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.
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.
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.