltered picnic area. Next we take the Jeep caravan on the road for about 40 minutes to Baby Beach on the island's southern coast for about an hour of beach time. This tour was supposed to be finished at 4:30pm, but we weren't back to the ship until 5:30pm. Our ship was in port until 11pm and so it didn't affect us. It was a fun, all-inclusive day!

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St. Maarten

We have been to St. Maarten so many times that we chose to just take the water taxi into Philipsburg and shop for a couple of hours.


We booked this online when our first choice of sailing boat was sold out. They were very nice, but the sailboat was a little small for the 12 guests we had out with us. The snorkeling was excellent. All of Bonaire's waters are protected and therefore the reefs and fish are plentiful and beautiful.

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